ThermiVa: Is it Safe?
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ThermiVa is a safe in-office treatment
It is not indicated to undergo treatment in the setting of: pregnancy, menstruation, active infection, recent abnormal pap smear, or an implanted pacemaker.
ThermiVa is safe due to built in temperature sensor to avoid burns
ThermiVa is an extremely safe procedure. The handpiece was custom designed for comfort and ease of application of the energy. There is a continuous temperature readout so that we always know the tissue temperatures and there is a timer which tells us how long we are at target temperature. The safety features built into the device will not allow for accidental tissue burns. There is no downtime whatsoever and you can continue with your daily routine immediately after the procedure.
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ThermiVa is as safe as they come
ThermiVa is a very safe procedure but is contra-indicated in patients who are:
· Have an active vaginal infection (sexually transmitted disease, UTI, etc.)
· Have greater than stage II pelvic organ prolapse
· Have had recent vaginal surgery or vaginal fillers
· Have any of the following implantable devices- AICD’s, mechanical valve, pacemaker, or defibrillators
ThermiVa is definitely safe.
ThermiVa is a safe and effective treatment for vaginal laxity, stress urinary incontinence, urinary urgency, and many types of sexual dysfunction. It uses radiofrequency to transmit heat to the tissues causing collagen coiling and remodeling and inducing new collagen formation. The reason it is safe is the temperature controlled mechanism that modulates radiofrequency output based on the current temperature of the tissue that it is in contact with as compared with the temperature that the physician has set for the treatment. This effectively prevents burns/blisters and other complications that can arise from other heat related treatments and lasers. The result is a warm, pleasant treatment with no downtime.
ThermiVa is a safe procedure. It involves three in-office visits, one month apart. Patients can see results after their first treatment, but full results will be visible after the three treatments are finished.
Is ThermiVA safe?
Most patients are considered candidates for ThermiVa. However, patients who are pregnant, have an active sexually transmitted disease, currently have a urinary tract infection or have cardiac devices such as AICDs, should not be treated with ThermiVa. We also use caution and possibly suggest an alternative treatment if the patient has a greater than stage 2 pelvic organ prolapse or recent vaginal surgery or fillers.
Safety of ThermiVA
There are some contraindications for treatment with this device, but your treating physician should be able to let you know if you are not a candidate for RF treatment.
ThermiVa a safe choice.
ThermiVa: Is it Safe?
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