Vaginal Rejuvenation with ThermiVa®

A woman’s body undergoes many changes throughout life – especially after pregnancy and hormonal fluctuations – and some of these changes may affect your most intimate parts. You might find that a sudden cough or sneeze now causes urine leakage. Or, your vulva may have lost its youthful tone and texture.

Age, hormonal fluctuations, and other factors can all contribute to the following:

  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse (atrophy)
  • Loosening of internal vaginal tissue
  • Sagging labia
  • Diminished sexual function

Women suffering from these and related symptoms can find relief with ThermiVa®. This FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment provides comprehensive vaginal rejuvenation using radiofrequency energy.

You deserve to reclaim your feminine vitality. ThermiVa® makes it possible to restore your sexual well-being and regain the confidence that age, pregnancy, or other factors have claimed.

  • Our Specialist: Dr. Gilkey
  • No Surgery or Anesthesia Required
  • No Downtime Required
  • Increased Confidence

Benefits of ThermiVa®

ThermiVa® addresses a wide range of vaginal issues that women face. Whether you’re experiencing vaginal dryness/atrophy due to hormonal fluctuations, or childbirth has recently caused vulvar laxity, ThermiVa® can help.

This non-invasive treatment offers the following benefits:

  • Tightens the vaginal opening and vaginal canal (internal)
  • Tightens the vulva and reduces sagging labia (external)
  • Improves vulvar skin tone and texture
  • Decreases vaginal dryness (atrophic vaginitis)
  • Reduces stress urinary incontinence
  • Increases sensitivity and may make it easier to achieve stronger, more frequent orgasms

In some cases, ThermiVa® treatments may also reduce vaginal itching. Urinary incontinence can irritate this delicate area and cause intense itching. If you frequently experience these symptoms and treat them with topical steroids, antibiotics, and anti-fungal creams, you may greatly benefit from ThermiVa® treatments.

Your ThermiVa® Consultation

Led by Dr. Cynthia Diehl, the team at Diehl Plastic Surgery recognizes how important vaginal health and sexual well-being are to a woman’s quality of life. But they also understand that issues necessitating vaginal rejuvenation can be sensitive for some women. For this reason, they strive to make you feel comfortable every step of the way – and it all starts with your consultation for ThermiVa® in Raleigh.

This personal meeting will give you a chance to have every question or concern addressed by Dr. Diehl or a ThermiVa® specialist. We are fortunate to have Dr. Margueritte Gilkey, a retired gynecologist in the area with many years of experience.  She has been a ThermiVa® provider in our office for 3 years.  If you feel that vaginal rejuvenation is right for you, a custom treatment plan will be created to help you achieve your goals through ThermiVa®. Whether your goals are functional, aesthetic, or both, the team at Diehl Plastic Surgery is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care and attentive treatment.

Is ThermiVa® Right for You?

Deciding if the ThermiVa® treatment is right for you is a very personal decision. During your consultation with Dr. Cynthia Diehl, you can ask any questions that you may have about the treatment, symptoms and results. 

If you are looking for a non-invasive option for treating vaginal looseness, incontinence, decreased enjoyment of sexual activity, or vaginal dryness, then ThermiVa® may be the perfect option.

Keep in mind that results, while sometimes experienced immediately, can take time to come to full effect. The ideal treatment is a series of 3, spaced 4 weeks apart.  The series of 3 treatments is to give you the most optimal power and longevity to your result.  Touch up treatments are recommended about once a year to maintain the result.

If you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, ThermiVa® is not the right option for you. Dr. Diehl recommends that women wait for at least three to four months after childbirth to consider the treatment as it takes at least that amount of time for vaginal tissues to heal after birth.

What to Expect from ThermiVa®

Unlike other vaginal rejuvenation treatments, ThermiVa® requires no anesthesia, no pain, and absolutely no downtime.

During your treatment, you will comfortably lie on your back. Then, the handheld ThermiVa® device (the wand is about the size of your ring finger) will be applied to your vagina internally and externally on your vulva. The device delivers radiofrequency energy to gently heat your vaginal and vulvar tissues.

The effect of this radiofrequency energy is increased collagen production and the formation of new blood vessels. The boosted collagen restores a healthy skin tone and strengthens the vaginal structures.

Similarly, the increased blood flow further supports healthy vaginal tissue, and it also improves lubrication and enhances sensation.

Combining Treatments for Vaginal Rejuvenation

In addition to ThermiVa®, we also recommend the O-Shot®, which uses platelet rich plasma to achieve tissue rejuvenation, and one of your ThermiVa® treatments in just a single visit.

The O-Shot® also stimulates regeneration of vaginal tissue and accomplishes some of the same benefits as ThermiVa®, such as increased vaginal lubrication, tightened vaginal tissues, decreased urinary incontinence, and increased intensity and frequency of orgasms.

By combining these two different methods to stimulate tissue rejuvenation, your results will be greatly enhanced and better than ever!

Payment and Financing Options for ThermiVa®

The cost of ThermiVa® can vary depending on if the patient selects one treatment or the recommended series of 3. We understand that many of our patients may not be able to pay for this treatment upfront in cash. That’s why we offer several financing options for those who prefer to pay for their treatment in installments. In addition to regular credit cards, we also offer the following options:

CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that was created to provide patients with a way to finance their health and wellness needs. This card can be used for various forms of treatments and procedures and allows you to make monthly payments. CareCredit offers both short and long-term financing options depending on your preferences and the amount you are financing.

Alphaeon Credit, which is offered by Comenity Capital Bank, is similar to Care Credit. It is another way you can pay for treatments or surgeries performed by board-certified physicians specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.  Alphaeon offers deferred payment options with no interest and a variety of different payment plans.

At Diehl Plastic Surgery, we never want our patients to forego a life-changing treatment because they cannot afford to pay for it upfront. That’s why we have put programs in place to help our patients pay for their treatments or surgeries. If you have questions about financing, please call our office and speak to one of our knowledgeable staff members.

Meet Dr. Diehl

Dr. Diehl is driven by the desire to better the lives of her patients. Dr. Diehl is one of the few female and Spanish-speaking plastic surgeons in Raleigh. She is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and was previously certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Diehl is trained in cosmetic facial, breast, and body procedures, including SmartLipo MPX, an FDA approved laser liposuction technology. She also provides non-surgical cosmetic treatments including CoolSculpting®, Thermi®, miraDry®, and injectables to patients in Raleigh and the surrounding area.


FAQs About ThermiVa®

ThermiVa® is a completely painless method of vaginal rejuvenation, and most patients describe the feeling as a gentle warming sensation.

The entire treatment typically takes no more than 45 minutes.

ThermiVa® requires absolutely no downtime, and you can resume regular activity and sexual activity the same day of treatment.

Ideal candidates for ThermiVa® in Raleigh include women who are seeking non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation due to age, pregnancy, or other factors. Women considering this treatment typically exhibit the following:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Laxity of the vaginal and vulvar tissues
  • Decreased sexual function
  • Stress urinary incontinence

Most patients see significant improvement after just a single treatment. However, optimal results are seen with a series of 3 treatments typically spaced 4 weeks apart. Touch-up treatments are recommended about once a year.

Due to its tightening effects, ThermiVa® can cause the labia to contract a bit. However, labiaplasty might better suit your needs if you have enlarged or excessive labia. With this procedure, Dr. Diehl can eliminate excess labia tissue and dramatically reduce any physical or emotional discomfort you might be experiencing due to enlarged labia.

If you’re seeking non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation, contact Diehl Plastic Surgery at (919) 381-5540 to schedule your consultation for ThermiVa® in Raleigh.

*Individual results may vary.

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