ThermiVa: How Long Do The Results Last?

Are the results from ThermiVa permanent?

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Results Vary

ThermiVa results will vary from patient to patient, depending upon age, health & medical condition. In most patients results are maximized after three treatments and an annual touchup (meaning a single 30 minute treatment yearly). 

ThermiVa Maintenance Treatments

Thank you for this question.  Unfortunately, there are no procedures that will stop you from continuing to age.  The need to retreat will be based on individual needs and expectations.  For example, if ThermiVa was done for urinary incontinence and even a small leak is unacceptable, then a touchup may need to be done sooner rather than later.  In addition, both genetic and environmental factors (such as smoking, weight gain/obesity, hormones, etc.) affect aging of the vaginal tissue.  Overall, the expectation is that women will need one treatment per year as maintenance.

How long do the results last

Thank you for the question.  Like all parts of the body, we will continue to age over time with wear and tear and hormonal changes that we all go through.  ThermiVa uses radiofrequency to deliver heat into the female genital region.  This causes increased blood flow, increased sensitivity, increased tissue tightening, and improved moisture balance. The outer genital region benefits when the tissues are tightened.  This can last about 6 months or so.  The inner vaginal tightening can last about 9-15 months.  Everyone is different, but like most tightening procedures, it will not last forever as we continue to age. Hope this helps.  

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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ThermiVa maintenence

Just as with any restoration and rejuvenation project there has to be some ongoing maintenance. I usually tell my patients that you don't wash and wax your car just once.

After the three recommended treatments most of the studies and clients are checking in back in with their providers in about a year.  Combine treatments and recommendations of gynecologist, urologist, or primary care manager when indicated can improve the quality and longevity of the procedure.  The value of the sexual health for the patient and her partner can be a high priority.

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ThermiVa results do not last forever

As good of a treatment as ThermiVa is, results are not forever. This is true of FemiLift and Mona Lisa Touch, Three treatments 1 month apart of ThermiVa are recommended (they take 20-30 min), and then with follow up about yearly. Follow up treatments can be based on patient symptoms. Follow up treatments more than yearly are also completely safe. Everybody is different. Our bodies have constant cellular turnover so collagen levels will also be less over time if you do not maintain maintenance therapy.

Alison Tate, MD
Pasadena Urogynecologist

All Vaginal therapies need follow-up

The THERMIva has no long term studies to show when the "touch up" maintenance treatment is going to be needed. It will depend on each patient. However, recently a 1 year study for MonaLisa Touch was presented at the Annual urogyncologist meeting showing that vaginal tissue revitationation, caliber, dryness, pain, itching all improved and did not reoccur in a 12 month period. This data appears to be be what all vaginal therapies are basing their information on. The THERMIva is still early under investigation with only antidotal physician experiance.

ThermiVa Lasting Results

ThermiVa treatment results vary depending on the area of concern being treated.  External issues typically require one repeat treatment every 4-6 months after completion of the three treatment series.

Internal issues treated with ThermiVa can notice results for 6-12 months before needing a maintenance treatment.

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ThermiVA durability

Sadly nothing is permanent.  However, we have seen good durability in the results after three to four initial treatments.  Depending on the severity of the initial concerns and the response that an individual has, we have seen results lasting two to three years.  Most of our patients have opted for a twice yearly treatment starting at about eighteen months after the last of the initial series to ensure optimal durability.  For a non-surgical, no down time treatment, this has proven to be a reliable result with more than just improvement in stress incontinence.

How long will thermiva vaginal rejuvenation last

Thanks so much for your question -

ThermiVa uses radiofrequency to deliver heat into the female genital region in a comfortable non-surgical manner.  The radio frequency energy causes tissue tightening and collagen remodeling.  This causes increased blood flow, increased sensitivity, increased tissue tightening, and improved moisture balance. 

The outer genital region benefits when the tissues are tightened.  

Externally we have found about 6 months of improvement.  

Internally our patients report improvements that last for about 12-18 months.

Not too bad for a 30 minute treatment.  

I hope this helps!

ThermiVa results require an annual maintanance treatment


Like any surgical or non-surgical treatment, we don't often believe results last forever or are permanent. We permanently remove unwanted fat, excess skin, and in the case of ThermiVa, we correct and improve many common issues women experience whether it is increased sensitivity, tightening and strengthening the vagina, reshaping and reducing the appearance of the labia.  However, we never stop aging and our body's collagen and elasticity (even the vagina) continue to lessen. ThermiVa is extraordinary and comfortable, and results can be noticed immediately following treatment (even the first treatment in a series), but following the therapy (traditionally 3, sometime 5 or 6 depending upon the patient), we will encourage you to return annually for a single session.  This will support the initial therapy for continued increased blood flow, collagen production, and nerve stimulation. When my patients are really interested in keeping the external results from ThermiVa, I may even suggest they return more frequently.  

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.