What Is Votiva?
As a result of childbirth, aging, or heredity, the labial skin around a woman’s vaginal opening may begin to sag. Her vaginal opening and canal may also widen, and the tissue may become lax. These changes can affect a woman’s comfort, confidence in her appearance, and ability to enjoy intimacy. These changes may also lead to decreased sexual function, urinary incontinence and vaginal dryness causing painful intercourse.
Women who are dissatisfied with the appearance and/or function of their vagina and pelvic floor can benefit from Votiva Vaginal Rejuvenation treatment. This procedure uses the latest heat and radiofrequency technology to optimize the quality of life of patients through improved vaginal health and sexual wellness.
Votiva is a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation platform. Votiva, which uses BIPOLAR radio frequency energy, allows more heat-energy to be absorbed by a woman’s vaginal tissues. Since Votiva uses bipolar radiofrequency instead of unipolar radiofrequency like other competitors, it produces faster and better results. In addition, Votiva eliminates the need for vaginal tightening surgery for women with mild to moderate vaginal laxity.
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Women rely on Dr. Brady for their intimate health needs because of her extensive experience, her medical specialization, and her approach. She is a certified fellow of the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists with almost 20 years experience in private practice. Dr. Brady’s work focuses on cosmetic gynecology and sexual health, and she offers Votiva as one of several options to help women look and feel their best. She has designed the practice, Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas, as a safe and professional place for women to share their intimate concerns and achieve their sexual goals.
Votiva delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy through a thin and flexible medical applicator. The energy gently heats the tissue and encourages the development of collagen. Over time, treated tissue takes on a firmer, plumper, and more elastic quality.
- Very safe, well-established, and non-invasive. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately after their visit to Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas.
- Fast and easy. Each Votiva session will take about 30 minutes. Most patients say that the experience doesn’t hurt at all and feels more like a hot stone massage than a medical treatment.
- Low commitment. Both RealSelf and our internal statistics show that approximately 92% of our patients are happy with their results. Since there will be no recovery or pain following the visit, there’s limited downside to getting Votiva.
The ideal protocol includes three Votiva treatments, each spaced four to six weeks apart. Most women will see the maximum improvement three months after their final session. The benefits of Votiva will last about twelve months, and patients will typically return once a year for a single treatment to maintain their results.
What Are the Benefits of Votiva?
Votiva has a number of benefits for women who desire non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation. These include:
- Tighter, more compact, youthful appearance of the labia and vagina
- Increased sensation during sex
- Prevention of bladder leakage and overactive bladder
- Improved G-spot sensitivity and sexual function
- Decreased vaginal dryness causing painful intercourse
How Can Votiva Improve Sexual Experience?
Vaginal laxity can cause women to experience reduced sensation and pleasure during physical intimacy, particularly during intercourse. Through vaginal tightening, women can enjoy increased sensation and sensitivity to their G-spot, allowing for more passionate, fulfilling intimacy and a greater likelihood of climax from intercourse.
There is also a psychological component to Votiva treatment that can improve a woman’s sexual satisfaction. By regaining confidence in her body and feeling less insecure about the appearance of her labia, a woman can feel more confident in the bedroom. The ability to relax naturally lends to greater sexual pleasure and more satisfaction through intimacy.
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Who Is a Candidate for Votiva?
Nearly any woman who is suffering from vaginal laxity, mild urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness or decreased sexual function can benefit from Votiva. There are a few women who may need to pursue other procedures, including women who:
- Have electric implants, like cardiac pacemakers or internal defibrillators.
- Have had surgery or implants in the treatment area within the last 6-12 months.
- Have a history of herpes, skin cancer, or genital cancer in the treatment area.
- Have an untreated, debilitating condition like cardiac disease, diabetes, or an autoimmune disease.
- Are pregnant or nursing.
"The treatment is painless, and you are up and running when it's over. I see and feel the difference after the first treatment. It's easy from the time you make the appointment, to when the procedure is over. Would definitely recommend the office and the procedure."
What to Expect with Votiva
Most of our patients choose to have their first Votiva treatment on the same day as their initial consultation. We will take special steps to create a welcoming environment for each woman in our care:
- Votiva treatments are performed in our procedure room, where we can offer a selection of music and other amenities to help pass the time. Many women catch-up on emails or finish a favorite podcast during their procedure.
- A session will take about thirty minutes and is not painful.
- Following Votiva treatment, patients can resume their normal activities without any necessary ice packs or ointments. The only restriction is to avoid submerging in hot water for 2 days.
- As with any non-invasive procedure, there is a small chance of side effects after treatment such as soreness, swelling or bruising, but this is rare and usually resolves within a few days.
We will typically schedule the second and third sessions before the patient leaves at the end of her first session. Three months after the third session, women can expect the treated areas to look and feel firmer. Treated labial skin should have less laxity, and patients who have an internal treatment in their vaginal canal and vaginal opening should have improved sensation and feel more friction during intimacy. A single annual retreatment will help patients maintain the benefits of Votiva.
When Will I See Results?
Most sessions are spaced four to six weeks apart, and some patients report noticing results almost instantly. For others, it can take 12 weeks or so to really notice a significant change. It all depends on your personal needs and desired outcome.
Those with milder skin laxity are likely to see results faster. If you have moderate to severe skin laxity, then it will take several treatments to fully tighten the area. That being said, you’ll still notice improvements with each session!
Three months after the third session, women can expect the treated areas to look and feel firmer. Treated labial skin should have less laxity, and patients who have an internal treatment in their vaginal canal and vaginal opening should have improved sensation and feel more friction during intimacy. A single annual retreatment will help patients maintain the benefits of Votiva.
Is Treatment Painful?
No, Votiva is not painful, and women complete their procedure without experiencing any discomfort. There may be some soreness and heightened sensitivity afterward, but this will resolve on its in within 48 hours.
How to Prepare for Treatments
There is nothing you have to worry about on your behalf! It is a simple, safe procedure that does not require you to take any downtime or make major adjustments to your schedule. You can complete a session in the same day in most cases without any worry of missing work or needing to take time off to recover.
How Long Do Votiva Results Last?
Most patients report the lasting effects of treatment for up to 18 months. Afterward, follow-up sessions can ensure you are able to maintain the same level of overall vagina health. For patients who are receiving Votiva to address urinary incontinence or vaginal dryness, Dr. Brady will monitor your symptoms and recommend a treatment schedule to manage your symptoms.
Votiva Treatment Goals
During the initial Votiva consultation, our expert nursing staff will speak with the patient about her concerns and treatment goals. Our practice has performed over 1500 treatments to date, so we have a lot of experience when it comes to managing patient expectations and confirming whether a patient’s goals are achievable.
If patients desire vaginal tightening and are unsure whether they are surgical vs non-surgical candidates, Dr. Brady will also perform a physical examination. This will allow her to determine the patient’s degree of vaginal relaxation and confirm whether Votiva or a surgical solution such as vaginoplasty or labiaplasty is the best approach to achieve a patient’s intimate goals. As an example, a woman whose vaginal opening is about 2 fingers wide is more likely to benefit from Votiva vaginal tightening than someone who is at a vaginal width of 4-5 fingers. Votiva treatments tighten the vaginal skin but not the muscles underneath (pelvic floor muscles). Therefore, patients with severe vaginal relaxation may be better served with surgical tightening.
If a patient’s goals include a more youthful vaginal aesthetic, we may also review numerous before and after photos of past patients and the results they have achieved. Women who want to firm up the outer labia without surgery may be good candidates for either Votiva or Vampire Wing Lift®. Vampire Wing Lift uses JUVÉDERM® and advanced growth factor injections to give the labia a plumper shape and pinker color. Votiva does not change the coloring of the labia, so if patients have this aesthetic need, we may recommend Intimate Bleaching instead.
Women who list improved sexual function as their main goal may also benefit from Votiva combined with an OShot or BioTE Hormone Optimization.
Women who are presenting to the practice in hopes of avoiding a sling surgery for incontinence may benefit from Votiva treatment combined with PRP Injections beneath the bladder and referral to our favorite Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist.
"I completed my series of 3 Votiva treatments at Womens Wellness and consider this a complete success. Dr. Brady and her staff were so welcoming and caring from the first phone call to my last treatment. Votiva has significantly improved my vaginal looseness, urinary incontinence and has enhanced my orgasms. As an added bonus the Votiva treatment greatly improved the appearance of my labia which has boosted my self-confidence. I look forward to coming back in a year for my annual maintenance and seeing these wonderful women again."
Experience Vaginal Rejuvenation with Votiva by Booking Your Consultation Today
Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas is the only physician-led practice in the city that specializes in sexual health and cosmetic gynecology. As a result of Dr. Brady’s expertise and experience, she can help patients understand whether Votiva is likely to provide the benefits they desire or guide them to a more effective treatment.
If you’d like to experience the benefits of non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation, book your complimentary consultation today by filling out the form below or by calling us at 214-544-9146