Femilift vs Thermiva?
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ThermiVa or Femlift
Femilift vs Thermiva?
ThermiVA is a radio frequency based device that works through direct bulk heating. ThermiVa has been supported by claims that it increases lubrication and improves vaginal function. In that ThermiVa is not FDA approved for intra-vaginal use, and that these claims are not supported by any valid, peer reviewed studies that I can find, it is unlikely that ThermiVa will help with any vaginal issues in a lasting way.. This technology is not able to raise tissue temperatures sufficiently to promote new collagen growth (Neocollagenesis), which is necessary for any lasting results. It has been shown that Neocollagenesis occurs ONLY when the tissues are heated to 60-70C. ThermiVa absolutely does not heat tissues to 60-70C, but only achieves perhaps 45-55 degrees Celsius. By heating the vaginal lining tissues, ThermiVa causes swelling, or edema. There is no scientific basis that supports the notion of ThermiVa producing long lasting results. Furthermore, as we all learned in 2nd year medical school pathology class, chronic inflammation and edema leads to FIBROSIS (a pathologic process). Fibrosis is a disorderly process of SCAR FORMATION, as opposed to the functionally regenerative process of Neocollagenesis. Think about nasty ugly scars on the skin that occur due to injury. That is the process of scar formation. Fractional laser devices, such as Femi Lift by Alma lasers, actually have been shown through rigorous scientific study, to promote Neocollagenesis by heating the vaginal lining tissues to 60-70 degrees Celsius. Furthermore, Femi Lift also causes fractional ablation of the vaginal lining, resulting in regrowth of a thicker and more youthful vaginal lining. In my practice we have treated dozens of patients with Femi Lift and I have not seen a single treatment failure. Furthermore, most, if not all of my stress urinary incontinence patients (mild to moderate severity) have completely resolved their SUI. Lastly many have posted that ThermiVa is a "newer" technology. That is just patently untrue. Fractional CO2 laser technology was first used clinically in the early 2000's. Radio frequency has been in use since the 1980's and the external application (like ThermiVa) was how RF was first used. People, do your homework and do not trust those who are untruthful!
Best of Luck,
Dr Robert D Moore, FACOG, FPMRS, FACS
Atlanta - Beverly Hills - Dubai
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ThermiVA versus FemiLift
FemiLift, without hesitation
Thank you for your question. I've offered FemiLift, laser vaginal resurfacing, to my patients with complaints of vaginal looseness, stress urinary incontinence, and dryness for over 2 years with excellent results in the properly selected patient. In women with your symptoms we see their dryness improve after the first treatment. The benefit of the FemiLift over ThermiVa are many, but in your case the treatment is quick, less than 5 minutes, and the results are longer lasting.
See link below for patient reviews of their experience. I do recommend you consult with a reconstructive and cosmetic vaginal surgeon experienced in all treatment options for vaginal rejuvenation to see what you are a candidate for. Hopefully, you're a candidate.
Best of luck,
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Dr H Karamanoukian
Nonsurgical vs Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation
It can increase blood flow, sensitivity, and orgasm. It can increase moisture and decrease urinary incontinence for many women.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma ) can be added to these procedures which may make a difference in the outcome. It can be injected into the vaginal mucosa to increase circulation and vaginal health, O-shot. PRP can also be used for a “G” Shot which is injected into the G-spot.
Such non-surgical laser vaginal rejuvenation require approximately 3 sessions. Once or twice yearly follow up treatments are recommended to maintain vaginal health. Also, if PRP is being added there is an additional fee per treatment session.
However, surgery is the most common treatment. It can usually corrected your concern in less than one hour with the use of a local anaesthetic. Often, many women feel more comfortable and relaxed with a quick twilight or general anaesthetic. Each procedure is customized to the physical findings as well as the desired goals of the patient. There is no one right solution for all patients, but there is a solution for every woman. The outcome of a Labiaplasty is a more youthful appearance, ability to wear all types of clothing without discomfort and/or embarrassment, and a more confident sex life.
The best procedure approach will be discussed in greater detail during your one-on-one consultation.
Thermiva wins the overall vaginal rejuvenation battle
1)no down time
2)tightens vagina internally and externally
3)generally less expensive than femilift
4)proven sidebar benefits of increasing sexual and orgasmic satisfaction, increasing clitoral and vaginal sensitivity
5)no chance of burning the delicate tissues
Why would you choose anything else for your non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation?
This isn't to say that a surgical option may be more reasonable for your individual situation, however. So choose a great doctor who you can trust for his candid recommendations.
You need an exam to check your condition before picking the best treatment for your condition
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