As we age, the collagen and elastin in our skin and tissue breaks down and stops being synthesised, which has effects all over the body. The number of women searching for methods of improving vaginal laxity has increased recently, and new technologies mean that women today don’t have to just accept these problems like they would have done even just 20 years ago.
Ageing and skin laxity
As well as the natural ageing process, childbirth, menopause, genetic disorders, and trauma can cause vaginal laxity, which can have knock on effects on incontinence, orgasmic dysfunction, and the appearance of intimate areas. At PHI, we use ThermiVa to combat these concerns, a proven effective treatment that has a satisfaction rating of 89% on realself.com. ThermiVa uses radiofrequency energy to gently heat the treated area, which in turn stimulates remodelling tissue properties. This in turn causes synthesis of new collagen and elastin fibres in the tissue, improving vaginal laxity.
Improving vaginal laxity with ThermiVa
ThermiVa is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that has no associated downtime, so you can get back to your daily routine immediately following the procedure. It is approved for both external and internal tissue, for all over rejuvenation, to address both aesthetic and functional concerns. The device itself comprises of a hand piece with slim applicator, upon which is the active tip that releases the radiofrequency energy to stimulate tightening. While the predominant aim of ThermiVa is skin tightening, patients often report seeing an improvement in sensitivity and moisture, as well as stress urinary incontinence.
Contraindication and more information
ThermiVa is not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and cannot be performed if you have an infection at the site of treatment. Most patients will have a course of three 30 minute treatments, one month apart, and then may require one follow up treatment a year to maintain results.