Excessive relaxation of the vaginal muscles are a common occurrence after vaginal birth, or due to aging, obesity, chronic constipation, and a variety of activities that are physically straining to the vagina. Damage can diminish sensation during intercourse, reducing sexual satisfaction, thus changing the relationship between partners. Laxity of the skin is caused by numerous factors; and no area including muscle, fat, collagen and circulation is immune to this natural decline.
Fear not! ThermiVa is a non-surgical, non-invasive in office procedure used for vulva or external vagina, perineum and the internal vaginal cavity for dryness and to tighten lax tissue. Dr. Susan Pursell uses an “S” shaped radio frequency probe linked to a generator that helps tighten external and internal vulvovaginal tissue and muscle via the thermistor tip which is located at the end of the radio frequency generator hand piece. The tip is designed for optimal comfort. There is no need for anesthetics, drugs, pain relievers or down time. The patients experience a comfortable warm sensation and no pain. Additionally, since there is no downtime, women can engage in sexual activity the same day. The procedure takes approximately 10-30 minutes depending on the area of the vagina that needs to be tightened. The recommended course is 1 to 3 treatments one month apart. Three treatments are recommended for optimal results.
ThermiVa contracts the vaginal tissue’s collagen to tighter bundles. It also enhances collagen production, increases local blood flow and may help in tissue and nerve healing; a process known as Thermal Neurogenesis. Radiofrequency’s therapeutic effects on muscular and tissue healing are well known and have been used in physical therapy and medical practices for decades.