ThermiVA Care - The Skin Center

ThermiVA Care

ThermiVA Pre/Post Instructions

HISTORY 

  • It is recommended to have a normal physical and pap smear within 2 years. 
  • If you have frequent urinary tract infections, it may be required by your provider to complete a urinalysis prior to the procedure. 
  • Let your physician/provider know if you are prone to herpes outbreaks, as your provider may want to prescribe an antiviral prior to the treatment. 
  • Inform your physician/provider of any vaginal surgery or if you have been told you have any vaginal prolapse. 

 PRE-TREATMENT REQUIREMENTS 

  • A negative pregnancy test may be required for women of childbearing age. 
  • Increase hydration one day prior to treatment. Drink an extra 4-6 glasses of water. 
  • Shower within 2 – 3 hours before the treatment.  
  • Empty bladder immediately before treatment and use a wipe toclean the area. 
  • MUST clip short the external treatment area (see diagram) 

OR 

  • MUST shave the external treatment area (see diagram)at least one day prior to the procedure (Waxing orlaser hair removal 5-7 days prior to avoid further irritation). 
  • Schedule your procedure when you are NOT menstruating.  

   CONTRAINDICATIONS 

  • Cardiac devices such as AICD’s (auxiliary internal cardiac devices), defibrillators, mechanical valves, pacemakers, or any device that is affected by RF energy. 
  • Pregnancy 
  • Active sexually transmitted disease 
  • Current urinary tract infection 
  • Greater than a stage 2 pelvic organ prolapse 
  • Recent vaginal surgery or fillers may require an alternative treatment 

 TREATMENT SCHEDULE 

  • Space treatments approximately one month apart. A series of 3 treatments recommended.  

POST – THERMIVA INSTRUCTIONS 

WHAT TO EXPECT 

  • If treated externally, skin may be slightly pink to red, swollen and warm to the touch for approximately one-hour post procedure 
  • Possibility of mild cramping, which should resolve in 24 hours 
  • Light spotting may occur immediately post procedure 

 ACTIVITY 

  • Resume normal physical and sexual activity, unless otherwise directed by your provider 
  • No restrictions on showering 
  • No restrictions on bathing, swimming or hot tubs (exception: if spotting or mild bleeding wait one day) 

 CALL THE OFFICE IMMEDIATELY AT 412-429-1151 IF YOU EXPERIENCE 

  • Bleeding lasting longer than 24 hours 
  • Pain uncontrolled by over the counter medication 
  • Cramping lasting longer than 24 hours 
  • Fever higher than 101 degrees 

FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENT 

  • One month after each treatment 

 If you have any questions or concerns, call The Skin Center at 1-800-429-1151. 

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