What is ThermiVa?
Reclaim, restore and revive
Our Denver ThermiVa treatments are a non-surgical procedure to treat and tighten the internal and external tissue of the labia and vagina.
Excessive stretching of the vaginal muscles is a common occurrence after vaginal birth or due to aging. Damage can diminish sensation during sexual activity, reduce satisfaction and change the relationship between partners
ThermiVA treatments use radiofrequency energy to gently heat tissue to reclaim, restore and revive feminine wellness, without discomfort or downtime.
ThemiVA uses a special wand applicator which may be applied externally to labia and vulvar tissues to restore normal tissue tone and function. The specially designed handpiece may also deliver radiofrequency energy inside the vagina to revive atrophic tissue and other structures.
Who is a candidate for ThermiVa?
Many women notice changes in their feminine wellness after childbirth and through the natural aging process. Physical changes in the vaginal area can be the result of a particularly difficult vaginal childbirth, multiple births, and the effects of menopause. These changes can rob women of their feminine well-being and happiness, and can affect their partners as well.
What does ThermiVa treat?
ThermiVa tightens the skin and tissues of the internal and external vaginal area. Treatments can address:
- Stress urinary incontinence (including stopping leakage from coughing, sneezing and exercising)
- Orgasmic dysfunction
- Laxity of the vaginal tissues, including the muscles and outer skin
- Atrophic vaginitis or Vaginal atrophy (vaginal dryness and inflammation of the vagina and outer urinary tract caused by lack of estrogen)
- Post-menopause issues, including dryness and painful intercourse
How is ThermiVa performed?
Treatments are performed in our south Denver based cosmetic surgery practice. The patented ThermiVa wand gently heats the vaginal tissue through radio frequency energy to rejuvenate collagen production. Treatment sessions last 20-30 minutes and the entire appointment takes less than an hour. For best results, three treatments over a three month period is recommended. Is there a recovery period?
There is no discomfort and no downtime, and you can resume activities the same day, including intercourse. Many women notice immediate results, with full results after three treatments.
The ThermiVa treatment was very easy and and everything was done in a professional manner. I didn’t have any discomfort or downtime after the treatment, and I started noticing an improvement the same day. They took the time to answer my questions and make sure I was comfortable, and went the extra step to meet my needs. -CG, patient
Can I receive ThermiVa treatment if I’m breastfeeding?
Yes, women who are nursing can still receive ThermiVa treatments. Radiofrequency energy has no effect on breast milk.
How long after pregnancy do I need to wait before having ThermiVa treatment?
For a normal, uneventful vaginal delivery, the recommendation is 6 weeks. At this point, any vaginal repair has healed and tissues will respond to ThermiVa treatment.
What age range can you treat?
Women who are 18 years and older can receive ThermiVa treatments. Your treatment is customized based on your specific needs, and is effective for both pre and postmenopausal women.
I have an IUD (intrauterine device) for contraception. Can I have ThermiVa treatments?
Yes, IUDs are perfectly fine because they are placed in the uterine cavity, away from the vaginal cavity where treatment is performed. The uterine wall is thick enough to be a barrier to radiofrequency energy and will not affect the IUD.
Do I need a recent pap smear?
It is recommended that women have a recent physical and normal pap smear within the last 2 years.
Who can suffer from vaginal laxity?
Vaginal laxity is very common after pregnancy with a vaginal delivery. It can also be the result of aging, weight gain or loss, hormones, or any activity that would cause the vagina to stretch beyond its normal capacity.
Am I a good candidate for ThermiVa?
You may be a good candidate for ThermiVa if you have any of the following:
- Vaginal laxity and a loose or rubbing feeling
- Unhappy with the appearance of the labia majora, especially while wearing bathing suits, athletic attire, leggings, jeans, etc.
- Sexual dysfunction or orgasmic issues
- Difficulty retaining tampons or pelvic prolapse, such as fallen bladder or fallen rectum
- Urinary leakage, including stress urinary incontinence from coughing, sneezing, or exercising.
- Dryness of the vagina or labia (also called atrophic vaginitis) due to the effects of menopause
Can I have ThermiVa treatment if I am on hormone replacement therapy?
Yes, you do not need to stop, change, or alter the way you are taking your hormone replacement therapy when receiving ThermiVa treatments. If using vaginal estrogens, it is recommended to apply them after treatment.
Can ThermiVa help with orgasmic dysfunction?
Yes, ThermiVa can improve sensitivity in all patients, including women on hormones or birth control pills. Orgasmic dysfunction is also called anorgasmia and can result in taking too long to achieve orgasms. ThermiVa can help reduce the time to reach orgasm by one third to one half. Women who have normal orgasms when treated with ThermiVa continue to have normal orgasms, but can experience stronger and more coordinated muscular contractions.
Will there be any changes in my menstrual cycle after having ThermiVa treatment?
Most women will not have a change in their cycle and should see the same schedule, length, and flow as before treatment. Mild to moderate spotting can occur after treatment (similar to what you may experience after a pap smear.)
If you have additional questions or would like to schedule a complimentary ThermiVa consultation to learn more about your options, please contact us today.
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