Reenergizing with ThermiVa
- Posted on: Apr 15 2022
Having a child or children takes a toll on a woman’s body. It comes as little surprise to someone who has just delivered a 7.2-pound baby that their vaginal tissues could be stretched to the degree that they probably will never be quite as firm and tight. Plus, the aging process and menopause also work to loosen these same tissues.
This can affect your sensitivity, impact your relationship with your spouse or partner, and even lead to incontinence.
ThermiVa with Dr. Butka at Creative Image can help.
What Is ThermiVa?
ThermiVa is the name of a non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation treatment we offer at Creative Image. ThermiVa delivers controlled radiofrequency energy to the vaginal tissues. When delivered, the RF energy instantly converts to thermal energy, which tightens these tissues.
You may have heard of RF energy being used for skin tightening on the face. When the RF energy penetrates through the outer epidermis and enters the dermis layer beneath, it converts to thermal energy. When the body senses this heat in the dermis layer, it assumes a wound has occurred. This triggers a wound-healing response that is the basis of many facial skin tightening procedures. In response to the heating, the body remodels the existing collagen in the area. This provides some instant tightening. More importantly, it initiates the production of new supplies of collagen to “heal” the perceived wound, although there isn’t any actual wound at all. This boost in collagen firms and improves the skin naturally.
What works on the facial skin also works on the tissues of the outer and inner labia and on the interior vaginal tissues. ThermiVa works to help tighten these tissues. It also may increase lubrication and reduce urinary incontinence. For many patients, ThermiVa’s energy also increases vaginal sensitivity.
I’ve Heard of Laser Energy Used, but How is RF Energy Better?
Lasers emit light energy. This also converts to heat when entering the dermis. The difference is that RF energy produces an electrical current, rather than light wavelengths. Light energy can be absorbed by the melanin in our skin, and this can cause damage. Also, laser energy can cause problems with hyperpigmentation with darker skin tones. Radiofrequency energy is basically colorblind.
Interested in reviving your sex life? ThermiVa could be a good treatment for you. Call us at Creative Image, (325) 641-1927, and set up a consultation.