ThermiVa – What to Expect
With the proliferation of different vaginal rejuvenation procedures on the market today, ThermiVa provides the most impressive results in a lot of cases. This FDA-approved technology uses a special device that releases radiofrequency energy and heat to tighten the external and/or internal tissue of the vagina.
Before we delve into the medical benefits of using ThermiVa, we will first discuss the cosmetic improvements you can expect from this FDA-approved technology. This treatment can rejuvenate the external genital organs, i.e., it can tighten the saggy labia majora (the outer lips or outer labia) and the labia minora (the inner lips). While this may appear like a simple cosmetic improvement, take note that retraction of these feminine areas can also lead to improved sexual function and possibly stronger, longer orgasm.
Medical and Sexual Improvements
Aside from the external feminine areas, ThermiVa can also be safely used tighten the inside of the vagina. Through controlled heat, the device causes the saggy vaginal wall to retract, an effect that renders other auspicious effects. By tightening the vaginal wall, you will experience increased moisture and retraction of the vaginal valve, which can all contribute to improved sexual function and more orgasms.
The Actual Treatment
This in-office treatment takes just minutes to complete. Most patients report feeling a sensation of warmth, which is rather comfortable, and so there is no need to use any anesthesia. The radiofrequency temperature is carefully regulated and monitored, so it can be delivered into the deeper tissue without causing burns, blisters, and scars.
Aside from tightening the loose vaginal tissue, ThermiVa has also been shown to trigger increased production of collagen, which is the main structural protein of the skin and tissue. Due to the tightening and rejuvenating effects of the treatment, some doctors even call this a “facelift for the vagina.”
ThermiVa does not entail downtime. In fact, you can resume your normal activities right after the treatment. This is not the case with some other types of vaginal rejuvenation procedures. While some patients have reported noticeable improvements after just one treatment, most will need multiple sessions.
Ideal Candidates for ThermiVa
This is an ideal procedure if you’re not happy with the appearance of your external genitalia, and you’re suffering from painful intercourse due to vaginal prolapse (sag) and dryness, urinary incontinence, and difficulty retaining tampons. Advancing age and previous childbirth are the two most common causes of the problems mentioned above. Nonetheless, your chronological age is not a critical factor that determines your candidacy.