ThermiVA™ is a non-surgical vaginal tightening treatment utilizing radiofrequency.
What is ThermiVA™?
ThermiVA™ uses radio frequency energy to treat both internal and external tissues. This process, which is also known as Thermi, promotes increased collagen production by warming up the lateral and posterior walls of the vagina to a temperature of around 45 degrees. Each ThermiVA™ treatment lasts for between 30 and 60 minutes.
The technology that is used by ThermiVA™ doesn’t provide the long-lasting results that other vaginal treatment technologies provide. This is because there is an important difference between ThermiVA™ and more advanced technologies, such as fractional CO2 laser energy and radio frequency with cryogen. These newer treatment methods generate more heat inside of the vagina. This promotes more effective neocollagenesis due to higher temperatures stimulating the fibroblasts in the mucous membranes. Geneveve by Viveve, Femilift™, and FemTouch™ all use these newer technologies, so they may give you more effective and long-lasting relief from your symptoms.
How Does vConfidence Use ThermiVA™ for Treatment?
The radio frequency (RF) energy procedure that ThermiVA™ uses was a pioneering technology when it was first developed. Even today, there are still a few people who would rather get treated with this technology. Our vConfidence Certified Doctors in Portland suggest the ThermiVA™ procedure to women who can be adequately treated with the lower temperatures that RF energy generates.
For more serious cases of urinary tract infections, vaginal dryness, laxity, stress urinary incontinence, and dyspareunia, our vConfidence doctors may suggest treatment with newer technologies. Procedures like Intima, FemTouch™, Viveve Geneveve, and Femilift™ all tend to have more long-lasting results.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
If you choose ThermiVA™ treatments at one of our offices in Portland, OR, you will usually need to make three appointments that only last from 30 to 60 minutes each. These ThermiVA™ sessions will occur monthly.
The more advanced technologies that vConfidence uses takes less time than ThermiVA™. For example, Geneveve treatments only last for five minutes per session.
Will There Be Any Downtime?
When you undergo our ThermiVA™ treatments, you won’t experience much downtime at all. If you have more questions about ThermiVA™, please call one of our vConfidence Certified Doctors in Portland today. Our professional staff will help you to choose a vConfidence procedure that is right for you and your needs.
What Are The Results?
When you arrive at your first appointment, a vConfidence Certified Doctor will tell you what kind of results you can expect from ThermiVA™. Our Portland doctors will speak with you about how the procedure can relieve any symptoms that you are experiencing. Also, if they believe that the fractional CO2 laser technologies used by Femilift™ and FemTouch™ will give you better results, they will suggest one of these treatments instead of ThermiVA™.
How Does The vConfidence ThermiVA™ Treatment Feel?
ThermiVA™ treatments do not hurt at all. The majority of women who undergo this procedure report that they only feel some warmth from the RF energy that the Thermi probe releases. During the ThermiVA™ procedure, a vConfidence doctor will need to avoid applying too much heat to any particular tissues by moving the probe around your vaginal canal. The laser-based Femilift™ and FemTouch™ procedures don’t require these motions.
Please contact one of our friendly professionals today to learn more about our treatment options. You can find a vConfidence certified doctor in Portland by going clicking here.
Dr. Richard Rosenfield of Pearl Women’s Center completed his residency training at Stanford University Hospital and has been practicing medicine since 2000. He has a great passion for women’s healthcare and his minimally invasive methods to surgical procedures have garnered him a large clientele base and made him well known for his surgical talents.
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson of Pearl Women’s Center has been working as a fellowship-trained gynecologic surgeon and physician since 2005. At Emory University he headed the department’s pelvic pain and endometriosis programs, led ventures to enhance minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and operated as the Chief of Gynecology at Grady Memorial Hospital. His commitment to innovation and excellence in surgical methods is frequently seen, both in his own work and by those who he has educated and inspired through his practice.