Let’s face it. There are female health-related topics so personal and delicate that you don’t want to discuss them with anyone—even with your best friend.

At the top of the forbidden list for most women is the issue of vaginal and pelvic floor health. Ranging from vaginal laxity and dryness to embarrassing urinary leakage and even sexual dissatisfaction—not to mention that, as we age, it’s just not a pretty picture “down there”—symptoms can be daunting.

And because women are reluctant to talk about their individual challenges, sometimes avoiding even their gynecologist, it’s easy to feel alone and unsure about solutions.

But the long-held myth that urinary incontinence and other symptoms that define pelvic floor health are limited to elderly women is finally starting to disappear; young and middle-aged women suffer, too. According to the National Institutes for Health, nearly a quarter of the women in the United States experience some form of pelvic floor dysfunction, which is often the result of pregnancy, childbirth and natural aging.

One of the Most Advanced, Effective, Non-Surgical Treatments
James Mirabile, M.D., F.A.C.O.G, board-certified gynecologist and owner of Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness, has introduced into his practice one of the most advanced and effective non-surgical treatments to address the spectrum of awkward vaginal and pelvic floor issues. ThermiVa™, a FDA-approved technology, uses radiofrequency energy for vaginal rejuvenation and pelvic floor therapy. Treatments last from
30 to 45 minutes.

“ThermiVa is a smart choice for women who want to reclaim their vaginal and pelvic floor health,” Dr. Mirabile says. “It’s pain-free and, unlike traditional surgery, there’s no recovery time so you can resume normal activities.”

Recently inducted into the Super Doctors Hall of Fame as recognition for being named by his peers for 10 consecutive years as a Kansas City Super Doctor, Dr. Mirabile has worked with thousands of women for more than 25 years. He delivered more than 7,500 babies during his obstetrics career and now, focusing on gynecology in the health division of his practice, Dr. Mirabile offers leading-edge technology and treatments such as ThermiVa to address common patient complaints.

“ThermiVa’s radiofrequency energy is sent to the genital area, both internally and externally, heating the tissue, increasing elasticity and stimulating the body’s natural collagen,”

Dr. Mirabile explains. “The patient receives three treatments with about a month between each treatment.”

One of the benefits of addressing vaginal rejuvenation and pelvic floor dysfunction is a renewed sense of self-esteem.

“Women say that they have a different outlook on themselves, not to mention a sense of relief, following treatments,” Dr. Mirabile says. “ThermiVa also helps revive intimate relationships with a spouse or partner. It’s a remarkable advancement in women’s health.”

ThermiVa Can Help Improve:
The first non-surgical and thermal-controlled radio frequency procedure to relieve symptoms associated with female gynecological conditions, ThermiVa can help lead to improvements in:

Mild to Moderate Stress Incontinence/Over-Active Bladder:
Reduce urinary leaking and urge. Reproductive organs are supported by an upside-down umbrella,
or hammock, of tendons, tissue and muscle. Extra pounds, aging or even years of high-impact aerobic workouts can loosen this pelvic floor, straining organs and causing bladder leakage or a “heavy” feeling down below. The treatment helps many women avoid bladder surgeries like the mesh and sling.

Vaginal Tightness:
Tightening occurs at the vaginal opening and throughout the full course of the vagina. Women and their partners notice these changes immediately after their treatments.

Sexual Dysfunction:
Treatments may increase nerve sensitivity, stronger pelvic floor muscular contractions and the capability to achieve orgasms in a shorter period of time.

Labial Cosmetic Appearance:
Tightens labial tissues and helps to reduce sagging and results in smoother and softer skin. Women also have more comfort in tight clothing such as bikinis, jeans and yoga pants.

Vaginal Dryness /Atrophic Vaginitis:
Vaginal moisture, both inside and out, increases and helps soften and thicken the vulva-vaginal skin. These changes lead to less sexual pain and more sexual satisfaction.

Prolapse :
The vulva-vaginal tissue tightens during ThermiVa treatments, resulting in a tightening or pulling in of the prolapse organs.

ThermiVa: Non-Invasive Solution
Sara of Overland Park, Kansas, recently visited Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness with symptoms caused by childbirth and peri-menopause: vaginal dryness that caused painful intercourse and stress incontinence.

“After consulting with Sara, I recommended ThermiVa as a non-invasive procedure,” says James Mirabile, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

“I didn’t really know what to expect,” says the 52-year-old woman. “ThermiVa created a gentle heat sensation—without pain. And the best part was that I could go back to my daily routine immediately, including exercise.”

Dr. Mirabile notes that Sara’s ThermiVa experience is the rule, not the exception.

“The technology yields great results, without surgery, discomfort and lifestyle interruption,” he says. “It really is the perfect solution for many women’s vaginal and pelvic floor health.”

Learn more about ThermiVa.