ThermiVa: Is it Painful?

Is the ThermiVa procedure painful?

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ThermiVa is painless

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ThermiVa is a painless procedure that is performed in the office. Patients report feeling a sensation of warmth, which is very tolerable, without the need for any anesthesia. There is no downtime and patients can resume normal activity the same day.

Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

ThermiVa for vaginal tightening-No pain

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This in office procedure is relatively painless, without any downtime. Patients are able to return to work after the procedure and even resume intercourse the same evening.

ThermiVa is not Painful

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Hi and thank you for your question!

Our patients and staff report this treatment being without pain and is often comfortable. Several have said its actually relaxing and feels good.

No downtime and return to all normal activities immediately.

Improvements in incontinence, lubrication, sensation and tightness in one treatment.

It is highly recommended by our patients and staff who have experienced the procedure.


Dr. Grant Stevens

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 152 reviews

ThermiVa: NO PAIN

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#Thermiva for vagina and #labiaplasty
Themiva has been demonstrated to improve vaginal dryness, improve vaginal circulation and heighten orgasm.
It tightens the vaginal canal and can reduce the outer Labia.

There is no down time, no pain or discomfort.
Three treatments are needed.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

Is ThermiVa painful?

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After having performed  hundreds of ThermiVA treatments , I can safely say that the procedure is reported to be quite comfortable. In fact quite a few patients fall asleep during their treatment!

The only women who have some amount of discomfort are patients with severe vaginal dryness.  I treat these patients with a lot of ultrasound gel for lubrication. The ThermiVa wand is engineered to be smaller in diameter compared to other laser devices and this  helps with the treatments as well. 

Cheri Ong, MD, FACS
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Is ThermiVa Painful

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That's a great question! The ThermiVa procedures are not painful. There is typically a warm feeling that patients feel when the treatment is being performed.

Jayesh Panchal, MD
Edmond Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

ThermiVa is Painless

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ThermiVa is a painless procedure when performed. Patients express a warm sensation during treatment. There is no downtime after treatment and patients can resume sex the same day. 

ThermiVA is not Painful

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As a certified ThermiVA trainer in the Atlanta area, I have trained many doctors on how to safely use ThermiVA and we have the most experience with ThermiVA in Georgia. ThermiVA is not painful. It is a non-surgical temperature controlled vaginal tightening device using radiofrequency (RF) energy. ThermiVA is performed in the office. There is no need for local anesthesia, sedation or general anesthesia, but available if requested. ThermiVA uses the same technology as ThermTight and ThermiSmooth, which has been used for years in other areas to reduce the effects of aging such as the face, neck, arms, and abdomen.

For those looking for vaginal tightening procedures, its better to be evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon and offered the correct treatment for the problem. ThermiVA is one of the tools we offer. I agree, "if all you have is a hammer..... everything looks like a nail" Do your homework to make sure your plastic surgeon offers other options for your problem and is experienced with RF technology.

Themiva is a wonderful procedure for vaginal tightening for vaginal laxity, stress urinary urgency, orgasmic dysfunction, labial reduction. ThermiVA is the latest technology for vaginal rejuvenation without surgery, or downtime. The excellent results from Thermiva has been supported by studies, patient testimonial, and numerous reviews. In our certified center, those that are not candidates for ThermiVa are offered other options such as labialplasty or vaginoplasty during the confidential consultation.

However, your best plastic surgeon has the experience, training, and results that relates to you. Do your research and find a real Plastic Surgeon and book a paid consultation. Free consults are just a sales pitch and does not work in your best interest. People always say “you get what you pay for”. This is very true in Plastic Surgery.

Below are other criteria to use when selecting a Plastic surgeon.

Questions to ask your potential plastic surgeon (Answering NO is a big red flag)

1) Are you a plastic surgeon? (You should research the differences between cosmetic surgeon & plastic surgeon. Make sure that your plastic surgeon is a trained surgeon! You may be surprised)
2) Are you board certified in Plastic Surgery? (Board certified in what? You are looking for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. There are many boards and some are fake. Make sure that the certifying board is a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association.)
3) Will the procedure be performed at a fully accredited & certified procedure room or ambulatory surgery center, or hospital
4) Do you have hospital privilege to perform the same procedure you do in the office? Which Hospital?
5) Do you offer complication insurance. How do you handle complications and revision (it does happen, it better to be safe)

The most important decision is to do your homework well. Good luck.

Stanley Okoro, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 168 reviews

Thermiva is not painful

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ThermiVa is not painful and should not be painful. The temperature is very controlled and the wand is constantly moving. We have actually had many patients comment that it is a very comfortable procedure and even some who say it feels like a warm stone massage.  ThermiVa being painless, not requiring anesthesia and the short time period of the procedure time are all reasons why so many patients are choosing this treatment over others. 

ThermiVa is a comfortable procedure

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The ThermiVa procedure is a painless procedure. You will feel some warm sensations throughout your procedure and no medications are needed for this procedure. Patients are able to return to work the same day with only some mild swelling and redness which will go away in 1-2 hours.

Michael T. Somenek, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon

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