Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation with diVa®
Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting, is a full-service Skin Health Center, and we are proud to offer the best lasers on the market to address a wide variety of health concerns—including vaginal discomfort. The diVa® laser for vaginal therapy makes possible a quick, office-based procedure that rejuvenates vaginal tissues with long-lasting results.
If you are a woman who is experiencing vaginal discomfort after childbirth, menopause or cancer treatments, diVa® may be a life-changing treatment for you. For women experiencing looseness after childbirth, diVa® laser therapy tightens the vagina to more of a pre-pregnancy state. For women experiencing dryness, thinning, inflammation or painful intercourse, which can be common after menopause, the diVa® laser can also offer improvement.
diVa® laser therapy requires no anesthesia with no downtime. Patients usually undergo three quick treatments which are spaced several weeks apart in the Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting office. Thomas Griffin, MD administers the customized treatments based on the individual goals of each patient, and treatments are virtually painless and take less than five minutes each.
Vaginal changes are a completely normal part of life that every woman will endure at some point. With diVa® laser therapy, vaginal rejuvenation is now possible and works for women of all ages. Sexual health and wellness is an important part of total body health. Considering the ease and comfort of undergoing diVa® laser therapy for vaginal rejuvenation, there’s no reason why any woman should suffer in silence with vaginal discomfort.
If you feel that you are a candidate for vaginal rejuvenation through the diVa® laser, schedule an appointment with Dr. Griffin for an assessment and customized treatment plan specifically tailored to achieve your goals. After the diVa® laser treatment, you will wonder why you ever lived with vaginal discomfort for so long.
How does diVa® work?
The diVa® laser is the latest innovation developed by Sciton to help treat women who are suffering from issues such as vaginal looseness and vaginal atrophy. It is the only vaginal therapy system available that utilizes the revolutionary Hybrid Fractional Laser (HFL) technology to provide vaginal rejuvenation and improve sexual health. The diVa® laser works by deeply resurfacing the layers of the vaginal wall, which triggers your body to replace those layers with brand new, healthy tissue. The laser also heats the layers of tissue where collagen exists, jumpstarting new collagen production. The diVa® laser uses cutting-edge HPA (High Precision Automation) technology which ensures the safest and most effective outcome for each patient and predictability for the operator, Dr. Griffin. Treatments are fully customizable, allowing patients to receive the treatment that is best for them. They’re so fast and simple that you can schedule your treatment during your lunch break and return to work soon after.
The diVa® laser contains a highly accurate motorized control system which provides the ability to deliver each treatment with increased consistency. It uses a specially designed handpiece that is carefully positioned within the vagina using a single-use ergonomically designed quartz dilator. The dilator is left in place as the handpiece rotates throughout the treatment area resurfacing layers of the vaginal wall. No manual positioning is required, allowing for safer, more comfortable and more effective outcomes. Since the quartz dilator is single-use, there is no need to clean the handpiece, which eliminates the risk of cross-contamination.
What does diVa® laser therapy feel like?
Patients may experience a slight pressure or “tapping” against the vaginal wall during the diVa® treatment, and it’s possible to experience increased sensitivity near the vaginal opening that may last for up to 48 hours. Keep in mind that the procedure only lasts for 3-5 minutes and there is very little discomfort. You can return to your daily routine with minimal to no discharge, spotting or pain; however, sexual intercourse should be avoided for 48 hours. diVa® laser resurfacing treatment is an outpatient procedure that is minimally invasive, quick and easy. Topical anesthetic can be applied prior to treatment for patients who would prefer it, but it is not necessary. On average, patients report a pain scale of 3 out of 10.
Am I a Candidate?
Women who have gone through childbirth or menopause are the most ideal candidates, however, women who have had a hysterectomy or suffer from low estrogen levels may also benefit from diVa® laser therapy. Since childbirth stretches the vaginal canal and surrounding tissue, the diVa® laser can repair tissues that may not have been repaired by your body’s own healing process after childbirth. Most women are not able to return to the same state they were before childbirth, so it’s most likely you can benefit from diVa® vaginal rejuvenation if you’ve had a baby.
Menopause and other events such as a hysterectomy, chemotherapy or the process of breastfeeding can lead to reduced estrogen production. This can often lead to thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls, which can result in varying levels of discomfort and loss of vaginal function. Since the diVa® laser resurfaces the vaginal walls, these symptoms of reduced estrogen production can be eliminated and your vagina will feel years younger.
diVa® laser vaginal therapy is a revolutionary non-surgical treatment option for pre- and postmenopausal women experiencing:
- Vaginal dryness, burning or irritation
- Vaginal laxity or atrophy (stretching of the vaginal canal and surrounding tissues due to childbirth)
- Painful intercourse
- Mild pelvic organ prolapse
- Urinary symptoms (urgency, dysuria or recurrent urinary tract infections)
As our bodies experience new phenomena like childbirth and menopause, it’s completely natural to experience any of these issues. Dr. Griffin is an expert at performing diVa® vaginal laser therapy and will consider the severity of your vaginal symptoms in creating your customized treatment plan. At your consultation appointment, he will discuss the benefits and risks to you and take time to answer any questions you may have.
You don’t have to suffer in silence anymore. Schedule your appointment at Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting to learn more about the diVa® laser.