"We are so excited to launch the new EmpowerRF treatment platform! It's an exciting new treatment option for women everywhere."
- Tracy Blusewicz, MD, FACOG
EmpowerRF – not often does a name fit a purpose as well as one does in this case. EmpowerRF is a new device offered by InMode that actually empowers women. EmpowerRF is a new feminine wellness treatment option that helps restore women's lost confidence, lost sensuality, and intimacy, and works to resolve painful consequences of the aging process, all while addressing urinary leakage. Does help like this actually exist? The answer is yes, now it does.
EmpowerRF started as a thought, an idea between like minds. Could there be a device that helped women with the problems brought on by the challenges of life, childbirth, gravity, and menopause? At a conference in Dallas, this spark was lit and a revolutionary noninvasive surgical device was created.
In the beginning, we worked on prototypes being encouraged by each early outcome. We excitedly pressed forward, knowing this device was special. At Advanced Women's Care, we recruited women of ages with multiple types of feminine wellness complaints to participate in sponsored studies with EmpowerRF. One study turned into two which led to three as the positive results built. Many late nights and weekends were devoted to the development of EmpowerRF. Our results paved the way for the release of the EmpowerRF platform this past August, and we were able to be one of the first practices in the country to offer this technology.
EmpowerRF is a noninvasive non hormonal in-office treatment utilizing radio frequency (aka RF). It is the technical advancement of the Votiva platform (which we are one of the leading providers in the country of). The treatments of EmpowerRF require no general anesthesia, only locally placed numbing gel for certain ones. This technology has long been used on the face for tackling wrinkles and dry sagging skin (like the jowls and areas around the mouth and eyes). The idea was to apply this technology to the vagina and the vulva (the skin around the outside of the vagina). We found it helped resolve painful intercourse due to dryness, laxity due to childbirth, and leaking with urinary incontinence. Our study results proved it does! Plus, we found out that EmpowerRF also helps with overactive bladder symptoms or urge incontinence which previously had been a tough problem to relieve for women.
The EmpowerRF device has multiple modalities to customize the treatment for the individual. Whether you are a new mom who delivered a large baby and now struggles with leaking while working out, or the peri menopausal woman that sex does not feel quite the same to or that 65-year-old trying to have intimacy without pain due to extreme dryness. There are no age limits for these treatments. EmpowerRF also offers relief for lichen sclerosis and chronic irritation, which can go undiagnosed or untreated for many painful years. EmpowerRF gives women who can’t use hormones due to cancers or history of blood clots or choose not to use hormone therapy an option for treatment. Many have welcomed this hormone free option and resumed a satisfying and pain free sex life that they thought was lost with their cancer dignosis. EmpowerRF has the FormaV (from the Votiva platform), the new MorpheusV, VTone, Aviva and Abdominal Tone . So many options to choose from!
FormaV is radio frequency which is applied inside and outside the vagina. It feels like a hot stone massage. Studies have shown that bipolar radio frequency resolved vaginal dryness and stress urinary incontinence better than any previous laser treatments. MorpheusV expanded the treatment to include micro-needling of the vaginal canal with RF. This builds collagen support in the vaginal tissue to relieve stress urinary incontinence, no more leaking with laughing, jumping, dancing, or exercising. Our patients were even able to trampoline and jump rope without leaking. The huge finding of our studies were Empower RF also helped the symptoms of overactive bladder or urge incontinence. Our patients were excited to be able to sleep through the night instead of getting up 2-4 times to urinate, one even joked that she did not know what to do with all this extra sleep.
The regimen usually consists of three treatment times spaced one month apart. Due to continued aging, maintenance is needed with a single annual treatment. Treatments take about an hour depending on your individual needs and have little to no downtime. This is not invasive surgery, no meshes or slings are used. You can return to working out the next day and your normal routine that day. You will need to skip soaking in the bathtub or hot tub for a few days. The return to intimacy must also wait for 48-72 hours.
There is also an option for a supersized Kegel experience, the VTone portion of EmpowerRF works on toning the pelvic floor, so no numbing medicine needed and absolutely no down time! It is like going to the gym for your pelvis, it is FDA approved for stress urinary incontinence and vaginal laxity (it does not tackle vaginal dryness). You can add the abdominal tone to tighten abdominal muscles for extra support. Our study from last year revealed that by tightening the rectus abdominis muscles you not only looked and felt better but there was better control of urinary function.
The Aviva modality offers scarless labiaplasty, so for those women bothered by redundant labia it is a perfect way to avoid the operating room and scars. Ladies no longer worry about feeling uncomfortable in their skinny jeans, yoga pants, or bathing suits and don't have to worry about the pain involved with excessive labia and intimacy. Aviva can also tighten the exterior appearance for an improved cosmetic affect.
I have been so excited to spread the word about EmpowerRF! It has been over a year in the making and I have worked hard to make this option available for women everywhere. I have become a KOL (Key opinion leader) on this subject and have and will continue to train doctors from all over the country and even other countries. EmpowerRF has been embraced by the many urologists and urogynecologists that have come through my office for training, and we are not stopping there!
These study results are on their way to being published, and the momentum keeps building. Traveling and speaking across the country on EmpowerRF, plus my experience with our local patients reminds me how important it is to spread the word so women can finally get relief! EmpowerRF is truly a game changer in this field. Women don't have to leak anymore, as a patient said to me "any woman that had a baby should get this". Women can run without worrying about the next bathroom stop, can play golf or tennis without worry about embarrassing leaking, and women don't have to be in pain any longer from dryness, lichen sclerosis, chronic UTIs or vaginal infections (it also works on optimizing vaginal pH, putting an end to these chronic infections).
As a menopausal mother of three, who after getting my own EmpowerRF treatment no longer has to deal with the hassles of leaking, laxity, or dryness, was able to experience the benefits first hand. I finally have that noninvasive option to offer to others and I am so glad to have used it on myself! To loop back to the name and the feelings brought on by EmpowerRF , I can truly say that I feel “empowered” to be the first provider in the US to launch this revolutionary feminine wellness treatment option.
If you would like to learn if EmpowerRF by Inmode is an option for you don't hesitate to ask Dr. Coley or myself at your next visit. You have options, let's explore them together.
Tracy Blusewicz, MD, FACOG
AspireBluffton InMode EmpowerRF FeminineWellness
We feel “Empowered” to be the first providers to launch this revolutionary treatment option.
EmpowerRF | Morpheus8V is a noninvasive in office treatment utilizing radio frequency or RF. It is the technical advancement of the Votiva device (which we were one of the leading providers in the country). The treatments of Morpheus8V require no general anesthesia, only locally placed numbing gel for some of them. This technology has long been used on the face for tackling wrinkles and dry sagging skin (like the jowls and around the mouth and eyes). Key Benefits: We found it can help resolve painful intercourse due to dryness, laxity due to childbirth, and leaking with urinary incontinence. Our retrospective study results supported these these key EmpowerRF benefits. Plus, we found out that EmpowerRF also helps with overactive bladder or urge incontinence which previously had been a tough problem to relieve for women.
VTone is a gentle, FDA cleared technology designed to provide intravaginal electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) and neuromuscular re-education to rehabilitate weak pelvic floor muscles, and address stress, urge, and mixed urinary incontinence. VTone’s two-sided tip inserts quickly and comfortably into the vaginal canal.
Votiva is a simple and quick nonsurgical procedure that is changing the lives of women who have experienced with vaginal laxity. The symptoms can range from painful dryness, unpleasant sexual intercourse, a feeling of being too loose inside, bladder leakage, itching and more. Votiva promotes healthy tissue growth by restoring the collagen in the deep layers of the tissue. It rejuvenates tissue and alleviates many common symptoms that women experience after childbirth, menopause, aging, cancer treatments and more. It is a safe and effective way to restore tissue without added hormones. FormaV is radio frequency which is applied inside and outside the vagina. It feels like a hot stone massage. Studies have shown that bipolar radio frequency resolved vaginal dryness and stress urinary incontinence better than any previous laser treatments.
Aviva is ideal for women seeking aesthetic vaginal enhancements as well as function restoration in less than twenty minutes and under local anesthesia in-office. This treatment is particularly beneficial for women wanting the results of a labiaplasty without the need for any excisions. With minimal invasion required, Aviva is great for patients desiring a natural looking result, with less downtime and minimal-to-no scarring.
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Medical Director: Tracy Blusewicz, MD, FACOG
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