Viveve: Your Surgery-Free Solution to Painful Intercourse After Menopause

According to the American College of Gynecologists, up to 40% of postmenopausal women in the United States suffer from vaginal atrophy, a condition that makes your vagina drier, thinner, and more susceptible to inflammation and pain. Vaginal atrophy can affect a number of urogenital tissues and causes symptoms such as:

  • Leaking urine during exercise, sneezing, coughing, or laughing
  • Urinary urgency or frequent urination
  • Pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse
  • Dry or itchy vagina or vulva
  • Lack of lubrication during foreplay and sex
  • Looser, tighter, or shorter vagina
  • Vulva and labia that look and feel smaller or drier
  • Vaginal burning, discharge, or bleeding

Vaginal atrophy is a natural result of the lower estrogen levels that occur after menopause, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with uncomfortable symptoms. Overseen by renowned plastic surgeon Franklin Rose, MD, the expert team at Utopia MedSpa in Houston can revitalize your urogenital tissues with surgery-free Viveve®.

A single session brings relief

Other nonsurgical or minimally invasive treatments for vaginal atrophy and painful intercourse require a series of up to six treatments before you get symptom relief. In contrast, you only need one treatment with Viveve. 

The patented Viveve system uses the power of radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat your vaginal tissues and initiate a process of collagen remodeling. As your urogenital tissues rebuild themselves with thick new strands of collagen and elastin, you get relief from painful symptoms and notice that your vagina looks and feels thicker, rejuvenated, and better lubricated.

In the weeks to months following treatment, your tissues remodel themselves. You notice benefits such as:

  • Improved appearance of your labia and vulva
  • More lubricated vagina
  • Thicker, moister vaginal wall
  • Increased pleasure and sensation
  • Pain-free intercourse
  • More intense orgasms
  • Less urinary leakage 
  • Fewer urges to urinate

You experience more pleasurable sex and symptom relief for up to a year. Dr. Rose recommends annual touch-ups with Viveve to maintain your benefits long-term.

Comfortable and quick treatments

Your Viveve vaginal rejuvenation session takes less than 45 minutes in the privacy of the Utopia MedSpa facility. Because the Viveve treatment wand features cryo-cooling technology, you don’t need numbing cream or any other anesthetic before your session. 

While you recline comfortably in a treatment chair, your provider inserts the tip of the Viveve treatment wand into your vaginal canal. The wand delivers RF energy to heat the deep layers of your vagina while simultaneously using its cooling technology. During your treatment, you may feel warm sensations. 

After Viveve, Dr. Rose recommends abstaining from sexual intercourse for at least two days. You may feel slightly uncomfortable or have mild spotting after your treatment, but this should resolve within a couple of days. More than 90% of RealSelf reviewers rate Viveve “worth it” for making sex pleasurable and comfortable again.

To find out if you’re a candidate for vaginal rejuvenation with Viveve, call our helpful staff or use our online contact form to set up an appointment.