Vaginal changes that occur over time are generally due to two main factors: childbirth and menopause. However, vaginal tissue can also be affected by many other factors and life events such as hysterectomy, chemotherapy, and certain medications. One or more of these factors can cause a decline in vaginal health causing dryness, irritation, painful intercourse, and urinary incontinence. Thankfully, we live in a time where there are treatments available to help alleviate these issues. If you find you are suffering from any of these conditions, or don’t feel as confident as you once did, you may need the services of Andrea Bickerton, MD, of Refined Image in Naples, Florida. Dr. Bickerton provides vaginal rejuvenation treatments using the revolutionary diVa™ Laser Vaginal Therapy, the world’s first and only Hybrid Fractional Laser, which has a 98% "worth it" rating on RealSelf.com For safe, effective treatment of vaginal dryness, laxity, and urinary incontinence and to improve the tone, texture, and appearance of your vulva and vagina, call Refined Image today or book an appointment online..
Vaginal rejuvenation offers women the chance to combat the effects of aging and childbirth by restoring the vaginal tissue. This allows for regained confidence, increased intimacy, and improvement of overall urogenital health.
As part of the natural aging process, estrogen production slows considerably and may lead to decreased vaginal lubrication and elasticity leading to dryness, irritation, pain with intercourse and increased urinary incontinence and infections.
Also, while giving birth is an intensely rewarding experience in many women’s lives, it can cause significant changes to vaginal tissue and surrounding structures leading to increased laxity, incontinence, as well as changes in the appearance of the vulva.
Consequently, many women are not able to enjoy the activities they once did, have lost their confidence during intimacy, or may be unhappy with the appearance of their vulva. All of these concerns can be improved with diVa vaginal laser therapy.
At Refined Image, Dr. Bickerton uses the diVa laser device to carry out vaginal rejuvenation treatments. Laser technologies can improve vaginal lubrication and promote the growth of new collagen to help restore the elasticity of vaginal and surrounding tissues.
The diVa laser features dual-wavelength hybrid technology, enabling Dr. Bickerton to create a custom treatment plan unique to you and your specific goals.
Upon arrival for your diVa vaginal rejuvenation session you will be given an intravaginal, topical anesthetic to numb the area of treatment. Before getting started, Dr. Bickerton will do a quick vaginal exam to rule out an anatomical abnormality before inserting a sterile, disposable quartz dilator to allow for even treatment of all vaginal tissues. This should not feel uncomfortable.
Dr. Bickerton then applies the diVa laser to the treatment area in a process that takes three to five minutes to complete. You may feel a sensation of pressure during the treatment, but the procedure is painless. It is recommended that an initial series of three treatments are performed, spaced out one month a part, followed by annual follow-ups or if symptoms return.
After the procedure, you can return to your normal daily activities although it is recommended that you avoid sex or submersion in water (i.e. hot tubs, swimming, bathtubs; etc.) for the first 24-48 hours.
Vaginal rejuvenation is a safe procedure, and treatment with the diVa laser is unlikely to cause any serious side effects. You may experience some spotting or discharge for the first 1 -2 days, and the treatment area may feel tender afterward. It is also recommended that you avoid sex or submersion in water (i.e. hot tubs, swimming, bathtubs; etc.) for 24 – 48 hours after your treatment.
To find out more about using vaginal rejuvenation to restore your gynecological and genitourinary health, call Refined Image today or book an appointment online.