Childbirth and menopause are natural parts of a woman’s life, but sometimes they can leave you with distressing and uncomfortable aftereffects. However, vaginal revitalization could be the answer, under the expert care of Linda Coleman, MD, and the team at Coleman Primary Care in Sterling, Virginia. They provide an innovative solution to vaginal health problems in the form of ThermiVa®, an advanced radiofrequency technology that restores vaginal health painlessly. Call Coleman Primary Care or book an appointment online today to find out more about ThermiVa.
Vaginal revitalization is an effective way of dealing with the changes that can happen to your vagina following childbirth or during and after menopause.
Many women experience unwanted consequences from the stretching of vaginal tissues during labor, and vaginal atrophy is a common problem for women as their estrogen levels drop during menopause. Vaginal revitalization can help address many common vaginal health problems, including:
You may also feel unhappy with the way your vulva or vagina looks and feel embarrassed having intimate relations.
There are medications available that can help to some degree with specific vaginal health problems. For example, estrogen creams can reduce vaginal dryness, and lubricants can help make intercourse more comfortable. Surgery can sometimes be an option for incontinence, and cosmetic surgery can improve appearance, but these can be uncomfortable and potentially invasive procedures to undergo.
At Coleman Primary Care, the team offers an innovative therapy for vaginal revitalization called ThermiVa. ThermiVa is a new, nonsurgical anti-aging treatment for restoring vaginal health using radiofrequency energy.
ThermiVa treatment takes place in the office at Coleman Primary Care, where your provider uses a thin probe to apply temperature-controlled energy to the inside of your vaginal canal, the external vulvovaginal tissues. This process is painless, with most patients finding the only sensation is one of warmth, like a pleasant massage.
The radiofrequency energy stimulates your body into producing new collagen fibers. Collagen is a type of protein that’s found in many tissues, playing a vital role in keeping skin and soft tissues plump and elastic. Levels of collagen production drop as estrogen levels fall with age, but using ThermiVa kick-starts your body into generating new collagen fibers.
As a result, over the following weeks and months after your ThermiVa treatment, collagen levels in your vagina and vulva steadily increase, restoring function and improving lubrication and sensitivity.
Patients usually undergo three treatment sessions at monthly intervals to start with, then attend maintenance or touch-up treatment after a year. You can return to normal activities straight after your ThermiVa session with no downtime needed, unlike laser-based vaginal revitalization, where you need to refrain from sex after treatment.
To find out more about vaginal revitalization or book a TheriVa session, call Coleman Primary Care or schedule an appointment online today.