Over time, the stresses of aging, pregnancy, childbirth, hormone fluctuations and menopause can weaken women’s pelvic floor muscles, causing stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, as well as decreased sexual sensation and satisfaction.
To strengthen the pelvic floor and address these issues, Advanced Primary Care offers the V Tone procedure. V Tone is a gentle, non-surgical FDA cleared technology that provides Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS), paired with neuromuscular re-education, to rehabilitate the pelvic floor muscles.
How Does V Tone Work?
VTone, on the Empower platform by InMode, is a highly effective and non-invasive treatment that helps to tone and train muscles of the pelvic floor. During a VTone treatment a single-use electrostimulator, about the size of a tampon, is placed into the vaginal canal to trigger involuntary muscle contractions. These contractions tone and tighten the pelvic floor, particularly those muscle fibers weakened or overstretched during pregnancy and childbirth.
V Tone treatments are performed in the office, usually in a series of 6-8 treatments over three months. V Tone is quick and painless procedure – completed in 30 minutes, without anesthesia, surgery or downtime. Most patients report increased urinary control, reduced bladder leakage, and improved sexual sensation after a V Tone series. Results are cumulative, with most patients realizing optimal strengthening 1-2 weeks after their final treatment. Maintenance treatments are performed annually. V Tone quickly restores patient confidence and quality of life, without surgery or downtime. There is no recovery/downtime with V Tone. Results are cumulative and maximum results are felt 1-2 weeks after the last treatment. Some women report feeling a bit sore the day following their initial treatment, as is expected when starting a new exercise routine. There are no negative side effects of V Tone. Women with a history of a hypertonic or tense pelvic floor should not choose the procedure as their symptoms can worsen. Other contraindications are patients with cardiac pacemakers and internal defibrillators or any active electrical implant/device in any region of the body.
Combined with Morpheus8V on the Empower platform by InMode, V Tone provides the most aggressive non-surgical option to treat female urinary incontinence to date. This allows women the opportunity to manage their urinary leakage with an easy, FDA cleared procedure, and to avoid bladder mesh surgery with all of the potential surgical complications including from mesh erosion, scarring and painful intercourse for both partners.
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EMPOWERRF procedure costs start at $300; Packages and financing are available. Client price will be determined at consultation.