Over time, the stresses of aging, pregnancy, childbirth, hormone fluctuations and menopause can weaken women’s pelvic floor muscles, causing stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, as well as decreased sexual sensation and satisfaction.
To strengthen the pelvic floor and address these issues, Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas offers the VTone procedure. VTone is a gentle, non-surgical FDA cleared technology that provides Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS), paired with neuromuscular re-education, to rehabilitate the pelvic floor muscles.
How does VTone work?
VTone, on the Empower platform by InMode, is a highly effective and non-invasive treatment that helps to tone and train muscles of the pelvic floor. During a VTone treatment a single-use electrostimulator, about the size of a tampon, is placed into the vaginal canal to trigger involuntary muscle contractions. These contractions tone and tighten the pelvic floor, particularly those muscle fibers weakened or overstretched during pregnancy and childbirth.
VTone treatments are performed in the office, usually in a series of 6-8 treatments over three months. VTone is quick and painless procedure – completed in 30 minutes, without anesthesia, surgery or downtime. Most patients report increased urinary control, reduced bladder leakage, and improved sexual sensation after a VTone series. Results are cumulative, with most patients realizing optimal strengthening 1-2 weeks after their final treatment. Maintenance treatments are performed annually. VTone quickly restores patient confidence and quality of life, without surgery or downtime.
Combined with Morpheus8V and Votiva on the Empower platform by InMode, VTone provides the most aggressive non-surgical option to treat female urinary incontinence to date. This allows women the opportunity to manage their urinary leakage with an easy, FDA cleared procedure, and to avoid bladder mesh surgery with all of the potential surgical complications including from mesh erosion, scarring and painful intercourse for both partners.
Frequently Asked Questions About VTone
VTone is an FDA cleared technology designed to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to improve symptoms of urinary incontinence and vaginal relaxation. It uses Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) and neuromuscular re-education.
VTone is FDA cleared to treat stress, urge, and mixed urinary incontinence in women.
VTone is recommended for any woman who experiences urinary incontinence who wishes to avoid a bladder mesh surgery. Women who wish to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles for sexual enhancement for themselves and their partner should also benefit from treatment.
As with any muscle, the more contractions performed, the stronger the muscle will be. While a single pelvic floor treatment will likely provide mild benefits, optimal results are seen following a series of 6-8 treatments over 3 months. Patients return for maintenance treatment every 6-12 months.
No, there is no recovery/downtime with V-tone. Results are cumulative and maximum results are felt 1-2 weeks after the last treatment. Some women report feeling a bit sore the day following their initial treatment, as is expected when starting a new exercise routine.
There are no negative side effects of VTone. Women with a history of a hypertonic or tense pelvic floor should not chose the procedure as their symptoms can worsen. Other contraindications are patients with cardiac pacemakers and internal defibrillators or any active electrical implant/device in any region of the body.
If you would like to learn more about VTone to treat urinary incontinence and vaginal laxity schedule your consultation today on the form below or by calling 214-442-0055.