ThermiVa: How Does it Work?
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How ThermiVa Works
ThermiVa How does it work ?
In the right candidate: female with multiple pregnancies stretching the vaginal wall; or those with excess external labia or labial laxity can benefit from ThermiVA. ThermiVA works in a similar manner to other areas of the body whereby Radio Frequency energy heats up the tissue in order to get both immediate tightening and long term buildup of collagen.This process-over 3 treatments brings successful improvement to these areas. It requires no anesthesia; is performed in the office and takes about 30 minutes.
Please explain the science behind ThermiVa, what makes this an effective treatment?
Thermi is a radiofrequency energy which delivers heat to skin and soft tissue to cause secondary tightening.
It's effective in vaginal rejuvenation of both external and internal tissues and can also assist in patients affected by minor urinary stress incontinence.
Initially 3 -4 treatments are recommended with subsequent yearly single treatments.
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ThermiVA works by heating and thickening tissue
ThermiVA is a radio frequency device that heats tissues up (whether that's the external labia or internal vaginal tissues), tightening them up a bit, increases blood flow and ultimately thickens tissues by promoting collagen growth.
The immediate heating tightens and helps you feel - well, tighter. that means that it can help shrink external labia tissues making them a bit smaller. And it can help your vaginal tissues feel tighter just the same
The increase in blood flow helps to improve lubrication which may be anproblem for some after menopause, and frequently before as well. This can also help in producing more fluid during intimate situations and marking them feel better
Long term the collagen build up helps to thicken the tissues of the vagina that may have thinned out over the years producing more volume for these tissues.
Different parts of each of these effects have also been noted to help
1. Reduce mild bladder leakage that is common as we age - most women we treat see differences after even the fist treatment.
2. Increase sensitivity during intimacy possibly from Improve the overall tone of the vagina muscles or tissues or increased lubrication (depending upon your situation)
The procedure only takes about 30 minutes per session. A full treatment requires 3 sessions about a month apart. Best part is that it's completely comfortable and only feels like a warm massage. The even better part is that you'll probably notice changes and improvement after even just the first session!
How Does the ThermiVa Work
ThermiVa works by delivering radiofrequency (thermal energy) via a small probe to both the internal vaginal canal and the external labia. The tissue is heated to specific temperatures, encouraging the growth of new collagen, increased blood flow and improved nerve supply. ThermiVa is FDA approved for skin tightening, however, patients also report increased sensation, moisture and improvement in symptoms of stress urinary incontinence.
The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and requires NO downtime. The typical protocol for ThermiVa treatments is 3 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart. I tell my patients that many women see improvement in vaginal tightening after the first treatment, but that optimal results will be observed 3 months after the third treatment.
How does Thermiva work?
Sometimes a woman can experience dryness, trouble reaching orgasm, occasional leaking and looseness since giving childbirth. Thermiva is a painless, safe, non-surgical, no downtime treatment for the above issues. It is radio-frequency heat delivered deeply into the tissues internally and externally. Heating of the skin promotes three (3) different kinds of effect: 1) Immediate contraction of collagen; 2) Immediate collagen remodeling and elasticity and 3) long-term stimulation of production of new collagen. These effects on collagen, tightens the tissues, thus helping with the looseness and leaking. Thermiva also increases blood flow and restores nerve signaling resulting in normal vaginal lubrication and increase sensitivity. In my opinion, Thermiva acts like a sling, estrogen and viagra.
How it works: ThermiVA
Radiofrequency energy is a fantastic option for rejuvenation. ThermiVA uses a gentle, ergonomically designed applicator that allows the energy to penetrate uniformly though the tissues to heat and tighten the collagen as well as stimulate the nerves and glands to restore themselves. A temperature monitor on the hand piece allows precise control of the temperature so that optimal heating is achieved and maintained to ensure consistent results. Constant motion is required which also helps with comfort. This is an extremely well tolerated non-surgical, no down time treatment.
ThermiVa Uses Radiofrequency Heat to Induce Collagen Formation and Possibly Increase Blood Flow and Pelvic Muscle Strength
Collagen is the major protein in connective tissue and helps tissue withstand stretching. In other words, it maintains the firmness of the tissue. As we age, collagen production declines and environmental factors such as hormones and childbirth and cause an increase in collagen breakdown. ThermiVa uses radiofrequency energy to heat tissue, inducing collagen coiling in existing collagen and promoting long term collagen formation at a rate higher than the existing production. The result is a tightening and toning of the vagina and external labial tissues. There is also possibly an increase in blood supply to the area and an increase in pelvic muscle strength, which would account for the improvement in sexual function patients are seeing.
Effective nonsurgical vaginal and perineal tightening by radiofrequency heating- ThermiVa
Technology Behind ThermiVA
The treatment involves the use of radio frequency heat that is delivered in a slow precise manner to stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin as well as tighten skin tissue. It also benefits nerve endings to assist in increased lubrication and assistance with urinary continence. Another added benefit is that many women report more pleasurable orgasms!
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