What Makes Me A Candidate for ThermiVa Nonsurgical Vaginal Rejuvenation?

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


Although it’s difficult to talk about with friends and family, discomfort in the vaginal area is common among women. Fortunately, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi can treat vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, labia appearance, and more with a simple procedure. SSK Plastic Surgery offers ThermiVa® to address issues caused by natural aging and childbirth.

ThermiVa uses temperature-controlled radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat tissue so patients can reclaim their wellness without discomfort or downtime. If you’ve been considering vaginal rejuvenation, there are many ways to determine your candidacy. Learn more about ThermiVa and how to tighten loose vaginal tissue by scheduling an appointment at our clinic in Newport Beach, CA.

How does vaginal rejuvenation treatment work?

Hormonal changes, aging, weight fluctuations, and childbirth are all factors that change the vaginal tissue. For some women, the underlying muscles will weaken, leading to urinary incontinence. In others, the vaginal tissue dries out and becomes less responsive, leading to painful sexual intercourse. No matter your personal experience, Dr. Kelishadi takes the time to explain how a ThermiVa procedure works to address these issues.

ThermiVa is usually a pain-free solution that uses radiofrequency energy to heat up the tissue and stimulate natural collagen growth in the body. RF energy also improves blood flow to the labia to rejuvenate the tissue. At SSK Plastic Surgery, we are excited to offer this state-of-the-art procedure that requires little downtime and no recovery period. In addition, no general anesthesia or incisions are required.

Who should get a ThermiVa treatment?

If Kegels or similar exercises aren’t enough to relieve sexual or urinary discomfort, it’s time to consult with SSK Plastic Surgery. When you first arrive for your ThermiVa appointment, Dr. Kelishadi will examine the area and ask questions about your medical history. Ideal candidates for ThermiVa are seeking treatment for vaginal issues but are not interested in surgical solutions. ThermiVa is ideal for women who experience vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, a poor labia appearance, or have a loose vagina after childbirth. We recommend waiting for 2 – 3 months after your last childbirth to schedule this procedure to protect the tissue as much as possible.

What will my ThermiVa appointment look like?

Vaginal rejuvenation treatment uses a special handheld device to deliver controlled radiofrequency energy to the targeted areas. The wand has a thermometer to control the heat used to tighten the skin and prevent it from going too high. At SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, we hope to make your session as comfortable as possible. Although three appointments can achieve the desired results, Dr. Kelishadi can let you know how many are needed to get the outcome you want.

Sessions are usually 30 minutes each and need to be scheduled at least one month apart to be effective. The treated areas will seem better almost immediately, and this effect will continue to improve over time. ThermiVa treatment has been known to tighten loose vaginal tissue and solve issues related to vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, and labia appearance. At the end of the appointment, our staff can offer some tips and guidelines for protecting the area as it heals.

What happens after my ThermiVa session?

Radiofrequency therapy is known to be effective at stimulating the vaginal area and increasing the overall elasticity of the tissue. After a ThermiVa session, women report more lubrication and an improved sexual response. Since the procedure is noninvasive and no incisions are involved, patients can return to their schedule as normal. We do suggest avoiding sexual intercourse for the rest of the day to avoid irritation to the skin.

The results from vaginal rejuvenation treatment are fully visible 2 – 3 weeks after the last session. Keep in mind that ThermiVa is not necessarily a permanent procedure. While results last 9 – 12 months or longer, patients may require follow-up appointments as suggested by Dr. Kelishadi. Patients who get pregnant or have a loose vagina after childbirth in the future may also return to our clinic for ThermiVa treatments.

Schedule ThermiVa treatment

If you have been struggling with the pain of aging, childbirth, or menopause, it’s time to make a change for the better. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi offers ThermiVa as an excellent alternative to invasive labiaplasty. It is relatively painless, fast, and noninvasive.

The highly-trained staff at SSK Plastic Surgery can perform the ThermiVa procedure and give you all the information you need to get started. Our team has extensive experience with this innovative technology to deliver long-lasting results. Learn more about how to tighten loose vaginal tissue by scheduling a private appointment in Newport Beach, CA.

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