Is topical anesthetic necessary during the diVa Procedure?

Will a patient require topical anesthetic during this treatment?

Doctor Answers 8

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. 

New Orleans Dermatologic Surgeon
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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. 

Hope this helped. 

Michael Coyle, DO, FPMRS
Pensacola Urogynecologist
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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.

Guy Cappuccino, MD
Mount Airy Plastic Surgeon
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Topical Anesthetic

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

Andrea Schiller, MD
Royal Oak OB/GYN
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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. 

Brynn Richardson, MD
Wichita Otolaryngologist
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DiVa numbing

The procedure is an in-office treatment, and topical anesthetic can be applied but its not necessary.  In our office we do suggest a numbing to keep our clients completely comfortable.

Rakesh Nanda, MD
Columbus Physician
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Topical Anesthetic

The topical anesthetic  is recommended to make the procedure more comfortable. Each patient's treatment plan is individualized so if you don't want the topical you can discuss different options with your provider. 

Robert G. Aycock, MD, FACS
Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
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