Also known as Votiva, Forma V is a gentle, non-surgical radiofrequency treatment for the intimate female area. The Forma V device by In Mode delivers painless bipolar radiofrequency energy to heat the internal vaginal tissues and external area to stimulate new collagen and elastin production.The treatment causes a tightening effect of the treated tissues and muscles in the vaginal wall; increases the circulation to the tissues; can enhance the secretory gland activity improving dryness and improve the overall appearance of the vaginal area. The treatment is performed in the same position used to have a cervical smear test or vaginal ultrasound scan. The Forma V probe is lubricated with a gel and inserted into the vaginal canal or onto the external tissues. The probe is rotated internally to ensure delivery of energy to the tissues and moved along the vaginal canal to cover the whole surface of the vagina. The Forma V can also be used externally to improve the loss of collagen to the labia majora. It is comfortable, safe and quick to administer and there is no recovery time needed. Forma V can be used for a range of issues including:
- Vaginal and vulval laxity
- Vaginal dryness
- Labial hypertrophy
- Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
- Urinary Stress Incontinence
- Tissue and muscle changes following childbirth, menopause and ageing
- To improve sexual pleasure and arousal
THE SCIENCE BIT: HOW DOES FORMA WORK? Forma uses patented A.C.E. (Acquire, Control, Extend) radiofrequency technology. A.C.E. technology uses non- ablative bipolar radiofrequency energy with an in-built temperature feedback control to target deep layers of the skin, resulting in no area being under or over treated. This ensures maximum and consistent results. Bipolar radiofrequency has been shown in many clinical studies to significantly improve skin quality whilst reducing the risks of side effects associated with older forms of radiofrequency technology. See Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35877937/
Time to treat : 30-60 mins
Downtime: None or minimal. However, we do advise that you avoid swimming, cardiovascular exercise and sexual intercourse for 3 days after treatment.
Most women experience no pain or discomfort during or after treatment. For some, there may be slight redness, swelling or tenderness. This is a normal side effect, it is only temporary and should disappear in one to three days but can last up to a week.
Results: There is usually some degree of tightening and improvement in symptoms noticeable in the hours after the first treatment. This should continue to improve over the following weeks.
How many sessions: Depending on your individual concerns, we usually recommend 3 treatments 2-4 weeks apart.
Cost: £600 per session
Dr Anna Porter, Feminine Wellness Treatment Doctor at Vitalize, said: “As a medical Doctor, I’ve witnessed first hand the transformative impact that our new ‘Lady Lift’ treatments can have on women’s lives. Our cutting-edge treatments go beyond aesthetics, addressing intimate health issues such as vaginal dryness and restoring daily confidence and comfort. Our effective solutions empower women to address their intimate health concerns and benefit from the incredible results.”