A non-in­va­sive treat­ment us­ing ra­dio fre­quency

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Ther­miva can help women who ex­pe­ri­ence vagi­nal lax­ity af­ter child­birth, those who have had can­cer treat­ment, and those who are menopausal and suf­fer from vagi­nal dry­ness and for whom sex has be­come prob­lem­atic, as well as the 10 to 15% of fe­males who will suf­fer from in­con­ti­nence at some point dur­ing their lives.

It is a non-in­va­sive treat­ment us­ing ra­dio fre­quency. The heat im­proves col­la­gen for­ma­tion, en­cour­ag­ing new col­la­gen for­ma­tion within the vagi­nal skin and giv­ing it a much younger feel.

It works through heat en­ergy that is trans­mit­ted through a probe which is in­serted into the vulva and vagi­nal area. The probe is moved around within the vagina to tar­get dif­fer­ent ar­eas.

The pro­ce­dure is cur­rently only avail­able in Dublin’s Ro­tunda Hos­pi­tal. Three ses­sions, each a month apart, are rec­om­mended. It costs €2,800 for the pro­ce­dure, in­clud­ing ini­tial con­sul­ta­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion on Ther­miva, see www.gyne-health.ie.

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