Menopause Doesn't Have to Mean Painful Sex: Learn How Surgery-free & Hormone-Free THERMIva® Can Help
For years, women have watched as men’s sexual health garnered all the spotlight and research dollars in order to ensure that they were able to enjoy healthy and active sex lives as they aged. In the end, the resulting “blue pill” has helped millions of men, but women were left out in the cold.
Until now. Thanks to forward-thinking manufacturers and medical experts, women now have the tools to address their sexual health as they age and we’re pleased to be a part of this movement.
Here at Carley Family Care, we believe all our patients should have access to the latest treatments and services to improve their lives. So, when it came to women who are experiencing painful sex as a result of menopause, we researched the options and chose THERMIva®, which offers a surgery- and hormone-free solution to improve vaginal health.
If you’d like to put an end to painful sex after menopause, here’s how THERMIva can help.
Why the pain?
While a woman’s transition through menopause is the result of a shut-down in egg production, the widespread implications of this seemingly simple process are vast.
The problem lies in the fact that when your ovaries shut down, your main source of the hormones estrogen and progesterone are also cut off. While these hormones are largely responsible for your reproductive health, they also control your vaginal health to a large degree.
During your reproductive years, your hormones ensure that everything is functioning smoothly by boosting the health of your vaginal tissue and encouraging lubrication.
When your hormone levels drop after menopause, the tissue that makes up your vaginal walls begins to thin and dry out, which, for some women, can make sex incredibly painful.
A way out
As we discussed, up until now, women had very few solutions to remedy painful sex. Traditionally, doctors prescribed hormone replacement therapy, but this solution isn’t ideal because of its systemic effect. The other solution—topical creams—are messy and not exactly mood-setting.
But now there’s a surgery-free solution that doesn’t complicate your hormone levels—THERMIva. With THERMIva, we direct gentle, nonablative laser energy into the walls of your vaginal tissue to elicit a very mild healing response.
This response is led by renewed collagen production, which is the protein responsible for the elasticity and tone in your tissue. The gentle radiofrequency energy also encourages better circulation in the tissue and promotes lubrication.
Ease of use
One of the biggest advantages of our THERMIva system is its ease of use. You only need 1-3 treatments that last about five minutes each to improve your vaginal health. We space these treatments out by several weeks to allow time for your body to respond with collagen and rebuild stronger, healthier tissue.
The treatment itself is very comfortable and you should only feel a mild heat for a few minutes. The THERMIva system features a hand piece that’s designed to fit easily inside your vagina to deliver the radiofrequency energy.
Over the course of your treatments, you will realize incremental improvements, with optimal results about 6-12 weeks after your last treatment.
Since the treatments are completely noninvasive, there’s no downtime, which means you’re free to get on with your day immediately afterward.
If you want to enjoy your post-menopausal years, please give us a call to see how THERMIva can help eliminate painful sex. Or you can use the online scheduling tool on this website to book an appointment.