Vaginal tightening with diVa here in Toronto is seeing a major increase in popularity, especially in my office. I’m devoting a series of blog posts to this sensitive topic. As discussed in my previous blog on vaginal health, two major events in a woman’s life can lead to decline in vaginal health:
1. Mechanical: Childbirth stretches the vaginal canal and surrounding tissue, as we all know. The vagina can mostly be repaired by the body’s own healing response. With many women, however, the tissue may not return to the same state as before childbirth. This stretching damages the vaginal walls, perineum, and surrounding tissues, which often leads to diminished vaginal health and function; let’s mention its thickness, its elasticity, and its lubricating power.
2. Hormonal: Menopause and other events such as a hysterectomy, chemotherapy, or the process of breast-feeding, may lead to reduced estrogen production by the ovaries and may often lead to thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls. There is also decreased blood flow to the vaginal tissue, vaginal elasticity decreases, less secretion of fluids and the vagina narrows and shortens. For many women this may decrease healthy vaginal function.
The Indications for diVa is the treatment of vaginal tissue and this can be achieved with diVa and diVaTyte, along with the adjunct use of endo-vaginal hormonal pellets, injections of hyaluronic acid (G-Shot) and topical PRP (platelet-rich plasma) delivery (O-Shot®).
“I now feel sexy, more confident… I’ve got my mojo back!” says a lady who underwent the treatment.
The diVa treatment is a quick and easy procedure that works with the Sciton’s revolutionary technology to revitalize and treat the vaginal and vulvar tissues in women, creating more comfort, sensation, and control in their intimate areas.
Difference between diVa and diVaTyte?
1. diVa (see below) is a fractionated ablative laser technology to address the internal vaginal tissues
2. diVaTyte is a non-ablative skin tightening device for the external component of the female genitalia that addresses skin quality and texture of the vulvar tissues (labia majora, labia minor, peri-vulvar region).
diVA Laser Vaginal Therapy
diVa Laser Vaginal therapy is quick: 3-5 minutes (after topical anesthesia has taken effect), in-office procedure. diVa has a unique hybrid (2 different laser wavelengths) fractional laser technology which allows your clinician and treating nurse to customize your treatments to address your intimate challenges so you can get back to living as you imagined! It is an endo-vaginal treatment, often done with a topical anesthetics applied for 10-20 minutes. It is often combined with diVaTyte, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) (O-Shot), injection of hyaluronic acid (G-Shot), and with estrogen replacement (pellets) for better control of the vaginal pH, mucous, and lubrication formation.
diVa delivers both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to the same microscopic treatment zone: The 2,940 nm wavelength is used to deliver 0 to 800 microns of ablation and the 1,470 nm wavelength is used for delivering 0 to 700 microns of coagulation to the vaginal mucosa. It all results in new tissue formation, thicker mucosa, increased vascularity, and enhanced lubricating powers.
diVa uses the HPA system for optimal delivery and consistency and without any risk to burning vaginal mucosa. This gives diVa the unique ability to provide customizable treatments based on the patient’s vaginal health concerns. diVa laser vaginal therapy is administered by our certified aesthetic registered nurse and our senior medical aestheticians.
diVa laser vaginal therapy is commonly performed over 360 degrees in the vaginal canal but can also be performed 180 degrees only.
diVa laser vaginal therapy has been shown to improve stress urinary incontinence (peeing after coughing, sneezing, or jumping), problems with vaginal dryness, and painful sex.
diVa LASER vaginal therapy often improves:
- Stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
- Vaginal atrophy (thinning and dryness)
- Diminished vaginal lubrication
- Problems with orgasm
- Painful sex
- Vaginal laxity
diVa Laser Vaginal therapy has minimal to no down-time with return to normal activities usually on the same day. A pelvic speculum examination is not mandatory but useful in applying and removing the topical anesthetic gel, identification of any foreign body, and for documentation of the mucosa colour and vaginal anatomy. A urine pregnancy test is also performed on all women while in their child-berating age, as lasers would not be used during pregnancy. Each patient should have had a pelvic examination by their OB-GYN within a year prior to having the diVa treatment to assure there is no other treatable condition present.
diVa is often combined with diVaTyte, hormonal replacement pellets, platelet-rich plasma, the “O-Shot,” and “G-Shot.”
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Dr. Marc DuPéré