Whether it’s aging, or you just had a child, your vaginal wall can lose its elasticity or be damaged, and nothing is the same as it was. When you age the production of estrogen slows down causing the vaginal wall tissue to thin, inflame, and lack lubrication. Although these are signs usually attributed to menopause they can occur during breastfeeding after pregnancy, and while undergoing certain medical treatments. Regardless of how these symptoms may start, they all are inconvenient and uncomfortable. However, there is good news! There are many options to chose from to help you including vaginal laser therapy like Diva.
What is Vaginal Laser Therapy?
Vaginal laser therapies like Diva can help restore the thickness and moisture of tissues addressing issues like:
- Lessened sensation
- Pain and discomfort
How Does Vaginal Resurfacing Work?
Laser therapies such as Diva are a non-invasive and non-ablative procedure. Vaginal resurfacing is done using controlled laser heating to help stimulate blood flow and collagen production to improve the vaginal walls thickness and elasticity. The laser used during the treatment is emitted in pulses avoiding damage of the outer layer of the vaginal wall.
What Can I Expect?
Before proceeding with this procedure, the doctor will conduct a pelvic exam to make sure you are a good candidate. Once you have approval for the procedure, you can expect it to last about half an hour to an hour, most patients report feeling no pain during or after, but do experience feeling some heat from the laser. In most cases, you can immediately return to your normal activities.
After Vaginal Laser Therapy?
It will take about a week to recover fully; however, many patients tend to return to their normal sex life almost immediately after treatment. If you decide to resume your normal sexual activity, you may experience increased sensitivity. If you experience pain or discomfort for more than a week after your treatment, you should contact your doctor.
Have More Questions?
If you still have questions or are interested in having this procedure, schedule a consultation with Susan K. Buenaventura, MD, FACS.