This week I would like to talk to you about one of the most common medical issues that women encounter after natural childbearing.
Childbearing is a wonderful, life changing experience in a woman's life but it also can produce some significant physical changes affecting bladder control as well as sexual functioning.
In the few weeks following childbearing, it is quite common for new mothers to experience a feeling of sagging of the vaginal walls that could also worsen over time.
The vagina could feel overstretched and there could also be a sensation of pressure and discomfort.
The sexual response might not feel as intense as before the delivery and it may take longer to achieve orgasm.
The problem of difficult penetration and vaginal dryness are very common in post-menopausal women as a result of the aging process and lack of sufficient hormonal production.
Related issues of bladder control like urinary leakage upon laughing, coughing, and exercising may significantly interfere with daily activities.
In the past, the most commonly recommended treatment was physical therapy as well as a home regimen of Kegel exercises in order to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and restore some of the support that was lost during the childbearing experience.
In some cases surgical intervention was also necessary.
Recently, a new, in-office procedure called "ThermiVa" has been introduced to assist women who are suffering from the feeling of vaginal laxity, vaginal dryness and decreased level of intensity and stimulation during sexual activity.
The procedure is non invasive and is done by delivering radiofrequency energy to the vagina with a slender probe.
The radiofrequency has the property to tighten the vaginal walls by stimulating the production of new collagen using a gentle heat to create a thermal effect.
The procedure can also assist in restoring the elasticity of the vaginal wall and increasing the level of natural production of vaginal secretions facilitating and enhancing sexual activity.
The procedure is fast and it is very well tolerated.
It does not require any numbing cream and it has a great safety profile.
As a result of the procedure, collagen production is stimulated, there is a significant improvement in the blood flow to the area, and the level of lubrication is increased.
The procedure could also improve the symptoms of over-activity of the bladder, addressing the issue of urinary incontinence.
Many patients prefer this procedure to having surgery because of the safety and the lack of any downtime or the need for a recovery.
I recommend to schedule three "ThermiVa" treatments one month apart in order achieve the best outcome.
"ThermiVa" is commonly offered alongside the "O'Shot" procedure in order to achieve maximum efficacy and faster results.
The "O' Shot" procedure is done by injecting the patient's own plasma into the vaginal tissue around the bladder and the urethra in order to increase the amount of collagen and improve any symptoms of urinary leakage.
The production of collagen can strengthen the tissue providing a good amount of support to the area treated.
The procedure could help patients who experience a decreased sensation with sexual activity due to menopause or hormonal changes.
The "O'Shot" is done in the office and does not require any anesthesia.
Please refer to the "ThermiVa" and "O'Shot" content on www.sorgentemedspa.com for more information.
Please call our number 508-418-6026 with any questions.
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