Q: What kinds of vaginal concerns do women seek help for?
The most common complaints I hear are leaking urine, exercise-induced leakage, vaginal laxity, decreased sensation and ability to achieve orgasm, decreased lubrication, and painful intercourse.
Q: Why are we hearing so much about vaginal rejuvenation?
These are not new problems. Women are just finally realizing they have options. Thankfully, more and more women are comfortable seeking help rather than feeling their problems are something they have to put up with or be embarrassed about.
Q: What is diVa Laser Vaginal Therapy?
diVa is a quick, comfortable, non-surgical solution to a woman’s most intimate challenges that requires no anesthesia or downtime. It is a ground-breaking procedure that uses laser resurfacing to improve vaginal tissue. Developed by Sciton, diVa uses an FDA-approved Hybrid Fractional Laser Technology to improve both the surface skin of the vagina as well as the tissue at a deeper level. diVa uses the body’s own ability to heal itself so fresh, younger vaginal tissue can emerge.
Q: What can women expect with diVa?
diVa increases the elasticity. thickness. and moisture in vaginal tissue as well as an increase in sexual satisfaction. It deeply resurfaces the layers of the vaginal wall, replacing it with brand new, healthy tissue. The diVa procedure also improves mild levels of urinary stress incontinence. This gives peace knowing the next time you exercise, sneeze, or cough that you are in control.
Q: Is diVa painful?
Most patients say they felt only minor discomfort or none at all. Many are worried about this beforehand and give a big sigh of relief afterwards.
Q: How long is a diVa treatment?
Everyone is pleasantly surprised that the procedure only lasts 3 to 5 minutes. Other vaginal rejuvenation lasers last 35 minutes or more.
Q: Does diVa require lots of downtime?
Actually none at all. Women come in for the procedure and go right back to work or whatever they were planning on doing. No bathing (only showering) and no sexual intercourse for 48 hours is all that is required.
Q: What age is ideal to have a diVa procedure?
Recent ongoing studies have demonstrated that diVa is safe and effective for women of all ages – premenopausal and postmenopausal.
Q: What typically leads to decline of vaginal health?
Just like every other part of the body, the vagina changes with age, but additional decline in vaginal health may be caused by two major events in a women’s life.
Childbirth can stretch the tissue in the vaginal canal as well as the surrounding tissue. The vagina does heal mostly by the body’s own response. however. the tissue may not return to the same state as before childbirth. Over time the stretch vaginal tissue. perineum, and surrounding tissue can lead to a lower vaginal function and health.
Menopause, breast feeding, chemotherapy, and a hysterectomy can lead to a low estrogen production that can often lead to the thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls. Ultimately leading to a decrease in vaginal function.
Q: What do women tell you after their procedure?
At our follow-up appointments, I hear that stress incontinence is improved. Vaginal tissue is tightened and sensation is improved. Women who have been treated are so pleased that they usually refer their closest friends.
Q: Why did you choose diVa over all the other lasers that are available?
I researched all of the vaginal rejuvenation lasers, compared one to the other, did the treatment myself, talked with other physicians and diVa stood out as the best laser available. It’s very important to me to only offer the finest of everything in my practice. This is a small town. Reputations are built on ethics and on the patient’s well-being.
Q: How does diVa compare to the CO2 lasers on the market?
Unlike the other lasers that cause superficial ablation to resurface the top layer of skin, diVa is a “hybrid laser” that delivers 2 types of laser energy to resurface vaginal skin but also to stimulate re-growth of new collagen, blood vessels and nerve endings. CO2 lasers can’t do both and they require much more time to perform the procedures.
Q: What about Cost?
A consultation is required to determine the cost of the procedure. Our doctors will assess your tissue and hormone function before giving you a quote. We are blessed to have a Board-Certified Urologist on staff with more than 40 years of experience treating these problems. When you consider the cost of treating incontinence or sexual problems with medications, surgery, pads and lubrication products over a long period of time, we believe diVa is a great investment.