diVa® (Vaginal Rejuvenation)

Childbirth and hormonal changes that occur during menopause are the 2 primary reasons women seek vaginal rejuvenation treatments at our Rochester, NY, practice. Our board-certified physicians and laser specialists use diVa laser vaginal rejuvenation to improve the enjoyment of physical intimacy for women who have had children or experienced sexual problems after menopause.

Expertise Makes a Difference

diVa is the first hybrid fractional laser used for vaginal rejuvenation, meaning our providers can customize the procedure to both resurface the vaginal canal and trigger the production of new collagen. Even though the procedure takes only about 5 minutes and no downtime is needed, it’s important to choose experienced laser specialists to ensure you get the desired results.

Ideal diVa Candidates

Women who have given birth to children vaginally can greatly benefit from diVa. Childbirth stretches the vaginal canal and the surrounding tissue. For many women, the tissue doesn’t completely repair itself, and damage to the vaginal walls remains. The tissues are less elastic and looser than before childbirth, and there can be a lack of lubrication.

Additionally, reduced estrogen production during menopause can impact vaginal health. The hormonal changes can lead to thinning, drying, and inflammation of the vaginal walls, along with decreased blood flow. These changes can reduce the enjoyment of sexual intercourse and have an effect on the patient’s quality of life.

The diVa laser treatment can also help patients with other vaginal health issues, such as urine leakage and uncomfortable dryness or itching.

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We established Dermatology Associates of Rochester to provide quality, compassionate medical and cosmetic skin care in a boutique setting where patients felt like part of an extended family. Our board-certified dermatologists, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses work together with our professional staff to ensure you enjoy an exceptional experience each time you visit.

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How diVa Works

As a hybrid fractional laser, diVa delivers dual laser beams simultaneously to the vaginal walls. One laser resurfaces the layers of vaginal wall tissue, which creates new, healthier tissue that is thicker. The second laser specifically targets areas where collagen exists, heating it up to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. This results in the production of new collagen, which helps tighten the vagina.

During a diVa procedure, you can expect:

  • Application of a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area
  • A 3 to 5-minute in-office treatment with no downtime
  • A surprisingly comfortable treatment

The number of treatments needed to produce the optimal results varies depending on the patient’s preferences. Typically, patients need 3 treatments initially to get the desired results. The treatments are scheduled about a month or 2 apart. Follow-up treatments every 12 months can maintain the results.

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Common Questions

Who is an ideal candidate for the treatment?

Women that have had children or are experiencing menopause may be interested in a resurfacing treatment to improve the quality of their vaginal tissue.

How long does a procedure take?

diVa’s ergonomic design allows for patient comfort and ease of use. Each treatment takes 3 to 5 minutes to fractionally resurface the full length of a vaginal canal. Including numbing, and answering a patient’s questions, total visit time is typically between 60 and 90 minutes.

How many treatments are recommended?

We recommend 3 treatments 4-6 weeks apart.  Patients do notice some improvement after once procedure, but best results are achieved 1 month after the third procedure.

What will I feel during the treatment?

Patients often say they feel some slight pressure against the vaginal wall as the laser emits energy. You may also experience increased sensitivity near the vaginal opening. One of the benefits of diVa laser therapy is that the procedure is quite fast. We use a topical anesthetic that greatly minimizes any discomfort.

What happens after the treatment?

Most of our patients can return to work or other normal daily activities immediately after the procedure. There may be minimal discharge or spotting and no discomfort. We recommend avoiding sexual intercourse for up to 48 hours.

Is it painful?

diVa is fast, easy, and performed comfortably in our office.  There is a topical anesthetic applied to increase patient comfort, and we have additional comfort options for our patients, at no cost, which enhance the overall experience.

How much does the treatment cost?

The cost of the treatment depends on many factors. Our expert providers will discuss cost with you during your consultation.

The advanced technology used by diVa can help restore the quality of life you want. At Dermatology Associates of Rochester, our providers explain your vaginal rejuvenation treatment options. Request a consultation using the simple online form or call our office at (585) 272-0700 to schedule an appointment.

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