ThermiVa: Is it Safe?

Is ThermiVa a safe treatment?

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ThermiVa is a safe in-office treatment

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ThermiVa is a safe, in-office treatment that utilizes radio frequency (RF) energy to gently heat the internal and external vaginal tissues. RF energy stimulates collagen production and blood flow to the vaginal tissues. The treatment tip has a built-in thermometer enabling continuous temperature control for patient comfort. Patients are pain free during the procedure and suffer no downtime. 
It is not indicated to undergo treatment in the setting of: pregnancy, menstruation, active infection, recent abnormal pap smear, or an implanted pacemaker. 

San Clemente Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

ThermiVa is safe due to built in temperature sensor to avoid burns

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ThermiVaTM is a temperature-regulated radiofrequency technology that treats vaginal laxity sensation and tightens the labia externally and the vagina internally. ThermiVaTM is a non-surgical office treatment at the forefront of improving vulvovaginal health for women. It is non-ablative, painless, there is no anesthesia, no downtime, no lasers, no discharge, no sloughing off of the vaginal mucosa. It is a new thermistor-regulated delivery of radiofrequency heat energy to the labia and vagina, which promotes new growth of collagen and improved coordination of muscle activity and strength. This is important as the technology has been around for a while for external areas of the body, but there was more risk of burns as these previous technologies did not have a built-in thermostat to constantly monitor the temperature of the skin or mucosa to avoid possible burns. This is a very exciting new treatment for women!

Alison Tate, MD
Pasadena Urogynecologist

ThermiVa safety

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ThermiVa is safe
It is not indicated for treatment  for patients who are: pregnant, menstruating, have nam active infection, a recent abnormal pap smear, or an implanted pacemaker.

#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

Safety of ThermiVa

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ThermiVa works by delivering radiofrequency (thermal energy) via a small probe to both the internal vaginal canal and the external labia. The tissue is heated to specific temperatures, encouraging the growth of new collagen, increased blood flow and improved nerve supply. The temperature is monitored closely by the probe, ensuring that the patient's tissue does not exceed the maximum pre-set temperature. To my knowledge, there has been no reported burn or blister with the ThermiVa.

The contraindications for ThermiVa treatments are as follows: presence of an internal stimulator/cardiac device (i.e. pacemaker, defibrillator, mechanical valve), pregnancy, active STD, and/or current urinary tract infection.



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ThermiVa is an extremely safe procedure.  The handpiece was custom designed for comfort and ease of application of the energy.  There is a continuous temperature readout so that we always know the tissue temperatures and there is a timer which tells us how long we are at target temperature.  The safety features built into the device will not allow for accidental tissue burns.  There is no downtime whatsoever and you can continue with your daily routine immediately after the procedure.

Peter J. Jenkin, MD, FAAD
Seattle Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

ThermiVa is as safe as they come

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ThermiVa is a very safe procedure but is contra-indicated in patients who are:

·       Pregnant

·       Have an active vaginal infection (sexually transmitted disease, UTI, etc.)

·       Have greater than stage II pelvic organ prolapse

·       Have had recent vaginal surgery or vaginal fillers

·       Have any of the following implantable devices- AICD’s, mechanical valve, pacemaker, or defibrillators 

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

ThermiVa is definitely safe.

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ThermiVa is a safe and effective treatment for vaginal laxity, stress urinary incontinence, urinary urgency, and many types of sexual dysfunction.  It uses radiofrequency to transmit heat to the tissues causing collagen coiling and remodeling and inducing new collagen formation.  The reason it is safe is the temperature controlled mechanism that modulates radiofrequency output based on the current temperature of the tissue that it is in contact with as compared with the temperature that the physician has set for the treatment.  This effectively prevents burns/blisters and other complications that can arise from other heat related treatments and lasers.  The result is a warm, pleasant treatment with no downtime.

ThermiVa Safety

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ThermiVa is a safe procedure. It involves three in-office visits, one month apart. Patients can see results after their first treatment, but full results will be visible after the three treatments are finished.

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

Is ThermiVA safe?

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Most patients are considered candidates for ThermiVa. However, patients who are pregnant, have an active sexually transmitted disease, currently have a urinary tract infection or have cardiac devices such as AICDs, should not be treated with ThermiVa. We also use caution and possibly suggest an alternative treatment if the patient has a greater than stage 2 pelvic organ prolapse or recent vaginal surgery or fillers.

Jenny Weyler, MD
Worcester Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Safety of ThermiVA

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Its a safe procedure. There is no tissue injury like the Co2 laser since it is a RF machine. After performing hundreds of this procedure, I have yet to see any complications from it. There is no downtime, and women are very happy with it. 
There are some contraindications for treatment with this device, but your treating physician should be able to let you know if you are not a candidate for RF treatment. 

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

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