Taking Care Down There
If you don't like how your hair looks, you change it. If part of your outfit uncomfortably chafes you as you walk, you change it. But what if your vagina doesn't look, feel, or function the way you want it to? In the past, the only options for women dissatisfied with their most intimate area was to grit their teeth and deal with it or choose a surgical solution. Now, with THERMIva® in Grand Rapids, making a vaginal change can be a simple, straightforward, non-surgical choice—and at half an hour for a session, the visit may be shorter than a trip to the salon for a new cut and color. The Bengtson Center is exclusively offering THERMIva® treatments in West Michigan.
KNOW THE BASICS
- THERMIva® can counter the unwanted internal and external effects of menopause, childbirth, and aging, from increased dryness to lack of bladder control. Just think—no more little accidents when you jog, sneeze, or laugh!
- The THERMIva® treatment is entirely nonsurgical, so there are no incisions, no sutures, and no related recovery or down times
- The Bengtson Center is committed to using the latest, most advanced technology, and THERMIva® is at the forefront of vaginal rejuvenation techniques
- THERMIva® prompts your own body to naturally improve itself by producing new collagen, a vital component in moisture retention and firm, yet supple tissue
- Dr. Brad Bengtson has decades of medical and aesthetic experience related to the female body, giving him particular insight into its form and function, as well as discretion and empathetic understanding of his women patients' needs
Patient results may vary.
Patient results may vary.
Patient results may vary.
Patient results may vary.
What is THERMIva®?
Dr. Bengtson introduced the game-changing THERMIva® to his patients in Grand Rapids because he wants the women coming to his practice to have comprehensive options and control over their body from head to toe. The Bengtson Center stays at the forefront of modern technology, using the latest techniques to maximize results while improving patient safety and satisfaction.
THERMIva® represents the best of that ideal by providing a life-changing treatment.
Once activated, THERMIva® delivers radiofrequency energy deep into the area, where it generates heat that remodels the remaining collagen and stimulates production of new collagen. As more of the beneficial protein returns, blood flow increases, and tissues tighten, moisture will increase, and support will improve.
Although you will begin to notice improvement right away, three 30- to 45-minute THERMIva® treatment sessions are recommended, with typical results lasting for longer than a year. It's recommended that women choose to maximize their results with THERMIva® and have one retreatment yearly.
Dr. Bengtson says: "This new technology is truly transformative in so many ways and addresses more than just the cosmetic appearance—although it does that, too. It significantly tightens the vaginal wall and increases lubrication, which can be a major issue as women age and reach menopause. It also can decrease urinary incontinence by heating the posterior bladder wall, as well as increase orgasm, and has taken some non-orgasmic woman to experience orgasm for the first time."
Why Choose THERMIva®?
Two words: vaginal atrophy. In a woman's younger days, tissues are firm and tight, and the area typically stays well lubricated and healthy. As time goes by, the breakdown of supportive collagen leads to looseness and sagging, as well as increased dryness. The physical and hormonal effects of childbirth and menopause can significantly contribute to these conditions, and certain medical treatments, such as chemotherapy, can also contribute to vaginal dryness.
This new normal can lead to less pleasure experienced during intercourse, and may even cause discomfort and pain—a significant and unwelcome shift in sensation. Women dealing with vaginal atrophy may also have increased laxity of the pelvic floor and find that they can't maintain bladder control as well as they used to, experiencing the dreaded incontinence when they sneeze, laugh, jump rope, go horseback riding, participate in high-impact exercise, or even simply experience everyday life.
THERMIva® addresses these problems by rebuilding support structures in vaginal tissues while increasing moisture and tightening away laxity. Because of the sensitivity of this procedure and consultation, we always maintain the utmost privacy, confidentiality, and discretion. Many of the results are immediate. THERMIva® is a simple, non-surgical office procedure, so you can get right back into your normal routine after with no downtime.
- provide labial and vaginal tightening
- increase moisture
- increase bladder control
- increase vaginal sensation
- improve sexual function and satisfaction
- help tight clothes to fit better and not be embarrassingly revealing
Am I a Good Candidate for THERMIva®?
The symptoms of vaginal atrophy that THERMIva® treats are frequently experienced by women 40 and older who are experiencing a drop in their estrogen levels and other hormonal shifts.
Women who have given birth to one or more children may find that laxity and control have worsened with each pregnancy.
Any woman who feels that her vaginal area could benefit from a boost in moisture, increase in sensitivity, and tissue tightening can talk with the Bengtson Center team to determine whether she may be a good candidate for THERMIva®.
Women who want to avoid surgery and who understand the length of time they will enjoy their THERMIva® results before requiring a maintenance visit are ideal candidates for this nonsurgical procedure.
Why Choose the Bengtson Center for THERMIva®?
Dr. Bengtson leads a team of caring professionals who are all highly trained and experienced in the treatments they offer. As a plastic surgeon, he has a particular focus on aesthetic procedures and techniques designed to help women achieve the bodies they want—giving them restored confidence and empowering them to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives.
He speaks throughout the world on the subject of aesthetics and plastic surgery, and is a well-respected authority on a variety of topics. Dr. Bengtson has a reputation as a skilled surgeon with an artistic vision, as well as someone who builds relationships with his patients. This attitude carries throughout his entire team, all of them eager to deliver amazing results.
Why is Collagen Important to Vaginal Health?
Collagen is found throughout the body, where its strength and flexibility make it a key player in providing a structural framework while also helping tissues to retain moisture. As it declines in the vaginal area, the once-firm canal can go slack and dry out. A corresponding lack of support for the bladder adds another problem to worry about.
New-built collagen via THERMIva® tightens and thickens the vaginal canal and encourages moisture retention.
Beyond THERMIva® in Grand Rapids
Women seeking vaginal rejuvenation may also have one or more other body-related issues they would like to address with Dr. Brad Bengtson and his team.
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure designed to alter the size and shape of either or both of the labia minora. This can be performed on its own or combined with THERMIva®. In fact, the Bengtson Center includes the tissue-tightening treatment with each labiaplasty surgery, giving patients the benefit of both procedures.
Women who are dealing with more post-childbirth problems than THERMIva® can treat may want to consider a Mommy Makeover. This is a combination of procedures that can include liposuction to remove excess fat, a tummy tuck to tighten sagging abdominal skin and tissue, and surgery to lift, augment, or even reduce the breasts to provide symmetry and balance.
Of course, any of those makeover components can also be performed alone. The options are entirely customizable, and Dr. Bengtson can guide you in selecting the treatments and procedures that together can best deliver body (and life) changing results!