ThermiVa™ Vaginal Rejuvenation
As the natural aging process, weight fluctuation, pregnancy, nursing, and menopause cause changes in the body over time, countless women experience increased laxity in their intimate areas that can impair their sexual health or cause sexual dysfunction. Those seeking to improve the appearance of redundant labial tissue—or resolve functional issues presented by internal laxity without surgery or extensive downtime—may have a solution to their concerns with cutting-edge ThermiVa™ treatment. ThermiVa™ is a vaginal tightening procedure that utilizes ThermiRF™ technology, a revolutionary thermal-controlled radiofrequency (RF) generator system cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ThermiRF™ works by employing radiofrequency heat energy to non-surgically tighten and smooth the skin on various regions of the face and body. At Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas, our plastic surgeon offers ThermiVa™ to achieve non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation of a patient’s feminine wellness.
What is ThermiVa™?
ThermiVa™ is a female genital application of non-invasive ThermiRF™ technology. This vaginal rejuvenation treatment is designed to tighten external labial tissue by gently delivering RF heat energy to the labia majora and labia minora. ThermiVa™ can also emit RF energy into the vaginal canal for non-surgical tightening and improved mucosal lubrication. Depending on your concerns, ThermiVa™ can focus on the external genitalia, internal vagina, or both. This timely treatment generally takes about 15 minutes and is often completed during a patient’s lunch hour. To achieve the best results, ThermiVa™ is generally recommended as a package of three sessions spaced four weeks apart.
Who is a Candidate for ThermiVa™?
Many patients who can benefit from ThermiVa™ experience laxity, stretching, and other changes in the internal and external vagina as a result of childbirth, menopause, or aging. The indications for ThermiVa™ include mild to moderate labial laxity or redundancy, vaginal laxity, mucosal dryness, urinary stress incontinence, and orgasmic dysfunction— all of which can be potentially improved. Candidates for ThermiVa™ may include women who experience:
- Sexual dysfunction due to laxity in the vaginal canal or inability to achieve orgasm
- Pain or irritation during sexual intercourse due to mucosal dryness
- Accidental urinary leakage when sneezing, coughing, or laughing
- Visible labial tissue in form-fitting clothing
- Mild to moderate pelvic prolapse
If you are pregnant or have an infection in the area of application, ThermiVa™ may not be an appropriate treatment for you.
What Concerns Can ThermiVa™ Address?
The temperature-controlled ThermiVa™ system can improve a number of cosmetic and functional concerns that may be interfering with a patient’s feminine wellness or sexual well-being. Many women pursue ThermiVa™ treatment to address:
- Loose tissue or laxity in the labia, vulva, or vaginal canal
- Internal or external vaginal dryness or irritation
- Mild to moderate stress incontinence
- Some cases of orgasmic dysfunction
With its regulated RF heat energy, ThermiVa™ can help women non-surgically address laxity in their intimate areas by catalyzing production of new collagen, tightening and smoothing loose tissue, and improving mucosal dryness.
What is ThermiVa™ Treatment Like?
ThermiVa™ is an in-office treatment performed conveniently at our Charleston-area practice. There is no need for surgery, incisions, needles, anesthesia, or numbing agents. During your session, a thin handheld wand will be utilized to deliver controlled heat energy into the planned treatment areas. The warmth emitted by the radiofrequency energy will gently heat the tissue at the application site while stimulating collagen production. Patients typically report very minimal discomfort during this process for a virtually painless treatment experience. The entire procedure usually lasts about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the extent of your concerns. There is generally no downtime required following a ThermiVa™ session and individuals can return to work and normal activities right away.
How Long Do ThermiVa™ Results Last?
For the best outcome, Dr. Kalus recommends a series of three sessions spaced one month apart. Once the desired results have been achieved, the improvement yielded by ThermiVa™ typically lasts for up to 9 to 12 months, with touch-up treatments available to help preserve the outcome.
To learn more about ThermiVa™, or if you would like information about various other non-surgical skin care treatments available at our practice, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.