Vaginal dryness can affect women at any age, and it’s very common as you get older, affecting 50% of women ages 51-60. Vaginal laxity is also common after giving birth vaginally and as a result of the natural aging process. Mild to moderate urinary stress incontinence also affects many women after childbirth and due to aging.
Each of these issues alone can affect your sex life and your self-confidence, and if you experience all of them at the same time, it can reallly put a strain on your relationship with your partner. Fortunately, there’s ThermiVa® — the first and only nonsurgical, temperature-controlled radiofrequency (RF) treatment that helps women with these common health concerns.
At Viva Wellness Medical Group in San Diego, California, where we offer a variety of medical and aesthetic wellness treatments under the direction of Dr. Michael Tachuk, our experienced team is skilled in the latest treatments, like ThermiVa. We believe in taking a whole-person approach to your health concerns, and for many women, that means quick, effective ThermiVa treatments so you no longer have to endure the unpleasant side effects of vaginal laxity, stress incontinence, vaginal/vulvar dryness, and low libido.
Learn how ThermiVa works and discover if it’s right for you.
Causes of vaginal laxity and dryness
To understand how ThermiVa works, it’s important to understand why you’re experiencing vaginal laxity, dryness, and even decreased sexual pleasure, including orgasmic dysfunction.
Collagen plays a role
During your younger years, collagen is plentiful in the skin all over your body. In fact, collagen and elastin are the support structure for firm, supple skin. As you produce less collagen — another part of the natural aging process — you notice a difference in your skin, including genital tissue. Less collagen in vaginal tissue as your skin thins out can lead to vaginal dryness, looser vaginal skin, and discomfort during sex.
Damage to vaginal muscles and tissue
After the natural birth of your babies, and as a part of the aging process, you may experience excessive relaxation of vaginal muscles and tissue. This can diminish sensation during intercourse, reduce sexual pleasure and satisfaction, and put a strain on intimate relationships.
You may also experience vaginal dryness while you’re breastfeeding, or as a result of a medical condition. Stress, depression, and smoking can also contribute to vaginal dryness.
ThermiVa to the rescue
ThermiVa is a hormone-free, nonsurgical approach to decreasing the effects of vaginal atrophy and vaginal/vulvar dryness without downtime. This unique system uses nonablative radiofrequency energy to gently heat vaginal tissue and increase blood flow to the area. Raising the temperature of the tissue to your comfort level stimulates your body to produce new collagen cells.
As a result, ThermiVa helps rejuvenate and stimulate genital tissue, including reducing dryness and atrophy so you can experience more pleasure during sex. ThermiVa makes it possible for vaginal tissue to become tighter and more lubricated again, and it can also help increase your libido and reduce symptoms of orgasmic dysfunction — all without surgery or downtime.
Finally, ThermiVa treatments may also help improve mild-to-moderate stress urinary incontinence problems, which can help you avoid embarrassing accidents and improve the quality of your life.
ThermiVa is an easy in-office treatment that takes just minutes
During your ThermiVa appointment, we use a small handpiece with an active tip to gently heat vaginal and labial tissue using safe, nonablative RF energy. Treatment takes less than 30 minutes, and you can resume your regular activities immediately following. There’s no downtime and no pain.
Just because you’ve had babies or gotten older doesn’t mean you should feel like you’ve lost control of your body. And it certainly doesn’t mean you have to endure years of less pleasurable sex or a low libido. ThermiVa offers a convenient way to address these issues so you can feel confident at any age.
Want to learn more about ThermiVa and other skin-tightening and anti-aging treatments we offer? Call our Point Loma office today at 619-369-3081 to schedule a consultation, or request an appointment online anytime.