The Benefits of Heat
Our bundles of joy often bring more with them than just the happiness of being a parent. Childbirth and even aging can cause our vaginal function to be a little… well, dysfunctional. While some women experience urinary incontinence or vaginal laxity, others experience dryness or sexual/orgasmic dysfunction. If this applies to you then don’t feel alone. These experiences are shared by many women – probably several women who are your friends but just don’t feel comfortable talking about them. So what is a woman to do?
There are many medical options to help women with these issues such as surgery to correct the anatomical deficiencies, but there are now newer technologies that involve heat, yes – heat. (no, not THAT kind of heat!!) Real, powerful, restorative heat. The kind of heat that can restore THAT kind of heat with your partner.
Heat has been used by humans to help our world for almost as long as we have been having babies. Now science has found a wonderful new way to use heat to help women.
Although radiofrequency heat technology isn’t new to medicine (it has been used by physicians and physical therapists to treat back and other joint pain for decades), the newest technology in radiofrequency treatment allows physicians to improve a woman’s sexual function with a procedure known as ThermiVa™.
ThermiVa works by generating heat through radiofrequency waves via a temperature-controlled thermistor on the tip of a wand. Once the “S” shaped wand is inserted into the vagina it can shrink and tighten the vulvovaginal tissue. The tip controls the level of heat. The wand is specially shaped for maximum comfort as the heat contracts the collagen in the tissue into tighter coils. The heat also encourages new collagen formation over the next three to six months and may help with pelvic muscle strength and nerve healing.
So if you are experiencing any urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, decreased sexual sensation, orgasmic dysfunction, or symptoms of vaginal laxity, then heat may be exactly what you are looking for. And don’t worry – unlike traditional surgery or lasers, there is virtually no downtime with ThermiVa™. The procedure is done in the office, takes approximately 30 minutes, and only requires three treatments one month apart. You can resume your daily activities, including intercourse, without interruption.
So if you are ready to restore a healthier you and turn back signs of aging ThermiVa™ could be right for you.
Call (281) 402-3268 to schedule an appointment.
ThermiVa™ is currently cleared by an IRB (Institutional Review Board) at the FDA for studies on its effectiveness and as an alternative to surgery as a means to treat vaginal laxity, labial laxity, atrophic vaginitis, vaginal and vulvar dryness, mild to moderate stress incontinence, and orgasmic function.