Negative effects of genetics, pregnancy, birth, menopause, and the normal aging process can lead to vaginal skin laxity, vaginal dryness, and decreased sexual pleasure among other complications. Dr. James Anthony in San Francisco, CA is excited to provide ThermiVa. As a nonsurgical procedure performed by Dr. Anthony, ThermiVa utilizes radiofrequency power to stimulate the production of collagen to help strengthen vaginal tissue and address operational difficulties. ThermiVa is safe and capable of enhancing the strength and elasticity of vaginal tissue without a need for surgery or extra downtime. It's an excellent option for women looking to revive the look and functionality of the vaginal region.
"Dr Anthony was recommended to me, and I've had more than one procedure at his clinic. At my initial consultation I felt at ease to ask a myriad of questions. He has a warm style, listens and works to understand each individual body and situation. His work is a skilled blend of art and science, and he recommends what is best for the patient, not what is trending. Each time I've been impressed with Dr Anthony's ability to minimize scars and hide them well. In preparation for surgery, what to expect on the day is explained in detail. I'm delighted with my results which look natural and have stood the test of time well. Dr Anthony's team is excellent - Ann, Jasmine and Megan are personal and caring."- M.B. / Yelp / Apr 19, 2019
"I see Dr Anthony a couple times of year for botox on my forehead and worry lines. I do not like the lines on my forehead but I also don't want to look like I have had botox or a frozen look on my forehead. Dr. Anthony achieves the perfect balance for me by decreasing the severity of my wrinkles but not completely eliminating them for a more natural look. We started by doing some "baby botox" and have increased my amount over the last year and half. I had experience with other doctors before I started seeing Dr. Anthony and he is my favorite.I trust him and would highly recommend him, especially if you are new to botox injections."- K.D. / Yelp / Nov 05, 2019
"The best! Dr. Anthony is a stellar physician and surgeon. His approach to technique and art is truly amazing. His attention to detail(s), bedside manner and follow up is superb. His office team is attentive, smart and always available! Ann and Jazmine consistently and effectively manage your appointments, skin care, recovery and overall experience. The "team" assist you from end to end. You feel as if you are the only patient. I recently, had two procedures with Dr. Anthony. Breast reduction/lift and neck lift! His team and anesthesiologist are unmatched in the outpatient world. Their attention to YOU, procedure and policy truly put you in the best care possible as you elect surgery. There are many choices in the plastic surgery world, but know, when you have the very best surgeon and team with you and always available you are ahead of the game!"- D.P. / Yelp / Oct 29, 2019
"I highly recommend Dr. James Anthony without reservation. I went to him about a year ago to address an aging neck because a physician friend of mine said he was the best. Though I had several consultations with other surgeons, none of them compared with his clear vision, his confident approach, his genuine warmth and his focused attention. Impressively, he didn't push any other procedures along with lifting the neck, saying repeatedly that he wouldn't recommend anything else be done to me (despite my not being young), whereas other surgeons pressed for additional work like face lifts or fat grafting -- things those close to me felt were unnecessary. Dr. Anthony is both a highly skilled surgeon and a life-long artist, so he understands how to preserve a natural look. He was brilliant throughout the entire process, and I and my family couldn't be more thrilled with both that process and the beautiful, natural result which has taken years off me. He is also an extremely responsive physician who provided multiple consults before surgery as questions arose, as well as regular check-ups for a year after surgery, and is un-hurried and attentive in exams. Recovery was much easier than I imagined, and his nursing staff (his surgical center adjoins his office) was wonderful -- he can send a skilled night nurse home with you. There were absolutely no complications, everything healed perfectly and much sooner than I thought, and there are no visible scars whatsoever, no puckering, no problems. This is a wonderful and highly skilled surgeon and a complete pleasure to interact with from beginning to end."- L.B. / Yelp / May 30, 2019
"I was referred by another plastic surgeon and it turned out to be the best referral. Dr. Anthony replaced my saline implants and made a small adjustment so my breasts are more symmetrical. The whole experience from the first consultation, to the pre-op, to the actual surgery, to post op was so easy and comfortable. It was a harmonious effort of professionals that took care of me throughout the process. Dr. Anthony and his staff were very responsive. Most importantly, I am very happy with the results and as a runner my downtime didn't take much. I was able to ease into running the 2nd week after surgery. Thank you so much, Dr. Anthony!!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / May 02, 2019
An ideal candidate for ThermiVa is a woman with light to moderate vaginal laxity. It's also a perfect option for those unsure about having more kids and who wish to avoid the recovery that accompanies a surgery. As an ideal candidate for ThermiVa, you should probably be at least three months post-partum from your most recent childbirth, be finished having children, have a decrease in sexual pleasure, and also have loose outer or inner vaginal tissue.
Completed by Dr. Anthony as an outpatient procedure, ThermiVa can be finalized in three 15 – 30 minute sessions. The treatment sessions may also have to be spaced a minimum of one month apart. For the actual procedure, the ThermiVa wand is placed just above the outside region of the vagina and inserted into the inner vagina. The handpiece has an integrated thermometer to monitor the temperature to manage the safety of your vaginal tissue. After the session, patients need to avoid intercourse for no less than a day but otherwise may continue their regular activities.
What to Expect
Women that choose ThermiVa should expect to notice results about three weeks after their final session. Though follow-up sessions might be required, effects can last up to two years. The outcome will be altered if the patient gets pregnant or gives birth vaginally after the procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does ThermiVa cost?
The cost of ThermiVa may vary from patient to patient depending on how many treatment sessions are required to gain results. Once your customized treatment plan has been created, we will be able to discuss the specific price of your ThermiVa treatments. We will also be able to answer any questions you have about your out-of-pocket costs.
What is the difference between ThermiVa and a labiaplasty?
ThermiVa is more ideal for women who are unsure about having more children since it is less expensive, less time consuming, and requires no recovery period. While ThermiVa is a beneficial treatment option for women who have mild to moderate vaginal skin laxity, it may not be the best option for women with severe loose skin. A labiaplasty is a surgical removal of the excess skin in the vaginal area and may be better suited for women with significant vaginal skin laxity.
How many treatments will I need?
For optimal results, a series of three ThermiVa treatments spaced about a month apart is recommended. Following the three initial treatments, annual touch-up treatments may be necessary to help maintain results. Additionally, the natural aging process, significant weight changes, pregnancy, and childbirth can affect results.
What problems are treated with ThermiVa?
By creating a tighter vaginal area, ThermiVa can also treat several other problems that can occur through aging and other factors. ThermiVa is designed to reduce vaginal laxity as well as vulvar or labial laxity to tighten the labial tissues and minimize any sagging. It can also decrease vaginal dryness and stress incontinence to reduce any leakage, accidents, or urge symptoms. Additionally, ThermiVa can treat sexual or orgasmic dysfunction by helping to heighten sensitivity and increase the ability to achieve orgasms.
How does ThermiVa work?
ThermiVa uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat up the deep layers of the skin from inside the body. Using more controlled and carefully monitored delivery of energy right where it is needed most allows the tissues to be tightened underneath the skin. With radiofrequency energy, there is much less discomfort for the patient and superior results are achieved.
Restore and Revive
With the help of ThermiVa, you no longer need to suffer with loose vaginal tissues or operational problems. There's also no downtime required, unlike with surgical methods for vaginal tightening. Enjoy more confidence following your ThermiVa appointment. To find out more, contact Dr. Anthony in San Francisco, CA now to schedule an appointment.