What are Cosmetic Gynecological Treatments?
Laser and radiofrequency technology, used for years in dermatology, are now part of a new medical revolution known as cosmetic gynecological treatments. Cosmetic gynecological treatments offer women effective, minimally invasive and pain-free relief from symptoms of vaginal laxity and atrophy, now more frequently called genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). Millions of women suffer from both of these conditions, which were previously treated exclusively with hormone therapy or surgery. Laxity is caused by pregnancy, childbirth, excessive weight loss and the loss of estrogen that accompanies menopause. GMS is among the most common complaints of menopause, but can also result from undergoing a hysterectomy or breast cancer treatment.
What Type of Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation does Dr. Thomas Offer?
Dr. Thomas is an advocate and instructor of the most advanced new C02 vaginal laser, called NeuViVa. NeuViVa involves a quick and pain-free office procedure that does not require anesthesia. The NeuViVa probe, which is about the size of a finger, is inserted into the vaginal canal where it pulses targeted radiofrequency energy. Doing so, improves blood circulation and stimulates collagen production that leads to a thickening of vaginal tissue.
A majority of women enjoy an immediate reduction of symptoms, such as; vaginal dryness, burning, itching and painful intercourse. Three follow-up treatments, several weeks apart, however, are recommended for optimum improvement. After that, patients usually undergo one annual treatment to maintain benefits.
What Type of Radiofrequency Procedures Does Dr. Thomas Use?
Dr. Thomas has achieved great results with ThermiVA, a ground-breaking system that uses radiofrequency waves to increase the production of new collagen and tighten the issue of the vaginal walls. In improving blood circulation and collagen production deep in tissue, ThermiVa tightens the vaginal canal, reduces pelvic organ prolapse, and increases the production of moisture. It can also be used to shrink the external labia tissue for a more youthful appearance. Eventually, ThermiVA may prove beneficial in the prevention of pelvic organ prolapse. Treatment is a painless, 30-minute office procedure that does not require anesthesia. It involves the insertion of an S-shaped probe that emits radiofrequency energy. Patients say the sensation feels warm and is easily tolerated. There is no downtime. Patients are able to go about their normal activities, even sexual intercourse and exercise, the same day. Three treatments, spaced about a month apart, are recommended for the most effective results. Benefits usually last between nine months and a year. Afterward, patients usually schedule one maintenance session per year.