Each diVa laser vaginal therapy session is quick and generally requires only three to five minutes to complete during an in-office procedure. No anesthesia is necessary, though a local anesthetic will be used in order to numb the area and reduce discomfort during the procedure itself. Women who undergo diVa laser vaginal therapy do not have any downtime for recovery and can resume their normal daily activities the very same day.
During each diVa laser vaginal therapy session, the diVa uses two types of laser therapy that combine to work in synergy, delivering both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to the treatment area to achieve customizable results. As the layers of the vaginal walls are deeply resurfaced by the first laser, it also replaces them with layers of healthy new tissue. Heat from the second laser is used to stimulate the layers of collagen in the tissue, which will help strengthen and revitalize the vaginal tissue. The diVa laser vaginal therapy has been specially designed with a motorized control system that is extremely accurate to ensure that the length of each treatment is minimal; that the treatments are uniform and consistent; and as comfortable as possible.
The diVa system uses a single-use Strengthened Quartz Dilator (SQD) which has a quartz tip that expands and flattens vaginal tissue while the tip itself remains stationary, resulting in treatment that is uniform in its effects. A hand piece attached to the tip rotates through the area being treated and delivers pulses through new sections of quartz, which help ensure the efficiency of the laser. Because each SQD is used only once, there is little risk for cross-contamination.
For women who have been through childbirth or menopause; have breastfed or undergone chemotherapy; or had a hysterectomy, diVa laser vaginal therapy can greatly benefit their vaginal health by resurfacing the tissue layers of the vaginal walls. Aging and the events of time, coupled with the stretching and trauma that each of these events can cause to the vaginal tissue, results in thinning and lack of elasticity, which can bear greatly on the quality of intimacy and cause them to feel a lack of self-confidence.
The diVa is specifically designed to be efficient and provide quick results, requiring only three to five minutes for each treatment session.
How many treatments are necessary to be fully effective?
Depending on the specific needs of the woman, the number of treatments recommended will vary, though the number is generally between one and three treatments. These treatments will take place at intervals between four and six weeks apart, to be followed by one additional treatment every twelve months to maintain efficacy.
The actual diVa device is ergonomically shaped in order to reduce discomfort and minimize any pain that a woman might feel during treatment. No anesthesia is necessary, though we may use topical anesthetics to numb the area being treated.
During the procedure, it’s not uncommon to experience some slight pressure against the vaginal wall; and some women may notice an increase in sensitivity to the opening of the vagina. Overall, however, the diVa treatment sessions cause only minimal discomfort.
Should I expect any downtime post-treatment?
There is no requirement for downtime or recovery before fully returning to daily activity, though some women might experience slight discharge, spotting, or discomfort afterward. Due to the nature of the procedure, however, sexual intercourse should be avoided for 48 hours before being resumed.