What is Viveve?

Located conveniently in one of Houston’s fastest growing medical communities, Premier Healthcare for Women was established in 2015 and offers a comprehensive approach to caring for women at all stages of life.

At Premier Healthcare for Women, we recognize it is a privilege to be apart of your health care team, and we value your time with us. We have taken extra steps to make certain you are comfortable and welcomed from the moment you walk through our doors. Our practices boast exclusive treatment suites, professionally decorated waiting areas, and an intimate, inviting atmosphere.

Viveve strives to enhance many areas of feminine wellness, often improving:

- Increased vaginal lubrication and reducing painful intercourse
- The quality and intensity of climax
- Stress or urge urinary incontinence
- Vaginal sensitivity
- Vaginal laxity (looseness or overstretched vaginal wall)


We are proud to become one of the first vConfidence certified providers to offer the Viveve treatment. Following just one 30-minute treatment performed by a trained healthcare professional, patients can already notice significant improvements in sexual health, stress urinary incontinence, and vaginal laxity. Treatment sessions require no anesthesia and are completely painless. The technology’s cutting-edge dual mode applies gentle pulses of radio frequency to trigger and accelerate your body’s own collagen development, helping to generate softer tissue and a more youthful tone and resiliency. After receiving this unique procedure, patients require no downtime and may continue regular activities the same day as treatment. This prompts the production of new collagen to reinvigorate the tissue.

Who is a good candidate for Viveve?


Post-Childbirth Vaginal Laxity

Vaginal laxity is often found in new mothers and results from the expansion of the vagina to accommodate a baby while it makes its way through the birth canal. This condition can lead to a decline in female sexual function, poor body image and overall reduced quality of life. More specifically, difficulties with vaginal looseness and relaxed tissue following childbirth often cause reduced sexual sensitivity and urinary incontinence. Thankfully, mothers can now receive the innovative new Viveve treatment as soon as 8 to 12 weeks following childbirth. The advanced technology can now help those struggling, regardless of if it’s after their first baby or their fifth, and help them attain the improvements they have been searching for after just a few weeks.


Sexual Sensitivity

Women experiencing a lack of vaginal rigidity and sensitivity often notice severe detriments in sexual stimulation over time. This loose tissue and resulting in negative symptoms can often stem from a medical condition, childbirth, age or a hormone imbalance. Fortunately, women struggling with these impairments now have the option of the innovative Viveve treatment. This advanced procedure can gently use radio frequencies to repair existing tissue to help restore the elastin and collagen that make for a healthy, tight and sensitive vagina. Many women who sometimes experience a loss of sensitivity or inadequate climax sensations during sex due to vaginal laxity now can see long-lasting results. Viveve’s stimulating treatment can generate a natural rejuvenation of your tissue, encouraging the vaginal wall to provide more lubrication and sensitivity during sex and improve overall feminine wellness. The long-lasting results obtained in this procedure can help aid in the quality and intensity of climaxes and create a more sensational experience for you and your partner.


Vaginal Laxity and Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence can result from vaginal laxity due to a decrease in estrogen levels and subsequent deterioration of collagen, which reduces the vulva-vaginal mucosa. This can lead to a woman feel less confident about her body. Stress incontinence is a more specific condition and is characterized by the inability to prevent leaking urine when sneezing, laughing, exercising or coughing. Following childbirth, women often deal with a strong need to urinate, but struggle getting to the toilet in time, this is referred to as urge incontinence. Difficulties with urinary incontinence are more common among women, especially postmenopausal, postpartum, menopausal women. Urinary incontinence and the subsequent symptoms can now be treated with the innovative Viveve procedure. Most often, incontinence in menopausal and postmenopausal women is due to reduced levels of estrogen and collagen atrophy, Viveve now works to replenish this degenerated collagen. This new foundation of stronger tissue can then help the vaginal wall to become more pliant, and improve tightness to increase your body’s ability to properly manage urine flow. The non-invasive low-risk treatment applies its advanced radio-frequency technology to the vaginal wall in order to stimulate collagen growth, improve vaginal laxity and increase feminine wellness along with improving their confidence with their body.


How long is the Viveve treatment?

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

How many treatments does it take to achieve results?

Only one treatment is needed as compared to other procedures requiring two to four treatments.

What is Radio Frequency technology?

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

Are there any side effects during or after the treatment?

Most women don’t experience any side effects during the procedure or afterward.

Is the treatment painful?

During the treatment, most women experience a sensation of heating and cooling, but usually no discomfort or pain.

Can I go back to work right after the treatment?

Yes. In most cases, you can return to normal activity immediately following your treatment.

To find out more about Viveve treatments contact Dr. Middleton at 832-615-1109 or book your appointment today!