Natural events in a woman’s life, such as childbirth, aging, and menopause, can affect feminine wellness and vaginal health, and subsequently her confidence and self-esteem. Most perimenopausal women suffer from vaginal laxity, incontinence, vaginal dryness or sexual dysfunction. Studies show improvement in vaginal tightening, urinary incontinence, sexual function, vaginal moisture and anorgasmia.
ThermiVa by Scanmedics is a non-invasive, vaginal rejuvenation procedure now available in Australia and New Zealand, offering women a safer and cheaper alternative to surgery that could improve some of these issues, which can also be used for cosmetic improvement of the labia as well.

ThermiVa is designed for use in gynaecology for patients who seek to reclaim, restore and revive vuvlovaginal youthfulness and well-being. This gives women a comfortable, discreet treatment option for vaginal rejuvenation that does not require significant time or a recovery period. The radio frequency energy delivers therapeutic and restorative effects.

Who Can Benefit From ThermiVa?

ThermiVa is suitable for adult women of all ages, but it is also especially popular with women who have noticed a loss of tone in the vagina and vulva, whether after childbirth or due to the natural consequences of aging. ThermiVa can also help with secondary conditions like occasional incontinence, especially when sneezing, coughing, or laughing, diminished sexual satisfaction and enjoyment and vaginal dryness.

How does ThermiVa work?

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

The ThermiVa protocol involves three (3) treatments, approximately one month apart. During the procedure, a handheld wand no bigger than your finger is used to precisely deliver healing radio frequency waves to the treatment area. No numbing or pain control is necessary.

One would feel mild warmth as each area is being treated, but that sensation quickly subsides. Most sessions last approx 30 minutes from start to finish. The results are almost immediate with improvement continuing after each treatment. Maintenance may be needed at approximately 9 months to 1 year to maintain best results.

What to Expect after ThermiVa

ThermiVa treatments are non-ablative, so you can expect to can return to your regular activities immediately, including sexual intercourse. It takes time for the treated tissues to respond to the radiofrequency energy, and you will see results that continue to improve in the weeks that follow. Although many women may notice some improvement following a single treatment session, a course of three treatments spaced four weeks apart is standard for the best results.

In addition to tightening, the results of your feminine rejuvenation can include improvement in vaginal dryness or atrophy, urinary incontinence as well as a more youthful appearance.

How long do ThermiVa results last?

The need to retreat will be based on individual needs and expectations. Both genetic and environmental factors such as smoking, weight gain/obesity, hormones, etc., affect aging of the vaginal tissue. Overall, the expectation is that women will need one treatment per year as maintenance.

To find a practitioner who offers the ThermiVa near you click here.


Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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