As women undergo physical changes over time the vaginal canal and skin of the external labia stretches and lubrication or moisture is diminished or lost. Stress urinary incontinence and leakage with coughing or laughing commonly result. Many women wish to restore their intimate area to its previous condition – whether following vaginal childbirth, weight loss, or the natural aging process. Although vaginal rejuvenation surgery has been the traditional method for correcting vaginal or labial tissue that has been stretched, weakened, is excessively dry, or functions abnormally, women can achieve successful corrective results from the non-surgical procedure known as ThermiVa®. In addition ThermiVa® can effectively treat dryness and discomfort typically seen after menopause and post hormone therapy for breast cancer.
ThermiVa® is the first and only temperature-controlled system that utilizes radiofrequency energy to tighten the vaginal and labial tissues and restore moisture and more youthful skin tone and appearance. This state-of-the-art procedure helps patients at Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery to reclaim their pre-baby body, restore their comfort, and revive their intimacy. ThermiVa® creates softer thicker more lubricated vaginal mucosa and helps nerves to regenerate to enhance vaginal and clitoral sensation with intimacy. It is considered a “lunchtime” procedure, due to its short treatment time and lack of downtime. Women feel little to no discomfort during the treatment and report that they are thrilled with the results they have achieved.
Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Yarinsky, utilizes this more conservative approach to help women achieve their desired results whenever possible. He has found that while not appropriate for all patients, since the labia minora are not significantly reduced in size, ThermiVa® treatments can successfully help patients with the following concerns:
- Loose tissue or skin of the vagina canal, vulva, and labia which often occurs after childbirth
- Dryness of the external skin and internal vaginal canal or atrophic vaginitis which often occurs after menopause and post hormone therapy for breast cancer.
- Mild to moderate urinary stress incontinence or leakage with sneezing, coughing or laughing
- Sexual dysfunction including painful sex due to dryness and diminished sensation and difficulty achieving orgasm
- Mild to moderate pelvic prolapse
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Does ThermiVa® Work?
Since being cleared by the FDA in 2013, more than 85,000 ThermiVa® procedures have been performed. In a study evaluating the popular treatment’s potential, 78 percent of the female participants said they were satisfied or very satisfied with their results. The women achieved positive changes in a variety of cosmetic and functional concerns, including significant improvement in sexual satisfaction, atrophic vaginitis (causing pain and dryness seen with aging and after hormone therapy for treating breast cancer), and vulvovaginal laxity (looseness seen after childbirth). For a closer look at the four-month study and its unprecedented data, read the article below.
The ThermiVa® procedure is performed in our private in-house operating suite. Using a disposable handpiece, Dr. Yarinsky and his staff delivers gentle warmth with radiofrequency energy to effectively tighten the internal and/or external vulvovaginal tissue. Treated areas include the labia minora, labia majora and vaginal canal. This painless gentle heating process promotes new collagen production and healing of the tissue and nerves and restores youthful vaginal tightness and lubrication. With its thin, gently curved thermistor tip, ThermiVa® allows complete control over the heat delivery and provides optimal comfort for the patient.
Each painless session takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and three treatments, spaced a month apart, are typically recommended to achieve optimum desired results. Since there is no pain or stinging throughout the procedure, no anesthesia or numbing agents are necessary. Regular activities can be immediately resumed.
What Our ThermiVa® Patients Have To Say
Recovery from ThermiVa™
There is absolutely no downtime following a ThermiVa® session. Patients can go back to their daily activities immediately, and sexual activity can also be resumed immediately after treatment. Many women notice the positive effects right after their first treatment. They experience gradual improvement over the course of three to four months with a series of three monthly sessions. As the vaginal and labial tissue continues to improve resulting in more youthful quality, patients can benefit from the following:
- Better comfort in tight clothing due to tightened labial and vaginal tissue (external tightening)
- Noticeably smoother, moister and softer skin
- Increased vaginal canal moisture and less irritation or pain with sexual intercourse
- Reduction of mild to moderate pelvic prolapse
- Reduction in urinary leakage and accidents with sneezing, coughing or laughing
- Heightened sensitivity in the vagina and clitoris and improved muscular contractions, often restoring the ability to achieve orgasm in those who have sexual dysfunction and to climax more rapidly
Results often last for up to 9-12 months, but single maintenance treatments can be performed as often as one to two times per year to preserve the outcome.
Schedule Your Consultation
To learn more about the revolutionary ThermiVa® system and how it can address and correct your intimate concerns without surgery or downtime, please contact us. During your consultation with Dr. Yarinsky, he will explain what you can expect from the procedure, as well as answer any questions you may have to help you feel confident and at-ease about your treatment.