ThermiVa: Is it Safe?

Is ThermiVa a safe treatment?

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ThermiVa is a safe in-office treatment

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

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 is as safe as they come

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
4.5 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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ThermiVa is definitely safe.

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

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
4.9 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Is ThermiVA safe?

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 4 reviews

Safety of ThermiVA

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 10 reviews

ThermiVa a safe choice.

ThermiVa is a noninvasive, approved therapy for vaginal tightening and labial rejuvenation. It is safe, painless, and has no down time.  ThermiVa uses radio frequency energy to induce skin cells to rejuvenate. ThermiVa is a great option for women who are looking to rejuvenate this part of the body safely.

Kaleroy Papantoniou, MD, FAAD
Great Neck Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

ThermiVa: Is it Safe?

ThermiVa is a very safe, in-office treatment. It is similar to other technologies where depositing energy (either via radio frequency, ultrasound or laser) heats up the tissue and triggers the tightening and new collagen formation. This treatment requires no anesthesia, has no downtime and takes about 30-45 minutes. The treatment should be performed by an experienced RN or MD to maximize benefits.


Suzanne Kilmer, MD
Sacramento Dermatologic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Safety of Thermiva

Although there is risk with any procedure there is very little risk of excessive scar tissue or desensitization with the FemiLift, Mona Lisa or ThermiVa devices. FemiLift™ and Mona Lisa™ procedures use CO2 laser technology and the ThermiVa™ uses RF (radiofrequency) to shrink vaginal tissue and increase lubrication if dryness is a problem. The tightening is often sufficient to improve or correct urinary stress incontinence and/or mild cystoceles. The procedure is done in office and requires little or no post procedure down time.
The advantages are :
  • Minimally invasive, virtually painless procedure
  • Gentle treatment for controlled safety and accuracy
  • Maximum precision with Alma CO2 laser, the right wavelength and perfect pulse
  • Fast and efficient delivery of fractionated laser energy split into micro pixels
  • No post treatment downtime
  • Excellent patient satisfaction and long term success The Disadvantage of the FemiLift and MonaLisa is that is is only for vaginal treatment whereas the ThermiVa RF device can be used to shrink the labia minora as well and is more comfortable. These procedures cannot narrow the vaginal canal as much as a vaginoplasty surgery

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.