ThermiVa: Why You Should Be Excited About Nonsurgical Feminine Rejuvenation

women-white-shirt-jeans-dancing_for-webIt’s something many women experience, but most don’t discuss: the toll aging, childbirth, and genetics can have on the areas in and around your vagina. Feminine rejuvenation procedures, such as labiaplasty and vaginoplasty, have gained popularity for their ability to tighten tissues, improve the appearance of genitalia, and increase comfort for women. But until now, options were largely limited to surgical procedures.

That’s why we’re thrilled to now offer ThermiVa™, a completely nonsurgical method for vulvovaginal rejuvenation.


ThermiVa is the latest in the line of ThermiRF™ systems. Utilizing the “science of heat,” the ThermiVa wand heats underlying vaginal tissues through the safe and effective application of controlled radiofrequency. This causes the tissue to shrink and increases collagen production in the area, tightening genital tissue to improve appearance, sensation, and strength.

Treatment is minimally invasive and comfortable, and you can expect to resume normal activities right away. Most patients see dramatic improvements within one to three treatments spaced a month apart.

Who Can Benefit from ThermiVa?

While anyone who is uncomfortable with the appearance, strength, or skin and tissue laxity of their vulvovaginal area can get great results from ThermiVa, there are a few common candidates who benefit greatly from treatment:


As most mothers know, pregnancy and childbirth can make a huge impact on your body. If you gave birth vaginally, particularly if you’ve had multiple children, you also know there can be some unwelcome changes to the quality of your vaginal tissue. ThermiVa can benefit mothers in two ways:

  • By tightening and strengthening the vaginal walls and pelvic floor for improved sensation, comfort, and intimacy
  • By tightening and improving the quality of the labia majora, which can become distended after childbirth

After a series of treatments, moms will notice a dramatic improvement in their genital tissues and, subsequently, an improvement in intimacy and confidence.

Post-Menopausal Women

Age and menopause can bring many unwelcome changes, including loss of genital muscle tone and vaginal dryness. This is can be not only frustrating, it also can make intercourse uncomfortable and lead to lack of confidence in intimate settings. After a series of ThermiVa treatments, the female genital tissue will be tighter and firmer. A big bonus is the fact that natural vaginal lubrication can also be restored with ThermiVa!

Women Suffering from Mild to Moderate Incontinence

Although ThermiVa was developed as a cosmetic treatment, physicians and patients began to notice an unexpected benefit: the improvement of urinary stress or mild incontinence. The application of targeted and controlled radiofrequency causes shrinkage and strengthening of the vaginal walls and pelvic floor, which support the bladder. By improving the quality of the support structure and firming up the vaginal tissues, the risk of leakage or incontinence is drastically reduced.

Other ThermiVa Benefits

ThermiVa is a great choice for any woman who wants to enjoy a more youthful and refreshed appearance. In addition to tightening female genital tissues, ThermiVa can also:

  • Improvement in ease and quality of orgasms, even for patients who are inorgasmic
  • Increase sensation for both partners during intercourse
  • Enhance the overall look and feel of the vulvovaginal area

Exploring Your Feminine Rejuvenation Options

Here at LJC, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Johan Brahme specializes in feminine rejuvenation procedures. And while surgical interventions, such as vaginoplasty, are safe and effective options for providing dramatic improvement, he is thrilled to be able to offer patients a nonsurgical alternative.

Performed in the comfort and privacy of our offices, ThermiVa generally takes around 30 minutes to complete. Treatment is quite comfortable and no anesthesia or needles are required at any point during the process. Patients are able to resume normal activity right away (including intimacy!), and they often begin enjoying their results over the course of a week or two.

The best way to determine which option will work best for you is to talk with an experienced surgeon. At LJC, your consultation is always free, so give us a call at 858-452-1981. Dr. Brahme would love to meet with you and design a treatment plan that helps you feel refreshed and confident.