ThermiVa Vaginal Rejuvenation: What It Is and How It Works
Vaginal rejuvenation is increasing in popularity but contrary to its reputation of being a way to get a designer vagina, a cure for sexual dissatisfaction, or being a treatment sought only by women in menopause, the treatment is effective for a number of issues that affect the physical and mental wellness of women of any adult age.
Why Seek a Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedure?
Whether from the natural aging process or vaginal birth, over time, the vagina can lose muscle tone and become looser, which can cause a number of stressful conditions.
This loss of elasticity can cause things like vaginal or labial laxity, vaginal dryness, incontinence, and sexual dysfunction, all of which can have a negative impact on someone’s quality of life. Luckily, there’s a simple way to treat these issues: vaginal rejuvenation, also known as vaginoplasty.
Vaginal rejuvenation is a treatment that’s designed to tighten, smooth, and moisturize the vagina or vulva. There are both surgical and non-surgical ways to rejuvenate the vagina, but in this post, we’ll highlight our favorite non-surgical treatment: ThermiVa.
ThermiVa Vaginal Rejuvenation: Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation
ThermiVa is a non-surgical procedure for vaginal tightening. Approved by the FDA, it works through the application of targeted heat energy – via a laser – which tightens the vagina by stimulating collagen growth in the vaginal wall.
This increase in collagen growth can not only tighten the vagina or vulva, but it can also make the area more smooth, firm, and moisturized, which can help with a number of issues.
Treatment is made with a handheld wand-like device that delivers radiofrequency energy. During the 30 minute process, application is made to the interior vaginal tissue for 20 minutes and to the outer vagina (labia) for 10 minutes.
The application is sufficient to heat up the vaginal tissue to stimulate and boost the natural production of collagen, a protein that makes skin firm and elastic. This should mean your vaginal area bounces back naturally.
Although women may see a huge improvement after just one treatment, on average, most patients will need three ThermiVa treatments, each administered one month apart.
The results of the treatment last around a year and can be maintained with annual treatments.
ThermiVa is pain-free and feels like getting a warm massage. There is no burning sensation or discomfort.
After a ThermiVa treatment, no downtime is required— patients can resume their normal activity immediately.
What Does ThermiVa Treat?
Vaginal Laxity: The tightening properties of ThermiVa are excellent for treating vaginal laxity, both internally and at the opening of the vagina.
Vulvar or Labial (External) Laxity: ThermiVa can noticeably tighten, lift, soften, and smooth the vulva or labia. This can be helpful both cosmetically and practically, as patients can achieve both an improved look after a ThermiVa treatment and improved comfort when wearing tight clothing.
Vaginal or Vulvar Dryness and Atrophic Vaginitis: Because ThermiVa rejuvenates the vagina through increasing collagen production, it does more than just tighten the vagina. This increased collagen also leads to softer, yet thicker skin, which can both help with dryness and ease atrophic vaginitis. There is a reduced need for lubrication during sexual activity.l
Mild to Moderate Stress Incontinence: The tightening achieved through a ThermiVa treatment can help with urinary incontinence, accidents and leakage when combined with pelvic floor strengthening exercises like Kegels.
Sexual or Orgasmic Dysfunction: ThemiVa may help increase sensitivity and muscle contractions, which can help improve a patient’s sexual experience and sexual satisfaction by increasing their ability to orgasm.
Improvement in one or any of these areas leads to an increase in self-confidence and a greater sense of well-being.
The Benefits of ThermiVa
Vaginal rejuvenation treatment is a non-invasive process and does not require major surgery which carries risks of scarring, reaction to anesthesia, long recovery time and other general complications.
The ThermiVa procedure treats a wide range of medical conditions and issues caused by weakened vaginal tissues.
It is convenient, being an outpatient procedure with little time commitment.
Treatment is customizable to each individual patient.
ThermiVa is a non-hormonal treatment which makes it a much better option for patients who have a history of breast cancer, heart disease, stroke, blood clots, hypertension or migraines.
Downtime is minimal and recovery is fast. You can bathe, swim, work out and have sexual intercourse right after treatment.
There are no special preparations needed prior to the procedure.
Side effects are minimal.
It is scientifically proven to work.
Does ThermiVa Suit Everyone?
As with all procedures, candidates need to be assessed for suitability for vaginal rejuvenation. Although most women could safely undergo a ThermiVa treatment, there are some groups where contraindications suggest otherwise and they should talk to their doctor about other non-surgical and surgical options.
These less-suitable patients include women with
- pacemaker or AICD because the device can be interfered with by the radiofrequency
- sexually transmitted infection
- urinary tract infection
- pelvic organ prolapse
- yeast infection.
It is recommended that women who have just given birth should wait until 6 weeks postpartum before considering ThermiVa treatment.
Considering Vaginal Rejuvenation with ThermiVa?
Many women are reluctant to discuss vulvovaginal and sexual health but there is no need to be embarrassed or fearful. Clinics offering vaginal rejuvenation treatments understand the challenges of not only living with the issues but also talking about them. Vulvovaginal clinicians are professionals who talk about the issues with women from all walks of life every day.
If you’re considering trying vaginal rejuvenation with ThermiVa, contact us today to schedule an appointment. You can use our convenient online appointment form or give us a call at (818) 322-4237.