Am I a Candidate for Votiva®?

The effects of aging on overall sexual health has long been a man’s world, leaving women to suffer in silence while men happily popped little blue pills. Thanks to the efforts of OB/GYNs like Kelly Morales and her like-minded colleagues, the medical world is heeding the unheard call and addressing women’s sexual health with innovative new radiofrequency technology.

Dr. Morales was the first provider to bring this innovative new treatment, called Votiva, to San Antonio, which is helping her patients tackle serious quality-of-life issues like vaginal dryness, painful sex, and stress incontinence.

To find out whether Votiva may offer the perfect solution for your situation, here’s a look at the problem and how Votiva can help.

The problem

As you get older, your reproductive hormones — namely your estrogen — begin to slowly decline, dropping precipitously when you pass through menopause. This sudden drop can have myriad effects on your body, not the least of which is vaginal dryness and laxity, as well as stress incontinence. In fact, 60% of women who go through menopause report decreased sexual pleasure.

The issue is that your estrogen encourages tissue health in your vagina for childbearing. Your estrogen ensures that your collagen and elastin are at sufficient levels to maintain tone and elasticity in your vaginal walls, not to mention hydration and lubrication.

With the sudden reduction in this hormone (and even the gradual decline during perimenopause), you may be left with thinning vaginal walls that are lax, dry, and less responsive, all of which can have a significant effect on your sex life.

Age isn’t the only culprit when it comes to vaginal health. Women who experience a drop in hormone levels for other reasons, such as childbirth or chemotherapy, can also have issues with vaginal health.

And, while we’re concentrating on sexual health here, this same loss of tissue health leads to stress incontinence, as the walls of your vagina no longer provide the support they once did for your bladder.

The solution

Traditionally, doctors had little to offer except a recommendation for more Kegel exercises and lubrication products. Times have changed and new technology offers an exciting solution for women: radiofrequency energy to rejuvenate vaginal health.

When Votiva was first introduced, Dr. Morales immediately recognized that the treatment could be a game-changer for our clients, allowing them to lead healthy, happy sex lives long into the future.

And the best part? Votiva is a noninvasive procedure. Using a wand that’s designed to fit comfortably inside your vagina, she delivers radiofrequency energy into your vaginal walls. She also uses the device to address your outer tissue, such as your labia, which may have also become lax over time. This energy doesn’t harm the surface area, but goes below and signals a mild healing response in your body.

The healing response comes in the form of increased collagen and elastin production, which shores up the tissue inside and outside of your vagina, restoring strength, elasticity, tone, and moisture.

The treatment takes just minutes, and you’re free to go about your day afterward. You may need several treatments, depending upon the extent of the problem, but you’ll begin to realize your results within a few weeks as your tissue rejuvenates itself. Optimal results are typically seen 6-12 weeks after your last treatment.

So, to answer the original question about whether you’re a candidate for Votiva? If you’ve read this far, the answer is likely “Yes!” Votiva restores your quality of life in ways that weren’t possible before, allowing women today to address sexual and urinary concerns that deeply impact their lives.

If you’d like to explore the noninvasive Votiva procedure, please give us a call. We look forward to making a big difference in your life.

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