All the tissues of the body can become looser as we age, and the delicate tissues of the vagina and vulva are especially vulnerable to the effects of time. Other factors, such as multiple or traumatic vaginal births, can also have an effect on these areas. While Kegel exercises can help tighten the muscles of the pelvic floor and the vagina, the overlaying tissues cannot be treated with exercises or lifestyle changes. In the past, surgical vaginal rejuvenation was the only option. Now, ThermiVa® offers a way to tighten and rejuvenate the vagina and vulva without surgery.
How ThermiVa® Works
The treatment uses high-frequency radio waves to create microscopic tears in the tissues of the vagina and vulva. This causes no discomfort and, in fact, feels simply warm and relaxing for most people. This microscopic damage encourages the body to produce collagen. Collagen is the substance in our skin responsible for its elasticity. As your body heals the treated area with collagen, the tissues will tighten and become more elastic.
This process can then be repeated as desired. Most patients choose to have a treatment every month for three months with a touch-up procedure three months after the third treatment, but you can decide to stop treatments at any point when you are satisfied with the results. As collagen production varies between individuals, marked improvement in a single treatment is not at all uncommon.
The Effects of Treatment
There are three main reasons to consider ThermiVa®. First, it can relieve mild to moderate stress incontinence. If you are leaking urine when laughing or coughing, it may be because the tissues responsible for retaining your urine have become loose. Second, women report a tighter feeling during intimacy, which feels great for both partners. Lastly, ThermiVa® also stimulates natural lubrication production. For post-menopausal women and those who experience vaginal dryness, producing more lubrication can make intimacy more enjoyable for both partners as well.
Appropriate for Nearly Everyone
One of the biggest advantages of ThermiVa® is that is appropriate for nearly every woman who is not currently pregnant, because collagen production is the same for almost everyone. Provided you are in good general health and do not currently have a yeast infection, herpes outbreak or other gynecological issue, this treatment is likely a good option for you.
If you are dissatisfied with intimacy or feel that the tissues of your vagina or vulva have sagged with age or childbirth, ThermiVa® may be the right choice for you. We offer this treatment with expertise at Visage Laser & Skin Care Center in Anaheim. If you are interested in learning more about this gentle, non-surgical procedure, call our office today to schedule an appointment. We would be delighted to answer your questions and get you back on the road to a satisfying intimate life.