ThermiVa. The treatment of choice for Vaginal Rejuvenation.
Thermiva for women of all ages.
- Increase moisture
- Improve orgasms
- Improve stress incontinence
- Improve external appearance
Vaginal Rejuvenation is a great deal more than “a designer vagina”, indeed this can trivialise what for many women is the answer to years of embarrassment, pain and frustration.
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI), vaginal dryness, delayed or no orgasm, laxity? ThermiVa can, without discomfort, surgery or downtime, reverse these issues and liberate women from the discomfort and embarrassment they have previously put up with in silence.
These sensitive issues have for many years been considered TOO sensitive for open discussion, with many women sufferers being embarrassed to discuss these problems even with their doctor. There seems to have been a societal attitude of resignation towards these conditions. Even among women themselves, who share so much, this topic is taboo. Many are unaware that ThermiVa technology exists and that it can reverse these symptoms, non surgically, in comfort with NO downtime.
ThermiVa is the answer to these conditions and it is now available at Skin Renu. Dr Flora will be working with ThermiVa Team Leader, Joely Thomas RN, who has a background in gynaecology. ThermiVa can, in just three short comfortable sessions scheduled a month apart, help women to experience the advantages of feminine rejuvenation unlike anything they ever thought possible.
I cannot believe the difference ThermiVa has made to my life, and that is without exaggeration.
I went through the menopause in my late forties. My problems began after about eight years, it started with discomfort during intercourse with my husband and the discomfort gradually worsened to the point I had discomfort from even wearing pantyhose and tight jeans. Intimacy, an important part of my marriage and how I felt as a woman, was becoming almost an impossibility. After a clean bill of health from my GP and a diagnosis of “non-specific vaginal pain” I began to explore alternatives to the anti-depressants that were offered to help me!
I did my research and was given Skin Renu’s details as a ThermiVa Clinic. Over the next 10 weeks I had my ThermiVa treatments. Three treatments 3-4 weeks apart as recommended. Joely looked after me and made me feel very comfortable during the treatments. She took the time to explain the process and made me feel at ease. The treatments were themselves, very comfortable.
I understand, loosely, the science of why ThermiVa worked, it was explained to me! What I understand are the results. All I can say is the discomfort has gone. There is no other way to say it but my vagina is working! It lubricates and I can be intimate again without the fear of suffering for days afterwards. I feel like me again.
These feelings and outcomes are not easy to speak about. However, since going through what I did and having ThermiVa and knowing there are probably many women who have similar issues I feel the need to pop my hand up and say, “It works and you don’t need to put up with it!”
I am 41 and a mother of 2 girls aged 5 & 8. I had two vaginal births. Quite an intense process with some vaginal tearing that was never stitched after birth. Due to this intercourse was never the same and I lost a lot of clitoral sensitivity. Then I discovered ThermiVa. I had 3 sessions over a period of 3 months. Each season was a month apart. Even after the first session I could notice more tightness in the vagina and sensitivity improved. As I continued treatment, the area improved dramatically with time. I found after the 3rd treatment and giving it about 4 weeks that I could definitely see incredible results. It has been life changing for me sexually and also mentally as I am definitely enjoying my sexual experiences more.
It has also helped me with incontinence issues.
I highly recommend this treatment, it is totally worth the time and investment. The great thing too there is no down time for recovering.
What exactly does ThermiVa treat?
• Vaginal laxity
• Atrophic vaginitis (dry vagina post menopause)
• Stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
Who are suitable candidates for ThermiVa?
• Women who are experiencing vaginal laxity.
• Women who suffer from dryness of their vagina or labia (atrophic vaginitis) due to the effects of menopause.
• Women who suffer from painful intercourse because of atrophic vaginitis.
• Women who suffer from urinary leakage or stress incontinence
• Women who are unhappy with the appearance of their labia majora, especially while wearing swimmers, leggings, jeans etc
• Women who experience discomfort during intercourse from lax labia tissue.
• Women who have difficulty retaining tampons
• Women who are experiencing orgasmic issues
How does ThermiVa work?
ThermiVa uses gentle radio frequency energy to stimulate the production of collagen. It does this via its electrode/wand which is specially designed for use in and around the vagina. Shaped to specifically suit those with vaginal atrophy this wand is slightly curved, no wider than the width of an index finger and minimally intrusive. It is a single use; that is it arrives sterile and is only used once.
This wand directs radio frequency generated heat deep into the vaginal tissues stimulating the formation of collagen which restores tone to the vagina, tightening lax muscle and stimulating the internal structures which create moisture relieving the dryness experience by many women.
The wand is also used over the labia majora and minora and other external structures delivering a gentle heat stimulating collagen production and causing tightening by utilising your body’s own response.
ThermiVa results in new collagen stimulation, tighter collagen that is more pliable and soft, improved blood flow in the skin which also brings an improvement in the sensitivity of the vulval structures, clitoral region and internal vagina and a resolution of dryness.
Is ThermiVa treatment painful or uncomfortable?
No, the heat generated is never too hot. It is kept at a therapeutically efficacious temperature while remaining comfortable. It can be described as being similar to the heat from a gentle stone massage. The therapist is mindful of your comfort and constantly monitors your sensations and reactions ensuring a comfortable treatment.
What happens during a ThermiVa treatment?
The ultra slim wand is inserted using a hypoallergenic gel into the vagina. The wand is moved in a specific pattern to gently, but efficaciously, heat the surrounding tissue. This will continue for approximately 15-20 minutes. Then the external structures of the vagina are also treated, including the labia majora and clitoris. The total treatment time is approximately 30-40 minutes. Once completed you can go about your usual activities including intercourse.
How many ThermiVa treatments are required?
Three treatments four weeks apart, with maintenance of one treatment every 12-18 months.
How long before I will see or experience the difference?
You may see an immediate improvement after each treatment. However, as neocollagenosis (the formation of new collagen) is what produces the long term effect in the treated area this can take up to three months after the final treatment.
What causes vaginal laxity?
Vaginal laxity is common after vaginal delivery, particularly after multiple births or large babies. Large babies and difficult births can also result in stretched external tissue of the labia. Some women find this increased tissue uncomfortable in certain clothing, particularly active wear, or can be embarrassed in intimate situations by the appearance and intrusion of the excess tissue.
Other causes can be the result of ageing, obesity, hormones, chronic constipation, straining, lifting or any other activity that would cause the vagina to stretch beyond its normal limits.
What is vaginal atrophy?
Vaginal atrophy or atrophic vaginitis is a thinning and weakening of the vagina and its surrounding tissues. It is a common problem post menopause or after medical treatments such as chemotherapy.
The vagina becomes unable to lubricate sufficiently making intercourse painful, difficult – even impossible. Furthermore, the area can become sensitive to general inflammation, with a sensation of burning or itching. This can lead to intimacy problems with intercourse becoming too painful and the women’s partner becoming concerned at the their discomfort, setting a pattern of avoidance and dissatisfaction for both partners.
How does ThermiVa improve the appearance of the vulva?
Some women are unhappy with the appearance of their vulva. Also the shape and appearance of the labia majora and minora can alter in their appearance as a result of childbirth or ageing. ThermiVa improves the appearance of the area by stimulating collagen production. Radio Frequency has been used successfully for many years in the aesthetic industry to firm and tighten lax skin and it is this underlining science that ThermiVa uses to improve the appearance of the vulva. The skin is tightened with the production of collagen and this tighter collagen, being more pliable and soft, gives the appearance of a younger, tighter vulva.
How soon after a vaginal delivery can I have ThermiVa?
Six weeks for an uneventful normal vaginal delivery. By then, any vaginal repair has healed and tissue response is outstanding. Also breastfeeding patients can be treated as RF has no effect on breastmilk.
How does ThermiVa help with Urinary Stress Incontinence?
(This is a summary of Dr Red Alinsod’s article written for Thermi explaining how ThermiVa treats USI. Dr Alinsod is a Urologist and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeon who is on the Thermi Clinical Advisory Council, an independent body that encourages collaboration and the free exchange of ideas among peers.)
“ Stress incontinence is from poor support of the mid urethra, resulting typically from stretched out pubocervical fascia that fails to act like a backboard for the urethra to become compressed fro pressure events of stress such as coughing/sneezing/jumping.
It can also occur because of damaged/stretched out poorly contracted urethral muscles.
This complex dual mechanism of urethral muscles and the back board theory are what provide continence. Anything that effects both, results in leakage or urine with stress.
ThermiVa does two things to address these two issues.
First it contracts the pubocervical fascia, tightening it, and provides a firmer floor for the urethra to compress against when the patient coughs or sneezes.Instead of flopping, the firmer pubocervical fascia is now not getting stretched and pushed down now and provides floor pressure towards to compress the urethra that is getting pushed downward.
Next ThermiVa has a healing effect on the muscles and nerves, as well as the fascial tissue.The radio frequency’s healing of the torn or damaged muscles and its tightening effects bring these torn and stretched muscles closer in proximity together and now the individual muscle fibres act like a unit of muscle to increase pressure when contracted. Instead of individual muscle fibres working separately, the more closely tied in units of muscles; work together to improve the continence mechanism the urethra.
Lastly, it is thought that the ThermiVa does have nerve healing effects that may increase the sensitivity of nerves of the urethral muscles and bladder. Nerves are more sensitive in detecting pressure changes and defensively contacting to provide continence. These same nerves that may be too sensitive or easily triggered from traumatic deliveries and menopausal changes are now not “overactive”.
Those with overactive bladder symptoms, typically feel a reduction in the need to urinate frequently or sudden uncontrollable urge to urinate by a third to a half. They feel like they cargo longer between voids, they have larger voids, and a stronger stream, one they can control better by the ability to stop midstream if they wanted to, when they could not prior to treatment.”
How does ThermiVa increase clitoral sensitivity?
ThermiVa is the gentle delivery of Radio Frequency (RF) generated heat via is specially designed wand. The RF affects the nerves by increasing the release of vasoactive peptides that are then available at nerve terminals. These vasoactive peptides result in an increase in blood flow in the vulva, vagina, clitoral and G-Spot
areas. This increased blood flow results in an increase in sensitivity in those areas improving clitoral sensitivity. It can reduce the time to reach orgasm by one third to half. However, if you do not have issues in that area it will not make you hyper-sensitive, it only helps those who have orgasmic issues.
Who is excluded from having ThermiVa (Contraindications)
- Cardiac devices such as AICD’s (auxiliary internal cardiac devices), defibrillators,mechanical valves, pacemakers, or any device that is affected by RF energy.
- Active sexually transmitted disease.
- Current urinary tract infection.
- Greater than stage 2 pelvic organ prolapse.
- Recent vaginal surgery or fillers .
What do I need to do to prepare for my treatment?
- It is recommended to have had a normal physical and pap smear within the last two years.
- If you have frequent urinary tract infections, it may be required to complete a urinalysis with your GP prior to treatment.
- If you are prone to herpes breakouts, you should have the anti-viral treatment medication prescribed by your GP prior to treatment.
- A negative pregnancy test may be required for women of childbearing age
- You will need to shave the external treatment area (see diagram) at least one day prior to the procedure (Waxing or laser removal 5-7 days prior to avoid further irritation)