What to Expect with Thermiva and PicoWay Treatments

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Many women are looking for additional ways to improve the look of the skin all over their bodies. While excellent skincare is a great first step, there are other things to consider. When it comes to skin and tissue damage, as well as permanent marks like tattoos, clients often need to go beyond skincare to see results. Increasingly, patients are seeking procedures to treat issues that may be less conventional, but ultimately make a big difference in how they feel about themselves and how they look.

PicoWay is one such treatment, sought by patients looking to remove tattoos and even out skin pigmentation or irregularities. This laser treatment can also be helpful in treating some signs of aging. Compared to other laser treatments with similar purposes, patients find that PicoWay is fast and effective, requiring minimal downtime. Because this treatment is suitable for all skin types and works for a variety of different purposes, PicoWay is growing in popularity.

Tattoo removal used to be painful. The heat energy emitted by the traditional lasers, used to shatter tattoo ink within the skin, caused discomfort to patients, making tattoo removal somewhat daunting. However, PicoWay is the quickest, most effective dual wavelength laser available to the medical community. This treatment causes minimal discomfort because the ultra-fast laser transfers energy into the skin’s tissue quickly, so the heat emitted by the laser is minimal, making it much more comfortable for patients.

PicoWay uses picosecond laser technology to treat multi-colored tattoos on a variety of different skin types. With most lasers, darker skin tones are more difficult to treat as darker skin absorbs too much energy from the laser. This can weaken results and cause unpleasant side effects. PicoWay, on the other hand, is better at selectively treating specific areas, so it’s more effective for patients of all skin tones.

PicoWay delivers incredibly fast and concentrated laser pulses—measured in picoseconds, or trillionths of a second—to break up the ink particles in the skin. And, because the pulses are so quick, it is a fast, comfortable treatment that can often be completed during your lunch break, with very little downtime afterward.

In addition, the lasers trigger the body’s natural healing process, causing beneficial inflammation that provides anti-aging benefits. Patients who come in to even out hyperpigmentation may also enjoy the anti-aging benefits that come with PicoWay. Even when PicoWay is administered on facial skin, full healing is achieved within one week, so you’ll be able to see the full results quickly.

Another treatment clients have recently sought out is Thermiva, a thermal energy treatment for vaginal restoration. This treatment is designed for patients who want to restore their vulvovaginal well being and youthfulness. Thermiva can also be successfully used for treating urinary incontinence or atrophic vulvovaginitis—a lack of vaginal lubrication. Many of these issues are a result of age, but patients who have had children are especially likely to experience a number of excellent results from this procedure.

For patients experiencing vaginal laxity or who are displeased with the aesthetic appearance of their external genitalia, Thermiva can be used for tightening of the vaginal cavity, as well as the external labia and vulva. Applications of this minimally invasive electrocoagulation use radiofrequency energy to gently heat tissue and help restore tone to the vaginal anatomy.

For patients interested in treating urinary incontinence, the Thermiva treatment helps to restore tone to the muscle tissue surrounding the urethra. In addition, patients struggling with atrophic vulvovaginitis will benefit from Thermiva as it stimulates an improvement in vaginal lubrication, making intimacy more comfortable and reducing the likelihood of infections.

While Thermiva treatment may seem intimidating, they are both painless and fast. Patients will find these treatments are the same, or less intrusive, than a regular gynecological exam. The Thermiva device is about the size of an index finger and the heat generated by the Thermiva is never uncomfortably hot. Treatments last about 30 minutes, and the procedure is painless and non-surgical. Thermiva is always administered by highly trained professionals.

Because there is no damage to any of the tissue with Thermiva, there is no downtime. Patients are able to resume all regular activities the same day they receive the treatment. Patients looking for improved aesthetic appearance, improved tone of the vaginal anatomy, and improved sexual function are ideal candidates for the benefits of Thermiva.

While these treatments may not be the first that come to mind when you think of laser treatments, they are increasing in popularity, and for good reason. Patients who try PicoWay and Thermiva are generally quite pleased with the results. The benefits resulting from these procedures often go beyond their original intent, providing improvements in addition to the intended results.

Don’t hesitate to visit a dermatology office experienced in administering these procedures for a consultation. An experienced doctor, like Dr. Harold Lancer, will be able to answer your questions and determine if PicoWay or Thermiva are the right treatments for you.