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How ThermiVa has helped me after child birth:

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I am a 32 year old full time working mom of a beautiful three year old little boy.  Pregnancy and child birth changed a lot about my body.  Some of the things are easy fixes and other I had come to accept as the new normal, like being nervous if I felt a big sneeze coming on. All of which is a small price to pay for the joys of being a mom.  One of my favorite things about my job is hearing about all the new up and coming treatments available and being in the know before the general public.  Our staff at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery started receiving education on a new treatment called ThermiVa…vaginal rejuvenation.  I remember when I heard vaginal rejuvenation I thought to myself “Wow  I never thought that would need rejuvenating.”  I went through the training and while intrigued I was hesitant because  let’s be honest that might be a little bit of an awkward experience.  So I put it in the back of my mind and didn’t really start seriously considering it until my coworker, Beth, shared her experience with me after her treatments.  She was literally singing its praises and gave me all the details.  So I decided to give it a try.  I figured if I had one treatment and it was just too awkward that I didn’t have to have another one.  So I made my appointment and saw Suzanne, our nurse practitioner at the Nocatee office.  It was anything but awkward.  She made me feel extremely comfortable throughout the whole experience and I saw an improvement after my first treatment.  I had two other treatments after that each 4 weeks apart, and will have yearly touch up treatments.  I no longer get nervous before a sneeze, and my husband even commented he noticed a difference.  This amazing new treatment has allowed me to no longer have to accept the changes pregnancy and child birth caused.

Written by Meagan Heineman


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Machines that use radio waves or sound energy to tighten loose tissues have been around for a long time. You’ve all heard about these devices in the past, like Thermage, TruSculpt, and Ulthera, but a new device, ThermiTight is now FDA cleared to deliver Radiofrequency energy in a new way and really tighten the loose skin of the face, neck, arms, and abdomen. We can now achieve amazing results that were not possible before with heat energy delivered only to the surface of the skin.

What is ThermiTight™?

ThermiTightis a new FDA approved device that uses radiofrequency energy to heat up the deep layers of the skin from inside the body. Using more controlled and carefully monitored delivery of energy right where it is needed most, allows us to tighten the tissues underneath the skin. Because the heat is not delivered on top of the skin, there is much less discomfort for the patient and superior results are achieved.

How does this work?

After a small volume of anesthetic solution is injected into the area to be treated, the tiny ThermiRF SmartTip thermistor probe is inserted under the skin. The surgeon gently moves the probe to safelyheat the tissues in the treatment area. Skin safety is monitored with Thermal Image Guidanceusing a specialized camera. Most procedures take less than one hour, and can be combined with other procedures, or performed alone with the patient awake. After the procedure, a gentle wrap is applied and the patient may resume normal activities the next day.

Where can this be performed?

This procedure is done as an outpatient, in our state licensed surgery center. One of the most attractive features of this new device is that it can be used in multiple locations on the body, to tighten areas that we were unable to effectively treat before. Now, with a minimally invasive procedure, we can shrink areas like the back of the arms, fatty chin, knees, neck and lower abdomen that would have required a much larger procedure with more downtime. This device is even showing some excellent results with difficult to treat cellulite in the upper thighs.

How is the recovery?

Patients will experience some moderate discomfort after the numbing medicine wears off. They will have oral pain medicine to provide comfort for the first two days. After that, most will not require anything else. There will be some mild bruising and swelling that can last from 1-2 weeks after treatment. Patients will go home with gentle compression over the treated areas and can return to work and normal activities the next day. Results will be evident over 6 weeks to 3 months and will last years!

Interested? Give us a call at 904-273-6200 or visit us on the web at www.pvps.com