While we LOVE ThermiVa's known vaginal rejuvenation results many of our Germain Dermatology patients don't know the effect this laser procedure has on mild bladder incontinence and vaginal dryness. Whether it's a little extra tinkle when you sneeze OR painful intimacy ThermiVa is a great non-invasive, no down-time treatment to help with both (as well as a nice lift and tightening for your lady parts). Event better? It shows immediate results.
ThermiVa uses a radio-frequency energy to gently heat tissue stimulating collagen growth in and outside the vagina. The added collagen thickens up the neck of the bladder helping to relive weakened urinary contractions. At the same time the heated energy stimulates blood flow to the tissues increasing the body's lubrication.
Along with these great medical solutions ThermiVa is also effective at tightening the elasticity of the vagina and increasing sensation. A tighter, firmer, and flexible vaginal canal, pelvic floor, and tissues surrounding the vagina contribute to the overall vaginal rejuvenation from ThermiVa.
This treatment takes less than an hour and allows you to go back to all activites the same day, even intercourse! You'll see immediate results and be able to reach full success after 2-4 treatments.
Call today to schedule your ThermiVa Consultation.
Skin Cancer & Melanoma Awareness month is drawing to a close. We hope you took some note of the stories, facts, information and tips we've shared through the month on the importance of taking a proactive approach to your skin's health. Annual screenings and paying attention to your own body are small steps that can absolutely save your life.
We thought we'd wrap up the month with some 2017 statistics to put it all into perspective:
One person dies of melanoma every hour (every 54 minutes).
An estimated 87,110 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2017
An estimated 9,730 people will die of melanoma in 2017.
The vast majority of melanomas are caused by the sun. In fact, one UK study found that about 86 percent of melanomas can be attributed to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.
On average, a person’s risk for melanoma doubles if he or she has had more than five sunburns.
Regular daily use of an SPF 15 or higher sunscreen reduces the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma by about 40% and the risk of developing melanoma by 50%.
More than 419,000 cases of skin cancer in the U.S. each year are linked to indoor tanning, including about 245,000 basal cell carcinomas, 168,000 squamous cell carcinomas, and 6,200 melanomas
Individuals who have used tanning beds 10 or more times in their lives have a 34 percent increased risk of developing melanoma compared to those who have never used tanning beds.
People who first use a tanning bed before age 35 increase their risk for melanoma by 75%
If you haven't yet- Take the first step. Make an appointment with one of Germain Dermatology's Skin Experts and mark your annual skin check off the list!
Craving some extra glow this summer? A SilkPeel is the answer!
One of our most popular treatments, the SilkPeel is the perfect warm weather, no downtime, non-invasive treatment to give your skin that extra glow you desire. No need to worry about extra summer time irritation. The SilkPeel Dermalinfusion treatment is a microdermabrasion procedure that gently and effectively exfoliates the skin, removing dry dead skin cells that dull the skin's appearance, extracts dirt and pollutants from deep within the pores and delivers expertly chosen serum into your skin based on your specific skin type and concerns. This microdermabrasion treatment can be used for patients with inflammatory acne, rosacea, and eczema—or even as an anti-aging treatment. This clinically proven treatment is available for all skin types and offers immediate results with no downtime. A single session lasts 40 minutes. SilkPeel® is great as a stand-alone treatment, for pre-event cosmetic preparations, or as a way to maximize the benefits of your laser treatments. PLUS Germain Dermatology also offers the updated Hydra SilkPeel which allows the technician to use two solutions, based on each patient's unique skin type and condition. The treatment will end with one or two passes of hyaluronic acid, which has proven to decrease the signs of aging as well as induce collagen production. Even better? This great treatment is also available for the body and hands. Call and book your SilkPeel at Germain Dermatology today! You'll love your new glow 843-881-4440.