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Dear Dr Alinsod,
I can’t thank you enough for listening to my concerns and recommending a solution that has restored my confidence and dramatically improved my sexual experiences with my husband. As you know, I came to you with concerns about my lack of sexual desire, problems reaching orgasms, and the overall appearance of my vagina. We also talked about my issues of having frequent urinary tract infections. Your recommendation: ThermaVi. As a Registered Nurse, I have to admit I was very skeptical of the procedure and how it was going to actually help me. But the results have been so positive that I’d like to share my experience with you and ask that you please share them with your readers, especially those that are peri-menopausal and suffering from some of the same issues that I had.

Im married, in my 50’s and I’ve had 5 children. I noticed when I turned about 40 my sex life was dwindling away. It was getting harder and harder to become sexually aroused or even reach an orgasm. I realized as time went on, there was a huge decrease in feeling any pleasurable stimulation around my clitoris. My vagina gradually became dryer making intercourse uncomfortable at times which I’m sure contributed to my disinterest in sex. Even with the use of lubrication, I still had problems with the dryness. And my appearance down there, lets just say the lips were “baggy and saggy”. My everything down there was loose, baggy, and shriveled up. I had big issues allowing my husband to get a glimpse of me between my legs. No way was that happening!! So sex was pretty much close to non-existent, compared to how frequent it used to be when I was younger. And on the occasions we did have sex, it became much like a chore, rather than that exciting and thrilling, feel-good, wanting-more of him in and on me. I even gave a product a try, some people refer to as a “scream/dream cream”, with hopes that it would increase stimulation and arousal by increasing blood blow flow to my clitoris, but I soon discovered that it wasn’t doing anything for me. So as all this went on, I just figured it was a part of the aging process and I’d have to accept it as that. Then I found out about ThermaVi. After my first treatment I noticed right away, actually that day, a difference by my “feeling” sensations “down there”. I remember thinking it was like when someone cleans their car’s battery cables, they get a better connection, a better spark, so the battery turns the car over. It was like that same kind of concept to me. I was feeling things “down there” again, arousing sensations, like my nerves were “waking up”.

I’ve since had two treatments and my labia skin feels smoother and looks fuller, more youthful. And they too are now very sensitive. I no longer have issues with vaginal dryness. In fact, we aren’t even using lubricants anymore during sex. I easily get sexually aroused thanks to this new heightened sensitivity around my clitoris and labia. But the best part about all of this though is I’m having orgasms and my husband gets to experience them with me again!!! These orgasms are more intense, more powerful, and come on quicker than ever. Sex with my husband is amazing and I feel it’s better than it ever was. In fact, I’m now experiencing orgasms for the first time while siting on top of him and I’ve never in the past was ever able to climax in that position. And lastly, I have not experienced any more bladder infections since October 2015, which was one month prior to starting the treatments. I usually have at least 3 UTI’s a year. I’m impressed that its most likely due to the ThermaVi treatment effect on my mucosal PH.

Again, thank you Dr. Alinsod for recommending this procedure. It truly has been a life changer for me.


“Thrilled with ThermiVa™

Dear Dr. Alinsod,
If someone were to ask me to describe my idea of a perfect surgeon, or perfection, I would begin with describing you, because in you I have found the “perfect” blend of everything I wanted in a surgeon. You are not only professional and hardworking, but you are a funny, caring, patient, non-judgmental, kind, attentive, innovative man of intelligence. No title or word can totally depict who you are but I am beyond proud to be your patient. You weren’t the first surgeon I looked into, but you were definitely the last and after spending a year and a half on extensive research, I knew you were the right surgeon for me and up until this day, I have no regrets. As a former victim of sexual assault for 5 consecutive years, it was crucial to me that I find someone I can trust disrobed. Let alone, touch me. Every time I had surgery (Labiaplasty, Labia Majora Fat Pad Removal, Clitoral Hoodectomy, and Perineoplasty), PRP, ThermiVa, and Brazilian Laser Hair Removal, you put my nerves at peace and everyone and everything in the room seemed to cease, and that is what I feel when I am with you. I am so thankful to the Almighty to have found you. For without you, my confidence would still be in the grave but now it has been resurrected. You have given me so much more than I expected and for that, I am indebted to you forever, and all that I can promise to you is that I will continue to speak highly of you and all that you do to give young woman like me a newfound confidence and the ability to embrace our femininity. My results are impeccable. You are the epitome of the next Leonardo Da Vince and my gallery of before and after pictures are truly a masterpiece and prove what you bring in the OR. You are the sculptor and I am your canvas, and together we make great art. You know that I tell you too often how thankful I am but I don’t think that you truly know the impact you have made on my heart.
In the past year, you have surgically removed the burdens, embarrassment, anxiety, and the physical and emotional pain from my life and your name will forever be stitched onto my heart. I am truly honored and grateful to call you my surgeon, doctor, and friend. For as long as you practice in the field of gynecology, you will always be my gynecologist even if I have to pay out of pocket since you don’t accept my insurance. That’s how wonderful you are that I choose to pay for you than go to my primary care physician for free. They say you get what you pay for and you are the most incredible investment that I have ever made. Every penny well spent. Feel free to share this testimonial with your colleagues and ask them to contact me if they have any questions regarding the procedures I have undergone because I am a real patient with real results. And if they choose to do so, I promise to you and to them, that I will keep their identity confidential. For I am not ashamed or embarrassed to share my story if it will inspire other women to make a difference in their lives by seeking you. Because there is nothing better than having the ability to ask a patient herself what to expect before, during, and after surgery as scary and nerve-wracking as it can be and knowing she came out with having a positive experience.
Respectively yours,
ND, Age 22
Irvine, CA


The “Perfect Blend”

Patient Testimonial for ThermiVa Vaginal Rejuvenation
Hi Dr. Alinsod,
I was very very happy to see you for ThermiVa treatment #2 today. As you know, I had breast cancer and a hysterectomy in 2001 when I was fifty-one years old. After the surgeries, I experienced rapid vaginal atrophy. Intercourse became more and more painful for me over the years. For 15 years, I have hunted for medical help, but estrogen cream was the only treatment offered to me and it wasn’t effective. About five years ago, my husband and I were forced to give up having intercourse because of the severely inflamed skin and scaring in my vagina. We made the best of it, but it was very sad. I kept looking for help, and finally was told about Thermiva treatments and referred to you. After the first treatment followed by nightly estrogen cream and a dilator, the changes were absolutely amazing. Two weeks after the first treatment, my husband and I were able to have intercourse again for the first time in five years. I am happy, but my husband is thrilled! You have given us back a part of our lives that we thought was gone forever. I can’t thank you enough. ThermiVa has helped us reclaim our intimacy and I am writing this to help others that may be in a similar condition as mine. I am looking forward to completion of my treatments and a full and happy relationship with my husband once more.
Warmest regards,
A Grateful Patient


From a Physician who had ThermiVa:

“I am turning 50 this year and I am noticing many changes in my body. As a female physician in the aesthetic field, I have mastered a repertoire of non-invasive solutions to address many of the aging changes that bother my patients, thus every day helping my patients feel better and more confident about themselves. However, some of the changes that happen to women with aging such as vaginal dryness, vaginal mucosa thinning, vaginal canal laxity, urinary leakage and decrease sensation with sexual intercourse, even as a physician, I thought had to just be accepted and endured until I discovered ThermiVa.


Bladder leakage and lack of orgasm with intimacy were two of the nuisance aging changes form which I have silently suffered for many years. I never told my doctor at my yearly checkups. I never talked about it with my husband. Why not? Because until now, other than hormone replacement which I was already on, and surgical intervention which I was really not ready for, medicine did not offer any easy solutions. This is astounding to me, as these problems effect all women in their peri-menopausal and or menopausal years. Then I discovered ThermiVa.
Today, I finished my third monthly ThermiVa treatment. I am delighted to share with you that my results thus far have exceeded my expectations. My Urinary leakage has reduced by 80% and my doctor assures me that my results will continue to improve during the next three months. I am finding sexual intercourse as enjoyable as in my twenties again.

In short, I was so delighted with my ThermiVa results 2 weeks into my second treatment that I decided to buy the technology and offer ThermiVa to my patients. We introduced ThermiVa at a recent practice event, sharing my ThermiVa experience with our patients. I am truly amazed by the number of women who felt comfortable confiding in my staff and I about the feminine changes bothering them, with many signing up to initiate their treatment series.
As a peri- menopausal woman, I recommend ThermiVa treatments to any woman suffering from feminine aging changes. As a compassionate physician, I recommend ThermiVa technology to physicians who are considering adding this treatment to their practice. “


A HAPPY DOCTOR AND PATIENT

Whatever happen to the good old days when you would have sex and feel just enough friction to make your lady bits light up with excitment.. Well, up until 2 weeks ago, that was something of my past that I never thought I would ever experience again after 7 years of marriage. Until I met Dr. Alinsod. I have proudly become a born again virgin.

33 Years Old Born Again Virgin

Hi Dr. Allinsod!
I just want to send you a quick email to tell you how HAPPY I am that I went to your office 4 years ago. And then finally this past March having my procedure done. You are the BEST Dr. ever and I will hopefully have some time in the near future to write a proper email to you describing everything and praising your work. Truly, you are exceptional. I have one of those tightening treatments left with you and I need to set that up and go finish. I will soon, now that the kids are back in school.
But THANK YOU!!! I am super happy.
Very Blessed in Manhattan Beach
Truly, you are exceptional.


Dear Dr. Alinsod,
I started menopause when I was 50 years old. Menopause came with alot negative side effects such as hot flashes, irritability and most of all the inability to produce sufficient vaginal lubrication during intercourse. The inability to produce sufficient vaginal lubrication started as uncomfortable during sex and over the years became so painful that during the last 10 years of my marriage I stopped having sex completely. I could not use oral hormone replacements due to an extremely high incidence of breast cancer in my family and my ob/gyn did not offer any suggestions to alleviate the problem besides the use of over the counter lubrication which quite honestly made intercourse bearable but certainly not pleasant for me.

I stopped having sex with my husband and the result was devastating as we grew further and further apart due to the loss of our intimacy. In 2012 I lost my husband to brain cancer and although I was still fairly young, I decided I would live my life alone as I knew my limitations NO SEX.

Then the unthinkable happened, I met a man (12 years my junior) that after spending an extensive time together we fell in love, I had truly meet my “Sole Mate”. So I decided I really needed to try to have sex and it ended in disaster. Not only was it painful, he was unable to gain full penetration and I suffered urinary tract inflammation immediately following sex. I RAN TO THE NEAREST OB/GYN SCREAMING HELP!!!!! She was helpful and advised me that his issue was not abnormal and prescribed a vaginal estrafiol creme to be applied 3 times per week to help the vaginal tissue repair itself as it was actually tearing during intercourse, and an antibiotic to be taken immediately following intercourse to prevent the inflammation of my urethra and the inability to empty my bladder.
Prior to menopause I use to have such a healthy sex life and loved the physical and psychological aspects of sex and now I was faced with ending a relationship that was so beautiful and perfect EXCEPT I could not share and experience sex with someone I truly loved. I did everything possible to find a solution, I purchased dilators to stretch the vaginal muscles, I applied every kind of lubricant I could find on the internet including purchasing products in England and Canada, nothing worked sufficiently so I cried alot and told Greg that I needed to end our relationship. He refused to accept the termination of your relationship and told me it didn’t matter, but it clearly did.

I started researching doctor’s domestically and internationally. I researched each doctors background, their client satisfaction ratings, their experience and medical papers they had
written. I had over 20 one on one consultations with gynecologists and urologists regarding my problem and no one had an answer except to continue the protocol I was on, until YOU!!!
Finding you was my Blessing. You listened to everything I had to share and offered an immediate solution that was not invasive (ie surgery), you offered a procedure you called ThermiVa which you used on my vagina both internally and externally. The procedure was quick an extremely comfortable and relaxing. The full treatment protocol is one treatment for 30 minutes once a month for 3 months.

However, after only my first treatment I initiated sex with my husband with great fear that I would still have the pain and discomfort but you told me to give it a try. OMG!!!! Not only was it not painful for me it was the best orgasm I had experienced in the past 20 years, and the same was true for my husband, he said it was amazing how firm and tight I was, but the real difference was all the natural lubrication that I was now producing. My life is changed forever because of you Dr. Alinsod and the impact that you can have on so many lives is immeasurable.
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication that lead you to develop the Vaginal ThermiVa technique. You are a genius and angel and a life and relationship saver.

Sincerely,
Pamela Wilson


Life and Relationship Saver

Dear Dr. Alinsod,

I have forwarded in a separate email a photo of my vagina the day before my first ThermiVa treatment and another photo 24 hours following my first ThermiVa treatment. The results of the tightening of my labia majora was unbelievable. I took these pictures to share the dramatic change with my husband as I had to travel out of state to obtain the treatment and did not return home for a week following the treatment, he was very impressed. I believe his exact words were wow that looks beautiful.

I wanted to share with you some additional and very exciting news since you completed my first ThermiVa treatment. My urine incontinence has stopped completely. I have regained the abilty to start and stop my urine flow which I have not been able to do for years.

When I returned home and made love to my husband for the first time since my initial treatment I was able to have intercourse without the aid of ALOT of lubricant. My comfort level was so much better I suppose due to the increased natural lubrication and my orgasm was much stronger.

But here was the real surprise for me. My husband said that it felt incredible to him, I think the term he used was Oh My God as he orgasmed. I asked him to describe the difference as to how it felt to him versus before and here is what he said.

During penetration in the past he has only been able to get significant pleasure when thrusting his penis in and out of my vagina sufficiently to gain the tightness of my vagina which has been concentrated around the opening of the vagina only. Once he had full penetration prior to my treatment there was really very little if any sensation on the entire penis. After my treatment he said it felt like his entire penis including the head and shaft were surrounded and gripped by soft, warm and moist tissue. It did not require him to work as hard and his orgasm was twice as intense. He told me to give you a million thanks.

I am so happy with how I look, how I feel and how I am able to give both myself and my husband such incredible pleasure. You have transformed both our lives.

I cannot begin to express my gratitude to you.

By they way in case anyone wants to know, the treatments are relaxing, comfortable and actually feel good.

Your advocate forever,
AA


Able to give both myself and my husband such incredible pleasure

Ever since I was a young girl I always thought I looked a bit different. My inner labia were long and dark and uncomfortable. They would pull and tug and pinch with every move I made. It was extremely uncomfortable on the daily. This made buying underwear a mission and I had completely eliminated leggings and any tight, thin clothing from my wardrobe because my labia were noticeable. I became extremely self conscious of them at a very young age.
When I started dating my high school boyfriend, who took my virginity. I had to convince him I was a virgin because he thought that my vagina looked “used.” As we grew older and started to have more sex he would always poke fun at my labia. He would pull on them and stretch them out and then call them “bat wings” or “beefy wings” or “flappy roast beef” He would say that he was “hungry for a roast beef sandwich.” Which made me want to hurl rather than set the mood. I’m sure he intentionally being hurtful but my already low self confidence was then buried to non existent.

Not only was I horrified with how I looked and was convinced every man would do the same to me and my labia, but sex was very uncomfortable, even painful for me. My labia would roll inward. It would fold over and block penetration. I had to physically move it out of the way with my fingers. So I started researching enlarged labias and what I could do about it. I saw the prices for labiaplasty surgery and tried to forget about it because I had no source of income, my mom had passed away a fears years earlier and I was too embarrassed/ashamed to ask my dad.
After my high school boyfriend and I spilt up I dated a couple guys but didn’t let any of them touch me except for one. He further destroyed my measly self confidence because he pulled his hand out of my panties like it was on fire and actually shook his hand off. I was mortified.

So again. I researched labiaplasty and surgeons in Southern California. That’s when I found Dr. Alinsod. At that time my dad had recently passed away and I was forced to drop out of college to work full time at minimum wage. So I started a fund for the day I could afford surgery having made my mind up that Dr. Alinsod would be my surgeon.
Fast forward a few years. I am happily married and had extra money saved up for surgery. I had been checking Dr. Alinsod’s website regularly. I would read and re-read all of his information, his patient testimonials, his case studies. Reviewed his before and after galleries. Everything. I did that for 2 years and then decided to finally send a email and get an estimate for surgery. His receptionist Diane, emailed me immediately and we chatted for a few minutes and then she emailed me an estimate. I had a ways to go before I had enough money to afford his expertise. And honestly, I had found a couple surgeons that were in my price range at that time, but I refused to go to anyone but Dr. Alinsod. I told Diane I’d get back to her.

About 6 months later, I got lucky with a settlement and had enough money for surgery! I contacted Diane right away and she set me a consultation for the very next week!!! AND she remembered me!!
I was so extremely nervous on the day of my consultation. I was sweating and shaking. My anxiety was through the roof. I was there to show the one thing I didn’t show anyone. The one thing that I kept hidden my entire life was about to have people staring at it. Close up. With lights. I wanted to crawl away and hide. Luckily, he had incredible bedside manner and his staff were just amazing. They calmed my anxiety a bit even tho I was still shaking like a leaf.

The ladies in his office. Diane, Maria, and Marisol are the most comforting women I’ve ever met. They individually welcomed me into their office with warm smiles and a gentle touch on the shoulder. It’s the subtle, motherly gestures that sets them apart from other surgical staff I’ve met. They care about their patients. They each made me feel important, not like I was just one of the “assembly line of patients” that other offices portray.
Dr. Alinsod was a pleasure to meet! He greeted me with a giant smile and a firm handshake. I immediately stared to relax in his presence. He was so easy to talk to. He asked about me, where I was from, what I did for work before we even started talking about what I wanted as far as surgery goes. You can absolutely tell that he cares about his patients and is very passionate about his work. It’s obvious that he enjoys what he does. He takes pride in his work. I already knew I wanted Dr. Alinsod to preform my surgery because of everything I had read on his website, his patient testimonials on other review websites, and his impressive before and after galleries. In all the research I’d done I had never seen the same effort put forth into before and after photos. Dr. Alinsod literally takes a shot of every angle, with a caption on every photo. He also uses a black background. To me, that shows a dedicated surgeon who is proud of his work. And those are the exact qualities he portrayed in person. Then his personal demeanor and that of his staff drove it home. I scheduled surgery at the end of my consultation.
I don’t remember anything from my actual surgery day. I do remember talking to Dr. Alinsod and his staff the day before. They answered all my questions and met my husband and answered his questions. Again, they all made me feel so comfortable. They gave me detailed post surgical instructions which were easy to follow. Dr. Alinsod preformed Labiaplasty on my inner labia and after that he preformed ThermiVa three times spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
The recovery was easy, I followed the post surgical instructions exactly and everything went great. I went back to work within 7 days and I wasn’t in any pain. I was obviously swollen but icing and the creams helped a lot.
5-6 weeks into healing and I could really start to notice Dr. Alinsod’s beautiful work. I was so amazed at what I looked like!! I couldn’t believe it was me in the mirror. I showed my husband for the first time and I started crying! Happy tears, of course! It was the most beautiful feeling in the world. I was no longer ashamed. I no longer felt self conscious. I was willingly letting my husband look directly at it without covering up or getting that weird, nervous feeling that I had always felt for the last 10 years of my sex life. I can’t even put into words how good that moment felt for me.

Im comfortable now. I can wear whatever I want. I can wear underwear without worrying about a lip slip. I can run, hike and work out with out worry. I can cross my legs without pinching. I can ride a horse or bicycle without rubbing. I can wear swimsuit without the cameltoe.

As far as the appearance: My Labia is so beautiful now! Omg! It looks so neat, tidy, and smooth. It’s absolutely gorgeous! My clitoris and inner labia fit neatly inside my outer labia and my outer labia are now smooth and tight. With the ThermiVa treatments, my clitoris labia are highly sensitive and achieving an orgasm is easy and the actual orgasm is mind blowing!! I highly recommend getting ThermiVa! Seriously, the intensity of the littlest touch down there is amazing! Dr. Alinsod is truly a gifted a surgeon. I can’t say that enough. He really is master at his craft.


Dr. Alinsod, Maria, Marisol, Diane:

I don’t have the words to express how grateful I am to have found your office 2 years ago. For the confidence you’ve given back to me. For giggling and laughing with me at my stupid jokes. For providing me a comfortable environment. For the hand on my shoulder to insure me that I’m okay. For positive energy and good vibes. You guys have changed my negative self image into a healthy self love. I will always remember the compassion and kindness that all four of you showed me. You guys were well worth the wait. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my labia so much!
Thank you. Xoxo
~Alex


THRILLED WITH THERMIVA

March 20, 2016
Dear Dr Alinsod,
I can’t thank you enough for listening to my concerns and recommending a solution that has restored my confidence and dramatically improved my sexual experiences with my husband.

As you know, I came to you with concerns about my lack of sexual desire, problems reaching orgasms, and the overall appearance of my vagina. We also talked about my issues of having frequent urinary tract infections. Your recommendation: ThermaVi. As a Registered Nurse, I have to admit I was very skeptical of the procedure and how it was going to actually help me. But the results have been so positive that I’d like to share my experience with you and ask that you please share them with your readers, especially those that are peri-menopausal and suffering from some of the same issues that I had.

Im married, in my 50’s and I’ve had 5 children. I noticed when I turned about 40 my sex life was dwindling away. It was getting harder and harder to become sexually aroused or even reach an orgasm. I realized as time went on, there was a huge decrease in feeling any pleasurable stimulation around my clitoris. My vagina gradually became dryer making intercourse uncomfortable at times which I’m sure contributed to my disinterest in sex. Even with the use of lubrication, I still had problems with the dryness. And my appearance down there, lets just say the lips were “baggy and saggy”. My everything down there was loose, baggy, and shriveled up. I had big issues allowing my husband to get a glimpse of me between my legs. No way was that happening!! So sex was pretty much close to non-existent, compared to how frequent it used to be when I was younger. And on the occasions we did have sex, it became much like a chore, rather than that exciting and thrilling, feel-good, wanting-more of him in and on me. I even gave a product a try, some people refer to as a “scream/dream cream”, with hopes that it would increase stimulation and arousal by increasing blood blow flow to my clitoris, but I soon discovered that it wasn’t doing anything for me. So as all this went on, I just figured it was a part of the aging process and I’d have to accept it as that. Then I found out about ThermaVi. After my first treatment I noticed right away, actually that day, a difference by my “feeling” sensations “down there”. I remember thinking it was like when someone cleans their car’s battery cables, they get a better connection, a better spark, so the battery turns the car over. It was like that same kind of concept to me. I was feeling things “down there” again, arousing sensations, like my nerves were “waking up”.

I’ve since had two treatments and my labia skin feels smoother and looks fuller, more youthful. And they too are now very sensitive. I no longer have issues with vaginal dryness. In fact, we aren’t even using lubricants anymore during sex. I easily get sexually aroused thanks to this new heightened sensitivity around my clitoris and labia. But the best part about all of this though is I’m having orgasms and my husband gets to experience them with me again!!! These orgasms are more intense, more powerful, and come on quicker than ever. Sex with my husband is amazing and I feel it’s better than it ever was. In fact, I’m now experiencing orgasms for the first time while siting on top of him and I’ve never in the past was ever able to climax in that position. And lastly, I have not experienced any more bladder infections since October 2015, which was one month prior to starting the treatments. I usually have at least 3 UTI’s a year. I’m impressed that its most likely due to the ThermaVi treatment effect on my mucosal PH.

Again, thank you Dr. Alinsod for recommending this procedure. It truly has been a life changer for me.

A GRATEFUL PATIENT

Hi Dr. Alinsod,
I was very very happy to see you for ThermiVa treatment #2 today. As you know, I had breast cancer and a hysterectomy in 2001 when I was fifty-one years old. After the surgeries, I experienced rapid vaginal atrophy. Intercourse became more and more painful for me over the years. For 15 years, I have hunted for medical help, but estrogen cream was the only treatment offered to me and it wasn’t effective. About five years ago, my husband and I were forced to give up having intercourse because of the severely inflamed skin and scaring in my vagina. We made the best of it, but it was very sad. I kept looking for help, and finally was told about Thermiva treatments and referred to you. After the first treatment followed by nightly estrogen cream and a dilator, the changes were absolutely amazing. Two weeks after the first treatment, my husband and I were able to have intercourse again for the first time in five years. I am happy, but my husband is thrilled! You have given us back a part of our lives that we thought was gone forever. I can’t thank you enough. ThermiVa has helped us reclaim our intimacy and I am writing this to help others that may be in a similar condition as mine. I am looking forward to completion of my treatments and a full and happy relationship with my husband once more.

Warmest regards,

A Grateful Patient

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