What Is diVa® Laser Vaginal Therapy?
diVa Laser Vaginal Therapy is a non-surgical method of vaginal rejuvenation that can address a variety of intimate concerns for women. diVa treatments are performed using the state-of-the-art Sciton® JOULE™ laser system, which includes Hybrid Fractional Laser technology to resurface the internal vaginal tissue and external skin. By rejuvenating this tissue, the laser system helps women improve their vaginal health and function that has declined after childbirth, menopause, or other factors. Patients who choose to undergo diVa Laser Vaginal Therapy typically experience enhanced comfort, confidence, and sexual satisfaction.
What Can diVa Laser Vaginal Therapy Treat?
The diVa laser system is a versatile and highly customizable technology that can treat a variety of concerns related to vaginal function. Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Neil J. Zemmel, partners with Dr. Nathan Guerette—a board-certified urogynecologist who specializes in pelvic reconstruction—to provide patients with the advanced benefits of diVa treatment. Dr. Guerette performs multiple techniques using diVa Laser Vaginal Therapy, which can help patients suffering from the following intimate issues:
- Loose vaginal tissue
- Chronic dryness
- Stress urinary incontinence
- Reduction in the labia minora and majora
- Unwanted bikini hair
What Are the Different diVa Treatments?
diVa Internal Laser Therapy
Internal laser therapy with the diVa system is a quick, gentle procedure that can produce life-changing results. The process involves the use of a single-use Strengthened Quartz Dilator, which is inserted into the vaginal canal and remains in place throughout treatment. The automated laser device then gradually rotates down the canal, sending laser pulses to resurface the tissue. As this occurs, the body’s wound healing response is activated, replacing the damaged tissue with new, healthier tissue. The entire process takes about three to five minutes.
No general anesthesia is needed, but we provide a topical anesthetic to reduce any discomfort patients might experience during treatment. There is no downtime associated with diVa laser therapy, allowing women to resume their daily activities immediately after leaving our office. However, sexual intercourse should be avoided for the first 48 hours. To achieve optimal results, patients typically require about three diVa treatment sessions. Follow-up treatments can also be scheduled to further enhance and maintain the positive results.
diVaTyte is a non-ablative treatment designed to address external vaginal skin. The 10- to 20-minute procedure is a non-surgical alternative to labia majoraplasty, which reduces the size of the labia majora (outer lips). diVaTyte uses broadband wavelengths that send energy deep into the outer vaginal tissue. As this heats the dermal layer, which contains collagen and elastin, a cooling mechanism protects the top layer of skin from damage. This process signals the body to repair itself, leading to healthier, tighter, more youthful tissue.
Labiaplasty, also referred to as labia minoraplasty, is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove excess labia minora tissue. By using diVa laser technology—more specifically, the Sciton ProFractional™ laser—Dr. Guerette offers women a minimally invasive alternative to this surgery. Treatment takes as few as five minutes to complete, and is designed to tighten and reduce the skin and connective tissue of the labia minora. Local anesthesia is used to ensure patient comfort, and once the process is complete, patients can go home with little to no downtime. Similar to diVaTyte, three to five treatments are typically recommended.
Laser Bikini Hair Removal
With the Forever Bare BBL™ from Sciton, patients can have unwanted bikini hair removed as a standalone procedure or to complement another diVa treatment. This laser hair removal system sends short bursts of energy to the target area, gently heating the hair follicles. During this process, a protective cooling feature helps guard the outer skin from being damaged. Treatment with Forever Bare BBL is typically quick and relatively comfortable. Patients can expect even hair removal and long-lasting results, when they complete the recommended number of sessions.