Whether the goal is to look better in tight LuLulemon yoga pants, get their pre-childbirth “vajayjay” back or treat more pressing down-there medical conditions, growing numbers of women are turning toward noninvasive vaginal rejuvenation.
In the past, surgery was the only option for women who were concerned with the look, feel or function of their vaginas.
Today there are a host of devices available to treat these issues non-invasively with no downtime.
“The latest energy-based technologies including ThermiVa can reverse some of the effects that pregnancy and aging have on this area with none of the side effects associated with older therapies,” says Bruce E. Katz, MD, a clinical professor of dermatology at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, director of the Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Clinic at Mount Sinai Medical Center, and director of the Juva Skin & Laser Center in New York.
How ThermiVa works: Aging, loss of collagen, and vaginal births all take their toll on this area. ThermiVa delivers temperature-controlled radiofrequency (RF) energy through a tip to tighten tissues, and increase blood flow the labia majora and clitoris, which improves sensitivities. “RF energy has been used for decades to tighten skin in other parts of the body so we know it is safe,” says Katz. “It contracts the tissue and encourages the production of new collagen, which is what gives skin its healthy, supple qualities.” ThermiVa taps into the same technology used in ThermiTight and ThermiSmooth for skin rejuvenation. The ThermiVa protocol involves three separate treatments over three months.
What ThermiVa treats: Vaginal dryness, overactive bladder (leaking) and the reduction in the ability to have an orgasm.
1. How well does ThermiVa work? “It will add more moisture both internally and externally to make daily life and sexual intercourse more comfortable without the use of hormones and reduce leakage by 60-70%,” Katz says.
2. Any downtime with ThermiVa? “There is no downtime, and the results are immediate, “ says Katz. Results last for about one year and then the treatments are repeated.
3. Who can use ThermiVa? “Any woman concerned with overactive bladder, dryness and difficulty achieving orgasm can benefit,” says Katz.
4. Where to get ThermiVa? Gynecologists, dermatologists and some plastic surgeons perform the ThermiVa procedure. Find one near you now.