As a result of childbirth, aging, or heredity, the labial skin around a woman’s vaginal opening may begin to sag. Her vaginal opening and canal may also widen, and its tissue may become lax. These changes can affect a woman’s comfort, confidence in her appearance, and ability to enjoy intimacy.
ThermiVa® is a non-surgical technology that encourages collagen development, which leads to naturally tighter skin and tissue. Drs.Christie Cobb, Jenny Gregory, and Heather Owens frequently provide ThermiVa treatments to Arkansas patients who have mild to moderate laxity in the labia, clitoral hood, and vagina. The goal is to give these patients a more compact, youthful appearance, improved comfort, and increased sensation during sex.
ThermiVa delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy through a thin and flexible medical applicator. The energy gently heats the tissue and encourages the development of collagen. Over time, treated tissue takes on a firmer, plumper, and more elastic quality.
Treatment with ThermiVa is:
The ideal protocol includes three ThermiVa treatments, each spaced four to six weeks apart. Most women will see the maximum improvement three months after their final session. The benefits of ThermiVa will last about twelve months, and patients will typically come back once a year for a single treatment to maintain their results.
Drs. Cobb, Gregory, and Owens may recommend ThermiVa to women who have one of two concerns: Vaginal laxity. A woman’s vaginal opening and canal may widen after childbirth or over time. As a result, they and their partners may have less sensation during sex. The vagina may make unwanted noises during sex and physical activity, and women may feel a general sense of looseness and discomfort. ThermiVa can improve these symptoms in the appropriate patient candidate.
Loose outer labial skin. Little Rock women choose ThermiVa as a non-surgical option for firming up the skin around the vaginal opening. This can give the outer labia majora a more youthful and compact appearance and also improve a woman’s comfort when wearing form-fitting clothes or during sex and other physical activity.
More and more area med spas are offering treatment with ThermiVa because it is a gentle and predictable technology with important benefits for patients. However, ThermiVa works best for women who have mild to moderate laxity in their tissue. At Little Rock Gynecology & Obstetrics, physicians perform EVERY ThermiVa procedure themselves.
Little Rock Gynecology & Obstetrics, PLLC is the only physician-led gynecology practice in the city that specializes in sexual health and aesthetic gynecology. As a result of our physicians’ 40+ years of combined expertise and experience, they can help patients understand whether ThermiVa is likely to provide the benefits they need or guide them to a more effective treatment.
“Of course, nothing can replace surgical vaginoplasty results for women with moderate to severe relaxation or pelvic organ prolapse. Patients who have undergone vaginoplasty surgery often choose to have ThermiVa performed on an annual basis to maintain their optimal results,” says Dr. Christie Cobb.
While ThermiVa is an excellent option for many women, our providers encourage women to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss their vaginal rejuvenation options. Dr. Cobb explains, “Every woman I meet has unique needs when it comes to sexual health and wellness. We offer a number of surgical and non-surgical options, including in-office labiaplasty and MonaLisa Touch laser, so we can formulate a treatment plan that best meets the individual goals of each patient.”
To schedule a confidential consultation with any of our doctors, call for your appointment today (501) 221-9700.