This non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedure uses controlled radiofrequency energy, which is transferred in the form of heat directly to the areas being treated, in order to:

  • Improve laxity of labia and vagina
  • Improve sexual pleasure
  • Improve vaginal dryness
  • Improve mild-to moderate urinary incontinence and urgency

Radiofrequency energy has been used in the medical field for a long time. These treatments can be used to treat the labia and vaginal wall and it has made a significant difference in the lives of many women. The treatments are safe and there has not been any reported complication associated with the procedure, if performed in a credible medical clinic. The machine is engineered to allow the user to control the temperature of the treatment so that it is comfortable and safe. An experienced provider can also recommend other treatments that might be beneficial for your problems.

If you are looking for an experienced medical clinic for your vaginal rejuvenation concerns, we would love to start the conversation with you. Since 2014, we have performed over a thousand treatments and you get a personalized customized treatment plan from Dr. Ong, who will be able to guide you through this decision making process.



Radiofrequency energy DOES NOT cause any tissue injury like laser treatments. Because of this reason, there is no downtime after the treatment. Women are free to do anything they want after the treatment including exercising and sexual activities.


The non-surgical energy-based systems that are currently being used for vaginal rejuvenation include the CO2 lasers (e.g. Monalisa Touch™ and Femilift™), erbium (e.g. Diva™) and radiofrequency (e.g. ThermiVa®). The purpose of these machines is to “rejuvenate” the area using various different energy systems to increase blood flow and stimulate collagen production, hence improving the problems of vaginal dryness, incontinence, and help tighten the vagina.

Lasers such as the Monalisa Touch™ are fractionated laser devices, which create small “holes” in the vaginal lining. These small wounds stimulate the wound healing mechanism. This would, in turn, create more blood flow to the area and create more collagen and layers of cells including secretory cells which would improve the problems of vaginal dryness and enhance tightening.

The radiofrequency devices such as ThermiVa® uses radiofrequency energy to penetrate the lining without causing any wounds but allows for regeneration. Histologic studies in which biopsies of the vaginal lining performed from ThermiVa® and laser patients showed changes within the lining of the vaginal wall with increased collagen and an increase in cell layer, all indicating improved blood flow and regeneration of the lining.

Some of the differences are:

  1. The size of the treating device – ThermiVa® is a smaller, slimmer device 
  2. Ability to treat the external vulva in addition to the internal vagina – ThermiVa®
  3. Time needed for treatment – Treatment time for Monalisa Touch™ is shorter 
  4. Healing downtime after the treatment – 2 to 3 days for Monalisa Touch™ vs. zero days for ThermiVa®.

*There are also some contraindications to either treatment option.

To find the best solutions for your concerns, whether it may be ThermiVa®, MonalisaTouch™, or other options, seeing an experienced physician will be one of the best decisions you can make for yourself.

Everyone is different, and the severity or extent of your condition can vary. The condition being treated, i.e. improving vaginal laxity versus treating stress urinary incontinence, is very different. Because of this variability among women, it is difficult to say exactly how many treatments you may need.

Women with mild urinary incontinence may need just one treatment. However, someone with vaginal dryness for several years may need several treatments in order to get the tissues to heal where they may be satisfied with the outcome. It takes time for the changes to occur at a cellular level after the treatment. New blood flow and collagen growth takes weeks to months to regenerate. Thus, a series of treatments can augment the results.

The pilot ThermiVa® study done in 2013 showed significant improvement in sexual satisfaction and vaginal looseness in women after three treatments.

Dr. Ong’s personal opinion on this is that physicians should treat the symptom or condition rather than be “sold” on the number of treatments. Some women may need less and some more. Some women may need adjunctive treatments such as hormone replacement, growth factors, or the O-shot™. Once the results are achieved, many women will need an additional treatment between 9-15 months since the environment being treated is constantly changing with time. The “cause” of the condition, i.e. lack of estrogen or aging, is a constant on-going factor. At the Ong Institute, we recommend a series of treatments to enhance your results.

The device handpiece was designed with comfort in mind. The width of the active tip that delivers the radiofrequency energy is just 0.5 inches. Its shape is patterned after the natural curvature of the vaginal walls. During your treatment at the Ong Institute, warm ultrasound gel is used during treatment. When the treatment is delivered, patients feel a gentle warming in the vagina, but the sensation is not painful.

A small s-shaped wand applicator is used to deliver the energy to both the interior walls of the vagina and the external labia and other tissues. When the energy converts to heat, there is a slight feeling of “warmth.” There is minimal discomfort and no topical or local anesthetic is required.

A non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedure at Ong Institute takes just 30 minutes. It is non-invasive and there isn’t any downtime. Once delivered, you will immediately begin to see tightening of the interior and exterior tissues.

As we get older, our bodies change and this can impact our sex lives. If you feel as if you would like to improve orgasms and sensation during sex, or if you have occasional episodes of urinary incontinence, this non-surgical treatment could be an excellent procedure for you. The treatment will also tighten and firm the outer labia and improve the natural vaginal moisture so that sex can be enjoyable without the need for additional personal lubrication products.

As we get older, our bodies change and this can impact our sex lives. If you feel as if you would like to improve orgasms and sensation during sex, or if you have occasional episodes of urinary incontinence,  this non-surgical treatment could be an excellent procedure for you. The treatment will also tighten and firm the outer labia and improve the natural vaginal moisture so that sex can be enjoyable without the need for additional personal lubrication products.

The treatment is completely non-invasive and not painful at all. You can return to your normal activities as soon as you leave our office.

It can be a little messy, but most of the time, as long as you are not on the heaviest day of your menstrual period, it is okay to have the treatment performed. Some patients choose not to have the treatment due to mild discomfort and cramping from the menstrual cycle itself.

Yes. Treatments will enhance the results of hormonal replacement therapies to improve vaginal tightness, improve moisture, and help with urine incontinence.

Radiofrequency energy delivers immediate results, and they continue to improve over the next three to four months after your session. Your results should last for about one year, but if you maintain your treatments at least once yearly, these results can expand for up to three years.

"Dr. Ong, and her staff are excellent. They are so professional, and caring. Since, Dr. Ong is a pioneer in ThermiVa®, I thought I would give it a try. I’m a 67 yr. old woman. Sexual relations were very painful. With the O-Shot, I could not believe the improvement, and it keeps getting better! It is amazing!! I had such success with the Ong Institute, that I also had the Vampire Facial. My skin looks so much smoother, and pores smaller. Again, well worth it!! A great find!!”
— J.E.

"Good morning Dr Ong, I wanted to tell you how extremely happy I am with my ThermiVa® treatment so far. I took a dance /exercise class last night and I jumped and skipped and hopped like a person without incontinence issues!!! Hard to believe there has been such a change in only 10 days. You are a God-send, if that’s even a word ? thank you so much!”
— Cindy

"I first had a consultation with Dr. Ong. She went over the [ThermiVa®] procedure, and what it entailed. She was well-spoken, took her time with me, and answered my questions. I went to see Dr. Ong, because after having five children, I had a prolapsed uterus. After only the first treatment, (the series includes 3 treatments), the pressure from the prolapse was gone, and my internal muscles were tighter. It is now easier, and more efficient to practice Kegel exercises. The treatment only takes a half hour, and there is no pain or downtime at all.”
— Nitmard


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