ThermiVA™ is a non-surgical vaginal tightening treatment utilizing radiofrequency.
What Is ThermiVA™?
ThermiVA™ is an older technlogy requiring 3 procedures. Newer devices such as the Viveve use the same radiofrequency, but with cooling which allows for a single 30 minute procedure. The energy to heat the vaginal tissue either externally or internally to stimulate the production of collagen and increase the sensitivity of the vaginal walls. This minimally invasive vaginal rejuvenation procedure takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes to complete. The radiofrequency of the ThermiVA™ is different than fractional CO2 laser technology or radiofrequency with cryogen. Fractional CO2 laser and radiofrequency with cryogen treatments are able to achieve higher temperatures within the mucosal lining of the vagina, which is typically more effective in stimulating the cells needed to produce new collagen. While ThermiVA™ is effective for many patients, it is important to note that the results are not as long-lasting as fractional CO2 laser and radiofrequency with cryogen treatments, such as Geneveve™ by Viveve, FemiLift™, and FemTouch™.
How Does vConfidence Use ThermiVA™ for Treatment?
Although it uses an earlier generation of technology, radiofrequency energy is still a revolutionary form of treatment that is preferred by a number of patients. Depending on the treatment goals, the lower temperature of the ThermiVA™ radiofrequency energy may be sufficient to achieve the desired results. For patients with more severe symptoms of painful intercourse, vaginal dryness, recurrent urinary tract infections, stress incontinence, or vaginal laxity, we also offer newer vConfidence treatments such as Intima, FemTouch™, FemiLift™, and Geneveve™ by Viveve.
How Many Treatments are Required?
ThermiVA™ typically requires three treatments over a three-month period. Each session lasts anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. This is longer than the Geneveve™ procedure, which only takes about five minutes.
Will There Be Any Downtime?
ThermiVA™ treatments are minimally invasive and require little downtime. Schedule a consultation today to learn more ThermiVA™ as well as our other vaginal rejuvenation procedures. We can help you find the right treatment for your needs.
What Are the Results?
During your initial consultation, the doctor will discuss your symptoms and treatment goals and will help you understand the results that you can expect from ThermiVA™ as well as fractional CO2 laser treatments, including FemiLift™ and FemTouch™.
How Does vConfidence ThermiVA™ Treatment Feel?
The vConfidence ThermiVA™ procedure is pain-free. Some patients do describe a sensation of warmth. Unlike the Intima, FemiLift™ and FemTouch™ procedures, the probe does have to be moved constantly within the vagina in order to prevent a particular area from becoming overheated.
Contact us today to learn more about ThermiVA™ and to determine if it is the right solution for your intimate issues.