I have chosen ThermiVa for feminine rejuvenation at Pure Radiance for several reasons. First, the radiofrequency waves of Thermi can penetrate much deeper than laser waves. This is important because the effect of these treatments is dependent on how deep the thermal effect can reach. Both ThermiVa and laser can treat the skin of the vagina, but ThermiVa can go deeper and treat the structures below the skin in the pelvic floor. The effects of aging and childbirth on the pelvic floor are what cause many of the issues women experience such as pain, incontinence, frequent urinary infections, and problems with bowel movements, so it is important to treat the pelvic floor.
Another reason I have chosen ThermiVa is the comfort and safety of the treatment. There is no downtime and the procedure is painless, it takes about 30 minutes, and the patient can resume normal activity immediately. This is not true with laser treatment. Laser treatment causes small burns in the skin, so the skin is raw for a 24 hour period. This can lead to discomfort during and after the treatment and increased risk of post treatment infection. One final point is the probe used in the treatment. The ThermiVa treatment probe is about the size of a pinky finger and is not uncomfortable when inserted for treatment. The laser probes are much larger and the insertion can be uncomfortable or even painful.
Both ThermiVa and laser therapy require a series of three treatments spaced about one month apart for best results. Maintenance treatments are performed on an as needed basis about every 6-18 months.
In closing, I remind everyone that when it comes to vaginal beauty, there is no such thing as “normal,” and one must consider their own preferences when considering feminine rejuvenation. I invite you to take a look at an art project called The Great Wall of Vagina just to appreciate the diversity of the human body. http://www.greatwallofvagina.co.uk/home
In any case, there are undeniable benefits of ThermiVa therapy, and a short consult with one of our nurses who perform the treatment can help you decide if it is right for you.