At the Walden Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Austin, we are proud to stand at the forefront of medical innovation. In recent years, we have done more than just watch as sophisticated technologies have been developed, we have taken part in the evolution of aesthetic medicine by investigating procedures and devices, and by bringing those with proven efficacy and safety into our practice. ThermiVa is an example that we’d like to discuss here.
Vaginal rejuvenation is not a cosmetic treatment, although it can improve the appearance of external genitalia. It has become increasingly apparent that vaginal laxity, both internal and external, present problems for women. Internally, the lack of firmness and proper cellular regeneration can lead to vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and stress urinary incontinence. External laxity in combination with atrophy within the vaginal canal can diminish sexual satisfaction, put a stop to easy orgasm, and also presents physical discomfort should tissue get pinched in clothing. To resolve such complaints, women may explore options such as labiaplasty and ThermiVa, one of our many non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation devices.
What is Labiaplasty?
With such little downtime, Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure performed on the external genitalia to refine the shape and size of the labia by removing excess skin tissue. Two common forms of labiaplasty are labia majora reduction and labia minora reduction. This is a popular procedure because it facilitates a woman’s self-confidence, and is performed for smaller, more proportionate external genitalia that are less noticeable and more physically comfortable
What is ThermiVa?
ThermiVa is an innovative non-surgical treatment that tightens and tones vaginal tissue via a radiofrequency platform. Radiofrequency waves, delivered in a controlled manner, get absorbed by the tissue at a depth that incites collagen production. Radiofrequency is a comfortable, convenient treatment to correct mild to moderate vaginal laxity. Like surgical labiaplasty, this office procedure can also improve symmetry and comfort due to progressive shrinkage of the external tissue. In addition to refining the shape of the labia, though, ThermiVa may also improve lubrication inside the vaginal canal.
Both labiaplasty and ThermiVa offer unique benefits. Where one is advantageous because there is no surgery involved, the other achieve longer-lasting results and can accomplish more in a single visit. The bottom line is that you don’t have to live with vaginal laxity and the discomfort it brings. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Walden at 512-328-4100 for more information about your treatment options.