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Childbirth and aging
can loosen the vagina and surrounding tissues resulting in widening of the vagina resulting in less friction and satisfaction during intercourse. With time, the tissues around the vagina elongate producing a less youthful appearance as well as difficulties with tight fitting clothing and increased perspiration in the area. Vaginal dryness
that occurs with aging can make sex uncomfortable or impossible and loosening of the surrounding tissues can result in leakage of urine.
is a term that has been developed for procedures that help reverse these changes, including surgery and hormonal therapy. These treatments can be quite expensive and frequently produce only partial improvement. As a result, there has been a search for approaches that are non-invasive and less expensive, with equal or better results
. Laser treatments have been used and the most recent advance is the use of a radiofrequency device
that produces gentle monitored heating of the area. Treatment with this device, the ThermiVa
, is painless and produces noticeable improvement after a single treatment
After the procedure, which lasts 20 to 30 minutes
, the tissues around the vagina are noticeably smaller and softer, resulting in tighter and younger looking skin. These changes continue to improve for a while. Furthermore, with time, the vagina becomes tighter and patients often report increased sexual satisfaction. Some patients who did not have orgasms reported experiencing orgasms while others reported developing orgasms in less time.
Some patients with vagina dryness have reported significant improvement in this with some results being better than that produced by hormonal therapy. Furthermore, the tissue tightening produced by the procedure has resulted in some improvement in urine leakage and in the descent of pelvic tissue
As mentioned previously, all this has been accomplished without pain and with no significant side effects
. It is suitable for adult women of any age
. The changes of the external tissues last 6 months to a year, and single touch up treatments are recommended at those intervals. The tightening of the internal tissues lasts 9 to twelve months and touch up treatments are recommended at those intervals.