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ThermiVa, a non-surgical in-office therapy for skin tightening used for dermatologic diseases, was invented by Red Alinsod, MD, FACOG, FACS. Through the use of a thermistor tip that regulates the amount of heat applied, a “S” shaped hand piece that tightens the external and internal vulvovaginal tissue is powered by a radio frequency generator manufactured by Thermi Aesthetics. The tip has gentle curves that provide comfort.

Dr. Alinsod collaborated with ThermiAesthetics, a multinational producer of radio frequency technology, to create THERMIva, a non-surgical therapy that employs radiofrequency radiation to gently heat tissue without causing pain or requiring recovery time, women can recapture their young appearance, feel more vivacious, and rediscover their excitement.

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Vaginal tissue and surrounding muscles can become stretched and lose their strength and tone due to aging, trauma, delivery, and/or heredity. Dry skin, sensitive skin, and loose, sagging skin are among the dermatological disorders treated with Thermi, an FDA-approved non-surgical device used in offices. ThermiVa is authorized and bears the CE Mark in Europe.


Patient History: A patient in her early 50s complained of overactive bladder, repeatedly waking up at night to urinate multiple times, some pelvic heaviness and pressure from a mild to moderate rectocele. She also had a reduction in her genital sensitivity and a difficult time achieving orgasms.

Treatment and Results: ThermiVa with O-Shot were started in 2018 which have continued to shrink her vaginal tissues and provide tightness, maintain moisture, eliminate overactive bladder and nocturia symptoms, and prevent progression of her rectocele. Her sensitivity has been improved and orgasmic response has been normal. Three years of preventative treatments and maintenance with radio frequency and vaginal estrogens have been able to ward off the menopausal changes that can greatly hurt vaginal health.


Before ThermiVa-2018


Before ThermiVa 2018 Rectocele


After ThermiVa Rectocele-2018


After ThermiVa Touch-Up and O-Shot-2021