The Viveve Treatment requires no anesthesia and can be completed in about 30 minutes. At the beginning of the procedure, the doctor will insert a treatment tip, about the size of your thumb, just inside the vaginal opening. The tip is circumferentially moved around the opening, delivering pulses of radiofrequency energy to the collagen fibers that make up the underlying tissues, while also cooling the vaginal surface.
Vaginal tissue reacts to the energy by stimulating the formation of new collagen fibers restoring the tissue. This collagen restoration process takes place over time, usually between 30-90 days after the treatment. The changes occur on the cellular level, so there are no outward signs of change to the vaginal tissue.
Because the treatment is generally well-tolerated and doesn’t require anesthesia, there is little-to-no downtime – normal activities are resumed following the procedure.