by Dr. Robin Sykes
Increasingly, women are learning that there is something that can be done for their “female problems”. The number of procedures is increasing yearly, as women seek relief from symptoms of dryness, laxity, decreased libido, and urinary stress incontinence. Women are becoming more vocal about their issues, although there are many who still keep it to themselves because they are embarrassed to acknowledge the changes they are experiencing.
The loosening of the pelvic tissues is caused by an increase in tissue stretch due to aging, hormonal changes, and vaginal delivery. In fact, all women who have given birth vaginally experience stretching of their vaginal tissues; however, there are also many women having problems who have never
Thermiva treatments can tighten and tone sagging, loose, and excess tissues in the vaginal and labial areas. This radio-frequency-based device is used to tighten the structures in the pelvic area, including the pelvic floor. The treatment can also help to reduce or eliminate
The treatments, usually three in number, are minimally invasive and have no down-time. There is no surgery, no incisions, no sutures, and takes about a half an hour per treatment session. There is no discomfort, just a feeling of warmth. No bruising or redness is expected. Patients can immediately go about their regular daily activities. Some people notice a very quick improvement in their symptoms, even within days to weeks.
The Thermiva treatment uses radio-frequency waves. It is very different from laser treatments to the area. With Thermiva, both internal and external structures can be tightened. There is no wounding or need for recovery time. There is no need for pain medications or antibiotics.
How does Thermiva work?
Thermiva treatments use temperature-controlled radio-frequency energy to gently heat tissues. The device allows precise monitoring of the treatment area, to prevent over- or under- treatment of the areas. The Thermiva treatments deliver controlled thermal energy to the desired areas, using the same technology that has been used for years to reduce the effects of facial aging. The complete Thermiva procedure includes three separate
treatments over a period of three months. The procedures are performed in the office setting.
The best way to understand what these treatments can do is to hear from those who have had the treatments themselves:
“I am so relieved that now I have something I know can help me with my personal and intimate needs. This is definitely a life-changer that needs to get out to the world!” – Patient A12
“I threw away my pads!” – Patient J.K.
“I came in for one concern but was pleasantly
surprised that I had an improvement in other
areas.” – Patient D119
“I don’t fake it anymore.” – Patient D117
“I did not tell my husband that I was getting it done. But he noticed that I was initiating intimacy more often. He finally just flat out asked what was going on. He is not so grumpy now.” – Patient D112
Robin A. Sykes, MD is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon. She has a BA in Biology from Wells College, an MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, General Surgery training at the University of Miami, and Plastic Surgery training at the University of Kansas. She is a National Merit Scholar and Phi Beta Kappa. In addition, she has many years of art training, and brings this to her work in aesthetic plastic surgery. Many new technologies as well as new aesthetic devices and products are available in her practice, so that she can offer a variety of surgical and nonsurgical treatments for your unique aesthetic needs and desires.