I'm considering both Thermiva and Femilift .

I am considering both Thermiva and Femilift and I'm wondering if there would be any benefit to doing both procedures or if one would negate the results of the other.

Doctor Answers 8

ThermiVa vs FemiLift

Thank you for your question. There is no need to have both procedures done. ThermiVa treatment is used to treat the external and internal vaginal tissues. FemiLift only treats the internal vaginal tissues. For more information, I recommend getting a in person consultation from a board-certified dermatologist. 

New York Dermatologic Surgeon
3.8 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Combos of fractional lasers and non-ablative technologies are not new

FemiLift and Thermiva both target the vaginal canal and vulva, but few if any patients have tried both. You could certainly try both and report back with your impressions. Certainly in the world of facial laser peeling, a combo approach is commonly used with fractional CO2 delivering a deep stimulation of collagen formation and the non-ablative treatment (with RF or another laser) targeting the superfical tissues. Stimulating more collagen is never a bad thing so long as it doesn't overheat the skin. I would disregard any comments comparing the two technologies from physicians who don't own both machines.

Marco A. Pelosi III, MD
Jersey City OB/GYN
4.6 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

ThermiVa / Femlift

I would not recommend Femlift.  Depending on your exact needs and wants, ThermiVA may be able to provide you the benefits of external and internal rejuvenation, with instant results and no downtime.  All of my Thermi Va patients are satisfied with the multiple benefits of this procedure!

H. Christopher Coley, MD
Greensboro General Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 12 reviews


There really is no need to have Thermiva and Femlift done together. ThermiVa has the added benefit of treating the external vulva and no downtime with great immediate results. It also depends what results you're looking for. Thermiva is great to help with tightening vaginal laxity bladder issues, vaginal dryness and enhanced sexual response.

Haydee Docasar, MD
Henderson OB/GYN
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Consider ThermiVa

ThermiVa will do everything that FemiLift does; and then some - with zero downtime.  Tissue tightening effects are minimal with FemiLift and, since it burns thousands of tiny holes in the vaginal walls, there will be some downtime, in which you cannot have sex and may have a slight discharge as you heal.  With ThermiVa, you get none of this.  In my opinion, there is no comparison.

W. John Bullis, MD
Bellevue OB/GYN
4.9 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

ThermiVa and Results

I find that RF treatments like ThermiVA compliment well laser treatments like Juliet.  In our practice we do the laser first and then 4 weeks later start the series of RF treatments for both short and long term improvement.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 190 reviews

Doing Both ThermiVa and Femilift

I don't see the point of doing both treatments. Femilift works on the internal vagina as does ThermiVa. ThermiVa has the added benefit of treating the external vagina as well. They would not negate each other if you were adamant about getting both. I prefer ThermiVa. Best wishes.

Michael A. Zadeh, MD, FACS
Sherman Oaks General Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

One would not negate but it depends on your issue.

ThermiVa has the benefit of skin shrinkage externally as well as internally. Femilift is an internal vaginal treatment only.I would save your money and go for ThermiVa. Most patients are thrilled with the outcome. It's benefits outweigh those of Femilift. Best of luck to you.

Ram Kalus, MD
Mount Pleasant Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

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