Just as time robs facial skin, breasts, and bodies of vital collagen and more, leading to unwanted laxity, aging can do the same to the vaginal area. As women grow older, loosening tissues and related changes can cause dryness, discomfort, a lack of sensation during intercourse, incontinence, and other problems—all of which can be made even worse by childbirth. Many women facing these challenges have turned to surgical options for vaginal rejuvenation, but the Charleston, SC, area's Germain Dermatology offers ThermiVa®, a non-surgical solution for women who want results without incisions, sutures, sutures, or long recovery times.
ThermiVa® uses radiofrequency energy to restore the moisture and support lost to vaginal atrophy, hormone shifts, aging, and even the trauma of labor and delivery. Vaginal rejuvenation noticeably begins immediately and continues in the days and weeks after a treatment session.
The ThermiVa® device includes an S-shaped hand-piece that delivers radiofrequency energy comfortably into the area where it is applied. When soft tissues are heated with this energy, they contract as collagen is remodeled and new collagen production, known as neocollagenisis, begins.
A tighter, firmer, and flexible vaginal canal, pelvic floor, and tissues surrounding the vagina contribute to overall vaginal rejuvenation.
Vaginal atrophy and related problems can manifest in a variety of ways, including:
Singularly and combined, these symptoms can lead to sexual dissatisfaction and discomfort experienced during everyday activities. Labial changes can make wearing certain types of clothing, such as yoga pants, uncomfortable or visually problematic. Less bladder control means worrying about leakage with every laugh, sneeze, or jogging session.
A single ThermiVa® treatment can provide atrophy-relieving benefits, but Germain Dermatology typically recommends that a patient receive three treatments to achieve her desired level of vaginal rejuvenation, with results often lasting for up to a year or longer. Maintenance treatments can be scheduled annually.
One ThermiVa® session lasts about half an hour to 45 minutes at Germain Dermatology, and patients who receive a vaginal rejuvenation treatment will be able to go back to their daily life immediately.
Hygiene and patient safety are paramount in this process. Each hand-piece is used only once, and handled by a trained and experienced operator. The device itself works with precision to ensure heat is generated to deliver consistent results.