Life happens. And sometimes, it can take a toll on your most intimate areas. If you feel uncomfortable with the look, feel, or function of your vagina after childbirth or aging (or you've always felt self-conscious), ThermiVa non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation may be a great option for you.
It’s something often discussed in hushed tones, if spoken of at all: the effects childbirth, aging, and genetics have on the look and feel of the vulvovaginal area. Millions of women experience decreased sensation during sex, self-consciousness over the appearance of their vaginal area, and even incontinence as a result of stretched and weakened vaginal tissues and muscles—and if this sounds familiar, you are not alone and there are options.
For the first time, The Swan Center is able to offer a non-invasive, non-surgical option for tightening and strengthening your vaginal tissues for improved intimacy, appearance, and function: ThermiVa™.
Understanding your body: How your vagina is impacted by life
Just like the rest of your body, your most intimate parts are affected by time, lifestyle habits, and childbirth. Even your genetics can impact your vagina and how it will “bounce back” over the years. Here are some of the most common ways your vaginal tissues are impacted:
Hormone changes, increased blood flow, and swelling of the labia and vagina during pregnancy are all temporary changes, but they can have a permanent impact on the area.
Vaginal childbirth, particularly if you’ve had multiple children, can decrease the strength of your vaginal muscles and tissues, leading to decreased sensitivity during intercourse and even mild incontinence. Additionally, many mothers experience a sagging or loose appearance externally.
Aging can also bring with it some unwelcome changes. Muscle and skin laxity often lead to internal looseness and external drooping, in addition to decreased ability to orgasm and difficulties controlling the bladder. And menopause can add to the list, with vaginal dryness, more severe incontinence, and lack of sensation.
Traditionally, the only way to improve these common concerns was through surgical intervention—and some techniques don’t even guarantee successful results. Women who wanted to avoid surgery or did not require more invasive procedures to see great results had limited options, until now.
How ThermiVa works
Using a patented thermal energy technology, ThermiVa targets and tightens underlying vaginal tissues by triggering your body’s natural production of collagen—without the need for anesthesia, needles, or surgery of any kind. ThermiVa has been clinically proven to noticeably tighten the vagina, reduce labial sagging, improve orgasm quality, reduce vaginal dryness, and improve urinary incontinence.
During your treatment, the ThermiVa wand will be passed over your external vulvar tissues or applied internally where it will gently heat your internal and external tissues using radiofrequency. The targeted tissues will instantly contract upon application of this heat, with further improvement and tightening occurring gradually. The technology is truly non-surgical and results in little-to-no downtime.
Is ThermiVa the right option for you?
The first step in determining if ThermiVa is the best procedure for your needs is scheduling an appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon. During this private, one-on-one consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and explain your ultimate goals. Your surgeon will help you explore your options and make personalized recommendations for the best course of treatment.
While nothing can replace the expert advice of a physician, ask yourself these questions:
Do I feel “looser” since having kids?
Is sex less enjoyable after childbirth?
Why is it so difficult to orgasm?
Am I experiencing more dryness as I get older?
Do I leak or dribble while laughing, coughing, or being active?
Am I self-conscious over the way my vaginal area looks?
If you answered yes to one or more, you may benefit from ThermiVa.
Your ThermiVa procedure at The Swan Center
Your privacy and comfort are our top priorities, and our surgeons and staff work hard to ensure you feel safe and comfortable from your very first consultation to your final follow-up. One of the best parts of ThermiVa is that it is a quick, in-office procedure. You’ll be shown to a private, well-appointed room where you can lay back and relax for the course of your treatment. A nurse will be present at all times.
Prior to your treatment, we will apply ultrasound gel to the treatment areas, which will allow the ThermiVa applicator wand to move more easily and comfortably. If you are having the external areas treated, we will slowly and precisely pass the wand over your labia and vulvar areas. The wand, which is barely wider than a finger, will then be inserted into the vagina to target your internal tissues.
Treatment is incredibly gentle, with most patients reporting a comfortable warming feeling as the thermal energy is applied. Depending on which areas are being treated, your treatment will likely last between 30-45 minutes. A series of three treatments spaced one month apart are typically recommended, though many patients are thrilled with their results after just one or two treatments.
ThermiVa has no downtime or recovery period, so you will be able to resume your normal routine immediately after treatment—including sexual activities. You should begin to notice positive changes within just a few days, with additional improvement occurring over time.
Get ready to feel your best from the inside out
If you’re interested in learning more about how ThermiVa can help you, or you’re ready to get started today, contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation. We would love to help you explore your options!