Is Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation Worth It?

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If you’re considering vaginal rejuvenation, you may have heard of EmpowerRF by InMode—a groundbreaking system of in-office treatments designed to transform and rejuvenate the female genitalia. With bold claims as non-surgical solution for issues ranging from incontinence to orgasmic dysfunction, or a minimally-invasive alternative to labiaplasty or vaginoplasty, you might be curious about the price tag attached to these benefits. We understand the challenges of finding online information about the actual cost and how the technology produces its purported results, making it nearly impossible to assess the value and validity of treatments. In this blog, we aim to break down each treatment’s purpose, price, and payoff, empowering you to make an informed decision on whether they will “fit the bill” in addressing your goals and concerns.

What does “EmpowerRF” actually refer to?

This one causes a lot of confusion. Technically “EmpowerRF” is not the name of a specific treatment but rather, it’s the name for the workstation that powers the delivery of different non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments such as V-Tone, FormaV, and Morpheus8v. By simply changing the hand-pieces and settings on the EmpowerRF workstation, this one piece of equipment delivers these unique treatments:


This small, anatomically shaped applicator delivers intravaginal electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to rehabilitate weakened pelvic floor muscles and enhance neuromuscular coordination. Each treatment is akin to a super-charged Kegel session. You can sit back, relax, or catch up on work as this FDA-cleared technology takes care of inducing therapeutic muscle contractions without effort on your part. Treatments last about 20 minutes and are performed once a week for 6 weeks, involving little-to-no discomfort or downtime.


Like Morpheus8, this device combines the benefits of microneedling and radio-frequency (RF) energy to remodel collagen and tighten tissue but Morpheus8v utilizes a unique handpiece specifically designed to safely and effectively treat the delicate inner and outer tissues of the vagina, vulva, and labia. Appointments begin with the application of topical numbing cream which sits for 30 minutes before the treatment begins to ensure patient comfort.


This treatment utilizes RF-energy and localized heat to rejuvenate the vaginal opening and inner/outer labia while deeply penetrating the muscles of the vaginal wall. We recommend the treatment once a month for 3 months. Some patients experience noticeable results within 3 – 4 weeks after the initial treatment and return after 2 months – the details of which are discussed during the consultation. Occasionally, the FormaV hand-piece may not easily enter the inner canal during the second treatment, in which case, we wait another month before proceeding with the next treatment.

Can non-surgical treatments provide REAL relief for these issues?

1. Urinary Incontinence:

Incontinence can result from various factors, including childbirth, aging, lack of exercise, and menopause, all contributing to a weakened pelvic floor and difficulties in controlling urination. VTone is FDA-cleared to address stress, urge, and mixed urinary incontinence in women. It achieves this by strengthening the pelvic floor musculature, crucial for supporting all pelvic structures, including the bladder and urethra. This leads to improved control, reduced urgency, and frequency of urination. Since the muscles rehabilitated by VTone also play a role in bowel control, some women may experience relief from issues with fecal incontinence.

Morpheus8V also aids in treating incontinence by stimulating natural healing mechanisms and enhancing collagen support in the vaginal tissue. This tightening action strengthens the anterior vaginal wall, effectively lifting the bladder and urethra, leading to a significant improvement in urinary incontinence.

2. Improvement in Sexual Function and Enjoyment:

In addition to aiding in the management of incontinence, pelvic floor muscles play a crucial role in the pleasurable muscle contractions experienced in the genitals during orgasm. Strengthened pelvic floor muscles contribute to more substantial and intense orgasms, and their flexibility allows for comfortable vaginal penetration. VTone enhances sexual comfort and enjoyment by alleviating pelvic pressure felt during penetration and can result in more robust orgasms after a series of treatments.

FormaV and Morpheus8V treatments also play a pivotal role in overcoming barriers to sexual satisfaction, specifically in addressing issues with vaginal dryness and sensitivity. The moisture within the vaginal canal is intricately linked to the thickness of the vaginal mucosa. As cells undergo turnover, they release internal fluids onto the vaginal wall, ensuring a well-lubricated surface. However, with age and hormonal changes, women may experience mucosal thinning and reduced pliability and with reduced cell turnover, there is a decline in the availability of cellular fluid for moisturizing and lubricating the vaginal canal which can make intercourse painful. Additionally, external genitalia undergo skin changes, resulting in atrophy, shrinkage, labial laxity, and dry, irritated skin. FormaV and Morpheus8V treatments enhance blood circulation of both inner and outer areas, contributing to overall tissue health, including the mucosa membranes of the vagina. This increased blood supply not only promotes natural lubrication, enhancing comfort during sexual activity but also induces sensitivity during intercourse. FormaV and Morpheus8V promote collagen remodeling and tissue contraction, tightening the vaginal canal. Patients note that their partners notice the difference with 1-2 treatments of FormaV and Morpheus8V. This tightening effect improves sensation during sexual activity, potentially further enhancing one’s natural lubrication.

3. Aesthetic Improvements

Stretched, wrinkled, or asymmetric labia can negatively impact confidence, hinder comfort in tight-fitting clothing, and pose challenges during sexual activity. Morpheus8V offers a non-surgical solution utilizing a ‘Subdermal Adipose Remodeling Device’ (SARD) to shrink, tighten, and remodel the labial tissue on a deep, cellular level. After 3 treatments, patients can expect smoother, smaller, and younger-looking labia with minimal downtime and without any incisions. Beyond the aesthetic benefits, erogenous pleasure zones become easier to access, leading to enhanced sensation and satisfaction during intimacy.

So…is it worth it?

Given the wide array of benefits provided, these life-changing treatments are cost-effective and well-worth the investment. Currently*, pricing on treatment packages at my all-female practice in Houston, TX are as follows:

  • VTone – $1500 for 6 treatments
  • FormaV – $2500 for 3 treatments
  • Morpheus8V – $2500 for 3 treatments
  • V-Mommy Makeover – Combining all 3 modalities, this is our most popular package and is a great value at just $5000. By comprehensively rejuvenating both the inner and outer vaginal structures our V-Mommy Makeover package can be considered a non-surgical alternative (not a replacement) for a labiaplasty or vaginoplasty. While there is no way to reproduce surgical results without surgery, our patients love the major improvements that they are able to achieve with little-to-no downtime or discomfort.

After completing a series of treatments, individual maintenance treatments are also available to sustain results. To help make these life-changing treatments accessible to women from all walks of life, we offer 3 easy and convenient financing options – CareCredit℠, PatientFi®, and Alphaeon® credit. We believe in helping our patients throughout every step of their transformation with our team being available to help assist you with the financing option if desired.

Ready to invest in yourself? To request additional information, and to get started with a consultation, simply click here or call us at (713) 571-0600. We look forward to hearing from you!

*Pricing as of December 11, 2023. To confirm any potential changes in cost, as well as to view promotional monthly financing options, be sure to use our Instant-Quote tool.

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