ThermiVa is an outpatient cosmetic procedure that is fast and simple for the patient. Everything from the treatment to recovery should be a smooth process when you seek this cosmetic procedure. Find out everything ThermiVa involves before, during, and after right here.
Your ThermiVa Screening
Before scheduling ThermiVa treatment, you will need to be asked a series of screening questions to make sure you are a good candidate for ThermiVa and that it is safe for you to get the treatment done. Since this treatment does not require a consultation, the screening questions are important because ThermiVa is not the best cosmetic option for everyone and some patients may need to wait until health issues are resolved to have the treatment. For example, women who are or could be pregnant, or women who are breastfeeding should wait to have any ThermiVa treatments done until they have given birth and or have finished breastfeeding. Patients with health issues such as history of cancer in the area or current STD’s or STI’s should wait until their health issues have resolved before having ThermiVa treatments.
You will be required to sign various forms, including consent forms, before your first session. You will also receive a list of pre and post-treatment instructions so you are prepared and informed on the treatment.
Preparing for ThermiVa Treatment
Preparing for ThermiVa treatment requires very little of the patient. With that being said, in order to ensure that you are in the optimal position to achieve the best results from your procedure. Take the following into consideration:
Abnormal Pap Smears
Before receiving ThermiVa treatments, you must have had a normal pap smear in the last two years. If you have had a recent pap smear with abnormal results, please let me or my staff know. Abnormal pap smears can indicate certain conditions that could be aggravated with the use of radiofrequency energy.
Vaginal Surgery or Vaginal Prolapse
If you have had recent vaginal surgery or have any degree of vaginal prolapse, you may not be a good candidate for ThermiVa treatment. The laser heat used during these sessions could irritate those with recent surgery or prolapse.
For optimal results, it is important to be well-hydrated before your ThermiVa session. I recommends drinking an extra four to six glasses the day before treatment. This will help enhance the effects that radiofrequency energy has on the cells in your vaginal tissue. Immediately before your session, you should empty your bladder to ensure you will be comfortable during the procedure.
For optimal results, the treatment area should be free of hair. You can achieve this by shaving the area completely the day before treatment. Some patients prefer waxing or laser hair removal. These methods are fine but should be performed five to seven days before treatment to avoid potential irritation.
You can receive ThermiVa treatments if you are menstruating, but if you have a moderate to heavy flow, you should reschedule your session for when your period has ended.