About Viveve Vaginal Rejuvenation

Viveve is an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment for common vaginal problems like urinary incontinence, dryness and looseness. This device works by triggering collagen production in the body to strengthen the tissues in the walls of the vagina. Viveve is virtually painless and very safe because it only uses radiofrequency technology to address vaginal issues. 

Dr. Shahin Javaheri is pleased to offer Viveve vaginal rejuvenation to our clients. We realize that some women struggle with urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness and vaginal laxity (looseness), but this is a sensitive area to work with. Thankfully, Viveve is safe and effective, and most clients see an improvement in just a few weeks of treatment. Contact Dr. Shahin Javaheri to learn more about our Viveve and if it’s right for you.

Benefits of Vaginal Rejuvenation

There are many practical benefits to vaginal rejuvenation that you may not be aware of. The vagina is more than a sex organ – it is part of your body and something you should feel confident about. If you don’t, know that there are options to help you achieve a tighter, healthier vagina that you’ll feel comfortable with. Dr. Shahin Javaheri can address any discomfort or issues you’re having. 

Here are some key advantages to vaginal rejuvenation: 

  • Restore tightness to the vagina
  • Enhance sexual satisfaction 
  • Reduce urinary and leakage issues 
  • Boost self-esteem in the bedroom 
  • Reduce dryness and pain 
  • No downtime – safe and effective 

With the flexibility that Viveve offers, you can expect tailored results that meet your exact needs. 

Who is a Good Candidate for Viveve?

Any woman who is bothered by vaginal issues may be a good candidate for vaginal rejuvenation. Childbirth, age and menopause can all contribute to vaginal laxity but this doesn’t have to slow you down or make you feel self-conscious in the bedroom. With Viveve, you can address these issues in just one treatment. 

When considering who is a good candidate for Viveve, here are some things we look at: 

  • In overall good health – no major underlying health conditions 
  • Hasn’t seen the desired results from Kegel exercises 
  • Bothered by vaginal laxity, dryness or burning  
  • Struggling with urinary incontinence
  • Finds sexual intercourse to be uncomfortable or painful

How Does Viveve Work?

Viveve tightens the vaginal walls to restore the pelvic floor muscles to their original location. If you’ve been doing Kegels but haven’t seen the desired results, rest assured that vaginal rejuvenation targets the actual location of the vaginal muscles rather than just strengthening and toning them. 

When using the Viveve system, tiny pulses of energy are delivered into targeted areas of the vagina. The right amount of heat reinvigorates the tissues and stimulates the body to produce more collagen. To ensure your comfort during the procedure, the device also features a cooling element. 

Most women report improved sensitivity, tightness and incontinence in 6-9 weeks of treatment. But even before that, you will probably notice changes as your body produces more collagen. Treatments are just 30 minutes long and require no downtime.

How to Prepare for Viveve Treatment?

Preparing for vaginal rejuvenation is not a complex process. We recommend shaving the area around the opening of the vagina and lips. On the day of the procedure, shower and wash the private area with mild soap and water.

When you arrive at our office, we’ll give you a warm gown to wear and place your feet in stirrups. Ultrasound gel is applied to the tip of the device so that it goes in smoothly without pain. The device gets warm from the radiofrequency, so you will feel a warming effect. Most treatments last between 30-45 minutes. 

After the treatment, you’re free to go home! You can return to your normal routine because there is no downtime necessary with Viveve. Some clients do report having to urinate more often, but this usually stops after a few days. If you have additional questions, be sure to ask Dr. Shahin Javaheri during your consultation.

What Can I Expect from Viveve Vaginal Rejuvenation?

The Viveve system is clinically approved and can provide you with the desired results in just one treatment. However, some clients need more than one treatment, so it’s important to discuss your expectations with your plastic surgeon. Viveve is also safe, comfortable and discreet. Even women who are more self-conscious with their bodies find Viveve to be a pleasant experience.

After vaginal rejuvenation, you can expect: 

  • Reduced vaginal itching, dryness and burning
  • More natural lubrication
  • Enhanced sexual satisfaction for you and your partner 
  • Improved tightness, firmness and strength 
  • Decreased urinary leaks and accidents

Potential Risk and Complications of Viveve

Viveve is a very safe and low-risk procedure that does not require surgery or downtime. The only complications you may experience are mild and temporary redness, swelling and discharge. If anything feels amiss after having the procedure done, your plastic surgeon may recommend an antibiotic. But this is extremely rare. The long-term effects of Viveve (after 12 months) are not yet known.

How Long will the Results of Vaginal Rejuvenation Last?

Vaginal rejuvenation is not a permanent treatment because the vagina continues to age like the rest of the body. The good news is that the treatment is long-lasting, with most clients reporting improvements for at least one year. Once the first treatment wears off, you can safely get another one.

Vaginal Rejuvenation FAQs

You can ask as many questions as you want during your consultation with Dr. Shahin Javaheri. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common questions we hear from clients, along with their answers.

What is Viveve?

Viveve is a device that uses radiofrequency technology to stimulate collagen production in targeted areas of the vagina. With more collagen, the tissues in the walls of the vagina are thickened and strengthened. This makes the vagina tighter and improves urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness and vaginal laxity.

Is Viveve safe?

Yes, Viveve is very safe. It is an FDA-approved device that uses radiofrequency technology to achieve the desired results. There is no downtime, no incisions and a very low risk for adverse side effects. At the most, clients who have used Viveve only report slight vaginal discharge, redness and swelling.

How much does Viveve cost in San Francisco? 

On average, Viveve prices are set at $3,000 for a single, 30-minute treatment, though prices can range from $1,000-$6,000 depending on location, surgeon and other factors. Insurance does not cover this cost because vaginal rejuvenation is an elective procedure. Also, because the vagina does change with age, repeat treatments may be necessary. 

How do I know if Viveve is right for me? 

Viveve is an excellent option for women who are experiencing common vaginal issues like leakage, incontinence, looseness from childbirth or dryness from menopause. These symptoms can be uncomfortable and affect your sex life. Of course, the best way to know if this treatment is right for you is by scheduling a consultation with a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon. 

How do I book a consultation for Viveve vaginal treatment in San Francisco?

Dr. Shahin Javaheri is happy to meet with you in person or virtually. To schedule a consultation, call 415-923-3800 or fill out our consultation form and someone will get back to you. All consultations are private, confidential and thorough. We want to help you make an informed decision for your body.