The topic of sexual wellness was always considered a hush-hush conversation that wasn’t talked about with anyone, let alone your OB/GYN. But all of that is changing. Conversations surrounding female sexual health are coming to the forefront, and more solutions are available to address issues like incontinence, dryness, and more. Just like we take care of our faces and bodies so that they don’t fall victim to the hands of time, that same rule of thumb now applies to the vagina and its surrounding parts. Today’s modern woman refuses to compromise on sexual function, and with the uptick of treatments that hone in on these issues, the sexual health industry shows no signs of slowing down. There are several reasons why changes occur in the vagina. Everything from the natural aging process to changes and fluctuations in hormones and even menopause and childbirth can contribute to issues like laxity, leaking, and poor sexual self-confidence. There are solutions. Thermiva, VTone & Morpheus8v are all effective treatment options to help you regain your self consciousness.
But with so many different solutions to consider, how are women supposed to know which ones are most effective and worth the money? Here’s a closer look at three of the most popular female rejuvenation treatments and the benefits each one offers.
ThermiVa is another popular non-surgical radiofrequency (RF) treatment that works to tighten the vagina. It’s quick, non-invasive, and non-ablative and gently heats the tissue to improve it. Using RF energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production and increase blood flow, ThermiVa helps to increase lubrication and sensation, decrease urinary incontinence and improve laxity.
ThermiVa is a good option for women who want to address these changes without undergoing invasive vaginal surgery. The treatment is done without anesthesia and has mild side effects and no downtime.
A thin probe attached to a machine is inserted into the vagina during the treatment. The probe delivers energy to heat the vaginal tissues and the vulva to create a wound-healing response and stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. However, ThermiVa isn’t a quick fix, and a series of at least three treatments are needed over a few months to see the results. Also, ThermiVa may not be as effective as other modalities for those patients with more moderate to severe laxity and may not see dramatic results. The treatment also does not address weak or loose muscles, and it does not strengthen them.
VTone is a non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation treatment that uses FDA-cleared technology to retrain the pelvic floor muscles so that they are stronger. VTone uses intravaginal electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to help treat stress, urge, and mixed urinary incontinence by strengthening the pelvic floor. By supporting the muscle, the risk of urinary incontinence and leakage decreases.
The VTone treatment utilizes an intravaginal probe that fits into the vaginal canal and emits energy to force the pelvic floor muscles to contract. By creating involuntary contractions, the muscles in the pelvic floor become stronger and the vagina tighter. Tightening the vaginal muscles reduces urinary incontinence, lessens vaginal dryness, increases sensation and pleasure, and improves elasticity.
The 30-minute, painless VTone treatment works well on its own or as part of a customized, comprehensive treatment plan. You also won’t feel much of anything during the mild procedure, which is so gentle that anesthesia is unnecessary. However, you may feel slight warmth and tingling during the treatment as the device delivers energy and the pelvic floor muscles contract.
One of the most effective treatments for vaginal rejuvenation is the minimally invasive Morpheus8V. It can also remodel the labia. Morpheus8V uses a combination of radiofrequency and microneedling to address issues like painful sex, looseness, dryness, urinary incontinence, low libido, and aged labia in just a few 30-minute treatments.
Morpheus8V works by delivering controlled pulses of radiofrequency energy deep within the vaginal walls and the external labia skin. The device also creates tiny controlled micro-injuries within the tissue to provide RF energy. The energy stimulates collagen and elastin production for tighter tissue that’s thicker, more lubricated, and pliable. By tightening the vaginal wall, the bladder and urethra are also lifted to take pressure off them and improve incontinence. Finally, the labia emerge plumper, smoother, and tighter for a more rejuvenated look.
Some vaginal rejuvenation treatments only work on lighter skin tones because darker skin is at risk of burning and pigment from high energy levels. However, the Morpheus8V doesn’t rely on a laser to rejuvenate the vagina. Instead, it uses a combination of RF and microneedling, so the treatment is safe for darker skin and all skin tones. Besides being a skin tone universal treatment, Morpheus8V also works for all ages no matter where in the stages of womanhood you are experiencing unwanted changes that require an effective solution.
Morpheus8V is not an uncomfortable or painful procedure. Numbing cream is used on the area before the treatment to make it more comfortable. There may be slight pressure and warmth during the treatment, but nothing too hot or burning. The device is controllable, so the heat and energy can be dialed up or down to make the treatment safe and tolerable while tackling your needs and remodeling collagen. It’s a downtime-free treatment, and there’s also no scabbing or oozing like with ablative laser treatments, incisions, or scars. The skin remains intact without any damage. That’s why patients love Morpheus8V.
Most patients require one to three treatments to see results, which last upwards of 18 months. While you may not notice an immediate improvement after the first treatment (some patients do), after the entire treatment, there will be improved tightness and increased sensation, and the vagina will look younger and plumper. In addition, for those who suffer from urinary incontinence, leaking will no longer be a problem.
On average, patients notice an improvement that lasts up to one year. After that, we recommend annual touch-up treatments to keep everything looking and feeling as tight and firm as possible to maintain the results.