Vaginal Rejuvenation‎ Specialist

Michael J. Barnthouse, MD

Gynecologist & Hormone Replacement Specialist located in Kansas City, MO

Vaginal laxity and dryness, inability to reach orgasm, and stress incontinence are all conditions that may affect women at various points in life, from the teenage to the menopause years. OB/GYN Michael J. Barnthouse, MD, offers treatment for these conditions with ThermiVa® non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation at his practice, serving Johnson County, Kansas, and the greater Kansas City, Missouri, area. To learn how vaginal rejuvenation can help you, call or click online to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barnthouse today.

Vaginal Rejuvenation Q & A

What is vaginal rejuvenation?

Childbirth, hormonal contraceptives, aging, and menopause can all cause changes in your vagina that may negatively affect your quality of life. Recent advances in non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation now offer a safe and effective treatment for many of these changes, including:

  • Vaginal laxity
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Female sexual dysfunction
  • Difficulty becoming aroused or achieving orgasm
  • Loose or saggy labial tissues

How does ThermiVa work?

ThermiVa is a non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation treatment that uses radiofrequency waves to stimulate your body’s production of collagen and elastin. Dr. Barnthouse uses a small wand to deliver controlled radiofrequency energy that gently heats the tissue in and around your vagina. This heat causes your vaginal tissues to shrink and tighten while increasing blood flow to your vagina.

Whether you’re unhappy with the appearance of your labia or struggling to restore your sexual pleasure, this increase in vaginal tone and tightness helps to relieve a variety of unpleasant women’s health concerns.

Who is a good candidate for ThermiVa vaginal rejuvenation?

ThermiVa may be the right choice if you’re looking for an effective way to tighten and rejuvenate your vaginal tissues without surgery. This treatment isn’t for you if you’re currently pregnant or have an infection in the treatment area. Dr. Barnthouse discusses your suitability for ThermiVa during a comprehensive initial consultation.

What are the benefits of ThermiVa?

ThermiVa offers several advantages over surgical vaginal rejuvenation, such as:

  • No downtime for recovery
  • Ability to resume sexual activity the same day
  • No incisions, anesthesia, or scarring
  • Painless
  • Results that last 12 months
  • Increases collagen production
  • No risk of infection with a single-use hand piece
  • Maintenance treatments only once per year

What should I expect from a ThermiVa treatment?

First, Dr. Barnthouse performs a physical exam and thoroughly reviews your medical history to determine whether ThermiVa is right for you.

The procedure itself is virtually painless and lasts about 45 minutes. You may notice improvements in vaginal tightness immediately, but likely need more than one treatment to achieve optimal results. Most women get maintenance treatments once per year.

ThermiVa requires no downtime for recovery, so you can return to your normal activities right after your appointment. You can even have sex the same day.

If you’re interested in learning more about ThermiVa vaginal rejuvenation, call or click online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Barnthouse today.