Childbirth and the natural aging process cause changes which may affect feminine wellness. A particularly strenuous vaginal childbirth, multiple births, and the effects of menopause can cause physical changes which can rob women (and their partners) of their sense of well-being and happiness. Women can now address these problems through a revolutionary vaginal rejuvenation therapy called ThermiVA™ which is available at La Piel Spa by Dr. Manuel M. Peña. This non-surgical painless therapy can rejuvenate the vaginal canal and external tissue in just three short sessions, scheduled at monthly intervals, with no side effects or recovery time needed.
Now there is no need to simply be resolved to living with issues of dryness, lack of libido or painful intercourse, urinary stress incontinence and emotional stress. With ThermiVA™ treatments women can expect to experience feminine rejuvenation unlike anything they thought would be possible going forward with their lives. Most patients say they feel like a new woman after treatment, many enjoying better sexual satisfaction than ever before. ThermiVA™ treatments use radiofrequency energy to gently heat tissue to rejuvenate collagen, without discomfort or downtime.
Is Thermiva safe?
ThermiVa uses temperature-controlled radiofrequency, which has been clinically tested and proven safe and effective.
Who are candidates for ThermiVa?
• Women who are experiencing vaginal laxity and a loose or rubbing feeling
• Women who are displeased with the appearance of their labia majora, especially while wearing bathing suits, athletic attire, leggings, jeans, etc.
• Women who are experiencing any sexual dysfunction or orgasmic issues
• Women who are having difficulty retaining tampons or may have pelvic prolapse, such as fallen bladder or fallen rectum
• Women who may suffer from urinary leakage or stress incontinence.
• Women who may suffer from dryness of their vagina or labia (atrophic vaginitis) due to the effects of menopause
Is the procedure painful?
Patients report mild to absolutely no pain during the ThermiVa procedure.
How much downtime/recovery should I prepare for?
None at all! ThermiVa patients may return immediately to the rest of their daily activities, often even back to work within the same hour.
How long does the procedure last?
Depending on your case and the size of the area being treated, ThermiVa treatments usually last 15-30 minutes. It is truly a lunchtime procedure, with no recovery period!
Will I be under any anesthesia?
No! Neither general nor local anesthesia is necessary for the ThermiVa treatment.
Is this procedure permitted if a patient is breastfeeding?
You can treat all breastfeeding patients.
Can RF energy affect breast milk?
It has no effect.
What is the post vaginal delivery recommendation for treatment?
6 weeks for an uneventful normal vaginal delivery. By then, any vaginal repair has healed and tissue response to ThermiVa™ is outstanding.
Can we treat women who complain of painful intercourse?
Those with painful intercourse may benefit dramatically from ThermiVa™. It all depends on what the pain is stemming from. The patient will need a workup for painful intercourse before treatment. If the cause of painful intercourse is from atrophic vaginitis, then ThermiVa will be an excellent therapy. If painful intercourse is from a pelvic surgery, such as a mesh repair, then that should have a surgical work up. Patients with mesh are considered safe, unless they have had complications. Again, we are early in this knowledge; those with mesh, should be evaluated by an experienced pelvic surgeon. Providers, who do not preform pelvic surgery, should not do ThermiVa on mesh repair patients without medical clearance.
What is the recommended age range that can be treated?
The average age treated is 18 + to infinity, depending on complaint and issue. This is a procedure for both the pre and postmenopausal women.
Who suffers from vaginal laxity?
Vaginal Laxity is very common after vaginal delivery. This condition can also be the result of aging, obesity, hormones, chronic constipation, straining, lifting, or any activity that would cause the vagina to stretch beyond its normal capacity.