ThermiVa is a non-surgical radiofrequency treatment used to treat vaginal laxity and urinary incontinence. These are gynaecology problems linked to childbirth and ageing.
3x 30-minute sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart are recommended.
Many patients will experience a notable difference after one session.
The majority of woman will need one treatment per year to maintain the results.
Back to Work
You can resume normal physical and sexual activity immediately following treatment.
The skin may be slightly pink, warm and swollen directly after treatment.
Risks and Complications
There’s a possibility of mild cramping for up to 24-48 hours. Mild blood spotting may occur.
Who Performs the Treatment?
Trained Consultant Gynaecologist or Doctor
From £850 per session
Course of 3 £2295
Chelsea Private Clinic
Watch this short video for an overview of the procedure (no sound)
ThermiVa is a new non-surgical treatment that rejuvenates the vagina and vulva without plastic surgery.
Used to treat:
- Urinary Incontinence (improves bladder control)
- Vaginal Tightening
- Vaginal rejuvenation
- Improves sexual Function
- Sexual Enhancement
- Labia reduction
- Female Genital Enhancement
ThermiVa Q & A
1.How does ThermiVa work?
ThermiVa works by delivering radio frequency to both the internal vaginal canal and the external labia. The tissue is heated to specific temperatures, encouraging the growth of new collagen, increased blood flow and improved nerve supply. ThermiVa is FDA approved for skin tightening, however patients also report increased sensation, moisture and improvement in symptoms of stress and urinary incontinence.
2.How long is the treatment?
The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and requires no downtime. The typical protocol for ThermiVa treatments is three treatments, spaced four weeks apart. Many women see improvement in vaginal tightening after the first treatment, but optimal results will be observed three months after the third treatment.
3.How long do ThermiVa results last?
The need to re-treat will be based on individual needs and expectations. In addition, both genetic and environmental factors such as smoking, weight gain/obesity and hormones will affect ageing of the vaginal tissue. The majority of women will need one treatment per year as maintenance.
4.What’s the difference between ThermiVa and lasers?
ThermiVa uses RF, or radiofrequency, whereas other machines use a CO2 laser. Both cause rejuvenation effects to the vaginal area. The difference is that ThermiVa can also be used on the labia and clitoral area, and is not painful.
5.Can ThermiVa help vaginal looseness and sagging?
The answer to your question really depends on your clinical examination. The important part of the examination is to determine if there is any sagging or loss of support of the pelvic organs (the bladder, uterus, and rectum). If there is a mild degree of loss of support or vaginal looseness, then ThermiVa has been shown to help offer relief and provide vaginal tightening.
ThermiVa Post-Treatment Instructions
What to expect:
- If treated externally, skin may be slightly pink to red, swollen and warm to the touch
- Possibility of mild cramping, which should resolve in 24 hours after the treatment
- Light spotting may occur immediately post procedure
- Resume normal physical and sexual activity, unless otherwise directed by your provider
- No restrictions on showering
- No restrictions on bathing, swimming or hot tubs (Exception: if spotting or mild bleeding wait one day)
Call your Doctor if:
- You have bleeding which lasts longer than 24 hours
- Pain uncontrolled by over the counter medication
- Cramping lasting longer than 24 hours
- Fever >101 degrees
Follow up appointment:
- One month after each treatment
Dr Nadia Yoursri
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Professor Jim Dornan
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Dr Patrick Campbell
Consultant Gynaecologist and Sub-specialist Urogynaecologist
Mr Ali Kubba
Consultant Medical Gynaecologist
“The most obvious improvement after my first treatment was that for the first time in decades I have been able to sleep through the night without getting up to use the bathroom at 3am or 4am.”
“After having my second baby last year, my pelvic floor muscles were just not the same as they were. I was nervous about going to the gym. Even a short run was something I had to ‘come prepared for’. But since I’ve had my ThermiVa® treatments I can do my circuit training and squats again, without any worries, or surgery.”
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Over 85,000 treatments performed worldwide.***
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ThermiVa™, invented by Laguna Beach Urogynecologist, Dr. Red Alinsod, is the first and leading radio frequency device. Dr. Alinsod worked with Thermi, a global manufacturer of radio frequency technology to bring ThermiVa to the market. THERMIva™ is a non-surgical treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to gently heat tissue, without discomfort or downtime, allowing women to reclaim the vitality of life, restore their more youthful bodies, and revive the excitement.
Due to the effects of childbirth, aging, trauma, and/or genetics, the vaginal tissue and surrounding muscles can become stretched and lose their strength and tone. Thermi, an FDA approved in-office, non-surgical device, is used for dermatologic conditions such as loose and saggy skin, dry skin, and insensitive skin. In Europe ThermiVa has a CE Mark and is approved for treatment of vulvovaginal laxity.
ThermiVa RF is FDA cleared for dermatological and general surgical procedures for electrocoagulation and hemostasis. ThermiVa has FDA Approval for Dermatologic Conditions, Surgery, Surgical Nerve Ablation. Examples of dermatologic conditions include loose skin, dry skin, thin skin, insensitive skin. ThermiVa has a CE Mark and EU Approved for Vulvovaginal Laxity or for treatment of loose tissues of the vulva and vagina.
ThermiVa does not have FDA or EU approval for incontinence or the leaky bladder or rectum, atrophy or vaginal dryness, prolapse or fallen bladder/rectum, or orgasmic dysfunction.