Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology is thrilled to offer our female patients the Geneveve™ treatment by Viveve. This noninvasive vaginal rejuvenation treatment was specifically designed to improve women’s well-being and quality of life.
Many factors can lead to changes in women’s bodies including pregnancy, childbirth, and the normal aging process. Using cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency (CMRF) energy, Geneveve™ stimulates the body’s natural collagen formation. This, in turn, leads to a decrease in vaginal laxity and urinary stress incontinence, as well as an increase in lubrication, arousal, and orgasm.
Our PA-C, Garrett Forrest, specializes in and is an experienced provider for this exciting treatment. Unlike similar technologies which require several treatments, Geneveve™ can make a significant difference in just one visit!
"After multiple vaginal births and an active lifestyle, I thought that it couldn't hurt to try Geneveve. I was told to expect improvements in laxity, lubrication, and incontinence. The procedure was only uncomfortable in that you are letting something treat you vaginal area; once your mind gets over that, the procedure is easy and I did not experience any significant discomfort. I first noticed an improvement with incontinence (vigorous exercise or just laughing too hard don't cause wet pants anymore!), and then increased sexual pleasure detectable by both my partner and myself. From my perspective, this was an easy procedure that has enhanced my lifestyle in ways that I didn't think could be improved."- Anonymous / Office Visit / Aug 22, 2017
"I am very happy with Viveve treatment. My urgency has decreased. I currently do not need to use the under pant lining daily. I can hold and not using the toilet for the duration of the flight from NYC to Chicago. Usually, I have to use the facility two times during the flight.I do believe my condition will further improve with repeated treatments."- Anonymous / Office Visit / Aug 09, 2017
Most women are candidates for Geneveve™. Exceptions include those who are pregnant or breastfeeding or have a pacemaker or other implanted heart device, an active vaginal or cervical infection, or a recent history of positive Pap smear.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Prior to your Geneveve™ treatment, Garrett Forrest, PA-C, or her medical assistant, Sofia, will call you to discuss the treatment, answer any of your questions, and determine if you are a candidate. On the day of your treatment, you will start by reviewing and signing the informed consent for treatment. We will then provide you with a robe and blanket to make sure you are comfortable and warm during the procedure. Your treatment will be performed in one of our private treatment rooms by Garrett, with the assistance of her medical assistant, Sofia. The treatment takes about thirty minutes to complete and is completely painless. Some patients report a warm sensation, but no discomfort. Many patients read or use our patient iPad to watch movies or listen to music during the procedure. The Geneveve™ treatment is quick but effective.
The Geneveve™ procedure is noninvasive. This means there are no incisions or needles involved. You can return to all activities, including vigorous exercise, immediately following treatment. We do recommend abstaining from intercourse for 48 hours to allow for optimum results.