Childbearing, aging, and obesity can take a toll on a woman’s body, leading to excessive relaxation of the vaginal muscles. This kind of damage may cause embarrassment due to enlarged labia, diminish sensation during intercourse and even reduce sexual satisfaction. For some women, changes that occur to the vagina as a result of natural decline can cause functional problems such as painful intercourse, vaginal dryness, urinary stress incontinence, or discomfort when wearing some types of clothing.

Baton Rouge cosmetic surgeon Dr. Taylor Theunissen uses the latest state-of-the-art techniques to help women who want to revive their intimate place. For many women who are not open to vaginal surgery, or are worried about its complications, Dr. Theunissen utilizes ThermiVa. This is an FDA-approved technology that non-invasively rejuvenates vaginal tissue. ThermiVa treatment relies on the use of radio frequency energy for a mostly painless vaginal tightening and treatment of issues such as vaginal incontinence and dryness. Dr. Theunissen has used this technology to help countless women from Baton Rouge and surrounding Louisiana areas meet their contouring desire and feel more comfortable about their vagina.

Am I a good candidate for ThermiVa?

You may be an ideal candidate for ThermiVa if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Vaginal dryness and irritation
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Difficulties with orgasm
  • Large labia preventing you from wearing some clothes
  • Laxity or looseness in the vaginal canal
  • Urinary leakage, incontinence, or accidents

Note: ThermiVa treatment is not for patients who suffer from severe pelvic floor spasms, severe pain, bladder or vaginal infections, or vaginismus. This procedure is also not for patients who are pregnant, or women who have a skin infection around the treatment area.


How does ThermiVa work

The therapeutic effects of radiofrequency on tissue and muscular healing are well understood and have been used in physical therapy for many years. ThermiVa delivers radiofrequency energy to tighten and repair tissues in the vaginal canal and labia. This energy also stimulates collagen production within the tissues, leading to a lifting and tightening effect. Furthermore, it enhances blood flow and may promote nerve healing through the process of Thermal Neurogenesis. During his treatments, Dr. Taylor Theunissen also uses ThermiVa to reduce dryness in the labia and vaginal canal, reduce irritation, improve lubrication, and increase sensation.

Benefits of ThermiVa procedure

After ThermiVa treatment, patients are able to engage in athletic activities more comfortably. Enhanced sensitivity as well as a tighter vaginal canal lead to an improved sex life. Because ThermiVa is nonsurgical and completely non-ablative, it is a safe procedure that is painless with zero downtime. Most of Dr. Theunissen’s ThermiVa patients also record the following benefits:

  • This is a true “lunchtime” procedure that’s completed within 10-30 minutes
  • No anesthetics, numbing creams, medication, or preparation required for ThermiVa treatment
  • ThermiVa is performed with a single use handpiece, thus no risk of infection or transmission
  • Patients experience a comfy warm procedure with no pain during ThermiVa treatment
  • Can be performed any time between pregnancies, at least 6-8 weeks after delivery
  • Leads to a softer and smoother vaginal skin
  • ThermiVa treatment lasts about 1 year
  • Reduces urgency symptoms and urinary bladder leakage
ThermiVa vs Vaginal Tightening Surgery

While ThermiVa treatment treats both the labia and the vagina, other techniques such as surgery can only treat one at a time. This procedure is also non-invasive, which means patients can avoid the usual downtime and side effects associated with vaginal tightening surgery. You can return to your usual daily routine as soon as the treatment is completed. When compared to ThermiVa, perhaps the only advantage of surgery is that it offers longer-lasting results.

Your ThermiVa Consultation

A consultation sit down with Dr. Taylor Theunissen is always important just before the treatment is administered. During this session, you’ll get to ask any question you may have about the procedure, as well as your requirements and goals. The surgeon will also get a chance to evaluate your suitability for ThermiVa treatment. Once you get the green light, a minimum of 3 treatments are required, spaced out 4-6 weeks apart. Dr. Theunissen offers a highly affordable treatment package to his Baton Rouge patients, with a cost of $2,500 for 3 treatments.

Plan Your Procedure

ThermiVa is an outpatient procedure, performed in 3 treatments, will cost around $2,500. Insurance does not typically cover ThermiVa. Our nurse, Brandi Davis, performs non-invasive ThermiVa in Baton Rouge, in one of our offices. Each treatment typically takes 10-30 minutes and has 0 downtime.

Average Cost

$2,500 for 3 treatments

Average Recovery Time

No Downtime

Average Procedure Time

10 – 30 MINUTES