Need a makeover down there? The newest vaginal rejuvenation trend
Recent statistics show that more women are seeking cosmetic procedures for their precious lady parts.
Labiaplasty – treatments that address a wide range of vaginal concerns from cosmetic to sexual and functional issues – is one of the fastest-growing plastic surgery procedures, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
The latest trend is a minimally-invasive vaginal rejuvenation procedure called ThermiVA, a new quick-fix option that is used to treat low libido, trouble reaching orgasm, vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence and may even heighten feelings of pleasure during sex.
Launched early last year, the procedure is unique because it’s fast, (a session takes about 30 minutes), less invasive and pain-free with no downtime or side effects, according to Gigi Shaker, a medical aesthetician for world-renowned board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Z. Paul Lorenc, M.D., F.A.C.S.
“[ThermiVA is] surprisingly very popular,” Shaker told New York Smash. “The conditions that ThermiVA treats are not generally discussed over wine with friends or in the boardroom, however, they are very common.”
We got the scoop on this cutting-edge vaginal procedure, thanks to an exclusive Q&A with Gigi Shaker, medical aesthetician at the office of Dr. Z. Paul Lorenc.
How does the procedure work, step-by-step?
Gigi Shaker: ThermiVA is a temperature controlled radio frequency treatment. It’s an in-office, non-surgical procedure for labia and vaginal tightening. The ThermiVA patient can expect to be in the office for approximately an hour. The procedure is very simple. We treat the vaginal canal and the labia, between 42-45 degrees for a specific amount of time, which is actually very comfortable for most patients.
What are some of the primary concerns patients have?
GS: We have patients of all ages coming in for this treatment, some are coming in because they have a prolapse, some women feel loose after pregnancy, other women have vaginal dryness or occasionally leak when they exercise or sneeze. We also have women coming in who have loss of desire – ThermiVA successfully treats all of these issues. Most women are elated that there is a simple ‘in-office’ treatment available to them that doesn’t require cutting or taking medication. This is revolutionary for many women who otherwise would not seek treatment for their symptoms…There is a lot of diversity amongst women with their concerns. Prolapse seems to be the most debilitating for women, however that doesn’t negate the other symptoms women may be experiencing, we all want to be the healthiest version of ourselves, so women come in with a large variety of concerns.
How long-lasting are the effects/benefits?
GS: After a series of three treatments spaced one month apart, you can expect the benefits to last between nine and twelve months.
What are the side effects?
How effective is the treatment?
GS: We do have women who are concerned before their first treatment that they will pay for a service and not get results, but every woman who has been treated has been very happy with their results, even after the first treatment they are noticing a difference.
How many sessions does a person need?
GS: The initial treatment is a series of three, and yearly maintenance is recommended for most patients, depending on their concerns.
How much does it cost?
GS: A series of three sessions costs $3500.
The Bare Facts about ThermiVa
One session takes about 30 minutes
It’s not complicated.
There’s no pain, side effects or downtime, according to Gigi Shaker, medical aesthetician at New York-based plastic surgeon’s Paul Lorenc’s practice
The procedure addresses many vaginal concerns and the specific needs of patients, including low-libido, dryness, trouble reaching orgasm, urinary incontinence, post-pregnancy concerns, etc.
A series of three sessions costs $3500 at Dr. Lorenc’s office.