Sciton diVA™ Vaginal Rejuvenation in San Francisco, CA
If you live in San Francisco or the Bay Area and would like to reduce vaginal laxity, increase vaginal muscle tone, enhance sensation, and naturally increase vaginal lubrication, then diVA™ Laser Vaginal Therapy from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock is just what you need.
What is Sciton® diVA™?
diVA™ laser vaginal therapy is the latest innovation from one of the most trusted names in laser technology, Sciton®. diVA™ is a breakthrough vaginal rejuvenation procedure that uses state-of-the-art Hybrid Fractional Laser Technology to gently ablate and coagulate internal and external soft vaginal tissue. This FDA approved laser treatment has been proven to correct thinning, laxity, dryness, and loss of sensation in the vaginal area. Clinical studies have also shown that diVA™ can improve mild to moderate cases of urinary stress incontinence, or USI. This means that patients who undergo diVA™ laser vaginal therapy can not only improve their vaginal health, but they can also enjoy improved self-esteem and peace of mind knowing that a sneeze or a cough and general physical activities won’t lead to embarrassing urine leaks.
The diVA™ system is the world’s first and only dual fractional laser therapy for vaginal rejuvenation. This system combines two different laser wavelengths to independently tighten (ablate) and shrink (coagulate) soft vaginal tissue with varying levels of density. This enables the clinician to tailor the laser therapy according to the patient’s condition and desired outcome.
The diVA™ laser’s precision targeting delivers both ablative and nonablative wavelengths of energy (2940 nm for ablation and 1470 nm for coagulation) to the same area of treatment. This allows the diVA™ laser therapy to be fine-tuned to deliver both ablation and coagulation or only ablation or coagulation depending on the severity of the patient’s vaginal atrophy.
How Sciton® diVA™ works
The diVA™ laser’s accurate and automated control system allows clinicians to treat patients with consistency and provide predictable, long-lasting results in a short and comfortable treatment session. High precision automation (HPA) facilitates safe and uniform treatments with little to no downtime and no negative side effects. HPA technology also allows clinicians to further customize vaginal laser therapy treatments according to the patient’s age, condition, and desired outcome.
Individual laser vaginal therapy sessions last only a few minutes, and treatment is virtually painless for most patients, so general anesthetics aren’t required.
Some patients report mild to moderate pressure along the vaginal wall as the laser resurfaces the vaginal tissue, but treatment sessions are quick and topical anesthetic creams will be applied to the treatment area to minimize discomfort. Following treatment, some patients may experience increased sensitivity near the vaginal opening.
For optimal results, patients should undergo three treatments at four-week intervals. Patients can maintain their results with annual maintenance treatments if desired.
There are two primary ways that a woman may experience diminished vaginal health:
- During labor, the vaginal canal stretches up to 10 centimeters, or about four inches, to accommodate the delivery of the baby. Although the vagina is self-rejuvenating and one of the most resilient parts of the body, some tissues may rip during childbirth and fail to return to their original state. Excessive stretching during childbirth can damage not only the vaginal walls, but it can also damage the perineum and surrounding tissue, which can have a detrimental impact on vaginal health and function.
- Similar to childbirth, breastfeeding, menopause, and hysterectomy and chemotherapy procedures can diminish vaginal health and function. These events can lower estrogen levels in a woman’s body, which can lead to thinning, loss of moisture and inflammation along the vaginal walls.
Who is an ideal candidate for the diVA™ treatment?
Women of all ages, including pre-menopausal and postmenopausal women, can benefit from diVA™ treatments. However, menopausal women and women who have completed their childbearing make up the demographic of women who are most frequently interested in vaginal rejuvenation.
How long does the procedure take?
This quick, in-office procedure can resurface the entire length of the vaginal canal in as little as three minutes and usually in no more than five minutes.
What do patients experience in the first 48 hours after treatment?
The diVA™ laser is unique for its ability to rejuvenate the vaginal area without disrupting your daily routine. Patients tend to experience little discomfort and minimal discharge and spotting following the procedure. Sexual intercourse should be avoided immediately after the procedure and can be resumed within 48 hours.
Is sedation necessary?
diVA™ laser vaginal therapy is a quick, relatively painless, and in-office procedure that does not require sedation. However, topical numbing creams or anesthetic may be applied to the vaginal area prior to the procedure to increase patient comfort.
If you’re one of the millions of women who suffer from vaginal laxity and/or vaginal looseness then diVA™ laser vaginal therapy is for you. San Francisco and Bay Area residents should contact (LINK) board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock today.