VTone is a non-surgical device that emits safe electrical waves to stimulate and strengthen weak pelvic floor muscles. To regain control over these muscles, many turn to Kegel exercises to strengthen their pelvic floor. However, oftentimes, Kegels simply aren’t sufficient. To effectively achieve better, stronger results, Dr. Joshua Baker and his team at The Retreat recommend VTone by InMode. With VTone, patients can lay back comfortably and feel the gentle, pulsating waves from the device. These contractions lead to stronger, tighter muscles that give the patient better control over her bladder. To see how VTone or any of the other rejuvenating devices on the Empower RF workstation can invigorate your health and happiness, please schedule a personal consultation at our Rockwall offices. If you’d like to reach us directly, please call us at (469) 769-7101.
For many women, age and motherhood bring some of the happiest, most joyful experiences –– and some unexpected physiological changes to their pelvic floor. These muscles form a complex network that support the function of the organs at the base of the pelvis. This includes the uterus and vagina, and as many women know all too well, the bladder and urethra.
Between 15% and 55% of all women experience varying degrees of incontinence during their life. Loss of bladder control can occur when they sneeze, cough, or bend over (this is called stress incontinence), or it can happen during intercourse (this is called coital incontinence and affects 60% of these women). Upon exiting the bladder, urine travels through the bladder neck, which connects to the urethra, which directs it out of the body when the urinary sphincter relaxes. Urinary incontinence occurs when these three parts of our urinary system (the bladder neck, urethra, and urinary sphincter) have lost pressure and support from the surrounding muscles. Without the control and compression of surrounding muscles, the urinary system is unchecked and release can be triggered by a small cough, sneeze, or pressure during intercourse. Urinary incontinence can negatively affect women’s self-image, sexual desire, and overall quality of life.
How EMS Strengthens Muscles
For decades, electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) has been used by the medical community for a wide range of purposes. From physical therapies aimed at alleviating muscle aches to preventing muscle atrophy, EMS is a remarkable tool for involuntarily strengthening muscle fibers. EMS works by sending out safe yet strong electrical currents that reach nerve fibers, or axons, in the targeted muscle. These currents mimic the electrical signal that the brain normally sends to generate movement, and when enough of the axons are stimulated, the muscle contracts. Contractions occur anytime we use a muscle. So, when you’re working out, a rep is equal to one contraction. But, EMS is different from a standard workout because it allows the muscle to continue contracting past the point of fatigue, thereby going further than an exercise regimen. When the targeted muscle is pushed past its comfort zone, the muscle fibers experience tiny tears, prompting a healing response from the body. The brain then sends more restorative properties and increases blood flow to the fatigued fibers. This response strengthens and tightens the muscle.
Benefits of VTone
When deciding between different pelvic rejuvenation procedures, VTone has unique benefits that make it more desirable for many patients. Those unique benefits include:
- Short sessions
- No preparation required
- A non-surgical procedure
- Can resume daily activities right after (yes, even sex)
- Comfortable and painless
If you would like to see how VTone can seamlessly slip into your daily routine, please schedule a personal consultation at The Retreat by filling out this online form.
Since VTone is a simple, non-surgical procedure, patients from all stages of life may qualify. No incisions are needed, and no anesthesia is necessary.
If this is your first time at The Retreat, we will begin with a brief new patient intake interview and a physical examination. Then, we will listen to your concerns. Dr. Baker will discern and determine if VTone is best for you and your desired results. He will then explain how a VTone session goes and answer any questions you may have. With VTone treatments being so simple, we can include other cosmetic services in your care plan. So, we will note any other cosmetic issues you may have. We will create a personalized treatment plan that will address each of these concerns. At the end of your initial consultation, we will plan out your VTone sessions. We recommend that you undergo up to ten biweekly sessions total to see the best results.
One of our nurses will have you lie down comfortably in one of our private treatment rooms. The VTone device is a small, ergonomic probe. The patient will guide this to around the middle third of your vaginal canal. The VTone device will emit pulsating electrical waves, 5 seconds on and 10 seconds off cycle. You can change the intensity of the waves, so each session is customized to your individual goals. After a 20 minute session, you will be free to leave our care and resume your daily routine.
Recovery & Results
There are no necessary recovery steps to take after a VTone session. The area may feel a little achy for the next few days. This feeling will be similar the way tired muscles feel after a workout. Continue to lead an active life with a nutritious diet, as this will help supply your muscle fibers with even more restorative properties. Over time, you will notice incidences of incontinence decrease and a feeling of improved tightness. The more VTone sessions you undergo, the better these results are. We will assess where you are in your rejuvenation during your follow-up meetings and determine how many more sessions are needed.
Other Facets of The Empower RF
The Empower RF workstation can also address wrinkles, fine lines, and blemishes in your complexion. Morpheus8Body introduces warm radiofrequency energy into your dermal layers to stimulate collagen production. With new collagen fibers, your skin becomes better supported and more tensile. Wrinkles smooth away, and fine lines diminish while the inner layers of your skin rejuvenate themselves from the inside out. And, Morpheus8Body is a powerful tool in the treatment of cellulite and crepey skin. To see how we can add body rejuvenation into your VTone session, please call us at (469) 769-7101.
How Much Does VTone Cost in Dallas?
Since the number of sessions depends on the patient’s unique condition and circumstance, we will calculate the cost of your care during your consultation. If you are interested in learning about what specials we offer, please visit our specials page. To learn about previous patients’ experiences, visit our reviews page, and to stay up-to-date on all things in the aesthetics industry, visit our blog!
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