Thanks to improvements in medical technology, women now have access to state-of-the-art, non-invasive, and in-office treatments that restore the vagina to a more youthful state and appearance. Geneveve by Viveve® is an FDA-approved, non-surgical procedure that revitalizes the vagina.
Geneveve treatment cost in Houston often ranges from $2,500 – $3,500. Your final price will depend on your specific anatomy and goals. Because treatment does not require any external costs, patients can directly book an appointment with Dr. Downey’s office.
Geneveve by Viveve® is a cosmetic treatment and therefore not covered by insurance at this time.
Ideal Candidates for Geneveve Treatment
As women age, they begin to experience some changes in the genital area. These changes in appearance and function are often the result of events which include aging, pregnancy, and hormonal changes. Women who have children are at risk of developing urinary incontinence and vaginal laxity. Other issues include:
Loose tissue and muscles within the vagina
Loss of sensation during sexual activity and intercourse
Loss of bladder control leading to unexpected urinary leakage (e.g., peeing while coughing)
Loss of self-esteem and sexual confidence
Occasional feelings of air passing through the vagina
If you find yourself agreeing to one or more of the statements above, you may be a candidate for the Geneveve treatment.
Benefits of Geneveve Treatment
Geneveve by Viveve® is a safe, fast, and non-surgical procedure that stimulates the healthy production of collagen inside the vagina. A single treatment can be done right in Dr. Downey’s office and takes only thirty minutes to perform. Women who have undergone the procedure reported a feeling of comfort, comparing the treatment to a relaxed visit to their local spa.
This treatment tightens the tissue and muscles inside the vagina. It will restore the genital area back to its youthful firmness and contour. Geneveve by Viveve® reverses laxity, improves sexual satisfaction, and rejuvenates overall vaginal function. Also, Geneveve treatment is often used to reverse the effects of urinary and stress incontinence.
Preparing for the Treatment
Before your Geneveve by Viveve® treatment, you will be asked to thoroughly wash the treatment area before coming into Dr. Downey’s office. It is recommended that your procedure is scheduled between menstrual cycles as bleeding may interfere with the tissue contact.
How does Geneveve Treatment Work?
During the treatment, the treatment tip will be inserted into the vagina. The trained technician will then move the wand around the opening to provide gentle spurts of heat inside. Each treatment is expected to last a half hour (30 minutes) and does not require any downtime or recovery. Additional procedures may be required in rare cases, but studies are showing sustained results for more than 18 months so far.
Geneveve by Viveve® utilizes Cryogen-cooled Monopolar Radiofrequency (CMFR). This stimulates the production of collagen inside the vagina. The treatment tip is a device designed to simultaneously heat and cool the vagina by using an algorithm that provides each unique patient with the exact temperature needed to facilitate the growth of collagen.
Geneveve vs. Competitors
Why is RF technology the best?
Some vaginal rejuvenation machines utilize a CO2 laser to induce collagen remodeling. While effective, the treatment can be painful and must be done with the aid of numbing agents. If the mucosa is damaged, it will lead to sloughing, bleeding of the tissues, and significant recovery/downtime.
Why is Geneveve superior to other RF treatments (ThermiVA and Femme360)?
What sets the Geneveve apart from its competition is the cryogen cooling. It allows for the applicator to stay in contact with the tissues longer, thereby administering a more powerful treatment that can penetrate deeper into the tissue – hence more collagen remodeling. The applicator does not “heat up” so “in and out” motions are not required unlike the other RF machines on the market. Because of the great power in just one treatment, additional treatments are seldom necessary for comparison to the three-treatment protocol required for other RF technologies.
Risks Associated with Geneveve Treatment
There are a few side-effects that patients will experience. Since Geneveve by Viveve® is a non-surgical, out-patient procedure, the tissues within the internal and external genital areas will remain unharmed. However, patients may experience the following short-term side-effects:
Slight redness over the treated areas
Subtle tingling inside the vagina
Dr. Downey will discuss the possible Geneveve treatment side-effects during your initial consultation.
Results of Geneveve Treatment
It will take between 2 weeks to three months for your results to manifest and settle. During that time, your body will begin to produce more collagen in your vagina. As your body heals, you will start to enjoy the results from Geneveve which includes:
Increased vaginal lubrication (seen within weeks)
Increased sensations during sexual activity
Restored firmness in the vagina
Restored control of urinary function
Restored self-esteem and sexual confidence
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