What is Viveve?

Viveve is a clinically proven treatment option that employs gentle pulses of cryogen-cooled monopolar radio frequency to trigger and accelerate your body’s collagen formation using a cutting-edge dual mode equipment. This advanced technology cools and protects the procedural surface while heating and energizing deeper tissue, creating a safe and efficient treatment that results in more youthful tone and resiliency.

Viveve is clinically proven to target:

  • Vaginal laxity (looseness or overstretched vaginal wall)
  • Stress or urge urinary incontinence
  • The quality and intensity of climax
  • Vaginal sensitivity
  • Vaginal lubrication and reducing painful intercourse

We are proud to offer the vConfidence certified Viveve treatment to our patients. The Viveve technology stimulates the body’s natural collagen formation process during a single 30-minute treatment session performed by a trained health care professional. These safe and effective treatments both cool and protect the procedural surface while heating and revitalizing deeper tissue. The Viveve’s cutting-edge dual mode equipment applies gentle pulses of radio frequency to trigger and accelerate your body’s own collagen development, generating softer tissue and a more youthful tone and resiliency.

Who is a good candidate for Viveve?

Post-Childbirth Vaginal Laxity

Following childbirth, vaginal looseness and overstretched tissue can occur due to the expansion of the vagina to accommodate the baby making its way through the birth canal. Women struggling with vaginal laxity often experience the difficult symptoms of reduced sexual sensitivity and urinary incontinence. Fortunately, mothers looking for an enhanced feminine wellness can receive the innovative treatment as soon as 8 to 12 weeks following childbirth and find renewed vaginal sensitivity and decreased laxity. After just one Viveve treatment, mothers suffering from the symptoms of vaginal laxity will be able to see improvements regardless of whether it was their first baby or their fifth.

Sexual Sensitivity

Vaginal laxity can also lead to a decrease in vaginal sensitivity or inadequate climax sensations during sex. The root of these problems can stem from a variety of conditions including a hormone imbalance, age, medical conditions, or following childbirth. A lack of vaginal rigidity and sensitivity can cause difficulties in sexual stimulation over time, but thankfully the innovative Viveve treatment can offer solutions to these problems. Viveve utilizes radio frequencies to repair existing tissue to help restore the elastin and collagen that make for a healthy, tight and sensitive vagina. This stimulation can help improve the quality and intensity of climaxes while creating a more sensational experience for you and your partner. By generating a natural rejuvenation of your tissue, Viveve encourages the vaginal wall to provide more lubrication and sensitivity during sex while providing long lasting and effective results.

Vaginal Laxity and Urinary Incontinence

Urge incontinence is often described as a strong need to urinate and difficulty getting to the toilet in time. This problem is similar to stress incontinence, which is the inability to prevent leaking urine when coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercising. The Viveve treatment option can improve urinary incontinence by tackling vaginal laxity through a non-invasive, low-risk application of heat to the vaginal wall. These forms of urinary incontinence are more common among women, especially women in menopause, are postmenopausal or women who have recently given birth. A reduction of the vulvovaginal mucosa leads to vaginal laxity and incontinence, which is caused by decreased levels of collagen and the deterioration of estrogen in postmenopausal and menopausal women. Viveve helps to repair and regenerate the collagen tissue so that the vaginal wall can become more toned and flexible, and therefore it improves your body’s ability to properly manage urine flow.


Q: Is the treatment painful?

A: During the treatment, most women experience a sensation of heating and cooling, but they usually don’t experience discomfort or pain.

Q: How long is the Viveve treatment?

A: The non-invasive, low-risk procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to complete in our office.

Q: Can I go back to work right after the treatment?

A: Yes. In most cases, you can return to your normal activities immediately folowing your treatment.

Q: Are there any side effects during or after the treatment?

A: Most women don’t experience any side effects during the procedure or afterwards.

Q: What is Radio Frequency technology?

A: Radio frequency (RF) technology has been used in medical applications for over 75 years. Systems based on radio frequency have been successfully used for non-ablative skin rejuvenation, treatment of unwanted hair, atrophic scar revision, inflammatory acne and vascular lesions. The radio frequency device produces a heating of the collagen helix in the applied area, causing proteins to reform and rebuild.