ThermiVa: What is The Downtime?

Is there any downtime after ThermiVa? Will I need to take any time off of work?

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No Downtime

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Thank you for your question. The beauty of using ThermiVa is that you see experience results with no downtime necessary. All activities can be resumed the same day, including work, exercise, and intercourse. Because it is a non-invasive, in office treatment the majority of women experience no “recovery” period. In rare cases, some women have reported very light spotting that lasts less than 24 hours after treatment.

In addition, Many women say that in addition to having no downtime, they notice initial results immediately, with full results after the third treatment in a series of three.

I hope this helps.

Nick Slenkovich, MD, FACS

Is there any downtime after ThermiVa? Will I need to take any time off of work?

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What’s wonderful about ThermiVa is that there is no downtime. It is totally non-invasive and there is absolutely no pain. Anesthesia is never necessary. You can resume all activities right after, including sexual activity.

Thermi-Va for vaginal tightening, No downtime

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The benefits of this procedure is that it can be performed in the office, no anesthesia, no down time and is well tolerated by all patients. This procedure has been very popular amongst my patients that are trying to avoid surgery for vaginal tightening.

ThermiVa Downtime

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The best thing about ThermiVa (aside from the amazing results) is that there is no downtime. You can resume normal activities, including work, exercise and intercourse immediately after the procedure. 


Dr. McCune

Mark A. McCune, MD
Overland Park Dermatologic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Thermiva Downtime

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Thermiva is patented pending Radio-Frequency laser, purpose being vaginal rejuvenation. It is done with a wand applicator that delivers RF energy to the external labia and vulvar tissue. Using this gentle heat restores natural tissue tone, and promote collagen.

Thermiva should not be performed on patients who are pregnant, or have had an infection in or around the treatment area. Temporary swelling is expected, but most patients can resume normal activity the following day. Treatments are done once a month for three session.

 Always discuss possible side-effects with your Board Certified Dermatologist.

Nissan Pilest, MD
Irvine Dermatologic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 23 reviews


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That’s the beauty of this non-invasive treatment! THERMIva requires no downtime, this is just one of the many reasons why we love this amazing technology. The gentle RF Heat creates some tightening of the vault, increased blood flow to the clitoris creating increased sensitivity, increased lubrication and helps with mild to moderate urinary incontinence with or without the O and G-Shot.  Immediately after treatment, you may resume all activities including exercise and intercourse.

Bradley Bengtson, MD, FACS
Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

ThermiVa: What is The Downtime?

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Thank you for your question. 

Our patients have reported no downtime and have been sexually active even on the day of the procedure. 

All The Best !

Ajaya Kashyap, MD
India Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 222 reviews

Zero Downtime

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The great benefit of ThermiVa is there is zero downtime.  Patients walk out of our office feeling even better than when they walked in.  They can resume all normal activities including exercise and intercourse immediately after treatment.

Downtime With ThermiVa

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There is absolutely NO downtime with ThermiVa treatments. Typically, the external labia will appear slightly swollen and pink in appearance for the first 2-3 hours after a treatment. Patients may resume their normal exercise routine, are able to have intercourse and may submerge in water immediately following their treatment.

The typical protocol for ThermiVa treatments at my practice is 3 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart. I tell my patients that many women see improvement in vaginal tightening after the first treatment, but that optimal results will be observed 3 months after the third treatment.


Virtually No Downtime with ThermiVa

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There is little to no downtime with ThermiVa.  Patients are able to resume normal activities of daily living with no restrictions for physical or sexual activity the day the treatment is administered.

David L. Robbins, MD, FACS
West Des Moines Plastic Surgeon

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