Childbirth, age and hormone changes can dramatically affect a woman’s vulvovaginal region. This most intimate area can be a source of embarrassment and discomfort, but it is such a vital part of who women are and shouldn’t cast that shadow on their identity and confidence. Fortunately, there are a variety of options to address some of the issues causing discomfort. I’m going to highlight a new non surgical option that we offer at Davinci Plastic with great results: ThermiVa.
What is ThermiVa?
Vaginal tissue can get stretched during childbirth. This can have a negative affect on many things such as urinary continence, sensation of pleasure during sex, and lack of general vaginal comfort. Labia also may have been stretched due to labor or age and can cause discomfort during intercourse and even wearing certain clothes, such as tight jeans, swimwear and athletic wear.
ThermiVa is a non surgical radiofrequency treatment to the vaginal canal and labia that is not painful nor requires any down time. It tightens the tissues to relieve women of many issues including:
- Urinary incontinence
- Orgasmic dysfunction
- Thinning, drying and imflammation of vaginal walls (vaginal atrophy)
- Intimate tissue laxity (vaginal laxity /vulvar laxity)
How does ThermiVa work?
ThermiVa uses radiofrequency energy transmitted by hand-held device that is lubricated and inserted into the vagina. The device is ergonomically shaped with a square metal tip electrode that emits the collagen stimulating energy. ThermiVa does not use any lasers so there should be no burns, blisters or open sores. It is not painful, so there is no anesthesia needed. The device does heat up as it emits the energy, however the temperature can be adjusted to maintain comfort. The procedure is done in a matter of 30 minutes in our office by one of our skilled practitioners. You can resume all normal activities, including sex, that day.
What kind of results can be expected?
You can notice an improvement almost immediately with one 30 minute treatment. However, ThermiVa stimulates collagen production so results continue to improve over time. It is also recommended for most patients to receive three 30 minute treatments a month apart to receive maximum results. A touch up treatment every so often could also help. For some women, this is needed in 6 months, others it could be a year or more.
We are happy to offer ThermiVa to help our women patients experience more comfort and confidence about their FemGem area. If you’d like to have a discreet, confidential consultation regarding what ThermiVa can do for you, please contact us at www.davinciplastic.com.
Steven Davison M.D.
Board Certified Plastic/Reconstructive Surgeon