Rejuvenate Your Body Naturally
ThermiVa is the nonsurgical solution to vaginal rejuvenation that women have been waiting for! This procedure uses radio frequency to apply heat to the vulvovaginal area, improving labial laxity with the possibility of treating both stress incontinence and vaginal dryness.
The primary benefit of this procedure is that there is no downtime whatsoever. Patients can leave the office and continue with their day following their ThermiVa treatment. Surgical options for vaginal reconstruction and tightening can take months for full healing and may cause discomfort for an extended amount of time. Now, women can take full control of their bodies with immediate results and satisfaction.
ThermiVa Restores: Atrophic Vaginitis
Vaginal inflammation (atrophic vaginitis) is caused by the thinning and shrinking of vaginal tissues and decreased lubrication, usually as a result of low estrogen production. Most commonly, this condition is caused by menopause, but also may be a result of breast-feeding or some birth control that may affect estrogen levels in the body. ThermiVa restores hormone production and vaginal lubrication, treating atrophic vaginitis and giving you back your normal vaginal function. This treatment may eliminate your need for additional medication, providing a natural way to restore your vaginal health.
Contact Dr. Andrews and schedule your consultation Today. Phone 319-382-8230
Dr. Andrews is here to help you decide whether ThermiVa will be right for you. All procedures are performed at the Physicians Clinic of Iowa in Cedar Rapids.
Proudly serving the neighboring communities of Cedar Rapids, including Iowa City, Cedar Falls, Dubuque, and Waterloo.
About Our ThermiVa Practitioner: Courtney Albritton, Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C)
Courtney Albritton, former medical spa clinical director for more than 7 years, is experienced in facial aesthetics with botulinum toxin therapies (Botox®, Xeomin®), volumizing and dermal fillers injections (Restylane®, Radiesse®, Belotero Balance®, JuveDerm ® XC/Ultra/Ultra Plus and JuveDerm Voluma®). She is certified in laser technologies and body contouring and very knowledgeable in skin disorders and treatments.
“Courtney is a great addition to our team,” said Kahlil Andrews, MD, plastic and reconstructive surgeon at PCI. “Her broad range of skills is the perfect fit for our growing cosmetic surgery offerings. As more people seek these procedures locally, we wanted to provide them with a wide variety of options and the skilled care necessary to create the professional results they expect.”
At PCI, Albritton will directly administer the ThermiVa procedure, assist with surgical procedures, help patients with pre- and post-operative care, and consult with breast reconstruction patients, as well as perform clinical cosmetic procedures, along with injectable services.
Albritton is a member of the American Academy of Surgical Physician Assistants, Association of the Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants, an affiliate of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. She authored and published articles for Health and Wellness Magazine, and was Outstanding Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Nominee for 2014 Annual Provider Award last year at Mercy Medical Center.
“It was an easy choice to decide to work with Dr. Andrews and join PCI,” Albritton said. “Our passion and dedication to healthcare align. I am looking forward to complementing my clinical skills with the new procedures offered at PCI. This is an exciting opportunity to be on the leading edge of minimally invasive procedures and innovative technology.”
Is ThermiVa safe?
Yes! ThermiVa uses temperature-controlled radio-frequency, which has been clinically tested and proven safe and effective.
Is the procedure painful?
Patients report mild to absolutely no pain during the ThermiVa procedure.
How much downtime/recovery should I prepare for?
None at all! ThermiVa patients may return immediately to the rest of their daily activities, often even back to work within the same hour.
How long does the procedure last?
Depending on your case and the size of the area being treated, ThermiVa treatments usually last 15-30 minutes. It is truly a lunchtime procedure, with no recovery period!