• Suite 9 Level 2
  • Pindara Place, 13 Carrara Street
  • Opening Hours
  • Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5.30pm
  • 07 5597 5344
  • Call us today!

FEEL Closer!

Ask us about the
Geneveve treatment.

Not so secret women’s business

Women’s sexual health is something that isn’t openly discussed but this is about to change.

After childbirth a women’s sexual function can change. Most women have just accepted this as a fact but it doesn’t need to be the case. Vaginal laxity is an extremely common medical condition caused by ageing, childbirth, genetics and lifestyle. Millions of women suffer silently with vaginal laxity and the resulting loss of sexual sensation and satisfaction.

  • Do tampons not feel snug anymore or do they feel like they are falling out?
  • Does your vagina feel different during intercourse?
  • Have you noticed a decrease in physical sensation during intercourse?
  • Is orgasm more difficult to achieve than it used to be?

Vaginal laxity is the number one concern amongst women post birth of children. This is more concerning to them than stretch marks, weight gain or incontinence. Vaginal childbirth overstretches the vaginal opening leading to a feeling of ‘looseness’, diminished sensation during sexual intercourse and a reduction in sexual satisfaction. This in turn often leads to a decrease in self esteem and can also impact on relationships between partners.

Until now there was not a safe nor effective way to treat vaginal laxity.

Now there is Geneveve.

The Geneveve treatment is not a cosmetic procedure because it’s not about how you look but it’s about how you feel. Geneveve is a one-off 30minute treatment with a monopolar radiofrequency laser.

The treatment is painless, requires no anesthetic and is performed in Dr Drew’s consulting rooms.

The radiofrequency laser delivers energy to the deep tissues of the vagina that stimulate fibroblasts and increases the production of collagen in the skin to restore structural integrity.

The laser is only used around the lower third of the vagina as this is where the majority of sensation for sexual function is located.

The collagen synthesis starts immediately and continues for up to 90 days. This means improvements will continue post procedure.

The procedure

The Geneveve treatment is a once off 30-minute procedure that is totally pain free.

A small probe as big as the thumb is inserted just inside the opening of the vagina. When the laser is activated there is a slight tingling sensation but no pain associated with it. The probe is then moved around to different areas of the vagina and the procedure is completed within 30 minutes.

The whole experience has been reported as having less discomfort than waxing or electrolysis.

Can anyone have the treatment?

Dr Drew will determine if Geneveve is right for you based on your medical history. In general terms it is suitable for women who are experiencing decreased sensation during intercourse and are pre menopausal. There are a few people that the Geneveve treatment is considered to be unsuitable. These include patients with either an implanted pacemaker or an Automatic Implantable Cardioverter/Defibrillator (AICD) or any other implantable device.

Is the treatment safe?

The radiofrequency energy used in the treatment has been used for over a decade in treating the delicate skin on the face, neck and hands. Numerous clinical trials by Geneveve Clinics have demonstrated the safety of this latest application. One safe, painless Geneveve treatment can have a sensational impact on your sexual health.

During all the clinical studies here has not been a major adverse effect noted.  There have been some minor risks noted in rare cases being swelling around the vagina, an temporary increase in discharge, a temporary rash, a heating sensation.

What are my options besides Geneveve?

Pelvic Floor Exercises

The pelvic floor muscles support the uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum. Over time and with regular practice, Kegel exercises may strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to help prevent or control urinary incontinence and other pelvic floor problems. While pelvic floor exercises are positive actions they do not address the loss of elasticity in the soft tissue that rests upon the pelvic muscle and contributes to vaginal laxity.

Tightening Pills/Creams/Gels

The market is saturated with products that promise to tighten the vagina. Most of these products contain herbal remedies of plant-based oestrogenic components and may lack rigorous clinical studies on safety or efficacy. Others have ingredients such as those found in deodorants to supposedly engorge the walls of the vagina to make it feel tighter. This effect is temporary, may not enhance sexual pleasure and could potentially cause allergic reactions, vaginitis and infection.

Reconstructive Surgery

Vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure that shortens the vaginal muscles, perineum and surrounding tissues. Labiaplasty is a cosmetic surgery on the outer lips or labia. These procedures are surgically invasive and were developed for abnormalities or trauma. Surgical procedures may come with significant risks and the recovery period can be long and painful. Most importantly they can actually lead to a decrease in sensitivity if nerves are injured during surgery.

What is the scientific evidence behind Genevive

Viveve has conducted multiple clinical studies on The Geneveve Treatment. Two clinical studies showed statistically significant improvement in vaginal tightening to pre-childbirth levels at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months following a single, comfortable office-based treatment. At 12 months, improved and sustained tightening was evident in 90% of the women involved in the study. Significant improvement in sexual satisfaction was also indicated through 12-month follow-up.

A third large, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical study showed that women who received The Geneveve Treatment were 3 times more likely to report achieving “no vaginal laxity” at 6 months than women who did not receive the treatment and with no additional safety risks. The results also showed 9 out of 10 women had increased experience of arousal and/or achieving orgasm.

How old can you be to have the procedure?

The Geneveve is licensed to be used on anyone who has birthed their child up to the age of menopause. The large study that proved the efficacy of The Geneveve system was conducted on a range of age groups from women in their mid 20s to women in their mid 40s. The Geneveve is not suitable for women after menopause.

Is the procedure painful?

No not at all. It’s less discomfort than waxing or electrolysis. There is no anaesthetic needed and the procedure is performed in the comfort of Dr Drew’s rooms. Most patients who have the procedure go straight back to work the same day. There is no down time or recovery time.

Other laser procedures need multiple sessions. Why does Geneveve only need one?

The Geneveve is a different type of energy system that uses advanced cooling technology incorporated into the system. Because of this cooling system the energy produced by The Geneveve penetrates deeper into the tissue getting more energy to the important areas. Therefore the fibroblasts are activated after one session rather than multiple sessions used with other systems.

Is Geneveve covered by Medicare or my health fund?

At this stage there is no rebate from either Medicare or private health funds.

With Dr Drew you are able to develop a payment plan and this can be discussed with his office at the time of your appointment.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
  • Suite 9 Level 2
  • Pindara Place, 13 Carrara Street
  • Opening Hours
  • Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5.30pm
  • 07 5597 5344
  • Call us today!