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.
As women age, their bodies experience 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.
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.
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.
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.