Is topical anesthetic necessary during the diVa Procedure?

Will a patient require topical anesthetic during this treatment?

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Is topical anesthetic necessary during the diVa Procedure?

Yes, prior to diVa Vaginal Laser Therapy, a topical numbing agent is applied.  This pre-treatment makes the short 3 minute procedure pain-free.  Patients state that they are completely comfortable during the treatment and have no fear or hesitation in scheduling a subsequent session.

Is topical anesthetic necessary during the diVa Procedure?

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Yes, prior to diVa Vaginal Laser Therapy, a topical numbing agent is applied.  This pre-treatment makes the short 3 minute procedure pain-free.  Patients state that they are completely comfortable during the treatment and have no fear or hesitation in scheduling a subsequent session.

Comfortable Procedure

Yes, I use a specially formulated compound numbing cream about 20 minutes before the procedure to insure a comfortable experience.  The procedure itself feels like a “knocking” sensation which is painless with the numbing compound.

Clifton Smith, MD
Lexington Physician

Comfortable Procedure

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Yes, I use a specially formulated compound numbing cream about 20 minutes before the procedure to insure a comfortable experience.  The procedure itself feels like a “knocking” sensation which is painless with the numbing compound.

Clifton Smith, MD
Lexington Physician

Making the Treatment Comfortable

In our practice we use a compound topical anesthetic to make the treatment very convenient, the fact that we are going deep into the tissues and resurfacing at the same time would make the treatment uncomfortable if topical was not used.

Best, Dr. RG

Making the Treatment Comfortable

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In our practice we use a compound topical anesthetic to make the treatment very convenient, the fact that we are going deep into the tissues and resurfacing at the same time would make the treatment uncomfortable if topical was not used.

Best, Dr. RG

Numbing for Diva

We use a compounded lidocaine topical for diVa treatments. Patients typically start their diVaTyte treatments while the topical takes affect. diVaTyte typically takes 15 to 20 minutes and then we move right to the diVa treatment. Treatments are very comfortable for patients.

Numbing for Diva

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We use a compounded lidocaine topical for diVa treatments. Patients typically start their diVaTyte treatments while the topical takes affect. diVaTyte typically takes 15 to 20 minutes and then we move right to the diVa treatment. Treatments are very comfortable for patients.

Topical Anesthetic for Diva

Yes, I highly recommend using the topical anesthetic for your Diva Treatment. We have a specifically formulated compound numbing medication that Is applied for 20 minutes prior to treatment. It is easily absorbed and patient's are comfortable during the treatment. 

Barbara Bopp, MD
New Orleans Dermatologic Surgeon
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Topical Anesthetic for Diva

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Yes, I highly recommend using the topical anesthetic for your Diva Treatment. We have a specifically formulated compound numbing medication that Is applied for 20 minutes prior to treatment. It is easily absorbed and patient's are comfortable during the treatment. 

Barbara Bopp, MD
New Orleans Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Topical Anesthetic?

Yes, we recommend topical anesthetic prior to the diVa therapy. We use a compounded anesthetic cream that is specifically designed to work rapidly and be absorbed into the vaginal tissue. This results in a very comfortable procedure in the office. Often times if you are having other procedures done during the same session, we can place the vaginal cream and then while it is working perform the other procedures. 

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Topical Anesthetic?

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Yes, we recommend topical anesthetic prior to the diVa therapy. We use a compounded anesthetic cream that is specifically designed to work rapidly and be absorbed into the vaginal tissue. This results in a very comfortable procedure in the office. Often times if you are having other procedures done during the same session, we can place the vaginal cream and then while it is working perform the other procedures. 

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Topical is needed

We use topical lidocaine and a compounded mixture of topical anesthetics prior to the DiVa procedure.  This results in a very comfortable procedure.

Topical is needed

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We use topical lidocaine and a compounded mixture of topical anesthetics prior to the DiVa procedure.  This results in a very comfortable procedure.

Topical Anesthetic

Yes! Topical anesthetic is applied before the treatment to ensure a virtually pain-free experience. 

Topical Anesthetic

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Yes! Topical anesthetic is applied before the treatment to ensure a virtually pain-free experience. 

Numbing

I recommend a topical anesthetic. We have a special anesthetic mixed by our compounding pharmacy that works really well for our patients. Some patients decline in which case we have iced the area prior to treatment. We also provide ice packs after the treatment. 

Numbing

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I recommend a topical anesthetic. We have a special anesthetic mixed by our compounding pharmacy that works really well for our patients. Some patients decline in which case we have iced the area prior to treatment. We also provide ice packs after the treatment. 

Topical anesthesia for diVa

The diVa treatment is really best performed with a topical anesthesia gel to maximize a patient's comfort. Is it absolutely necessary? No, but I do recommend it. There are areas of the vagina (the front and back walls) that are more sensitive where it is quite helpful. 

As a woman, I also understand this is a procedure that may be uncomfortable for more than one reason--including anxiety. In my opinion, I don't see a reason to make it a more uncomfortable experience due to pain but will certainly respect a patient's choice to decline. 

Topical anesthesia for diVa

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The diVa treatment is really best performed with a topical anesthesia gel to maximize a patient's comfort. Is it absolutely necessary? No, but I do recommend it. There are areas of the vagina (the front and back walls) that are more sensitive where it is quite helpful. 

As a woman, I also understand this is a procedure that may be uncomfortable for more than one reason--including anxiety. In my opinion, I don't see a reason to make it a more uncomfortable experience due to pain but will certainly respect a patient's choice to decline. 

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