Non-invasive vulvovaginal treatment
How does it work?
ThermiVa® is a non-invasive, non-hormonal treatment that uses controlled radiofrequency energy to gently heat tissue to rejuvenate collagen, without discomfort or downtime. Studies have shown improvement in vaginal rejuvenation, lubrication, sexual satisfaction, and improvement in urinary urge incontinence.
What can I expect the prior to and the day of treatment?
ThermiVa® is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure that does not require anesthesia. It treats both internal and external vaginal tissue and requires no downtime.
- PRIOR to treatment: shave the area at least one day prior to the procedure. Waxing or laser hair removal should be performed 5-7 days prior to avoid further irritation.
- With your consent, a series of before photos will be taken upon arrival.
- Empty bladder prior to procedure.
- The area(s) will be cleansed and prepped with a lubricating gel.
What can I expect during treatment?
The procedure feels like a vaginal ultrasound. A small probe will be used to gently heat the area. Slight discomfort may be experienced while undergoing treatment. Typically the discomfort is mild and temporary during the procedure and localized within the treatment area. During the treatment you should feel warmth and pressure and provide ongoing feedback to the healthcare provider performing the treatment. Treatment time is approximately 30-40 minutes. There is no anesthesia necessary.
What can I expect after treatment?
You may experience warmth and mild pink to red appearance of the skin that usually dissipates in about 30 minutes post-procedure. Mild swelling may occur immediately post-procedure. Light spotting may occur for 5-7 days after the procedure. You may experience urge incontinence for up to 1-2 days, which you can prevent if you to urinate more often. Intercourse is safe the same day as treatment. Post-treatment care guidelines will be provided following treatment. Please schedule your follow-up appointment 3 weeks after for further treatments with the office. Three treatments are recommended for best results.
Important ThermiVa® Safety Considerations
You should not have the procedure if you are pregnant, have fever, or skin infection in or around the area of application.