by Kathryn George, MD
What is ThermiVa
You may have heard about Vaginal Rejuvenation (ThermiVa) in the news, as a new procedure touted as a cosmetic fix. As a medical doctor, I treat patients with ThermiVa from a health and wellness perspective.
ThermiVa is opening up the doors for women to address topics that affect their overall quality of life, their sex life, and therefore even their marriages, relationships, and self-image. With ThermiVa, women now have a surgery-free way to address stress incontinence, painful sex, orgasm quality, vaginal tightness, and labial appearance. ThermiVa is an exciting surgery-free option and now women are starting to have open conversations about these topics. You no longer need to suffer in silence.
Benefits of ThermiVa
ThermiVa restores what I call “Vaginal Vitality.” In addition to the cosmetic benefits, the procedure:
- Treats Stress Incontinence without Surgery or Mesh
- Restores Natural Lubrication without Hormones or Creams
- Alleviates Pain During Intimacy often associated with Menopause by restoring Vaginal Wall Thickness
- Restores Vaginal Tightness often associated with Childbirth or Aging
- Restores Collagen Lift to Outer Labia and Tightness to Inner Labia
- Enhances Orgasms
As a medical doctor, when I perform the ThermiVa procedure, my patients have the added benefit of my gynecological expertise—so if I see a medical concern (for example, a polyp), we’ll discuss it before, during, or after the procedure.
ThermiVa Collagen Remodeling Works, Plus Added Benefits
Collagen remodeling strengthens the structural support columns of the vaginal complex, supports the urethra, and improves the integrity of the tissue within the labia. If you’ve ever been concerned about urinary incontinence (leakage), or not feeling “tight,” the procedure can help. An additional benefit of ThermiVa is that because thermal energy is stimulates the nervous tissue of the clitoris, it can lead to enhanced orgasms and a greater sensation during intimacy. Better sex—what’s not to like?
What is the ThermiVa Process?
ThermiVa treatments are performed as a series of three treatments, each approximately one month apart. All are done in an office setting with no anesthesia. While benefits may be seen after one treatment, a series of three are needed for optimum results. An annual maintenance treatment of one session is needed to maintain results.
Patients couldn’t be more satisfied. The pictures, stories, Yelp reviews, RealSelf reviews say it all. Patients’ partners sometimes call in to the office or write reviews with the clients and the enthusiasm is infectious. As Dr. Lancer, the Kardashian’s doctor in California quoted so well, “ThermiVa has the BFF referral program – it is definitely the type of treatment that once a woman has experienced it, she cannot wait to tell all of her girlfriends. And then they all have it done.” My own patients’ experience has been incredible – they say they can work out without worrying about leaking urine; clients say they can have intercourse after being abstinent for years because of pain; women are saying they are no longer insecure with how they look in front of their partners; some have said orgasms are like they were in their 20s.
ThermiVa Technology: The Magic Wand
ThermiVa is a state-of-the-art, computerized radio-frequency treatment that uses a probe to help tighten tissue and strengthen structural support inside the vagina and within the labia. The procedure is non-surgical, minimally invasive, painless, and there is no downtime. Applying thermal energy has become the standard for promoting collagen remodeling.
The ThermiVa Machine
The ThermiVa rejuvenation procedure involves the use of a small radiofrequency energy applicator wand – similar in shape and size to a pinky finger – which is used to provide precisely controlled heat to the treatment area to strengthen and tighten the vaginal and labial tissues.