Addressing vaginal laxity, atrophic vaginitis, stress urinary incontinence (SUI), and different manifestations of sexual dysfunction has always been problematic due to women's traditional difficulty discussing these issues with doctors as well as the societal attitude of resignation toward these conditions. The recent rise of non-invasive feminine rejuvenation using energy-based modalities to vaginal tissue has its origins in aesthetic medicine. Transcutaneous temperature-controlled radiofrequency therapy at the vulvovaginal region has shown promising results in giving a more youthful appearing vulva, restoration of vaginal elasticity and 'tightness', considerable improvement in SUI, reduction in overactive bladder symptoms, and reduction in sexual dysfunction. It is also emerging as the non-invasive treatment modality for mild to moderate SUI. It seems that the time has come, when women shall ever be grateful to their gynecologist for management of SUI with ThermiVa without an incision.
Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology of India. 2016 Apr 12 [Epub]
Navneet Magon, Red Alinsod
Obstetrician, Gynecologist and Endoscopic and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeon, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt, India., South Coast Urogynecology, Laguna Beach, CA USA.