Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Blog- Boise

Safety of Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatments

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Aug 22, 2018 7:55:00 PM

FDA Advisory
Within recent weeks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement saying vaginal rejuvenation treatments have been cleared for destroying abnormal or precancerous cervical or vaginal tissue, as well as condylomas (genital warts) and other serious genitourinary (GU) conditions—but not for disorders and symptoms related to menopause, urinary incontinence or sexual function. Furthermore, the Administration claims these treatments “have serious risks and don’t have adequate evidence to support their use for these purposes.”

FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says he is aware of “numerous” reports of vaginal burns, scarring, pain during sexual intercourse and recurring or chronic pain following these procedures and as a result, is asking the manufacturers of the devices in question to address their concerns and reevaluate the marketing of their products.

In light of this statement, we wanted to share with you what we and other industry experts think about the warnig.

Firstly, women seek these treatments for many health and aesthetic reasons both. Vaginal dryness, inability to climax, loss of sensitivity, urinary incontinence - and the list goes on! And we know it works because our clients have shared with us and we celebrated in the success of the results they see. Lasers and Radiofrequency devices have been used for these type of treatments for years, and have a large body of evidence showing unequivocal benefit to women's health. There have been very few and rare reports of burns and complications, and none so far at Silk Touch.

Secondly, this statement lumps all vaginal rejuvenation treatments into one category. Both lasers and Radiofrequency (RF) - which are very different technologies. We offer ThermiVa, a RF device which has less complications and downtime than laser treatments.

The reason these warning letters have been sent out is these devices are not supposed to be marketed for indications they are not FDA-cleared for until they receive approval, and this is where some companies have gone awry, leading to warning letters. Just because something doesn't have FDA-clearing, doesn't mean its unsafe. It's a costly and lengthy process to get something FDA-cleared, which is why its so common to get off label treatments. (Example, Botox in crows-feet, even though its FDA cleared for forehead.)

Here's an excerpt from NewBeauty magazine where Dr. Alexiades & Dr. Canter ( industry leaders in Vaginal Rejuvenation) shares her opinion.

"....these devices do work for many people and it’s important that the FDA is finally discussing women’s health issues after all these years. “The important take home messages are that women need treatments for conditions such as pain with intercourse, urinary leakage and infections, which can result in a poor quality of life,” says Dr. Alexiades. “Approximately 50 percent of postmenopausal women suffer from these conditions, and this new generation of devices offers significant efficacy and excellent safety profiles.”

Reston, VA urogynecologist Maria Canter, MD agrees. “Although I agree with the FDA that the safety and effectiveness of a device should be established prior to it being marketed a certain way, some patients have failed multiple ‘approved’ treatment options and have had significant improvement with energy-based devices. For example, a radio-frequency device I work with, Viveve System, has studies demonstrating safety and efficacy when used to treat vaginal laxity that can lead to decreased sensation during intercourse and urinary incontinence. There is also a prospective randomized controlled trial that was blinded and demonstrated significant improvement in symptoms. This device also currently has 2 FDA IDE trials. To date, there have been no serious adverse events and the benefits have outweighed any risk.”

To wrap it up...

While any FDA warning sounds scary - this one really is more of a warning to the companies to hold off on marketing certain benefits UNTIL they get FDA approval. We stand behind our vaginal rejuvenation treatment ThermiVa, in both the safety of the device and health benefits.

ThermiVa has truly been one of the most gratifying treatments to be able to offer to our clients. It has changed the life of countless women, and even improved marriages. We can't say enough good things about this treatment!

If you would like to learn more about ThermiVa or to see if you are a candidate- visit our website here.

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Topics: ThermiVA

5 Big Benefits of ThermiVa Female Rejuvenation

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Jun 25, 2018 9:10:32 AM

For many women, childbirth, genetics, age or a combination of all three can change their vaginal anatomy. These changes are often unwelcome and can cause discomfort, both in day-to-day life and sexually. Thankfully there are ways to combat this problem through non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation. ThermiVa is a game changer when it comes to vaginal rejuvenation treatments. No pain, no downtime and its our treatment with the highest patient satisfaction, even after their first treatment. 

Here are 5 Big Benefits To ThermiVa.

Non-surgical treatment

ThermiVa is a non-surgical treatment. This means there are no injections or incisions required. This is a big plus as many women are weary of having surgery performed on such an intimate part of their body. There is also no downtime with ThermiVa, making it a very convenient treatment that’s perfect for those with busy schedules.

Improved sexual stimulation

For some women, the tightening of vaginal tissue that ThermiVa provides also resulted in greater stimulation during intercourse. A lot of women seek out vaginal rejuvenation mostly due to poor sexual stimulation so this is a big benefit.

Improves Urinary Incontinence. 

Do you sneeze when you pee? We can help with that! An often overlooked benefit of vaginal rejuvenation is that is can help with incontinence. Not all women who experience anatomical changes to their vagina suffer from incontinence, but for those who do, ThermiVa can be very effective at improving it.

Fast treatments

ThermiVa is a very fast treatment, with session typically lasting 30-45 minutes. This means you can get the treatment without having to prepare or take time off work. (Perfect for lunch breaks!) ThermiVa is done in a series of 3 treatments. And for some women, it’s recommended to get maintenance treatment once or twice per year in order to maintain the benefits. 

Feel comfortable and confident with your body

While ThermiVa does have appearance benefits (tighten in and out) Feeling confident about your body isn’t just about improving areas that are visible. If you have noticed changes in your vaginal anatomy that are causing you discomfort or affect sexual performance then it can certainly affect your confidence in a negative way. This treatment can help restore your confidence and make you feel comfortable in your own skin again.

Ready to get started with your ThermiVa treatments or would like to learn more about whether this treatment is right for you? Call 208-939-3110 to schedule a free Consultation.
 
 
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Topics: ThermiVA

ThermiVa Featured in Elle Magazine!

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Jan 6, 2017 3:02:00 PM

Thermiva was featured in Elle Magazine... Check it out!

Everything You Wanted (or Didn't Want) to Know About the $3,500, Kardashian-Endorsed "Vaginal Laser - Elle Magazine

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"It's easy, comfortable, no pain, no downtime, and women feel and see results right away," Lancer says. "It has what I call the 'BFF referral program'–it is definitely the type of treatment that once they have experienced it, women cannot wait to tell their girlfriends all about it. And then the friends come have it done." - Read The Article Here

Interested in learning more about ThermiVA? Schedule your free consultationt today!

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Topics: ThermiVA

New Services Now Available!

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jan 12, 2016 3:36:23 PM

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New Services at Silk Touch Med Spa

We are excited to kick off 2016 by bringing on some new services for our clients

Here’s the scoop on What’s New at Silk Touch!

ThermiTight

ThermiTight is the first aesthetic skin tightening procedure that delivers controlled thermal energy under the skin to reverse the effects of aging and skin laxity.
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It’s great for tightening problem areas of the face, neck, abdomen and thighs. ThermiTight is a micro-invasive procedure with quick downtime when done as a stand-alone procedure. Thermitight can also be performed as an add-on to a lipo procedure. Combine Thermitight & liposuction for fat loss and skin tightening in one treatment.

Neck Lipo & ThermiTight Package for $2000 OFF this month!

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ThermiVA

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ThermiVa female rejuvenation is another one of our new Thermi services – and we could not be more excited to bring on this revolutionary treatment. You may have seen this featured on Dr. OZ or the Today show recently - ThermiVA uses radio frequency for non-surgical female rejuvenation. The treatments are comfortable, painless and the results are immediate. ThermiVA can help with a wide range of medical issues, including urinary incontinence.

Read more about the symptoms ThermiVA treats here…

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KyBella 

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KyBella is the first FDA approved injectable for the treatment of under-the-chin fat. That’s right, injectable! This injectable Kybella is a synthetic formulation of deoxycholic acid – a substance that naturally occurs in your body. This substance, when synthesized, is used to break down and absorb dietary fat. 

Not everyone is candidate for Kyebella. For some Neck Smartlipo or a combontation of Smartlipo & ThermiTight may be the most effective treatment route.. We suggest scheduling a free consultation.

Learn more about Kybella and see before and after pictures.

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SculpSure - Now available!!!

SculpSure NonSurgical Fat Loss

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At Silk Touch Med Spa of Boise, our latest addition to our laser treatments is SculpSure™. It is a non-invasive and easy way to melt the fat within your tissues so your body naturally removes it. 

With SculpSure you can achieve up to 25% reduction in fat after just one treatment.

What is SculpSure™?

SculpSure™ is a hyperthermic laser fat removal system that works by directing laser energy into your treated areas. This laser energy heats the fat cells and surrounding tissues, thereby agitating the fat which causes them to release from your tissues. Then, your body naturally removes the fat cells over the next 12 weeks. Results improve over time and take up to 12 weeks for full results.

Learn more about SculpSure and see before and after pictures >

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Topics: liposuction, ThermiVA, thermitight

New! Thermiva Non-Surgical Feminine Rejuvenation

Posted by Susan Kerr on Dec 30, 2015 4:03:26 PM

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Have you heard about this new treatment recently featured on The Dr. Oz Show? It's a treatment for women that will seriously change your life! The best news.. we now offer it at Silk Touch! Say hello to your new best friend, ThermiVA. Thermiva is a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment.

We are so excited to be one of the first to bring this amazing technology to the women of Idaho! This is seriously a game changer in female rejuvenation treatments - with the only other alternative before this being painful, expensive, surgery.

ThermiVA is Non-Surgical 

ThermiVA is completely pain free and non-surgical. 

There is no recovery time with ThermiVA. It's the perfect lunch time treatment! One of the best parts  about ThermiVA is how easy the treatments are. You don't have to interrupt your life with expensive surgery and downtime! Who has time for that? Want to exercise afterwards? Go for it. Have sex? Sure! 

A small, slender wand (similar to ones used in transvaginal ultrasounds during the beginning of pregnancy) is used to provide a temperature-controlled radiofrequency directly to the inner vaginal tissue and the outer labias. Treatments are extremely comfortable and quick. It takes about 30 minutes total, fifteen minutes for the inner vaginal tissues and fifteen minutes for the outer vaginal area.

Is Everyone A ThermiVA candidate?

The only contraindications to getting Thermiva include pregnancy, active STD, urinary tract infection and patients with a cardiac device e.g. pacemaker/ defibrillator/ mechanical valves.

How Many ThermiVA Treatments Do You Need?

For optimal results we suggest a series of 3 treatments. We recommended that women come in for one treatment a month for three months. From that point forward, some may need one treatment a year just for maintenance. 

This month only, save up to $900 on Thermiva + get a FREE area of Botox -click here to claim offer.

Treats Urinary Incontinence

Urinary leaking is a daily struggle for many women of all ages. Chance are if you don't suffer from this, you probably know several people who do... Many women come to us with concerns of even being worried to sneeze without peeing a little. ThermiVA can stop this!

Childbirth (both vaginal deliveries and c-sections), abdominal surgeries, menopause, and even the things we can't control like genetics and aging are all major causes. Luckily, we now have ThermiVA to help! 

ThermiVA has a 96% "Worth It" Rating on Realself.com. Which is one of the highest patient satisfaction scores on Realself. Here's what some ThermiVa patients have to say about treating urinary incontinence with Thermiva.

“I couldn’t do a squat or a jumping jack during boot camp without leaking on myself, but after three treatments I have none.” — mom of four, all vaginal deliveries
“You know that whole cross your legs and squeeze when you sneeze? Well, I don’t have to do that anymore — I now sneeze freely without having to worry about leaking.” — patient after just one ThermiVa treatment

Improves Postpartum Recovery 

As early as six weeks after delivery, women can receive a ThermiVa treatment. This is a big deal for women who have had vaginal deliveries, women with stretching of the vaginal tissue, and women healing from episiotomies as a result of vaginal deliveries.  ThermiVa will restore the elasticity of the vaginal tissue much quicker and will reduce the healing time in those who had tearing or episiotomies during child birth.  Breastfeeding? Not a problem! Breastfeeding moms can still receive ThermiVa. (How exciting is that, ladies?!)

Improves the Appearance of the Vaginal Area

ThermiVa, through tightening the skin of the vagina, helps bring the outer parts of the vagina closer to the body.  The effects are sometimes immediate — the technicians can sometimes see the skin contracting and tightening during the actual procedure. 

Restores Moisture

This is something that affects so many women, and can become a serious medical issue. Menopause and the lack of estrogen in our bodies results in vaginal dryness. Which can lead to things such as — bleeding with wiping, tearing, pain during sex, collapsing of the vaginal walls, and can even allow for the bladder or the intestines to fall into the vaginal space.  Vaginal rejuvenation with ThermiVa will create softer and thicker skin and more moisture both internally and externally to make daily life and sexual intercourse more comfortable without the use of hormones or messy creams.

Improves Sex

Another great benefit of Thermiva? ThermiVa will enhance your sex life!!It will feel fuller, tighter  and smoother afterwords. Plus, in addition to restoring moisture which can help improve sex, ThermiVA can result in increased sensitivity, more coordinated and stronger muscular contractions, and ability to achieve orgasms in a shorter time period. Even women who’ve never been able to have an orgasm during vaginal intercourse before have reported having orgasms thanks to ThermiVA. 

Still have questions?  Wanting to learn more? 

Schedule a FREE Consultation today! (ThermiVA treatments are performed by our female medical staff members.)

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This month only, save up to $900 + get a FREE area of Botox with your ThermiVa treatment -click here to claim offer.

 

Sources:
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Topics: ThermiVA, female rejuvenation