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. Dr. Brady frequently provides ThermiVa treatments to Dallas 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.
Women rely on Dr. Brady because of her extensive experience, her medical specialization, and her approach. She is a certified fellow of the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists with almost 20 years in practice.
Dr. Brady’s work focuses on cosmetic gynecology and sexual health, and she offers ThermiVa as one of several options to help women look and feel their best. She has designed the practice, Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas, as a safe and professional place for women to share their intimate concerns and achieve their sexual goals. Learn more below about what ThermiVa can do.
Get a Tighter Vagina and a Younger Appearance Without Surgery
ThermiVa delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy through a thin and flexible medical applicator. The energy gently heats the tissue, stimulates the cells, and encourages the development of collagen. Over time, treated tissue takes on a firmer, plumper, and more elastic quality.
Treatment with ThermiVa is:
- Very safe, well-established, and non-invasive. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately after their visit to Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas
- Fast and easy. Each ThermiVa session will take about one half-hour. Most patients say that the experience doesn’t hurt at all and feels more like a hot stone massage than a medical treatment.
- Low commitment. Our initial, internal statistics show that 92% of our patients are happy with their results. Since there will be no recovery or pain following the visit, there’s limited downside to getting ThermiVa.
The ideal protocol includes three ThermiVa treatments, each spaced 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.
Why Women Choose ThermiVa
Dr. Brady may recommend ThermiVa to women in Dallas 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. Dallas 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.
Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas is the only physician-led practice in the city that specializes in sexual health and cosmetic gynecology. As a result of Dr. Brady’s expertise and experience, she can help patients understand whether ThermiVa is likely to provide the benefits they need or guide them to a more effective treatment.
How ThermiVa® Works
ThermiVa® treatments use radiofrequency energy to gently heat tissue to rejuvenate collagen, without discomfort or downtime.
Exploring Options with ThermiVa
During the initial sexual health consultation, Dr. Brady will talk with the patient about her concerns and treatment goals. Our practice has performed hundreds of ThermiVa treatments, and so we will often spend time in the visit looking over before and after photos of past patients and the results they have achieved.
Dr. Brady will also perform a medical examination. This will allow her to determine the patient’s degree of laxity and whether ThermiVa or a surgical solution such as vaginoplasty or labiaplasty is the best approach to her care. As an example, a woman whose vaginal opening is about 2.5 fingers wide — and who wants to tighten to 2 fingers wide — is more likely to benefit from ThermiVa than someone who is at a width of 4-5 fingers. Thermiva treatments tighten the vaginal skin but not the muscles underneath (pelvic floor muscles). Therefore, patients with severe laxity are better served with surgical tightening.
Women who want to firm up the outer labia without surgery may be good candidates for either ThermiVa or Vampire Wing Lift®. Vampire Wing Lift uses JUVÉDERM® and platelet rich plasma injections to give the labia a plumper shape and pinker color. ThermiVa does not change the coloring of the labia, and so if patients have this aesthetic need, we may recommend Vampire Wing Lift instead.
What to Expect with ThermiVa
Most of our Dallas patients will have their first treatment with ThermiVa on the same day as their consultation. We will take special steps to create a welcoming environment for each person in our care:
- Thermiva treatments are performed in our procedure room, where we can offer a selection of music and other amenities to help pass the time.
- A session will take about thirty minutes and is not painful.
- Following a ThermiVa treatment, patients can go back to their normal activities with no restrictions, ice packs, or ointments.
We will typically schedule the second and third sessions at the end of the first session. Three months after the third session, women can expect the treated areas to look and feel firmer. Treated labial skin should have less laxity, and patients who have an internal treatment in their vaginal canal and vaginal opening should have improved sensation and feel more friction during intimacy. A single annual retreatment will help patients maintain the benefits of ThermiVa.
Women with mild to moderate laxity can improve the aesthetics of their labial skin and increase sensation during sex with a non-surgical treatment. Find out more about ThermiVa by contacting Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas online or by phone at (214) 442-0055.