Aging and childbirth can have adverse effects on a woman’s body. One of the main areas of the body that is affected the most after giving birth is the vagina. As beautiful a process giving birth to a new life is, there’s no doubt that the vagina can take quite the beating once its all over.
That combined with growing old, the vagina, just like any other part of the body, undergoes a few changes that many women feel unhappy with. One of the least talked about changes that our bodies go through is the loosening of vaginal tissue.
This can be unsightly and cause issues during urination or sexual intercourse. Other issues include dryness, incontinence, and discomfort. These changes bother a lot of women, but many of them choose not to do anything about it due to its sensitive nature.
Similarly to how we treat other parts our bodies, our intimate areas require the same amount of attention as well. It’s unfair that we are more concerned about the wrinkles and sagging skin on our faces and not focus on the health of our genitals.
If you are facing any of the issues mentioned earlier, then you are in luck because medical experts have developed a blessing for your vagina and it comes in the form of ThermiVA.
This treatment is used to rejuvenate the vagina. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that does not require any incisions, stitches, or downtime. This treatment stimulates the production of collagen in the vaginal tissues by producing thermal energy. The collagen then rebuilds the vaginal structure and rejuvenates it.
ThermiVA utilizes radiofrequency technology to help tighten sagging tissue. This energy is transmitted through the vaginal skin through a device shaped like a wand. During the procedure, the thermal energy produced by ThermiVA gently warms up the external as well as internal tissues within the vagina and labia.
The tissue begins to contract due to the heat, which then prompts the deeper layers of the vaginal skin to produce more collagen. The treatment requires no recovery time, so you can go back to your regular routine after completing the treatment. It is also safe for you to go swimming or have sex.
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Besides improving the tightness and tone of the vagina, the ThermiVA treatment can help alleviate the symptoms of many other issues caused by the atrophy of vaginal tissue.
• Reduce incontinence
• Reduce risk of developing osteoporosis
• Reduce dryness of the vagina and restore natural lubrication
• Reduce risk of developing heart disease
• Improve sexual pleasure and function
• Reduce risk of endometrial and breast cancer
• Reduce collagen loss in vaginal skin
• Improve the appearance and aesthetics of the labia and vagina
• Reduce or eliminate discomfort, especially while wearing tight clothes
• Improve self-confidence and well-being
Most patients notice the results of the procedure within the first 24 hours of undergoing the treatment, but in some cases, the improvements become noticeable only after a week. Over the following weeks, more improvements appear as the vaginal tissues start producing more collagen.
The effects of ThermiVA on external vaginal tissue typically last six months. On internal tissues, the results can be see for a year of even longer. ThermiVA requires periodic follow-up treatments to maintain the desired results.
While attending the second annual Thermi user meeting in Marina Del Rey, California this past weekend, I attended a lecture on the Mona Lisa Touch laser.
Unlike ThermiVa, which delivers controlled heat for vulvovaginal rejuvenation, the Mona Lisa Touch uses a fractional laser to burn vaginal tissue. The study submitted to the FDA evaluating women who were treated with Mona Lisa Touch laser was terminated at 12 weeks, so the long terms effects of the Mona Lisa Touch are unknown.
To date, there has been no evidence of tightening in the treatment of vaginal laxity with the Mona Lisa Touch. This contrasts with the tightening and rejuvenation of the vulva and vagina consistently noted immediately after a ThermiVa session. There’s no application of the Mona Lisa Touch for vulvar tightening, unlike ThermiVa, because it’s too uncomfortable when applied to these delicate structures.
The hand piece for delivery of the Mona Lisa Touch laser is described as “big, bulky and uncomfortable” and is in stark contrast to ThermiVa’s tiny probe, used to comfortably treat the vulvar structures as well as the vagina. Mona Lisa Touch requires abstinence from sexual intercourse for 3 days before and 5 days after a treatment session; ThermiVa has no restrictions on sexual intercourse before or after the session.
Whereas the ThermiVa uses clear ultrasound jelly to lubricate the tiny probe, the Mona Lisa Touch does not permit the use of a lubricant, adding to the discomfort of the procedure.
If you are like millions of women across the USA seeking Vulvovaginal rejuvenation (vaginal restoration) without surgery, for any number of reasons, including: urinary stress incontinence, atrophic vaginitis (problems related to vaginal dryness-the “genitourinary syndrome on menopause”), vaginal (pelvic) relaxation, cystocele, rectocele or orgasmic difficulties, ThermiVa is clearly your best choice!
ThermiVa uses temperature controlled radiofrequency (RF) to painlessly heat vaginal tissue below the skin to stimulate collagen production with resultant vulvovaginal tightening.
The ThermiVa radiofrequency device is exceedingly safe because the temperature at the treatment site as well as the overlying skin is continuously monitored and precisely controlled with real time feedback. Dr Porcaro sets the desired temperature according to well established safety guidelines and ThermiVa maintains that safe temperature without the need for cooling or anesthesia or the risk of burns like with lasers.
Radiofrequency is a well establishes modality for tissue tightening and works by stimulating the body’s production of collagen, causing vaginal tightening.
Unlike earlier generation radiofrequency devices and currently use lasers for vaginal rejuvenation which are painful, ThermiVa monitors and controls the temperature both above and below the skin, making the procedure exceedingly safe and well tolerated. Unlike lasers, skin type is not an issue with radiofrequency energy, so ThermiVa is safe on all skin types.
Collagen is immediately reorganized during the ThermiVa procedure, resulting in an immediate tightening and restoration of a more youthful appearance of all the vulva structures- the outside of the vagina. You can see these changes we have consistently demonstrated in OUR photos. There’s also immediate tightening of the vagina too!
In addition to the immediate reorganization of collagen, ThermiVa stimulates the formation of new collagen. This new collagen results in firmer, more youthful vaginal tissue.
Women who have benefitted from ThermiVa have vulvovaginal laxity-looseness of the outside and inside of the vagina, as well as the commonly associated secondary conditions of urinary stress incontinence, atrophic vaginal changes (“atrophic vaginitis”) and orgasmic dysfunction.
Woman with uterine prolapse, cystocele, rectocele and generalized pelvic relaxation also have responded very nicely to ThermiVa,, with results of ThermiVa frequently exceeding the results of surgery for these conditions!.
The development of vulvovaginal laxity can occur with advancing age, the loss of optimal hormones, menopause and as an unfortunate consequence of vaginal deliveries.
According to a physician survey by the International Urogynecological Association in 2012, 84% of the respondents stated the belief that vaginal laxity was underreported, 95% believed vaginal laxity impacted patient sexual function and 56% considered it to greatly affect quality of life.
All respondents felt vaginal laxity was the dominant physical change experienced by women after vaginal delivery.
During vaginal delivery, the inside as well as the outside of the vagina are stretched and damaged and don’t revert back to its pre-pregnancy state. Vulvovaginal laxity also occurs with aging and menopause and causes women to be self conscious about the appearance of the vulva-the outside of the vagina. Vaginal looseness limits a couple’s degree of sexual enjoyment during coitus.
The term atrophic vaginitis is used to describe other symptoms women with vulvovaginal laxity frequently experience, including discomfort and irritation of the labia majora- the outside vaginal lips. This is worse-when wearing certain clothing.
Vaginal dryness, the need for vaginal lubrication and discomfort during intercourse are also common in woman with atrophic vaginitis related to vulvovaginal laxity, as is urinary stress incontinence and orgasmic dysfunction.
There’s very high patient satisfaction with ThermiVa with virtually no risk, downtime or discomfort. Virtually all women note immediate improvement in their symptoms after one treatment, with further improvement over the ensuring weeks and months, especially after the second and third session.
ThermVa has received a lot of media attention and kudos in New Beauty Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, American Health and Beauty, Allure and Elle magazines.
On the Realself.com rating site, the satisfaction rate as reported by patients treated with ThermiVa-95% satisfaction- exceeds to satisfaction of patients treated by Thermage (32%), CoolSculpting (62%) Ultherapy (61%) and SmartLipo, 82%!
After obtaining a detained GYN history and performing a physical exam at the time of your initial consultation, you will drive yourself to the office on a prearranged date. You will require no IV, monitoring, sedation or any anesthesia, as there’s no pain, cutting or bleeding!
After the application of warm ultrasound jelly, Dr Porcaro will apply a specially designed probe that tightens the skin of the vulva, including the labia majora, labia minora and clitoral area thru the application of safety-controlled heat. This portion of the procedure takes about 10 minutes and is painless. Women have described this part of the procedure as “like a warm stone massage”.
Next, the vaginal introitus- the first 4-5 cm of the vagina-is treated.
Next, the upper, lower, right and left sides of the vagina are painlessly treated for about 5 minutes per zone in the same exact way, causing the vaginal tissue to immediately tighten.
The entire ThermiVa session takes about ½ hour. After your ThermiVA session there are absolutely no restrictions. You can immediately return to All your regular activities, including sexual intercourse on the very same day!
The current recommendation is for women to undergo 3 treatment sessions about 4-6 weeks apart and to undergo annual treatments thereafter to maintain the affect.