WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Any woman who has experienced multiple pregnancies or undergone menopause is likely to have noticed things are just not the same "down there." Stretched genital tissues can lead to a host of problems that negatively impact a woman's self-confidence, including urinary stress incontinence, pain during sex, and discomfort while wearing tight clothing or exercising. Washington, DC's Center for Plastic Surgery now has a treatment to address all of these concerns: ThermiVa, a new, FDA-cleared, non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation treatment. With ThermiVa, patients may no longer need surgery to improve vaginal appearance and restore normal function to internal and external vaginal tissues. How ThermiVa tightens labia and vaginal tissues without surgery Developed by ThermiGen, LLC, ThermiVa uses controlled radiofrequency energy to gently heat labia and vaginal tissues, causing them to contract while promoting collagen production for further improvement. Treatment is delivered via a thin wand-like device, which is placed on the skin and passed over the external and internal tissues. The radiofrequency energy is temperature-controlled and adjusted to address each patient's specific goals. "Women who are bothered by the effects of childbearing or menopause on the genital tissues are often reluctant to undergo surgery, which requires several weeks of downtime to heal. With ThermiVa, we can achieve results without the discomfort and post-procedure activity restrictions associated with vaginal rejuvenation surgery," says board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Samir Rao. Dr. Rao notes that the ThermiVa procedure is painless, requires no downtime, and can be performed during a 30 to 45 minute office visit. He adds, "many patients notice an immediate improvement in the tone and appearance of the vulvovaginal area, which only gets better as the body produces new collagen in response to treatment." ThermiVa's benefits are therapeutic as well as cosmetic While ThermiVa improves the outward appearance of the labia, the procedure can also alleviate physical and emotional discomfort caused by loose, sagging vaginal tissues and restore normal function to the area.