Vaginal dryness can happen for many reasons. Commonly, it can happen during menopause, but it can also happen after childbirth, alongside certain immune system disorders, and as a result of aging. The cause of vaginal dryness can vary, but one thing about vaginal dryness is the same across the board: it’s uncomfortable and stressful to experience. However, if you’re suffering from vaginal dryness, there’s a treatment that can help: ThermiVa.
Thermiva for Treating Vaginal Dryness
ThermiVa is a non-surgical, non-hormonal treatment that can alleviate vaginal dryness. So how can ThermiVa treat vaginal dryness? During a ThermiVa treatment, radiofrequency energy is applied to the body, which can help correct a wide variety of medical and cosmetic issues. To be specific in regards to vaginal dryness, ThermiVa can create softer and thicker skin and more moisture internally and externally. This improves dryness, which can have a positive impact on both your daily life and your sex life.
ThermiVa is an excellent non-surgical, non-hormonal treatment for vaginal dryness but it also has other applications. ThermiVa is commonly known as a “vaginal rejuvenation” treatment, as it works to treat a wide variety of vaginal concerns. In addition to treating vaginal dryness, ThermiVa can treat vaginal laxity, labial laxity, atrophic vaginitis, mild to moderate stress incontinence, and sexual or orgasmic dysfunction.
How Does ThermiVa Work?
During a ThermiVa session, the vaginal area is treated with radiofrequency energy, which causes the body to increase collagen production and improves blood supply to the area. Collagen stimulation is the main reason ThermiVa is an effective treatment for things like vaginal laxity and stress incontinence. When collagen (a protein that helps our skin and muscles stay firm, smooth, and strong) growth is stimulated, the vaginal area becomes more firm, soft, and strong.
It’s the increase in blood flow caused by ThermiVa that allows it to treat vaginal dryness. ThermiVa stimulates the formation of new blood cells, which increases vascular blood supply to the vaginal area, including in the vaginal lining. This increased blood flow brings more oxygen and nutrients to the cells in the vaginal lining, which allows them to work more effectively, including allowing them to improve natural vaginal lubrication production.
What is Getting ThermiVa Like?
The first step in getting ThermiVa is to come in for a consultation appointment with Dr. Zadeh. At your consultation appointment, Dr. Zadeh will listen to your concerns and help you develop a plan to treat them. If ThermiVa is the best option for you, next you’ll come in for your first ThermiVa appointment.
ThermiVa is administered in a series of sessions. Generally, each patient will have three sessions spaced one month apart. During each ThermiVa treatment, radiofrequency energy is applied to the vaginal area with a probe, and each session takes only around 30 minutes. During a session, no anesthetics are needed, as ThermiVa is generally painless. Most patients say they feel a warm, but not painful sensation during their ThermiVa treatment.
After each ThermiVa treatment, absolutely no downtown is needed. You can immediately resume your normal activities.
When Will I See the Results of ThermiVa?
You’ll begin to notice the results of ThermiVa immediately after your first session and you’ll begin to see your full results after your final session. Then, the results of ThermiVa typically last for around 12 to 18 months.
FAQ About ThermiVa and Vaginal Dryness
Is ThermiVa Safe?
Yes, clinical studies have shown that ThermiVa is a safe and effective treatment.
Can I Have Sex After ThermiVa?
Yes. No downtime is needed after ThermiVa, and that includes no downtime in sexual activity. While there are other vaginal treatments that require you refrain from sexual intercourse for a period of time after treatment, that’s not the case for ThermiVa.
Is Everyone a Candidate for ThermiVa?
ThermiVa can be an excellent treatment for many patients who are looking for a vaginal moisturizer treatment. However, those have an active vaginal infection, a fever, unusual vaginal discharge, or a urinary tract infection should refrain from getting ThermiVa until these conditions resolve. Additionally, those who are currently pregnant should not get ThermiVa.
Is ThermiVa Permanent?
ThermiVa is a long-lasting treatment; it usually lasts for between 12 and 18 months. But it is not permanent. However, if you’d like to maintain the results of ThermiVa, you can make an appointment for a touch up treatment around 12 to 18 months after your initial treatments.
Do I Have to Get Three ThermiVa Treatments?
While you do not have to get three ThermiVa treatments and could get only one, we generally do not recommended getting only one ThermiVa treatment if you would like to see optimum results. For most people, three treatments is the amount needed for optimum results and some may need more depending on their unique body and goals.
What are the Side Effects of Thermiva?
Expected side effects of Thermiva include transient pain in the procedure area, erythema (redness of the skin), and edema (swelling).
Can I Use ThermiVa While Also Undergoing Estrogen Therapy?
ThermiVa can sometimes be used alongside certain types of hormonal therapy, like some kinds of estrogen therapy. Dr. Zadeh will discuss your medical history with you to help you decide if you are a good candidate for ThemiVa.
Can ThermiVa Treat Hot Flashes?
ThermiVa can treat vaginal dryness caused by menopause but does not treat other menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes.
What Causes Vaginal Dryness?
Hormonal changes, a common women’s health issue, are the most common cause of vaginal dryness. Our estrogen levels can vary throughout time for many reasons. Causes for hormonal changes include menopause, childbirth, excessive stress, and certain immune disorders, like Sjogren’s syndrome. Hormonal changes can also be caused by some cancer treatments, including breast cancer treatments, or surgical removal of the ovaries.
Another common cause of vaginal dryness is thinning of the vaginal walls, also called vaginal atrophy. As we age, long-term vaginal estrogen level changes can lead to vaginal wall thinness. ThermiVa can help treat vaginal dryness caused by hormonal changes or thinning of the vaginal walls by strengthening vaginal tissue and creating a natural moisturizing effect.
Get Relief From Vaginal Dryness With ThermiVa
If you’d like to try ThermiVa to treat your vaginal dryness, contact us to make an appointment and see if ThermiVa is right for you.