Childbirth, menopause, and aging can cause changes to vaginal tissue. The incidence of vaginal dryness ranges from 4% in early premenopausal women to 47% in late postmenopausal. Rates of sexual dysfunction range from 30% to well over 60%. At Donaldson Plastic Surgery, we offer a revolutionary treatment designed to improve vaginal health. diVa laser vaginal therapy is a quick, in-office laser procedure that requires no sedation, no surgery and no downtime. In addition to treating vaginal dryness, decreased sensation and mild stress incontinence, diVa can also improve self-esteem and quality of life for many women by improving sexual function.
Who Is a Good Candidate for diVa?
Online searches for vaginal health, vaginal rejuvenation and vaginal tightening have soared by nearly 700% in the past twelve months, and we believe diVa may provide the best answer. New diVa laser technology has been studied for a wide range of vaginal problems. Potential diVa candidates include women who have had children, are pre- or post-menopausal, or have experienced decreased sexual function. Any woman who has noticed a lack of lubrication, mild urinary incontinence during rigorous activity, or decreased stimulation during sexual activity may benefit. diVa is especially useful for patients who are not candidates for hormonal therapy, do not want to use estrogen creams, or are opposed to invasive surgery. These patients often describe vaginal tightening or general vaginal rejuvenation after the procedure — and their partners notice a difference too!
What is diVa?
diVa utilizes the world’s first Hybrid Fractional Laser (HFL) technology developed by surgeons, physicians and medical experts at Sciton — one of the most advanced and well-established laser companies in the world. This science was first applied to Halo, for resurfacing and rejuvenating facial skin. The phenomenal success of Halo led to diVa, which uses a similar methodology to resurface, moisturize and tighten the vaginal vault. The widely-recognized rejuvenating effects of laser therapy for the face and neck are now translating into vaginal benefits too. diVa counteracts the detrimental effects of age, childbirth, and menopause to improve vaginal atrophy, dryness, pain, and mild urinary accidents due to bouncing or pressure. It’s a comfortable and discreet solution for women of all ages who face some of the most intimate female challenges.
How Does diVa Work?
HFL technology works by delivering a precise, customized series of laser pulses to the lining of the vagina. The therapy targets the most superficial epithelial tissue layer, as well as the deeper lamina propria to stimulate collagen, elasticity and blood flow. Compared to other non-surgical laser and radiofrequency vaginal therapies on the market, diVa is the only device that uses two lasers at the same time, taking less time, delivering energy more consistently and is customizing more precisely to each patient’s individual needs. The in-office procedure takes three to five minutes, produces little to no discomfort, and is performed under local anesthesia. Most patients notice positive difference after only a single treatment, but for optimal results, three treatments are recommended one month apart. So far, no adverse events have been reported across all global devices.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
One of the biggest advantages of diVa laser vaginal therapy is fast recovery and no downtime. Patients can return to a normal daily routine immediately after the procedure, and most women can resume sexual activity after 48 hours. An immediate improvement in lubrication, sensation and urinary continence are often noted, while a small amount of discharge, discomfort, or spotting may occur in some patients. After the recommended course of three treatments over three months, many patients return for an annual maintenance treatment to perpetuate the results.
What Other Treatments May Be Performed at the Same Time?
diVaTyte utilizes intense pulsed light, or broadband light (BBL) to tighten the external genital tissues including the labia majora. This technique is very similar to SkinTyte for the face and neck, but applied to the labia. Fat transfer to the labia majora increases tone and fullness when deflation has occurred. Reduction labiaplasty surgery may be performed to eliminate bulky, hanging tissue and to enhance the outer appearance of the vagina. These procedures are often combined for a total vaginal rejuvenation.
For more information about diVa or vaginal enhancements, contact our team at Donaldson Plastic Surgery today.