Dr. Altamira is proud to offer non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation services using the latest technology from InMode. As a woman ages or after childbirth, their vagina can start to lose its firmness and elasticity which can lead to a variety of issues including sexual dissatisfaction, the inability to be aroused, and even urinary incontinence. Although Kegel exercises can help strengthen the vaginal wall, they usually aren’t enough on their own to make a big difference. Some women also experience discomfort from the size of their Labia which can also be treated non-surgically!
What is EMPOWER RF?
EmpowerRF is a new, safe, and effective solution for delivering life-changing technologies for vaginal wellness. This innovative device is designed specifically to treat a broad range of conditions such as stress, urge, and mixed urinary incontinence, weak pelvic floor muscles, blood circulation, and pain relief.
Empower RF’s various handpieces allow for fully customized treatments so that a patient’s every need is met, restoring your self-confidence and quality of life.
These treatments are all designed to provide excellent results without surgery or prolonged downtime. The Empower RF platform at our office includes AVIVA, FormaV, VTone and Morpheus8 for body to provide a range of vaginal rehabilitation services.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT with EmpowerRF?
Patients can expect to feel a heating sensation during treatment. Results can be felt and seen immediately, with continued results over the following weeks or multiple treatments.
WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?
Depending on the intensity of the treatment, there is little to no downtime. Most patients may have slight discomfort during and immediately after treatment. Some patients will experience no discomfort at all.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?
Your physician will determine the best treatment plan for you. The majority of patients have 2-3 sessions; however, most notice a difference after only 1 treatment. The number of sessions depends on your treatment concerns, your personal goals, and if you plan to use a combination treatment or a single treatment approach.
IS EMPOWER FDA CLEARED? WHAT IS IT CLEARED FOR?
Yes. EmPower is a safe and effective treatment for feminine health. EmPower is beneficial for therapeutic use in the treatment of sexual dysfunction or as an adjunct to Kegel exercises (tightening of the muscles of the pelvic floor to increase muscle tone).
WHAT IS AVIVA?
Aviva is a small contraction device designed to provide functional and cosmetic benefits. With Aviva, physicians are able to apply focal radiofrequency contraction and prevent the need for more invasive or excisional labiaplasty surgery. This minimally invasive technology is designed to help women who experience irritation and discomfort in their genital area when having sexual intercourse, while wearing tight clothing, and exercising.
HOW DOES AVIVA WORK?
Aviva is the latest in the Radiofrequency Assisted Lipo-coagulation (RFAL) family of technologies. It is specifically designed for treating external delicate tissues. Aviva can treat vulvar and labial tissue to reduce vaginal laxity and decrease the size of labia and other outer-vaginal tissue.
IS AVIVA SAFE?
Aviva is part of InMode’s RFAL family of technologies, which has over 37 peer reviewed clinical publications showing a high level of safety. Aviva has numerous safeguards built into the technology to ensure uniform and gentle heating that makes the procedure comfortable and effective.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Aviva is a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia or light sedation. Your physician will discuss in detail with you the specifics of your customized plan and how it will meet your individual needs. Post procedure, patients can go home the same day and resume regular activities shortly after.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE RECOMMENDED?
Aviva is usually performed one time with maintenance treatments performed around 3-5 years or as needed. Results can be seen immediately, while continuing to improve for the next 6-12 months.
FormaV provides a customizable solution to address a variety of feminine health concerns that occur due to aging, hormonal changes, or physical damage. The procedure works by using radiofrequency heat energy to stimulate thermal remodeling of the tissue, making it firmer and stronger on the interior and more toned and comfortable on the exterior. This treatment is designed to tighten and rejuvenate vaginal walls.
V-Tone is a non-surgical procedure designed to strengthen the pelvic floor. This remarkable treatment can improve vaginal muscle laxity, stress and urge urinary incontinence, vaginal tone, and urinary urgency/frequency.
It can also be used for simple vaginal maintenance. The procedure works by using electro-stimulation to create muscle contractions that aren’t possible to achieve with Kegel exercises, significantly improving a weakened or overstretched pelvic floor.
Morpheus8V combines two powerful treatments — radiofrequency and microneedling — to rejuvenate the vagina and promote overall vaginal wellness. This advanced procedure addresses such issues as laxity, dryness, reduced sensation and orgasm, urinary incontinence and frequency, lichen sclerosus, vulvar psoriasis, and vulvar vestibulitis. Many of these conditions are the result of pregnancy, childbirth, and age.
Morpheus8V offers a non-surgical procedure with minimal risk and very little downtime. The radiofrequency works to trigger new collagen growth using heat energy, which firms the vaginal skin. Microneedling also stimulates new collagen growth, but does so using micro-needles to kick-start the body’s wound healing process. Both of these treatments together rejuvenate the vaginal skin and help with a variety of health issues (see above).
Treatments are quick and convenient (only about 30 minutes) and are safe for all skin types and tones.
Morpheus8V is performed with the application of a topical anesthetic to make it comfortable. Because of the microneedling, we do advise avoiding sex, excessive sweating, and swimming for 1-2 weeks, until the small holes have fully closed.