Does ThermiVa Treat Leaky Bladder Symptoms?

Will ThermiVa reduce leaky bladder symptoms?

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I hear about this problem constantly from our friends and most of our mommy makeover patients.  Jogging on the trail near our house, working out at the gym, Jazzercise or yoga, no one wants a stain in the groin region.  It keeps many from even participating.  We started with a handful of our "friends" and were pleasantly surprised at how uniformly effective this treatment is.  For an hour long, non-surgical session that is not uncomfortable, spaced a month apart and NO down time from any activities, including intercourse, and it is could you not want this improvement.  Anyone with severe leaking will not have significant change.  Mild to moderate leaking sufferers will see improvement as soon as the first treatment.  Most of our patients have required 2-4 treatments.  We have patients coming up on a year who have stayed consistently symptom free. 

ThermiVa Treats Urinary Leakage and Urgency

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ThermiVa is a good option in treating patients with mild to moderate stress incontinence and over-active bladder symptoms.  If symptoms exceed the mild to moderate category then surgery is likely a better option.

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

Bladder Leakage

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That's a great question and yes, ThermiVa does treat that problem in patients. Many of our patients have been very pleased with their results.

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

Leaky bladder

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ThermiVa can and has treated women with leaky bladder symptoms.    If a woman is suffering from urinary leakage and/or urgency issues, I encourage her to be evaluated so it can be determined if ThermiVa may benefit.  ThermiVa is quite successful for milder cases of urinary leakage and urgency.   

ThermiVa to Treat Leaky Bladder

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Leaking or peeing with you run, jump, laugh or cough can be embarrassing and interfere with activities you enjoy. ThermiVa can be used to treat mild to moderate bladder leakage. Most of my patients report improvement with bladder leaking after one treatment. One patient in particular rides horses for a living. Her bladder leakage required her to wear a sanitary pad daily while riding her horses. She did a series of 3 ThermiVa treatments in our office and now has NO bladder leakage. 


Dr. McCune

Mark A. McCune, MD
Overland Park Dermatologic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

ThermiVa and Bladder Problems

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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. ThermiVa is FDA approved for skin tightening, however, patients also report increased sensation, moisture and improvement in symptoms of stress urinary incontinence.


ThermiVa improves leaky bladder and more!

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ThermiVa is an amazing non-surgical procedure with immediate and long-lasting benefits. It helps with bladder incontinence (leaky bladder), orgasmic disorders, external and internal laxity (looseness), and lubrication. Patients will notice an immediate contraction of the labia with just one treatment, but the longer-lasting benefits of ThermiVa will be obtained with a full series of 3 treatments.

Gideon Kwok, DO
Rancho Cucamonga Physician
4.9 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

ThermiVa for Leaky Bladder

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While ThermiVa is used mainly to treat vaginal laxity, it may also be able to improve mild to moderate urinary incontinence. Patients who are experience mild leakage during exercise or laughing may be able to benefit. Most patients require 2-4 treatments to see a significant improvement in symptoms.

Jonathan Berman, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

THERMIva and Leaky Bladder

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THERMIva is indicated for vaginal laxity, however, there have been many other positive “side effects” women have gained after a series of THERMIva treatments the most significant of these is for improvement of urinary incontinence.  We have had patients go for a 10 mile run or go home and jump on a trampoline without recurrent leaking. THERMIva is a great non-surgical, non-invasive option for mild to moderate urinary stress incontinence! And so much more!.

Bradley Bengtson, MD, FACS
Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

No more Leaking

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Absolutely, most women with mild to moderate urinary incontinence experience

dramatic improvement after several treatments from ThermiVa. In our experience

it usually takes 3 treatments to get good results but some women experience

improvement more quickly. Get back to running, laughing, coughing and exercising

and stay dry!

Joseph Morandi, DO
Morristown Family Physician

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