Life After Cancer: ThermiVA
Life events such as childbirth, menopause and the natural aging process can alter a woman’s sexual health. These changes can have a substantial negative impact on a woman’s quality of life. Unfortunately, many products and treatments developed to combat these common feminine concerns cannot be adopted by those suffering from the same problems due to cancer treatments. Historically, the only options for cancer patients were lubricants, invasive vaginal surgery or hormones.
How Does ThermiVA Work?
ThermiVa utilizes radiofrequency energy, delivered through a thin, “S” shaped wand, to direct gentle heat deep into the tissues to stimulate the natural production of collagen. A total of three treatments three months apart can successfully treat:
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal atrophy
- Lack of libido or painful intercourse
- Urinary stress incontinence
- Skin laxity
- Organismic dysfunction
Adverse Effects of Cancer Treatment
Unpleasant side effects of cancer treatments can wreak havoc on women’s sexual health and personal life in a multitude of ways. Many suffer from severe vaginal dryness when surgical or medical menopause occurs due to the removal of the ovarian function. As extreme vaginal atrophy sets in the vaginal canal narrows making sexual relations very difficult to impossible.
Traditional treatments such as vaginal estrogen creams, dilators, pelvic floor physical therapy and lasers attempt to improve vaginal moisture by initiating tissue trauma and inflammation with laser heat. However, patients often find that the laser treatment causes severe pain due to the size of the laser probes. When the vagina is already extremely dry and tight, anesthesia becomes necessary.
ThermiVA to the Rescue
ThermiVA was introduced two years ago to breast cancer and uterine/pelvic cancer patients who are not candidates for other conventional treatments. Great success has been achieved for patients at all stages in their recovery. The slim wand allows for even the most severe cases of vaginal atrophy to be treated. New collagen and elastin is generated both outside and inside the vagina with temperature controlled radio frequency. There is also an increase of blood flow to the area due to the creation of new blood vessels. This is what is ultimately behind the “The Viagra Effect.” Natural vaginal discharge is formed because of the increased blood flow. The soft and elastic characteristics of new tissues permit stretching that could not be achieved previously. Typically, patients find they can renew their sexual relations within three months. ThermiVA has delivered exceptional results without discomfort, hormones or surgery.
ThermiVA treatments are performed without the need for anesthesia and there is absolutely no downtime. The patient can engage in sexual relations, exercise or any physical activity she chooses immediately following the treatment. The treatments take approximately 30 minutes to perform each month for three months with an annual touch up.
The key advantages of ThermiVA include:
- No downtime or lengthy recovery
- Provides results after the first treatment
ThermiVA offers additional benefits such as skin tightening, leaky bladder, vulvar skin disorders and organismic difficulties. ThermiVA is quickly emerging as the gold standard for non-surgical and non-hormonal treatment for countless feminine ailments for breast and pelvic cancer patients.