Votiva for Your Stretch Marks

Stretch marks mean something different to everyone. For one person, they might be a source of pride, but for someone else, they can be a source of discomfort and self-consciousness. If you’re unhappy with your stretch marks, you don’t have to accept them. Votiva can provide an easy, noninvasive way to fade your tiger stripes and boost your self-esteem on the beach and in the bedroom. 

Dr. Gae Rodke is an OB/GYN working out of the Upper West Side in New York. She and her experienced team provide gynecological care and aesthetic treatments to help women feel more comfortable in their own skin. This includes radiofrequency (RF) therapy for stretch marks, a noninvasive, painless method that encourages your body to heal itself from the inside out. 

A quick guide to Votiva RF therapy 

RF therapy is a simple concept that’s been applied to a number of cosmetic issues, including stretch marks and skin laxity. Votiva by InMode® is the radiofrequency system trusted by Dr. Rodke, and it provides safe, effective, and painless results within a few sessions. 

Radiofrequency therapy works by penetrating deep tissue with long-wavelength energy. The middle skin layer, called the dermis, is stimulated by this gentle heat. Your body reacts to the stimulation by kickstarting healing in the area, producing proteins like collagen as a result. This increases skin tightness and reduces the visibility of stretch marks. 

What to expect from Votiva

If you’ve never had RF therapy before, you might feel apprehensive about the treatment. Don’t worry: radiofrequency technology is very gentle. The treatment is entirely noninvasive, so there are no needles, scalpels, or stitches required. 

During the procedure, the doctor places electrodes over your stretch marks in targeted areas. Most people only feel a warming sensation during treatment, and you don’t have to worry about painful side effects. Your skin might redden slightly after RF therapy, but this is normal. 

Because RF therapy targets your body’s natural healing response, it can be difficult to see results right after treatment. Your body is healing from the inside out, so much of the progress will be invisible at first. Your stretch marks will begin to fade, though, within a few sessions. 

Dr. Rodke can estimate how many sessions will provide optimal results and space them out so each session has the maximum effect before she administers another treatment.

Interested in RF therapy? You can learn more about the Votiva system by talking to Dr. Rodke. To schedule an appointment, call 212-496-9800, or visit the contact page for more information.

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