Decreased Vaginal Tightness and Sexual Sensitivity After Giving Birth

Vaginal tissue is made up of collagen fibers, just like your skin, giving it strength and flexibility. For women giving birth vaginally, a diminishing in the tightness and sensitivity of this tissue if often a real concern as the overstretching that can sometimes occur can damage these collagen fibers. This is known as vaginal laxity and can cause decreased satisfaction during intercourse as the overstretched tissue can make friction harder to feel. An inability to attain an orgasm during intercourse is common.

Vaginal Laxity is a Real Concern

A recent survey of more than 500 OB/GYNs indicated that, more than stretch marks or weight gain, vaginal laxity is the foremost concern women have about their physical change after giving birth. Over 420 women in a American survey showed that 48% of them were worried about vaginal laxity. Unfortunately, no non-surgical treatment had been available. That has now changed.

Viveve has developed a new treatment to restore this damaged collagen. It is a non-surgical treatment that focuses on actually rebuilding collagen fibers on a cellular level using low temperature heat generated by radio frequency energy. This resembles the body’s natural healing process so that the improvement is more than simply cosmetic. While tightness is increased, vaginal sensitivity is simultaneously addressed so that sexual satisfaction can also be restored. No incisions, no anesthesia, no pain, virtually no downtime and the treatment is completed in 30 minutes.

Results You Can Trust

There aren’t many good options for women wishing to resolve vaginal laxity issues. The common suggestions are Kegel exercises, vaginoplasty and labiaplasty. Kegels don’t actually do much to improve tightness and is more commonly used for bladder problems (urinary incontinence). Vaginoplasty can in fact enhance tightness, but often does nothing for sexual satisfaction since it doesn’t concern itself with vaginal sensitivity. Finally labiaplasty is basically a cosmetic surgery which aims to improve the look of vaginal lips.

The Viveve option is the first real option that provides a solution that women have been looking for. Studies have shown that recipients of this treatment noticed marked results for up to a year after a single session.

About Viveve

Viveve, Inc., a women’s health company based in Sunnyvale, California, has developed the first clinically proven non-surgical treatment for vaginal laxity. The Viveve® Vaginal Laxity RF Treatment muses patented, reverse-thermal gradient radio frequency (RF) technology to tighten the tissues around the vaginal introitus, or opening. Unlike surgical vaginal reconstruction procedures, the Viveve System can tighten vaginal tissue without incisions, tissue ablation, or anesthesia. In addition, the procedure requires only a 30-minute treatment in a physician’s office. Given the non-surgical nature of the procedure, there is no need for post-operative patient restrictions or lengthy recovery times. Learn more about Viveve at