About Vaginal Rejuvenation
With the effects of aging, childbirth, and menopause, the skin and tissue of the internal and external vaginal areas can become slack, causing functional complications. Nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation with Votiva uses a radiofrequency (RF) laser specifically designed by InMode to strengthen the inner vagina to address issues, such as vaginal dryness, stress incontinence, and some sexual dysfunctions. During a nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation procedure, the body’s natural collagen production is stimulated by heating the exterior and interior of the vaginal tissue. It's a good scalpel-free option to help restore appearance and treat some medical conditions. To learn more about nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation with Votiva, arrange a consultation with Dr. George Kouris at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Hinsdale, IL.
"I will start by mentioning that Dr. Kouris is an excellent doctor all-around. He is compassionate, very knowledgeable, extremely polite, and has a wonderful team - Sheila and Suzy are the best!I have known Dr. Kouris since 2017. I had 3 procedures - Breast reduction, Tummy Tuck and brow lift. I am 54 years old looking like i am in my 40s. I love all 3 of my procedures but my brow lift is incredibly natural. No one realizes what I had done. I am receiving compliments about how young I look. Ultimately, I believe the doctor that makes you look younger and feel extremely confident in your own skin has a magic touch! I highly recommend him to anyone who is in the search of doing any plastic surgery. Give Dr. Kouris a shot, you will not be disappointed."- M.K. / Google / Dec 27, 2019
"I have never been so assured of a doctor's capabilities. Dr. Kouris is kind, patient, and dedicated. His knowledge and demeanor put me at ease right away. I will always be grateful that he is in my life."- A.G. / Google / Dec 23, 2019
"UPDATE: The clinic called me back and asked if I could come in for complementary Botox to make up for the previous problems. The appointment went well. I met with Dr. Kouris and let him know that he didn't have to completely comp the Botox but he insisted and profusely apologized. He is a nice man and he truly care about his patients and their time. Kudos to him for making things right:) I’ll start with saying that I hardly ever write a poor review. However, I am very disappointed with this clinic. I made an appointment over a month ago for the 12th of December and let the receptionist know that I would be coming in during my lunch break. She assured me that they would be able to see me in a timely manner. I was supposed to be receiving a consult for skincare as well as Botox. Eight days before my appointment, I was contacted by Dr. Kouris’ receptionist reminding me of my appointment on the 5th. I let her know that she was mistaken that my appointment was made for the 12th as my husband was out of town during the 5th and I would not have made an appointment for that day. She apologized and updated her schedule for the 12th. On the 9th I was once again contacted by the receptionist letting me know that the individual who would be assisting with the skincare consult would be out of the country on the 12th and would not be able to see me during my appointment and let me know that I would need to make another appointment to see her. I was a bit bothered by this given this was the second “mishap” with scheduling but she let me know that she would have the person give me a call the following day so I could at least speak with her. I thought it was a nice gesture, so I agreed. I was able speak with the individual but as expected, she ultimately said she would need to see me to make any definite suggestions. Well, today I showed up for my appointment at 12:00 and was given paperwork to complete. I let the receptionist know, once again, that I was on my lunch break and needed to be sure they were aware that I didn’t have much time. She let me know that she would remind the clinic team and not to worry, they would get me back in time. Well, 45 minutes later, I was still waiting to see someone from the clinic staff. I had to leave before seeing anyone. The receptionist said “Sorry, we had another patient JUST stall everything”. I told her that I was more bothered by the fact that nothing had been communicated to me than the fact that they were running behind. I was also bothered by the receptionist lack of concern that I had to leave before being seen. I would expect more than a simple “sorry”. The explanation was only given after I prompted for more information. A clinic that allows the receptionist to be the face of the organization should strive for a more sympathetic, organized, communicative, individual."- E.Z. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
"I recently had some elective surgery with Dr Kouris. He listened very carefully to my hopes and concerns, and we came up with a plan. I could not be more pleased with the results. I felt like I was in very capable hands with Dr Kouris, his nurse Sheila, and the whole office staff from start to finish. I will definitely recommend Dr Kouris to anyone searching for a qualified plastic surgeon."- M.S. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
"I had a very successful outcome with Dr. Kouris and his staff. From the beginning I felt like I was in competent, caring hands. Highly professional and experienced."- M.S. / Google / Dec 18, 2019
You may be an ideal candidate for this procedure if you are looking to address certain vaginal difficulties or aesthetic concerns without having to undergo plastic surgery. Nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation with Votiva can help to tighten your vaginal canal, improve urinary incontinence, allow for increased production of natural vaginal moisture and lubrication, minimize sex-related pain, and amplify sexual arousal and orgasm. It is also able to create dramatic results without a long recovery. Most patients can return to their daily activities immediately following treatment.
Laser vaginal rejuvenation is an in-office procedure that can take up to 30 minutes to complete. No anesthesia is generally needed for the treatment. To complete the procedure, the Votiva applicator will be maneuvered around the exterior labia and vulva. It may also be placed inside of your vagina as the controlled radiofrequency emission energizes the tissues and vaginal skin to promote the production of collagen, which strengthens the area. A built-in thermometer is included on the wand so that the temperature can be monitored and manipulated as necessary to prevent burns and damage.
What to Expect
There is no real downtime needed following this procedure. You may return to your normal, everyday activities after the treatment. For optimal results, Dr. Kouris recommends that you receive three treatments set one month apart. Most patients will see results after each session while some could take up to three months to fully form. These results can last up to around 18 months so yearly touch-ups and follow-up treatments are recommended to preserve them.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Votiva laser vaginal rejuvenation work?
This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses cutting-edge radiofrequency energy to stimulate the cells of the vaginal canal at the cellular level. Patients and partners report an improvement in tautness and a decrease in laxity during intercourse, enhanced sensitivity to climax, and overall better sexual function.
Does laser vaginal rejuvenation treat loose skin?
While Votiva can help to treat laxity, women who have excessively loose skin, such as an oversized or stretched labia majora, may be better candidates for a surgical procedure, such as labiaplasty. This cosmetic surgery procedure removes the excess skin along the inner or outer labia for a more pleasing aesthetic appearance.
What does the procedure involve?
The treatment typically consists of two major components: the internal application of Votiva, which enhances blood flow to the vaginal canal and the stimulation and remodeling of cells of the vaginal canal and the external application of Votiva, which helps rejuvenate the cosmetic appearance of the external vaginal area, including the labia minora.
What is the recovery from laser vaginal rejuvenation like?
There is little to no downtime after each treatment. Each treatment is done in the privacy and comfort of our office and takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $800 - $1,200
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Restore your Confidence
Nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation is an incredible option if you wish to reverse some of the effects of aging, childbirth, and menopause. It may also help to improve the external appearance of your vagina. If you think this may be the procedure for you or if you have any inquiries, call our office to schedule your consultation.