By Dr. James B. Frederick, MD
Time, hormonal changes, and most especially, childbirth, take a toll on the female anatomy, causing painful intercourse, inability to climax and urinary incontinence. It’s not something women talk about freely, even with their physicians.
Some may be too embarrassed to start the conversation, while others accept the changes as an inevitable consequence of being a woman or growing older. Those who have sought help previously may have been offered surgical solutions that sounded too painful or risky.
If you’re a woman who is suffering silence, it’s time to stop! Today, there is an effective treatment available that is non-invasive, non-surgical and that provides results immediately, with no recovery period and no down time. It’s called ThermiVa, and it’s available at the Rejuvenation Center of Kentucky, in Ashland, Ky.
ThermiVa uses radiofrequency energy (RF) to gently heat the vaginal and labial tissues, stimulating collagen production, tightening the tissues, increasing nerve sensitivity and improving moisture balance. RF has been successfully used in medicine for more than 75 years, for cauterizing blood vessels, treating heart arrhythmias and sleep apnea, to produce MRI images, to assist in wound healing and to destroy tumors.
At low energy levels, RF is used in cosmetic procedures to tighten the skin, reduce fat and promote healing. It is this level of RF energy that is used by ThermiVa, achieving a heating range of 40 to 42 degree Celsius (104 to 107 F.)
The RF energy is directed at the treatment area using a slender wand and most women report no discomfort. Treatment takes about 30 minutes. “Women experience significant results after the very first treatment,” said OB/Gyn Brian Frederick, M.D., “with continuing improvements after the second and third ThermiVa treatment.” Results last from nine to 15 months, with one treatment recommended annually thereafter.
The same treatment also improves a woman’s ability to control urine leakage.
“We’ve had patients in our practice who were desperate,” Frederick said. “Every time they coughed, laughed or sneezed, they’d leak. It was embarrassing and they felt like they couldn’t participate in normal daily activities for fear they would have an accident.”
After just one ThermiVa treatment, they noticed significant improvement. “And after the full course of treatment, they no longer worried about leaks or loss of control. It’s a life-changing treatment.”
ThermiVa is recommended for women with mild to moderate stress, urge or mixed incontinence.
Take that first step
If painful intercourse, vaginal dryness or incontinence are vexing you, it’s time to do something about it. Patients are invited to call the Rejuvenation Center of Kentucky to schedule a free initial consultation.
While most insurance will not cover the cost of treatment, the Rejuvenation Center is committed to making the treatment affordable and within reach; fees are as much as $1,000 less than other providers in the region.
Further, the center offers low-interest loans with six- and 12-month deferred interest for those who qualify through the GreenSky Program. The application process is easy and approval is fast. The loan program can be used to cover the costs of ThermiVa treatments as well as other medical costs for treatments not covered by insurance or for co-pays and deductibles.
“At the Rejuvenation Center, we are committed to helping women live the lives they were meant to live – happier, healthier and no longer suffering in silence,” Dr. Frederick said.
If you would like to know more about ThermiVa and how it can help you reclaim the things time and childbirth have taken from you, please visit the Rejuvenation Center of Kentucky website at rejuvenationcenterofkentucky.com or call (606) 393-0473.