It’s estimated that close to half of all women who’ve gone through menopause have symptoms of a condition called atrophic vaginitis. Atrophic vaginitis occurs when your levels of the feminizing hormone estrogen drop. But you don’t have to be in perimenopause or menopause to get atrophic vaginitis symptoms.
Vaginal and vulvar stretching during childbirth, or hormonal changes from pregnancy or cancer treatments, for instance, can also change the way your vulva and vagina look, feel, and function.
Cutting-edge OB/GYN and anti-aging specialist Dr. Kelly Morales of San Antonio, Texas, brings your vaginal and vulva tissues back to life with simple, nonsurgical Votiva treatments by InMode. Read on to learn what Votiva can do for you.
Symptoms diminish your confidence
When your vulva and vagina are itchy or dry, or when your vulvar skin looks shriveled and wrinkled, you’re not going to feel as confident as you should in an intimate situation.
The dryness is more than an aesthetic concern; it’s a sign that your vagina isn’t lubricating as well as it should, which can make sex uncomfortable or even painful. Some of the symptoms you experience when your estrogen is low or your genital tissues have been traumatized include:
- Less elasticity in your labia and vulva
- Wrinkled or shriveled labia and vulva
- Sluggish blood flow to genitals
- Subdued or absent pleasure sensation
- Labial or vaginal dryness, itching, or pain
- Loose vagina
- Low libido
- Discomfort exercising
Less circulating estrogen and other changes that come with aging also affect nonvaginal tissues in your genitourinary system. A common (and embarrassing!) result of aging is urinary incontinence, which can include urinary leakage or an increased urge to urinate.
Loose tissues also lead to more serious conditions, such as prolapse of your uterus or bladder. In prolapse, your organs actually slip out of position.
Rejuvenate yourself inside and out
Votiva is an innovative treatment that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to restore tone, appearance, function, and comfort in your genitourinary region.
Votiva offers two noninvasive treatments to be sure your genitourinary tissues are revived all the way through:
FormaV is a gentle, pain-free RF therapy that remodels collagen and other building components of your skin deep within your vagina. The rejuvenating RF heat also improves the tone and tightness of loose vulvar and labial tissues.
For a more dramatic improvement in your vulva and labia, Dr. Morales recommends FractoraV, which combines fractional heating with bulk heating. FractoraV’s heat energy can reach as far down as 5 mm into your tissues, where it stimulates your body to produce more collagen and elastin and create stronger, more youthful-looking and -acting skin. After your 10-minute treatment, you can see improvements in tone, tightness, and appearance.
What it feels like to be “young” again
Because Votiva’s heat stimulates your body to produce fresh, new strands of the building protein collagen, your vulva, vagina, and other genitourinary tissues feel energized and “alive.” Suddenly, your desire for sex returns. And your enjoyment of sex is more like your younger days: pain-free and filled with pleasure.
After a series of Votiva treatments, you can expect:
- Plumper, firmer, and richer-colored vulva and labia
- Tighter vagina
- Tighter urinary sphincter
- Improved blood flow to tissue
- More lubrication
- Reduced or no discomfort during sex
- Improved sensation
- Improvement in prolapse
And — best of all — you’ll look and feel sexier and more confident! Most women need a series of treatments to attain the improvement they want. Dr. Morales recommends yearly treatments to help your benefits last as long as possible.
So, get out of that leaky boat, and sail into a healthier, happier, and more intimate sex life with Votiva. Contact Dr. Morales for Votiva FormaV, FractoraV, or combination treatment.