- Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
- VulvoVaginal Atrophy
- Vaginal Lubrication
- Vaginal Laxity
What is diVa?
diVa utilizes the world’s first and Hybrid Fractional Laser technology to improve the quality of vaginal tissue. Utilizing two laser therapies at once, diVa delivers a combined synergistic effect to deeply resurface tissue, and promote brand new, healthy tissue growth.
Candidates for diVa
Women that have had children or are experiencing menopause may be interested in a resurfacing treatment to improve the quality of their vaginal tissue. diVa may also address changes caused by hysterectomy, chemotherapy, or reduced estrogen production that can lead to thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls.
What to expect
diVa laser therapy is fast with minimal discomfort. You may experience a slight pressure against the vaginal wall during the diVa treatment, and some patients may experience increased sensitivity near the vaginal opening. Topical anesthetic may be applied to increase your comfort but is not necessary. You may return to your daily routine with minimal to no discharge, spotting, or discomfort; however, you should avoid sexual intercourse for up to 48 hours.
In recent clinical studies diVa patients reported:
- minimal to little discomfort
- no adverse events
- 92% reported expectations were met
- 85% would recommend it
How it works
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), is the involuntary loss of urine caused by physical activity, coughing & sneezing. SUI is a frequent complaint among women. Often this condition is associated with weakened urethral support structures from vaginal delivery and the development of pelvic floor disorders later in life.
Give them confidence!
The diVa laser therapy procedure has demonstrated improvement. The mechanism of action of the laser induces an increase in the vaginal mucosa or specifically the epithelial layer thickness of the vaginal wall tissue as well as an increase in collagen in the lamina propria, the layer of tissue that maintains structural support and functional integrity of the vaginal tissues. It is thought that this mechanism improves the ability to compress the urethra and control urine.
VulvoVaginal Atrophy and the symptoms occurring with this condition have a new term called Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM). Symptoms include: vaginal or vulva dryness, discharge, itching, postcoital bleeding, and dyspareunia /pain during intercourse. Urinary symptoms associated with GSM include frequency, urgency, and urge incontinence. The loss of estrogen during menopause contributes to all of the symptoms mentioned. The lining of the vaginal walls starts to thin and become dry.
Give them confidence!
Women who have had diVa laser therapy have reported an increase of lubrication that appears to be the result of restoring the tissue to a more healthy state. The mechanism of action of the laser induces an increase in the vaginal mucosa or specifically the epithelial layer thickness of the vaginal wall tissue as well as an increase in collagen in the lamina propria. The lamina propria is the layer that has a rich supply of blood vessels, which ultimately feeds the epithelial layer. When the level of estrogen is less, this causes a poor blood flow to tissues. Besides thickening the epithelium tissue layer, the laser induces the activity of producing fibroblasts of collagen and increases vascularity in the superficial lamina propria causing small vessels to be more stented (open). The synergy of these actions improves the state of the tissue.
A lack of vaginal lubrication in response to sexual stimulation or chronic vaginal dryness may have an underlying cause. A therapeutic consideration is to first treat the underlying medical disorder that may be a contributing factor. Inadequate lubrication of the vagina leads to friction and possible trauma of the vulvar and vaginal epithelium (mucosa lining).
Give them their mojo back!
Women have reported an increase in lubrication after having diVa laser therapy. The mechanism of action of the laser that increases lubrication is thought to be a result of increased blood flow to the capillaries (small blood vessels) that feed the vaginal epithelium layer from the rich vascularity in the lamina propria. The capillaries are more stented (open). The lubrication consists of a vaginal fluid substance (transudate) that passes through the membrane of the epithelial layer from the blood outflow through the capillaries. This process assists in attaining or maintaining adequate lubrication in sexual arousal.
Circulation is just one of the key functions that affect one’s ability to attain or maintain a response from sexual excitement. The blood flow to the vagina supports arousal and orgasm. Women, whether pre or postmenopausal who have had diVa therapy reported improvement in the domain of orgasm as part of the Female Sexual Function Index study conducted.
The mechanism of action of the laser therapy addressing circulation is thought to be a result of increased blood flow to the capillaries (small blood vessels) that feed the vaginal epithelium layer from the rich vascularity in the lamina propria. The capillaries are more stented (open). The increased vascularity documented in histology analysis suggests that the blood flow to tissues may explain the increased intensity of orgasm.
Dyspareunia (Pain During Intercourse)
Dyspareunia / Pain during intercourse are classified as pain during entry or deep penetration. There may be pain associated with the initial attempt of penetration of the vaginal introitus or opening. Deep dyspareunia occurs with deep vaginal penetration.
Give them their life back!
diVa laser therapy has shown improvement of this condition. The mechanism of action of the laser therapy has demonstrated an increase in the epithelial thickness of the vaginal mucosa tissue of the vaginal wall.
The thickening allows for a growth of a layer of squamous cells that are well suited for abrasion or sloughing off due to friction during sexual intercourse before the layer of basal membrane is exposed.
This layer of cells serves as an additional layer that decreases the amount of pain or discomfort. This mechanism in combination with increased lubrication creates a positive milieu for sexual activity.
Female genital surgery for cosmetic enhancement (appearance) and improved sexual function are fast becoming mainstream options for vaginal laxity. Statistics support this. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports around 7,500 women had vaginal rejuvenation in 2014. Vaginal laxity or looseness is among the highest complaints for seeking improvement.
Women, whether pre or postmenopausal who have had diVa therapy demonstrated improvement in physician assessment of vaginal laxity as well as their own self-assessment. Partners of the women who participated in the study reported experiencing increased tightness in sexual intercourse. The mechanism of action of diVa laser therapy is the remodeling of vaginal connective tissue. Collagen and elastin synthesis begins with the laser initiating a wound response that creates active fibroblasts forming an increase of horizontal streaming of collagen, which suggests an increased tone of the vaginal wall.