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When Is the Right Time for a ThermiVa® Treatment?

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It is not uncommon for women to notice changes in their more intimate areas as they age and experience life events like having children. While these changes are normal (and expected), they are not welcome and, fortunately, do not have to simply be accepted.

Instead, treatment for vaginal laxity and dryness exists!  

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ThermiVa® is a great option for women over the age of 18 who have noticed a decline in vaginal tightness and vulvovaginal function. The common causes of a decline in vulvovaginal function include childbirth, aging, chronic disease, and hormonal changes from the menstrual cycle.

To determine if a non-surgical ThermiVa® treatment is right for you, discuss your medical history with a doctor qualified to perform ThermiVa®.

What Are the Benefits of ThermiVa® for Vaginal Laxity?

Vaginal laxity affects up to 76 percent of women at some point in their life. This can be as emotionally troublesome as it is physically uncomfortable. 

Fortunately, ThermiVa® is available for women to relieve the discomfort and insecurities associated with vaginal laxity. 

ThermiVa® can be performed to:

  • Tighten the labia and vaginal tissues
  • Reduce vaginal dryness
  • Reduce incontinence or leakage accidents
  • Increase sexual satisfaction

How Often Should ThermiVa® Be Done?

ThermiVa® uses RF technology. Essentially, radiofrequency energy is emitted into the vagina to heat and contract the tissues. This helps to tighten the area. 

Like many non-surgical treatments, many patients do best with a series of treatment sessions followed by routine maintenance sessions.

Following the initial three-month, three-treatment protocol, most patients can expect to undergo continuing maintenance treatments for a few years.

Individual needs vary from one woman to the next, and the frequency of any maintenance treatments will be based on the patient’s specific needs and doctor’s recommendations.

Is ThermiVa® Painful?

No. ThermiVa® is a non-surgical, non-ablative procedure that uses RF energy to gently heat the vagina and improve its shape and tone by tightening vaginal tissue.

Our patients describe the process as a gentle, relaxing, and warm internal massage.

ThermiVa® patients do not require a recovery process. Since the procedure is non-surgical and no anesthesia is involved, patients are free to return to their daily activities immediately after the procedure.

How Soon Will I See Results?

ThermiVa® takes effect quickly. And although results vary from one patient to the other, some patients report improvements as soon as two weeks after the procedure.

Is ThermiVa® Covered by My Insurance?

While ThermiVa® can effectively tighten tissues, your health insurance will most likely not cover it. ThermiVa®, like most cosmetic procedures, is considered to be an elective treatment that is not medically necessary. Therefore, insurance will not cover the cost.

If you would like to learn more about this treatment’s cost to see if it’s included in your insurance benefits, contact our facility to request a consultation or price estimate.

How Long Does ThermiVa® Last?

Although the results vary with each patient, many patients find that their vaginal tightening results may last for more than one year.

Factors that might affect the length of the results may include (but are not limited to) age, hormone levels, body weight and muscle mass, frequency of the treatments, and the type of lifestyle you live after your treatment.

Interested in Learning More?

Please feel free to call DAVinci Plastic Surgery at (202) 966-9590 or schedule an appointment right here on our website. 

Non Surgical FemGen Rejuvenation

Childbirth, age and hormone changes can dramatically affect a woman’s vulvovaginal region. This most intimate area can be a source of embarrassment and discomfort, but it is such a vital part of who women are and shouldn’t cast that shadow on their identity and confidence. Fortunately, there are a variety of options to address some of the issues causing discomfort. I’m going to highlight a new non surgical option that we offer at Davinci Plastic with great results: ThermiVa.

What is ThermiVa?

Vaginal tissue can get stretched during childbirth. This can have a negative affect on many things such as urinary continence, sensation of pleasure during sex, and lack of general vaginal comfort. Labia also may have been stretched due to labor or age and can cause discomfort during intercourse and even wearing certain clothes, such as tight jeans, swimwear and athletic wear.

ThermiVa is a non surgical radiofrequency treatment to the vaginal canal and labia that is not painful nor requires any down time. It tightens the tissues to relieve women of many issues including:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Orgasmic dysfunction
  • Thinning, drying and imflammation of vaginal walls (vaginal atrophy)
  • Intimate tissue laxity (vaginal laxity /vulvar laxity)

How does ThermiVa work?

ThermiVa uses radiofrequency energy transmitted by hand-held device that is lubricated and inserted into the vagina. The device is ergonomically shaped with a square metal tip electrode that emits the collagen stimulating energy. ThermiVa does not use any lasers so there should be no burns, blisters or open sores. It is not painful, so there is no anesthesia needed. The device does heat up as it emits the energy, however the temperature can be adjusted to maintain comfort. The procedure is done in a matter of 30 minutes in our office by one of our skilled practitioners. You can resume all normal activities, including sex, that day.

What kind of results can be expected?

You can notice an improvement almost immediately with one 30 minute treatment. However, ThermiVa stimulates collagen production so results continue to improve over time. It is also recommended for most patients to receive three 30 minute treatments a month apart to receive maximum results. A touch up treatment every so often could also help. For some women, this is needed in 6 months, others it could be a year or more.

We are happy to offer ThermiVa to help our women patients experience more comfort and confidence about their FemGem area. If you’d like to have a discreet, confidential consultation regarding what ThermiVa can do for you, please contact us at

Steven Davison M.D.

Board Certified Plastic/Reconstructive Surgeon


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