What is the Diva Laser?
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The Diva laser for vaginal resurfacing
I love the diVa Laser!
I have actually had the diVa procedure done and can say it works! I've given birth to twins so had some of these issues, so I got two treatments (patients usually need patients need 2-3 treatments spaced about a month apart). Also it only takes 3 minutes and didn't hurt, so you can get in and out of the doctor's office pretty quickly!
Best of luck in your search!
Balanced opinions are hard to find
When doctors get excited about which wavelength is better, typically there are very few papers that are head to head studies. Interestingly, there are papers showing that the exact same lasers from two different companies (CO2 versus CO2) dont even perform the same. To then argue wavelength versus wavelength becomes very precarious indeed. Those arguments are typically fraught with bias and misinformation.
Two or three things make DIVA stand out. First, it has a proven wavelength (erbium:YAG). But it also has a wavelength (1470 diode) that has demonstrated effects stimulating collagen in regular skin and now vaginal tissue. Adding heat from any source (radiofrequency, infrared, ultrasound) can cause collagen production. I believe all these energies can be helpful. I also believe CO2, erbium:YAG, 1470 diodes, 1540nm and any laser that causes heat can have some benefit.
However, the wavelength alone is not what makes the procedure stand out. DIVA brings to the market an automated, fast and relatively pain-free procedure. Patients are uniformly happy. I guess thats the only fact that matters. Providers who look at the histology from DIVA (the pulses are more uniform and evenly spaced than other vaginal lasers, and a higher percentage of tissue is treated) and the automated format typically much prefer it. DIVA also brings flexibility because there are two wavelengths that can be tuned to a patients needs or situation.
In the end, it is the user not the tool. A simple pencil in an artists hands is much greater than a whole painting studio to a novice. If your doctor has a CO2 laser for vaginal rejuvenation, and you trust your doctor, then be assured they know what they are doing. If your doctor has a DIVA, then be assured they have effective technology and patients are highly satisfied with it. Doctors, myself included, tend to get very excited and territorial when it comes to lasers. I work closely with Sction. That makes me slightly biased because Im familiar with the technology. I know it like the back of my hand. But thats ok with me. Im also biased towards my children. That doesnt mean they arent amazing.
I hope you find my response helpful. Best of luck.
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Too many Lasers to pick from?
The genitourinary syndrome of menopause (Menopause) cause Vulvavaginal atrophy as most women reach their early 50s. These women may complain of vaginal dryness, painful intercourse and incontinence due to the lack of estrogen and the thinning of the vaginal tissue. The diVa is a new technology with no long term data (more than 1 year) in the laser vaginal revitalization realm. It works at a different wavelength than the first vaginal laser created the MonaLisa Touch (MLT). The MLT appears to be the most effective laser since it is being performed at major hospitals in the country including Cleveland Clinic and Stanford. The diVa is a erbium laser and theoretically goes deeper into the tissue. However, the MLT a fractional Co2 laser has scientifically proven biological changes to the vaginal tissue to restore the vaginal lining, collegen and blood vessels to premenopausal age.
The Diva Laser
Patients report improved sexual function, less irritation/dryness, and improved leaking (especially after childbirth). What I love about this laser is that it does not require an in and out motion during the treatment like the others (I wouldn't feel comfortable, even as a woman, with the "manipulation" required by the other treatments out there). The treatment takes 3 minutes and is very well tolerated with just numbing cream.
All in all, an awesome thing to do for yourself.
Hope that helps!
DiVa and how it is different
DiVa delivers both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to the same treatment area with precision and minimal discomfort thanks to the stationary sterile dilator device (SQD) which allows the laser to rotate and precisely lay down the laser pulses. : diVa uses two wavelenghts: a 2940 nm wavelength for of ablation (superficial treatment that stimulates collagen re-growth and plumping of the tissue), and a 1470 nm wavelength for deeper tissue coagulation to the vaginal mucosa (for more of a tightening effect). diVa gives the provider the ability to customize treatments based on the patient’s vagina concerns like laxity, stress urinary incontinence, episiotomy scars, etc...
diVa vaginal therapy is excellent for almost any women who suffers from vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, vaginal laxity, stress urinary incontinence and even mild pelvic organ prolapse. It truly is a revolutionary non-surgical treatment option, perfect for pre and postmenopausal women that are suffering from these conditions. The procedure takes just a few minutes and downtime is really minimal.
What is diVa laser vaginal rejuvenation:
After having children or simply with age, the vaginal canal and
surrounding tissues can stretch. With hormonal changes, there can be
thinning, drying, and inflammation to the vaginal walls. These changes
can lead to frustration in the bedroom. With the DIVA laser treatment, in minutes you can improve your sex life… your partner will notice too!
You will get numbing cream to make the procedure very comfortable. The laser is inserted into your vagina and the treatments takes only 3-5 minutes. A controlled microscopic burn is applied to the tissues which causes a resurfacing similar to a facial peel or laser treatment. This causes increased tightness and increased vaginal lubrication.
Patients report a tapping sensation during the treatment which can increase in sensitivity near the vaginal opening. There is no pain after the procedure.
The results from the DIVA laser treatment are life changing. This will affect not only your sex life but also your relationships, your attitude, and your overall happiness. Studies show that better sex leads to more energy, more creativity, increased confidence, decreased depression, and improved overall health.
For most patients, it takes about 2-3 weeks to see a benefit with maximum results in 3 months. The benefits from the DIVA include vaginal tightening which is noticeable to the patient and her partner, increased natural lubrication, decreased urinary incontinence, more frequent orgasms, and increased sexual desire. These results can be enhanced by combining this procedure with the O-shot.
Why diVa is better
hot spots in the vaginal canal, which can be caused by the other
technology available. The procedure is very fast, three
minutes per treatment, and comfortable. The dilator isn't moving during
the treatment, which is very important when the patient is really dry.
Diva is a consistent treatment producing consistent predictable
results, with only 3 treatments for the majority of patients, and no
adverse events reported. Diva delivers both ablative and non-ablative
wavelengths to the same treatment area, with this laser there's a 2940
nm wavelength for ablation (superficial treatment that stimulates
collagen re-growth and plumping of the tissue), and a 1470 nm wavelength
for coagulation to the vaginal mucosa (for the tightening effect).
This gives me the ability to customize treatments based on the patient's
concerns like laxity and stress urinary incontinence.