What Are The Pros And Cons Of ThermiVa® Vaginal Rejuvenation?

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


Despite the joys of motherhood and even growing older, many women lament the negative side effects of pregnancy, childbirth, and aging. One of the most frequent and frustrating concerns for women who have had children, experienced significant weight fluctuation, or gone through menopause is vaginal/sexual dysfunction. To restore your confidence and help you feel more youthful and feminine once again, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi and the expert team at SSK Plastic Surgery and SSK Medical Spa are proud to offer the breakthrough ThermiVa vaginal rejuvenation system. Learn more about the benefits and potential downsides of ThermiVa here, and find out whether this exciting treatment may be the life-changing solution you’ve been searching for.

What does vaginal rejuvenation do?

In broad terms, nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation aims to reduce or reverse some types of vaginal damage caused by aging, pregnancy, childbirth (vaginal delivery), weight fluctuation, hormone changes, menopause, and other life events. Some of the most frequent concerns that lead women to consider vaginal rejuvenation treatments in Orange County include:

  • Loose vagina
  • Vaginal laxity
  • Mild vaginal atrophy
  • Stretched out vagina
  • Stretched out labia
  • Loose labia
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Lack of sensitivity
  • Low libido due to unsatisfactory sexual experience
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Weak pelvic floor muscles

With ThermiVa nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation, virtually all of these problems can be addressed without the need for incisions, anesthesia, or downtime.

What is ThermiVa?

ThermiVa is a completely nonsurgical rejuvenation treatment designed to improve multiple aspects of a patient’s vaginal and sexual function with the use of advanced radiofrequency energy for collagen production. The treatment itself involves a handheld tool, which delivers targeted RF energy to the external and internal vaginal tissues. This process, which is also used for body and facial skin tightening, activates the body’s natural production of new, healthy collagen proteins to repair vaginal structures. By tightening the skin, strengthening the muscles, and more, ThermiVa can enhance both the form and function of the vagina for a more pleasurable sexual experience, improved urinary continence, and better vaginal health overall.

Pros and cons of ThermiVa

Before undergoing any procedure, it’s always important to familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of the treatment, including its benefits and potential side effects:

Benefits of ThermiVa

  • Nonsurgical treatment
  • No incisions
  • No anesthesia required
  • Virtually painless
  • No downtime or recovery period
  • You can have sex the same day as a ThermiVa treatment
  • Can treat a wide variety of vaginal and sexual concerns
  • Increased vaginal lubrication
  • Boosts your confidence
  • Improves your sex life
  • Can lead to a better relationship with your partner

Possible downsides of ThermiVa

  • A series of 2 – 3 treatments may be needed to achieve your result
  • ThermiVa is not considered permanent, though results can last for up to two years or longer
  • Potential side effects include swelling, redness, or itching, but these are typically very mild and resolve within 1 – 2 days, if not sooner
  • Patients with significantly long, hanging, or asymmetric labia may be better suited to vaginal rejuvenation surgery, such as labiaplasty, vs. ThermiVa

With all this said, the vast majority of patients agree that the pros of ThermiVa far outweigh the potential cons of treatment, which are few and far between.

Feel like yourself again with ThermiVa vaginal rejuvenation in Newport Beach, CA

If the unwanted consequences of childbirth, aging, or another experience have you feeling less feminine or satisfied than you want, we can help. To reclaim your confidence and enjoy sex once again, call SSK Plastic Surgery in Orange County to schedule your private consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi or one of our qualified and experienced MedSpa providers today!

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