Many women develop intimate issues after childbirth and during and after menopause. These can vary from vaginal laxity (looseness) caused by childbirth, to long-term vaginal atrophy, causing itching and dryness, as well as pain during intercourse, as hormonal changes cause the tissues to thin. Another common problem for women as they age is urinary incontinence, also caused by a reduction in muscle tone in the genital area and the pelvic floor.
It can be difficult to talk to your doctor about these issues. However, treatments are available that can greatly improve your quality of life. The knowledge that you’re not alone in your experiences and that there’s something you can do about it can make it easier to broach the subject with your doctor. This is the first step toward deciding on the appropriate treatment.
In the past, women have had to resort to invasive and painful surgery to improve severe incontinence, or have needed to take hormones to improve vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and other side effects of menopause. Today’s technology, though, offers ThermiVa, a new, painless treatment that can give you almost immediate results. Rejuvé offers this innovative, minimally invasive treatment to our patients in Los Gatos, Saratoga, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and the greater San Jose Bay Area, CA. ThermiVa provides the latest technology for women’s sexual health and vaginal rejuvenation and is the closest thing to women’s Viagra.
What issues can ThermiVa treat?
The most common problems addressed with ThermiVa include:
Loose vaginal tissue
Decreased sexual response
Decreased genital sensitivity
Sagging in the outer labia, or labia majora
In the past, women have had to endure complex surgery or long-term hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to receive relief from these symptoms. With ThermiVa, one simple treatment can provide results almost immediately, without surgery, hospital stays, or long recovery periods.
How does ThermiVa work?
ThermiVa is an electrocoagulation treatment that uses carefully applied radio-frequency (RF) energy. This RF energy creates heat that gently stimulates collagen growth in the genital area, both internally and externally. It stimulates blood flow and rejuvenates the delicate tissues. The result is tighter, firmer tissue where before you were experiencing looseness and atrophy. Increased blood flow can also increase sexual sensitivity and response, making it easier for you to become aroused and reach climax.
This rejuvenation of the vaginal tissues can also positively affect the muscles and tissue around your urethra, increasing your ability to control your bladder and reducing urinary incontinence.
The ThermiVa treatment is administered in your doctor’s office using a slim wand. The wand allows your doctor to deliver the radio-frequency energy to specific areas, both inside your vagina and to the outer labia as necessary. ThermiVa heats tissues slowly and gently, then maintains the optimal temperature for comfortable, effective treatment. Unlike laser and surgical treatments, it requires no anesthetic.
What are the advantages of ThermiVa?
ThermiVa does not involve surgery. The treatment can be administered easily and discreetly in your doctor’s office. You will see and feel results almost immediately. Over the next two or three weeks, the changes will become even more noticeable. Dr. Tang recommend three treatments over a period of 3 months for optimal results. This treatment schedule can restore your enjoyment of sex and bring intimacy back to the life you share with your partner.
What is the difference between ThermiVa and other devices that do vaginal rejuvenation?
Compared to CO2 lasers used in the past for vaginal rejuvenation, ThermiVa uses considerably less power and a much lower heat threshold. The temperature controlled technology used maintains temperatures maintained at 40-45 degrees Celsius. Carefully maintaining these temperatures allows for tissue tightening without discomfort. The results of the treatment are much more consistent and reliable, as well. Unlike previous laser devices which required numbing and was painful and had a number of restrictions and downtime, there is no downtime after ThermiVa treatment, no need for anesthesia, and no restrictions on returning to normal sexual activity after treatment.
What are some contraindications of the treatment?
Patients who are pregnant or have an active sexual transmitted disease or bladder infection should not have the treatment. Patients who have any active pelvic, ovarian, or uterine cancer should not have the treatment. In addition, because ThermiVa is an RF device, patients who have any implantable cardiac device such as a pacemaker or implantable defibrillator should not have the procedure.
Who can use ThermiVa?
ThermiVa is appropriate for women who are experiencing urinary incontinence, vaginal laxity, or dryness that causes painful intercourse. It can also be of help to women who are unhappy or uncomfortable with looseness of the external labia. Patients seeking vaginal rejuvenation, please contact our Saratoga, CA location to schedule a consultation. We are committed to women’s health issues. We are proud to serve Santa Cruz, Aptos, Salinas, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, and the greater San Jose Bay Area CA. We’ll discuss your symptoms and the best treatment to counter the long-term effects of childbirth and menopause.
If you are pregnant or have a urinary tract infection, ThermiVa treatment is not recommended. You doctor may require testing before your treatment.
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