All areas of the body age, including the vulva and vagina, experience age related changes. These can include atrophy (or shrinking volume) of the vulva (outer labia), loss of vaginal tightness or tone, vaginal dryness, and lack of moisture.
We are excited to offer ThermiVa, a nonsurgical way to rejuvenate the vaginal area, from the inside and out! Thermiva is a non-surgical way to accomplish inner vaginal tightening and outer vulva (or labia majora) tightening. Even better is that it helps with stress incontinence, or urgency and leaking, as well as vaginal moisture. Patients have been really excited about these results! Before patients had to rely on surgery or hormones to accomplish such changes and results.
ThermiVa is a treatment that requires no numbing medicine or injections, and simply feels like a warm sensation on the vulva if treating outer labia laxity. If treating the vaginal canal itself, it is even more comfortable. Following treatment there is no downtime, and you can resume your normal activities.
At the end of a single treatment one can notice the results, and 3 treatments are recommended for optimal results, spaced about 4 weeks apart. Full effects will be seen in 3-6 months.
Please Note: These are general estimates that may or may not apply to you individually.
Common complaints as women age include losing volume and tone along the outer labia, resulting in shrunken and loose appearance; looseness of the vagina or loss of “gripping” sensation during intercourse; vaginal dryness or pain during intercourse from lack of lubrication; less sensitive arousal. ThermiVa is a way to restore volume and tone to the labia or vulva, tighten the vagina, improve blood flow and moisture, and even decrease stress incontinence. As a result of the improved blood flow and moisture, and tightening, patients often report greater sexual satisfaction as well. The overall results can be described as rejuvenation as well as restoration.
ThermiVa is a nonablative radiofrequency treatment, and as such it does not damage the surface or cause sloughing of delicate tissue, or require any downtime at all. Instead, the radiofrequency energy is a gentle yet effective way to tighten and promote new collagen production, ultimately improving the structural support and integrity of the outer and inner intimate areas. The result is one you can see and feel. Often women remark they did not even know such results were possible, especially without surgery.
ThermiVa uses radiofrequency technology, which has been around for a long time, previously used for cosmetic purposes on the face and body, to rejuvenate and tighten the skin and underlying tissue. This application of radiofrequency, internally to the vaginal canal, and externally to the vulva, or labia majora, is an application that developed more recently, and thus far has been a very promising one.
ThermiVa radiofrequency treatment can result in changes to collagen:
Outer area (vulva, or labia majora) takes about 10-15 minutes, and the vagina (including treatment for urinary leaking or urgency) takes another 10-15 minutes on average. No numbing is required, so the only additional time to factor in is the initial consultation.
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During your consultation, Dr. Anita will take time to learn about your concerns, including functional and aesthetic goals. She will go through your medical history and perform a physical exam to determine the best plan to reach your goals, and make sure you are a good candidate for the treatment.
First, the skin is cleansed and a gel is applied to safely conduct heat, and the radiofrequency energy is delivered in a controlled fashion. The treatment uses a thin wand-like device, which is gently inserted vaginally to treat the inner surface, and then used externally to treat the vulva or outer labia. The treatment feels like a warm massage.
You may immediately return to your normal activities post-treatment, including sexual intercourse.
ThermiVa is a nonsurgical, nonablative, in-office treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to naturally restore the vulva and vaginal areas. ThermiVa is often referred to as a vaginal rejuvenation device, due to the visible improvement in tone and appearance of the vulva, and tightening effect to the vagina, with added benefits such as improved moisture, vascularity, and decreased stress incontinence also possible.
ThermiVa helps to restore the tone or tightness of the vulva (externally) and vagina (internally), as well as enhance vascularity and moisture. It may also decrease mild stress incontinence.
ThermiVa is a nonablative radiofrequency treatment FDA cleared for use in dermatologic and general surgical procedures for electrocoagulation and hemostasis. Examples of dermatologic conditions include loose skin, dry skin, thin skin, etc. As of 2018, the language “vaginal rejuvenation” is not listed as an FDA cleared use, and it does not have FDA approval for incontinence, vaginal atrophy or dryness, or orgasmic dysfunction. ThermiVa does have a CE Mark and EU Approval for Vulvovaginal Laxity or for treatment of loose tissues of the vulva and vagina.
ThermiVa works best when done in the recommended series. As with any treatment, the degree of results will vary based on the number of treatments and individual characteristics of the patient. Some patients simply need more sessions than others for equivalent results, and the treatment may have more limited results in certain groups such as smokers.
ThermiVa treatments do not hurt. They typically feel like a warm gently massage, and are often described as surprisingly pleasant.
Results can last up to one year. Regular maintenance treatments help prolong results.
ThermiVa treatments cost $4500 for a package of 3. A series of 3 (or more if desired) treatments are typical, though individual treatment pricing is also available.