Vaginal Rejuvenation Overview
There are several reasons why the vagina can lose laxity, weaken, or develop urinary incontinence. Some of these common factors can include childbirth, breastfeeding, menopause, a hysterectomy, and chemotherapy. The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery offers diVa laser vaginal rejuvenation to resurface the tissue of the vagina and help boost collagen production. This nonsurgical treatment can improve the look, elasticity, and function of the vagina and help combat unwanted symptoms in the vaginal area. To learn more about diVa laser vaginal rejuvenation, contact our Reston, VA office to schedule your consultation today.
"Austin-Weston is amazing. My first experience with them was in 2007 when I had a life-changing breast reduction. I healed quickly, had minimal scarring and was able to finally buy a shirt that buttoned within weeks of the surgery. 10 years later, I'm still thrilled with the results.For the past year, I've been seeing Savannah for laser hair removal of some hair in undesirable places. Each time, Savannah is incredibly nice and gentle... And there's a noticeable difference each time. After 6 full sessions and a few touch ups, you can't even tell! And after 30 years on this earth, she informed me that I did not have oily skin and switched me over to an Austin-Weston moisturizer that has greatly improved my complexion and made my skin look so much better!The hair removal has greatly improved my confidence and I'm so excited about the results!"- N.C. / Yelp / Dec 11, 2017
"I have never had cosmetic surgery until this year and trying to find a doctor was nerve racking with such little experience! After weeks of looking for a reputable surgeon, I set up consults with a few places. Austin-Weston was hands down the best of all, with a quick response time and extremely polite and friendly staff. After an amazing consult with Sharan Khanna (request her if you are setting up an appointment!) and Dr. Poindexter, I was all set for my breast augmentation. The surgery went incredibly smooth and healing has been a breeze. I am almost 1 month post-op and the results are incredible. I have zero pain, pretty much invisible scars, and I will absolutely be returning to Austin-Weston. If you are seeking a professional and friendly surgeon, please request Dr. Poindexter. He made me feel incredibly comfortable and relaxed in a situation that can be easily scary for a first timer."- A.H. / Yelp / Jun 11, 2020
"Would Do It Again - I had the BEST surgical experience that I have ever had! I historically become very very sick postoperatively. The clinic spared no expense to provide the best care possible. I am very pleased with the outcome of my procedure and specifically Dr. Knotts. I would recommend him to anyone."- C. / RealSelf / Jun 10, 2020
"Great Results and Feel Amazing! - Dr. Pointdexter and the staff were amazing! They answered all of my questions, took their time, and gave the pros and cons of the procedure. The best part was that the results came out better than I thought and look NATURAL! The pricing was affordable and they provide a lot of options on how you can pay. My overall experience was a good one and really have no complaints. I would recommend them to anyone who even has a thought about wanting to get something done. You will not regret it!"- C. / RealSelf / Jun 08, 2020
"Great Practice - Shima is wonderful! She explains everything prior to treatments and answers all of the many questions I seem to always have. Her schedule is flexible which is great! Also, she recommended some wonderful skin care products which I absolutely love! I had previously gone elsewhere for treatment but will definitely go to Austi- Weston for all future needs."- S. / RealSelf / Jun 08, 2020
Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedure technique
Nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation is performed in one of our private treatment rooms and typically takes just a few minutes with no required anesthesia. The diVa laser device uses a handpiece that is inserted into the vagina and delivers controlled energy pulses into the vaginal tissue. The device uses laser technology to restore the vaginal wall and stimulate the production of collagen. For maximized results, an average of three treatments scheduled about four weeks apart is suggested.
What to Expect with Vaginal Rejuvenation
The results of a diVa treatment can typically be noticed almost immediately. However, optimal and finalized results may take several months to appear. Though this procedure does not require the downtime associated with a surgical procedure, patients should abstain from strenuous activity, exercise, sexual activity, and tampon use for the first 48 hours following treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $3,300
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 3 - 5 Minutes
- Procedure Recovery Location
Is It Painful?
For most patients, diVa treatments only cause mild discomfort. Since it is less than five minutes for a session, patients are generally fine without any anesthesia. Patients have noted some pressure on the vaginal wall and increased sensitivity during the treatment. For patients who are especially sensitive or concerned, a topical anesthesia may be used after speaking to your doctor.
Is It Safe?
The diVa handpiece uses an automated control system to deliver the proper amount of heat for the right amount of time to achieve results. In addition, diVa is performed with a Strengthened Quartz Dilator that is changed for each patient to avoid any contamination and inconsistencies between treatments.
In a clinical study, 92% of patients were satisfied with the results of their diVa treatment. In the same study, 85% of patients experienced little to no discomfort and would recommend the treatment to others.
Improving Dryness and Tone?
By stimulating the collagen production in the vaginal tissue, diVa treatments strengthen the tone and thickness of the vaginal wall while also increasing natural lubrication.
How much does DiVa Cost?
DiVa is sold as a package of 3 treatments. The package of 3 treatments costs $3,300. The treatment takes around 1 hour and each treatment is spaced out by around 4 weeks. Some patients may want a ‘touch up’ a few years down the road and the price for a ‘touch up’ is $1,200.
Who is the ideal candidate?
Women who have had children or have experienced menopause and are interested in improving the quality and tone of their vaginal tissues.
CAN I HAVE DiVa ON THE SAME DAY AS MY CONSULTATION?
No. A 15-minute consultation is required with one of our providers during which they will discuss your goals, perform an examination and talk with you about whether you are an ideal candidate. In order to have DiVa, you can not be on your cycle, must have a negative Pap smear within 1 year and must not be pregnant. Once deemed a candidate we will schedule a separate 45-minute appointment for the treatment.
How does DiVa work?
DiVa is a laser that is used to tighten and firm the vaginal canal. After numbing cream is applied, one of our female providers uses a small handpiece that fits comfortably into the vagina and then gently resurfaces and heats the tissues.
WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS AFTER DiVa?
Many patients endorse more pleasurable sex thanks to the tightening of the vaginal canal and improvement in vaginal lubrication. Many also have an improvement in urinary incontinence after the procedure.
WHAT ARE THE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING RECOVERY?
You can resume your normal daily activities immediately after DiVa. Restrictions include no vaginal insertions for 48 hours, including tampons, intercourse or douching. Some patients experience mild spotting, cramping or a sunburned feeling for a couple days after the procedure.