UPDATE: I did it!
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Most noticeable changes: Significantly more tightness! So much moisture! No "leaks" when I sneeze! My hubby is very impressed, too. We are having a lot of fun with the "new me" and he's said more than once that I feel better than ever - better than even before we had kids. My confidence is through the roof and I feel young again because my body is responding to him like I'm 20 instead of nearly 40. Want to know what I'm so excited about? Read on!
I don't usually get medical-procedure advice from Khloe Kardashian, but when she overshared, "My sisters, they've had kids, and there's a vagina lasering thing to tighten. So in my household, all they do is talk about this vagina laser," I had to learn more. After all, I'm a mom who's given birth to three kids. If there's a way to feel better "down there," I want to know about it.
Like most gals, I didn't call my doctor to find out about this miracle laser; I texted my BFF instead. "Have you heard about a new vaginal laser procedure?" I asked. Her reply: "OMG, YES. It's called ThermiVa! I'm actually getting it done next week!" Turns out that she had heard about it from her pal from college, who called it "life changing." "You have to talk to Melanie about it!," the BFF insisted. So, I did. Here's what Melanie told me:
"If you're thinking about it, do it. I didn't have a single complication or complaint; all I felt was a warm, comfortable sensation during the treatment. It wasn't uncomfortable at all - a tampon feels bigger than this device. After the first treatment, I definitely felt tighter after about two weeks. That became more and more noticeable after the second and third treatment. I have so much more sensitivity, intimacy is so much more fulfilling for both me and my husband and I had a lot of 'bonus' results I didn't expect. I don't 'leak' at all now and I feel like I have much better bladder control. I am so much more lubricated, which makes me feel young and sexy! And my labia is no longer saggy and loose. I like how I look down there for the first time in my life! I would have this procedure done every month if I had to!"
Melanie had me at "more sensitivity," so I called Dr. Courtenay Poucher of Aesthetic Center of Santa Clarita, who was one of the first doctors in Southern California to offer the no-down-time procedure. The highly-rated specialist is known not only for her warmth but also for her life-improving procedures like labiaplasty. This woman is the expert on all things "down there," and I couldn't wait to speak to her. "As women get older," explained Dr. Poucher, "our skin and tissues age throughout our body, and that goes for our most intimate areas, too. Collagen and elastin are what reinforces the tone of our skin and tissues and that's what ThermiVa addresses. Through gentle ultrasonic heating, the molecules contract and reorganize, stimulating cells to rebuild and create new collagen. We joke about ThermiVa being the top referral procedure, because once a woman has it done, she's over the moon about the results and can't wait to tell all her friends, who then call for their own appointments. Because it's an affordable procedure with no pain that is done in under 30 minutes, it's hard to resist with results this amazing that last up to two years!"
Are You a Candidate for ThermiVa?
Ask yourself these questions to help determine if ThermiVa is right for your body. Then call Dr. Poucher's office to schedule a complimentary consultation.
• Have you experienced vaginal laxity?
• Do you have trouble reaching intimate release?
• Do you suffer from vaginal dryness?
• Do you experience urinary incontinence?
• Do you have a fallen bladder or rectum?
• Are you displeased with the appearance of your labia?
How ThermiVa Works
This painless, no-cutting laser treatment requires no downtime; you can resume intimacy the day of your appointment. Thanks to a very gentle radiofrequency energy that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin while increasing nourishment to your tissues through increased blood vessel production, your external and vaginal tissues are remarkably shrunk and revived. The thin handheld device deeply and directly heats your cells, encouraging the restoration of tone to your most private of parts while stimulating nerve regeneration. The fast procedure relieves bladder leakage in this manner, tightening the lax muscle tone near the urethra. And, because the internal structure that creates personal moisture is also toned, tightened and revitalized, women will note that vaginal dryness is significantly improved.