ThermiVa: Does it Help With Orgasmic Dysfunction?

Does ThermiVa help women who have difficulty achieving orgasm?

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Anecdotally, the answer is definitely yes.  Our patients report substantial improvement in orgasmic function after treatment, both in time to achieve orgasm and intensity.  This is likely due to increasing blood flow and supply to the area.  

ThermiVa: Does it Help With Orgasmic Dysfunction?

ThermiVA is a radio frequency based device. There is no evidence that ThermiVa helps to improve prgasms. The platelet rich plasma treatment known as the "O-Shot" helps orgasm function in many cases.  This technology is not able to raise tissue temperatures sufficiently to promote new collagen growth (Neocollagenesis), which is necessary for any lasting results. It has been shown that Neocollagenesis occurs ONLY when the tissues are heated to 60-70C. ThermiVa absolutely does not heat tissues to 60-70C, but only achieves perhaps 45-55 degrees Celsius. By heating the vaginal lining tissues, ThermiVa causes swelling, or edema. There is no scientific basis that supports the notion of ThermiVa producing long lasting results Fractional laser devices, such as Femi Lift by Alma lasers, actually have been shown through rigorous scientific study, to promote Neocollagenesis by heating the vaginal lining tissues to 60-70 degrees Celsius. Furthermore, Femi Lift also causes fractional ablation of the vaginal lining, resulting in regrowth of a thicker and more youthful vaginal lining. In my practice we have treated dozens of patients with Femi Lift and I have nor seen a single treatment failure. Furthermore, most, if not all of my stress urinary incontinence patients (mild to moderate severity) have completely resolved their SUI.

Steven M. Gitt, MD, FACS (in memoriam)
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

ThermiVa may help increase vaginal sensation which may help increase orgasm.

Orgasmic and sexual dysfunction in women is extremely common, and it is a problem that may occur due to many issues and factors. Inability to orgasm at all or easily can be related to age, hormone levels, neurologic damage, medical/health problems, medications, socio- and psychological factors, relationship issues, etc.

If you look at preliminary testimonials (, ThermiVa decreases looseness and increases sensation, which may, in turn, improve sexual function and improve or create stronger orgasms.

At lot of it depends on what underlying factors and issues exist? ThermiVa will not likely improve libido or desire. 

If you suffer from orgasmic dysfunction, I strongly urge you to look into the O-shot.

Alison Tate, MD
Pasadena Urogynecologist

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