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 to clean 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 or laser 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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Our Office

2275 Swallow Hill Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

11279 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA 15090

806 S. Aiken Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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Pittsburgh, PA 15222

301 Franklin Farms Road
Washington, PA 15301

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Columbus, OH 43230

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