Does ThermiVa Vaginal Rejuvenation Have Any Side Effects?

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


For many women, the structures of the vagina tend to become loose or lax over time, interfering with everyday routines, sexual pleasure, and other aspects of life. While this is particularly common in mothers who have had multiple children, many women notice a change in their vaginal muscles and tissues due to years of physical strain, hormonal fluctuations, or simply the aging process alone. Regardless of the cause, vaginal rejuvenation therapy is a fantastic solution to help women boost their self-esteem, enjoy intimacy once again, and regain control of their lives. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi and the professional team at SSK Plastic Surgery are committed to offering patients the most innovative and effective treatment options available and are proud to perform nonsurgical ThermiVa® vaginal rejuvenation in Newport Beach, CA.

What is ThermiVa?

ThermiVa is a completely nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation therapy that utilizes heat-based energy, delivered through radiofrequency waves, to stimulate the production of collagen and encourage the tightening of vaginal tissues both internally and externally.

What does ThermiVa do?

ThermiVa vaginal rejuvenation is an exciting treatment that can help reduce a variety of concerns and enhance a woman’s overall quality of life. Some of the most compelling results that can be achieved by the collagen-boosting and tightening effects of ThermiVa include:

  • Increased vaginal tightness
  • Improved vaginal laxity
  • Increased vaginal lubrication
  • Greater sexual pleasure for patient and partner
  • Stronger orgasms
  • Less pain with intercourse
  • Less frequent infections
  • Improved urinary continence
  • More appealing appearance of labia
  • Ability to wear tighter clothing and leggings
  • Better overall self-esteem and self-confidence

How does ThermiVa work?

As with any procedure, it is important to know what to expect with ThermiVa vaginal rejuvenation. Each ThermiVa session is performed in one of the comfortable and private treatment rooms at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA and takes about 30 – 40 minutes to complete. During the procedure, heat energy will be administered to the internal and external vaginal tissues via radiofrequency waves. Because it is a nonsurgical procedure that is essentially pain-free, no anesthesia is required. This also means there is no downtime, and patients are able to return to the majority of their everyday activities following treatment.

Are there any side effects with ThermiVa?

One of the most beneficial aspects of ThermiVa vaginal rejuvenation is that it is nonsurgical, requires no anesthesia, and is virtually pain-free. While ThermiVa side effects are usually very mild and short-lived, they can occur in rare cases. Some patients may experience mild redness, swelling, tightness, or discomfort at the treatment site, though these symptoms typically resolve within a few days after treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Kelishadi will discuss the procedure in detail and answer all of your questions at length to ensure you are comfortable and confident about undergoing ThermiVa treatment.

How many ThermiVa treatments do you need?

ThermiVa is typically performed as a set of three treatment sessions, spaced about a month apart, to help patients reach their desired goals.

How long does ThermiVa last?

While the results can vary from patient to patient, many women enjoy their ThermiVa results for up to a year or longer before a maintenance treatment may be needed.

Is there an alternative to ThermiVa?

Because ThermiVa is nonsurgical, requires little downtime, and is virtually pain-free, most patients consider it a fantastic alternative to surgical intervention. However, for patients with more severe concerns, vaginal surgery – such as labiaplasty – may be a more appropriate option. Dr. Kelishadi understands the sensitive and personal nature of intimate health concerns and is committed to providing compassionate, discreet care for Orange County, CA women seeking vaginal rejuvenation therapy.

Am I a good candidate for ThermiVa vaginal rejuvenation?

Most women who are in good health and have concerns about mild to moderate vaginal laxity or sexual dysfunction can benefit from ThermiVa therapy. ThermiVa is not recommended for patients who are pregnant or have an active infection at the time of treatment. The best way to determine with certainty whether ThermiVa or other vaginal rejuvenation option is right for you is to be evaluated by a qualified, certified, and knowledgeable physician.

Call SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi, or take advantage of a convenient online consultation from the privacy and comfort of your own home, and learn more about how ThermiVa can help restore your confidence, happiness, and femininity today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.