Gray hair, wrinkles and sagging skin. These are the common tell-tale signs that we women associate with aging. As our body ages on the outside, our most intimate part of the body, the vagina, ages too. Issues such as vaginal dryness, laxity, and bladder leakage take a toll both physically and emotionally causing us to avoid certain activities.
At New Image Plastic Surgery, Dr. Robert Gartside offers patients a safe, effective, non-surgical treatment to help ladies get that spring back in their step (down there) with ThermiVA.
What is ThermiVa and how does it work?
ThermiVa is a non-surgical vaginal treatment that uses physician-controlled radio-frequency energy. A thin probe heats the supportive tissues of the vagina, urethra and tissues beneath the bladder to stimulate blood vessels and collagen growth. This collagen stimulation results in immediate tightening of the labia and vagina. It reduces bladder leakage and increases vaginal moisture.
How long does the treatment take?
A single ThermiVa procedure takes approximately 30-40 minutes and is performed in the office.
How soon can you start to see or feel results?
Most women will start to notice improvements immediately after the first treatment. However, optimal results are seen upon completion of a series of three treatments. A single follow up treatment at six or 12 months is usually recommended to maintain results.
Is it painful?
ThermiVa treatments are pain-free. Most patients report that treatments are gentle, relaxing and feel like an internal, warm massage.
Do I need to have any tests prior to the treatment?
No, but you will need to have a consultation with Dr. Gartside to make sure you are a candidate. Candidacy includes a pelvic exam to ensure an undiagnosed condition or health concern does not exist.
How long is recovery?
There is no recovery and no downtime with ThermiVa treatments. You can even resume sexual activity the same day!
Why ThermiVa versus other vaginal rejuvenation treatments?
ThermiVA is non-surgical and nonablative. It uses radiofrequency which is safer, more reliable and less invasive than other vaginal rejuvenation treatments that use lasers. With ThermiVA, women can resume all activities immediately after a ThermiVa treatment. Lasers, on the other hand, can be painful and require longer recovery. Lasers are also often associated with a higher rate of complications. In addition, because ThermiVA does not utilize any hormones, it is a safe treatment option for women with breast cancer or those who have received chemotherapy. ThermiVA is a better option for women who desire a non-invasive solution that uniformly treats vaginal laxity, vaginal dryness, and bladder leakage.
For more information, visit www.gartside.com.