What is Votiva?

Votiva is an FDA-approved device that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy waves to heat and stimulate the cells of the vagina and vulva (external skin) to increase collagen and elastin fiber production. As a result, vaginal moisture, blood flow and elasticity increases.

Annapolis Integrative Medicine chose Votiva because currently it is the only platform available to offer both internal and external treatments. This bipolar device and has an optional RF needling component and reaches temperature quicker, making the treatments much shorter than others. And, since 2016, over 5 million women have had successful treatments with this technology.

Why would I need vaginal rejuvenation?

As women age, the body experiences changes. The external and internal vaginal region experiences a loss of collagen and elastin which can lead to relaxation of the skin and muscles, causing laxity.

Childbirth can lead to internal and external vaginal laxity, scarring from lacerations, and can cause pain with intercourse.

The change in hormone levels from menopause, breast cancer treatments, and breastfeeding can lead to vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse, and decreased sensitivity of the internal and external vagina.

Now with Votiva, there is a non-surgical and non-hormonal treatment option that is safe, gentle, and effective

What are the benefits?

  • Improves vaginal dryness
  • Decreases laxity and wrinkled appearance of the internal and external vagina
  • Strengthens the muscles of the vagina
  • Increases blood flow
  • Enhances vaginal sensitivity
  • Decreases pain with intercourse
  • Increases sexual desire and self-confidence
  • Improves mild to moderate urinary incontinence
  • Decreases pain caused by labial hypertrophy
  • Decreases excess labial tissue

What can I expect during treatment?

Patients will feel a heating sensation during the treatment. Some patients will have slight discomfort during the procedure, while others will not experience any discomfort at all.

What is the downtime?

Depending on the intensity of the treatment, there is little to no downtime. You will be able to resume your normal activity level immediately. Most patients will be able to resume intercourse in 24 to 48 hours.

How many treatments do I need?

While every patient is different, most patients will need 2 to 3 treatments, 4 to 6 weeks apart, and some may need maintenance once a year. Results can be seen immediately and improvements occur over time.