ThermiVA: Feminine Rejuvenation
What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Pregnancy, age, and gravity can all act negatively on the female pelvic structures stretching critical ligaments and fascia that hold the labia, the vagina, bladder, and rectum in their youthful position. Consequently, the external labia can become saggy, stretched and unattractive, the bladder can start to leak with physical stress (incontinence), the vagina can become lax reducing sensitivity during sex, and the uterus, bladder, and rectum can start descend in the pelvis (prolapse) causing constant discomfort. Add to these is the loss of vaginal lubrication common to many women especially after menopause that can substantially interfere with sexual pleasure. All these changes can profoundly impact on a woman’s self esteem and overall enjoyment of life.
Vaginal rejuvenation is a common designation for those surgical and non-surgical procedures designed specifically to address those undesirable cosmetic and functional changes detailed above.
What is ThermiVa Vaginal Rejuvenation?
ThermiVa is a non-surgical procedure that delivers radiofrequency energy comfortably in the office setting both externally to the labia and clitoris and internally to the vaginal, urethra and their associated supporting structures.
What Does ThermiVa Feminine Rejuvenation Treat?
Specifically, ThermiVa treats the outer labia (labia majora), the inner labia (labia minora), the clitoris, the opening and interior of the vagina, and associated structures.
What Can ThermiVa Treatments Do for Me? What Beneficial Results Have Women Experienced from Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Initially, ThermiVa was designed as a non-surgical option to tighten the labia majora making them more attractive and tighten the vagina internally to allow for more sensitivity during sexual activity, hence more pleasure. However, in addition to these benefits of ThermiVa, women have experienced the following from the radiofrequency energy delivered: increased vaginal lubrication in those for whom this was a problem, improvement in bladder leakage (incontinence), improvement in mild prolapse, and an increased ability to reach orgasm for those for whom this was difficult or even impossible. Noticeably pleasing cosmetic and functional benefits achieved in comfort without surgery.
Is There any Special Work Up Required Prior to a ThermiVa Treatment?
Patients undergoing a ThermiVa treatment are requested to have a routine internal exam performed by their healthcare provider with normal results prior to having this treatment.
What is a ThermiVa Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment Like? Is it Painful? Does it Require Anesthesia? How Long Does it Take? Is There any Special Preparation Required?
ThermiVa is a comfortable in-office procedure in which radiofrequency energy is delivered externally and internally. A specially designed soft plastic probe connected to a radiofrequency generator is placed on the labia and then inside the vagina. It is moved slowly and gently over the labia and in the vagina heating these areas in a controlled fashion to a very tolerable specific temperature for several minutes. It is the carefully monitored heating of the labia and vagina that provides the benefits.
The procedure requires no special preparation, no anesthesia, and is entirely without pain. Often described as a gentle warm massage, ThermiVa takes less than thirty minutes to complete.
What is the Downtime After a Feminine Rejuvenation Procedure?
There is no downtime following this procedure. You can resume all your normal activities immediately after it.
What Beneficial Results Have Women Experienced from ThermiVa?
While results from a ThermiVa treatment cannot be guaranteed, the majority of patients treated experience substantial and desirable improvement in labial appearance and vaginal tightening. Those women who suffer additionally vaginal dryness, incontinence, and/or difficulty achieving orgasm almost always see some noticeable improvement in these problems after ThermiVa.
When Can I Expect to See Results?
Although some patients have seen and felt the desired improvements immediately, you can expect the benefits to be noticeable about two weeks after a treatment.
How Many Treatments Are Recommended?
Three ThermiVa treatments, four to six weeks apart are recommended to see the maximal benefits. However, even after a single treatment, patients have enjoyed very desirable results.
How Long Do The Beneficial Results Last?
The improvement in vaginal laxity or looseness along with any associated improvement in dryness, incontinence, and sexual enjoyment lasts about a year. Repeating this painless, brief in-office procedure annually insures a continuation of its benefits.
What are the Alternatives to ThermiVa?
Non-surgical options to ThermiVa include exercises and medications for incontinence and hormone therapy for vaginal dryness. There are many surgical options for cosmetic improvement of the labia (labiaplasty), control of incontinence, tightening a lax vagina (vaginoplasty), and prolapse repair.
What Do ThermiVa Treatments Cost?
Individual treatments cost $750; three are recommended for the best results.