Radio-frequency (RF) treatment is a method of reshaping parts of the body from beneath the superficial layer of the skin, without the need for surgery. It is used to sculpt and tighten tissue into a more youthful and elastic form.
Sophisticated devices utilizing radio-frequency waves – longer than infrared light in the electro-magnetic spectrum – generate controlled heat to remodel tissue and encourage the production of collagen and elastin, proteins that form fibers to help make up the body’s connective tissue, working together to give skin its firmness and form. This heat, which promotes contraction of tissue, works mainly on the deepest layer of the skin, the dermis, without affecting upper layers such as the epidermis.
ThermiVa harnesses RF technology to address conditions such as vaginal looseness, enlarged labia and incontinence. In the past, vulvovaginal laxity was traditionally treated with invasive surgery. Today, transcutaneous temperature-controlled radio-frequency (TTCRF) has numerous advantages in the treatment of skin slackness, and RF is particularly effective with tissue that is naturally moist, such as the vagina and surrounding area.
No anesthesia is required with ThermiVa RF treatment, and patients report they feel comfortable and relaxed during the procedure, with very little downtime for recovery. Although results vary from person to person, most patients have reported immediate improvement.
Benefits of ThermiVa RF treatment include tightening of the vagina, a reduction in sagging, increased vaginal moisture, enhanced ability to achieve orgasm, and relief for mild to moderate urinary stress incontinence.
An Effective and Safe Treatment
In an article published in July 2015 in PRIME, the international journal of aesthetic and anti-ageing medicine, Dr. Red Alinsod, a specialist in aesthetic vaginal surgery, concludes that RF treatments are effective and safe for vulvovaginal rejuvenation and the treatment of orgasmic dysfunction, atrophic vaginitis and stress incontinence.
The US Government’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCIB) also points out that RF has demonstrated high levels of efficiency and safety, with low risks of potential side effects.
The ThermiVa process of electro-coagulation using radio-frequency energy to gently heat tissue represents a break-through in vaginal treatments, although it is based on established practices. Radio-frequency treatments on tissue and muscles have been used as physical therapy for decades.