Valentine’s day is a controversial holiday – some dismiss it as a card company scam to make us spend unnecessarily on flowers and chocolates while others celebrate it for the spotlight it shines on arguably the best emotion – love. I think the day gets a bad rep when the media only focuses on romantic love (that is, until Leslie Knope introduced Galentine’s Day to the world). As I get older, I have realized the importance of self-love and now see Valentine’s Day not only as a day to celebrate my partner but also myself. As a new mom, this reminder is desperately needed sometimes.
Viveve provides non-invasive and effective treatment for urinary incontinence and sexual function issues. It is performed by inserting a small probe into the vagina that uses radiofrequency waves to heat the tissue while simultaneously offering protection through cryogen cooling effects. The result is a boost in collagen production that delivers a noticeable tightening of the vagina for increased friction and pleasure during sexual intimacy, greater bladder control, and more youthful vaginal tissue. A study with 164 women showed a significant improvement in arousal, lubrication and orgasm with sustained results out to 12-months¹. What could be a better Valentine’s gift to give yourself than a better orgasm?
Joking aside, vaginal rejuvenation treatments like Viveve can create the standard for vaginal health that we deserve. We don’t need the excuse of a holiday like Valentine’s day to put ourselves and our health first, but it’s an opportunity to show yourself that extra bit of love and fall even deeper in love with your body.
Krychman M, Rowan CG, Allan BB, et al. Effect of Single-Treatment, Surface-Cooled Radiofrequency Therapy on Vaginal Laxity and Female Sexual Function: The VIVEVE I Randomized Controlled Trial. J Sex Med 2017;14:215e225. Copyright 2016, International Society for Sexual Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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