VOTED Best OB/GYN * Best Surgeons * Top Docs * Mom-Approved OBs and Certified Nurse Midwives in Atlanta


ThermiVa photo

A Solution for Non-Surgical Vaginal Tightening

As women age, nature throws some curve balls. Things like menopause, urinary incontinence, and overall sense of “not being as satisfied” during sexual intercourse are all part of Mother Nature’s plan for women as they start to reach a certain age. Sure, these things are expected, but they don’t have to be welcome.


Fortunately for many women, there’s a new solution to take control of some of life’s curveballs through a non-surgical process called ThermiVa. ThermiVa is a new procedure that uses radio frequency energy to heat up the tissue in order to get both immediate tightening and a long-term buildup of collagen.

Why ThermiVa?

Excessive relaxation of the vaginal tissues is a common occurrence after vaginal childbirth or due to aging. Damage can diminish sensation during intercourse, and reduce sexual satisfaction and enjoyment of the relationship. Laxity of the skin is caused by numerous factors, and there’s no hiding from it.

How Does ThermiVa Work?

ThermiVa is the first and only temperature-controlled radio frequency system used for non-surgical dermatological application in aesthetics and other medical specialties. More specifically, ThermiVA treatments deliver controlled thermal energy to the desired areas, such as the labia and/or the vagina, using the same technology that has been used for years in similar procedures to reduce the effects of aging. The complete ThermiVa procedures include 3 separate treatments over a period of three months.

There is no downtime for the ThermiVa procedure other than the visits to the office for the appointments, and no anesthesia is required. Patients are able to return to work, school or social activities the same day, and some patients are able to resume sexual activity the same day.

What Makes Someone a Good Candidate for ThermiVa?

At some point in their lives, almost all women experience vaginal laxity or looseness. An ideal candidate for ThermiVa procedure is a woman who:

  • Is not currently menstruating
  • Does not have any signs of vaginal or bladder infection or severe vaginal pain or pelvic pain
  • Is not pregnant or could become pregnant
  • Experiences difficulty with tampons staying in, vaginal flatulence, or notices a difference in penetration with intercourse or foreplay

ThermiVa Testimonials From Our Patients

“It works, it really does. There is no down time and it is totally worth it. I had already done a lot of research on ThermiVa. I didn’t have very many questions or concerns. Dr. Litrel was wonderful and explained everything at my first visit. The urinary stress incontinence I was experiencing improved drastically with the very first treatment. I noticed significant improvement in the way things looked which was a nice added bonus. Cherokee Women’s staff is awesome. Very caring, concerning and very professional! I highly recommend this GYN office.”

“I had a 95% improvement with the stress incontinence I was experiencing. I just really wanted to try this to see if it really worked so I could avoid invasive surgery. I also experienced some tightening and an improvement with the physical appearance. Try it! It worked for me!”

“You absolutely have to try ThermiVa! It’s amazing! It’s improved vaginal tightness and sexual relations. My sex life has gotten out of this world awesome! I’ll get a sensation in my vagina and start fantasizing about sex and can’t get home to my husband soon enough! You will not regret it! Worth every penny!”

“Definitely improved the leakage by 95% too and gave me a little more tightness in the vaginal area and overall appearance. I say go for it! It’s non-invasive and I saw improvement with my 1st treatment!”

“Lubrication increased and definitely improved firmness and tightness.”

“My urinary incontinence was instantly resolved and so was the vaginal laxity. I now have better sexual response during intercourse. Do it!”

“My biggest concern was urinary stress incontinence and also, things with age, had become looser. The urinary incontinence was completely gone after the first treatment and it definitely tightened things up, making sex much more enjoyable. Definitely do it! It’s the best thing I have ever done.”

“I’ve already been telling my girlfriends about ThermiVa! My advice is do it, do it, do it! It’s so worth it!  ThermiVa was new so I wasn’t sure what to expect but it really tightened things up and helped with the appearance, which I was so happy to see. It also reduced the days and flow of my monthly cycle.”

“ThermiVa definitely took care of the vaginal dryness. And an unexpected benefit that was amazing is that it improved the look of things. Much tighter and more tone. Go today! You will not regret it! It’s the best decision I’ve made.”

“ThermiVa helped significantly with urinary leakage and I can tell things are tighter. Dr. Litrel and his staff and the nurse who did my treatments were all very professional. It definitely helped me.”

“ThermiVa stopped the bladder leakage and significantly improved the pain with intercourse. I also like that it’s not invasive. I would definitely recommend ThermiVa.”

“ThermiVa is well worth the time and money. I’ve already been recommending it to my family and friends. I experienced definite tightening and I had no more urinary leakage after the very first treatment. I had also been experiencing vulvar itching but there wasn’t a medication that helped. The itching went away immediately after the first ThermiVa treatment. And I was worried that it would be painful but there was absolutely no pain whatsoever.”

Our Board-Certified Urogynecologists

All of our physicians are trained and qualified to administer ThermiVa treatments.

In addition, three of Cherokee Women’s physicians, Dr. Litrel, Dr. Gandhi and Dr. Haley, are board-certified in FPMRS, or Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. This subspecialty certification allows them to provide the utmost care with regard to complex pelvic floor disorders and complications. OB/GYN physicians who are board certified in FPMRS (also called urogynecologists) are known for their ability to treat complex pelvic floor disorders and complications.

What does this mean for you? The extra special care taken with each and every patient to determine which procedures or treatments, including ThermiVa, will work best for your lifestyle and specific needs.

To learn more, request an appointment online or call us today at 770.721.6060.

ThermiVa Articles