Welcome to Thrive

THRIVE is a collaborative platform of conventional, integrative, & functional medicine practitioners coming together in one setting to provide personalized healthcare to clients.
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Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual Dysfunction

Thrive believes it is important to normalize talking about the challenge women face in regards to sexual health, incontinence and laxity, because this directly effects happiness and quality of life. Viveve’s one-time treatment is an effective, non-invasive method to improve these facets.

What is Viveve?

Viveve is a safe and effective treatment. It utilizes innovative cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency technology. This stimulates the body’s natural collagen formation to improve wellness. Viveve is clinically proven to target:

  • Stress of Urge Incontinence (S.U.I.)
  • Vaginal lubrication or painful intercourse
  • Quality and intensity of climax
  • Vaginal sensitivity
  • Vaginal laxity (looseness or overstretched vaginal wall)

The Viveve treatment applies gentle pulses of radiofrequency with cutting-edge dual mode equipment. This triggers and accelerates your body’s own collagen formation, generating a more youthful tone and resiliency through softer tissue. This advanced technology cools and protects the procedural surface while heating and energizing deeper tissue, providing a safe and efficient treatment.

Viveve procedural sessions require no anesthesia and are completely painless. After receiving a Viveve treatment, patients do not require any downtime. They may resume their regular activities the same day as treatment. Women looking to improve post-childbirth vaginal laxity, decrease incontinence, or heighten sensation during sex may finally obtain the long-lasting results they desire through Viveve’s unique treatment option.

Who is a good candidate for Viveve?

Vaginal Laxity and Urinary Incontinence

Women struggling with a strong need to urinate and difficulty getting to the toilet in time may be suffering from urge incontinence. This difficulty is somewhat similar to stress incontinence, the inability to prevent leaking urine when coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercising. These urinary incontinence forms are more common among postpartum, postmenopausal, and menopausal women.

Post-Childbirth Vaginal Laxity

Following childbirth, women often struggle with vaginal laxity, a common difficulty that can cause reduced sexual sensitivity and urinary incontinence. This vaginal looseness and overstretched tissue often result from the expansion of the vagina to accommodate a baby.

Sexual Sensitivity

Vaginal laxity may often affect women in regards to decrease vaginal sensitivity or inadequate climax sensations during sex. The instigation of these detriments may stem from various conditions, including a hormone imbalance, age, a medical condition, or following childbirth. A lack of vaginal rigidity and sensitivity can cause difficulties in sexual stimulation over time.


Q: What is Radio Frequency technology?

A: Medical applications have utilized radio frequency (RF) technology for over 75 years. The radiofrequency device produces a heating of the collagen helix in the applied area, causing proteins to reform and rebuild. Systems applying radiofrequency have been successfully used for atrophic scar revision, inflammatory acne, non-ablative skin rejuvenation, vascular lesions, and treatment of unwanted hair.

Q: How long is the Viveve treatment?

A: The low-risk, non-invasive procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to complete in our office.

Q: Is the treatment painful?

A: During the treatment, most women experience a sensation of heating and cooling, but rarely ever any pain or discomfort.

Q: Are there any side effects during or after the treatment?

A: Most women do not experience any side effects during or after the procedure.

Q: Can I go back to work right after the treatment?

A: Yes. In most cases, you can resume normal activity immediately following your treatment.

Q; How long do the results last?

A: The procedure is designed to produce results that last a year, and for some women, much longer.

Q: How many applications of the Viveve treatment will I need to do before I can see results?

A: One application! That’s correct, unlike other medical devices that utilize radio frequency pulses to improve vaginal collagen and elastin, the more advanced and effective Viveve treatment requires only one 30 minute treatment to see noticeable results.

Q: Does health insurance cover the Viveve treatment?

A: We recommend that you first check with your insurance carrier to confirm coverage, however in most cases, insurance does not cover a procedure like the Viveve treatment. The procedure is considered an aesthetic treatment by insurance companies and does not typically fall under the category of “medically necessary.”