Tula Wellness Introduces Novel Approach to ‘Rejuvenation’
Aug 31, 2015 11:18PM
Dr. Arianna Sholes-Douglas
Dr. Arianna Sholes-Douglas, owner and Medical Director at Tula Wellness, in Tucson, is now offering a radiofrequency (RF) technology approach—ThermiVa—to treat some of the most common complaints of peri-menopausal and menopausal women, including vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse and mild incontinence. Sholes-Douglas is the first and only provider to offer ThermiVa in Tucson.
RF technology has become a standard treatment in aesthetic medicine with many indications due to its versatility, efficacy and safety. The most common indication for RF technology is the non-ablative tightening of tissue to improve skin laxity and reduce wrinkles of the face. Applying heat to tissue with RF promotes collagen remodeling and strengthens the structural support columns to improve the integrity of the skin.
ThermiVa is the most current FDA-cleared method using a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure for vaginal laxity. In clinical trials, the ThermiVa procedure has shown results in vaginal/vulvar dryness or atrophic vaginitis, vaginal laxity, vulvar/labial laxity, mild to moderate stress incontinence and sexual dysfunction.
Typically three, 30-minute treatments are required. There is no pain or downtime, and results are seen within the first four weeks of the first treatment and last approximately one year. Retreatment with single treatments every 12 to 18 months maintains the results.