About Votiva/THERMIva

Votiva and THERMIva are both treatments for non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation. THERMIva uses the original radiofrequency technology to gently heat vaginal tissues, which stimulates collagen production in both the vaginal canal and the vulva. This addreses issues such as inner and outer vaginal laxity, incontinence, dryness, and diminished sex drive without the need for surgery.

Over the years, the energy-based technology evolved into Votiva, which uses bipolar radiofrequency energy instead of unipolar. This means that more energy is absorbed by the patient’s vaginal tissues, which produces better results, and faster. The potency, safety, and reliability of Votiva/THERMIva are proven, and is the system of choice for OB-GYNs and urogynecologists alike.

What Votiva/THERMIva can treat

  • Internal/external vaginal looseness
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Prolapse
  • Orgasmic dysfunction
  • Vaginal dryness 
  • Atrophic vaginitis
  • Stress incontinence

Which treatment is right for me?

THERMIva reduces the size and improves the appearance of the labia minora and vaginal muscles. It uses a special wand applicator which may be applied externally to the labia and vulvar tissues to restore normal tissue tone and function. The specially designed handpiece may also deliver radiofrequency energy inside the vagina to revive atrophic tissue and other structures. Votiva treats both external and internal vaginal issues. If you suffer from a lowered sexual drive or low blood flow, Votiva may be perfect for you as it increases blood flow and improves sensitivity. Votiva can also treat sagging issues. During your consultation with Dr. Halaas, she will determine which of the two treatments is best for your specific needs.

What to expect with Votiva/THERMIva

  • No surgery
  • No downtime
  • No anesthesia
  • Comfortable, in-office treatments
  • Three 30-minute sessions scheduled one month apart
  • Sexual activity can be resumed the same day/night
  • Noticeable improvement after one or two sessions
  • Long-lasting results

The Doctors test out ThermiVa

Why choose Votiva/THERMIva?

The process of childbirth is beautiful and unique to women, but there’s no denying that the process stretches the vaginal walls to a damaging extent. For many women, the disfigurement of the vagina is not only unsightly; it also takes a toll on one’s intimate life. The outstretched vagina weakens sensations, minimizing sexual satisfaction. In the case of women with a naturally large labia, this condition can cause embarrassment with a sexual partner, problems with day-to-day activities (such as bike riding), and in some cases can cause chronic irritation or general discomfort in women who want to wear fitted clothing. Votiva/THERMIva is also an excellent choice for women who have reached middle age, as skin laxity is an inevitable part of aging. 

Is Votiva/THERMIva right for you?

If your answer to any of the following questions is yes, Votiva/THERMIva may be perfect for you.

  • Do you feel “loose” vaginally since childbirth and/or menopause?
  • Do you feel dry during intercourse?
  • Do you have trouble reaching orgasm?
  • Do you occasionally dribble or leak when you sneeze, cough, or exercise?
  • Have you ever “not quite made it” to the bathroom on time?
  • Have your intimate relationships suffered due to these changes?
  • Are you experiencing a loss of self-confidence, loss of interest in sex, and/or loss of desire?

Treatment details and results

Votiva/THERMIva is a pain-free procedure performed in Dr. Halaas’s office. A small, hand-held device that looks like a wand will emit radiofrequency heat energy to gently remodel the vaginal tissue. It works both internally and externally. Patients report that this sensation feels like a warm massage. Treatments time is about 45 minutes, and patients may return to their regular activities immediately following treatment. While many women see and feel results immediately, others may notice results in a week or so. Results can last for up to one year or longer.

 Votiva vs. surgery

  • Votiva is used to treat both the labia and vagina, while surgery can only address one
  • Votiva is non-invasive, requires no anesthesia, and can be performed in-office
  • Votiva uses heat energy which reconstructs collagen, improving the skin’s strength and overall quality
  • There is no downtime with Votiva 

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