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diVa Vaginal Rejuvenation

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diVa® Vaginal Rejuvenation in Tampa, FL

Vaginal rejuvenation is an umbrella term for procedures done to tighten the vaginal canal and opening, increase lubrication, and improve the appearance of the labia. They’re usually done to correct issues caused by pregnancy, aging, and even cancer treatment. In addition to improving sexual satisfaction, vaginal rejuvenation can reduce or eliminate urinary stress incontinence, a very common concern for women.

While some doctors on RealSelf say true vaginal rejuvenation focuses on the vaginal canal and opening, others consider labiaplasty, which removes excess tissue from the inner vaginal lips, a kind of vaginal rejuvenation.

Typically, nonsurgical procedures use energy from lasers or radiofrequency to heat vaginal tissue and boost blood flow and collagen production. Over time, this makes the tissue thicker, smoother, and more elastic

diVa® Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation

diVa utilizes the world’s first and only revolutionary Hybrid Fractional Laser (HFL) technology. Sciton understands that every woman is unique and so are her needs. HFL technology allows you to customize each treatment to address your patient’s intimate challenges and improve her life.

CONDITIONS PATIENTS ARE LOOKING TO TREAT:

What is diVa® laser vaginal rejuvenation?

The diVa laser is commonly used to tighten vaginal tissue, improve elasticity, and ease the dryness that often accompanies menopause.

The device uses hybrid fractional laser (HFL) technology, with lasers of two different wavelengths. The diode laser resurfaces the more superficial vaginal tissue, to smooth and enhance lubrication. The Erbium laser heats the deeper layers of tissue, to spur new collagen production—which tightens tissues, treats mild to moderate urinary incontinence, and increases elasticity over time.

Like similar devices, diVa has yet to be approved by the FDA specifically for this purpose. But it does have FDA clearance for “excision, incision, ablation, and coagulation of soft tissue and skin resurfacing.” In other words, it’s considered safe for medical use on vaginal tissues.

You’ll need three sessions, spaced a month apart, to get the full benefits as well as a maintenance treatment every year after that. The treatment itself takes anywhere from three to seven minutes. There is no downtime.

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), is the involuntary loss of urine caused by physical activity, coughing and sneezing.

The diVa laser therapy procedure has demonstrated improvement. The mechanism of action of the laser induces an increase in the vaginal mucosa or specifically the epithelial layer thickness of the vaginal wall tissue as well as an increase in collagen in the lamina propria, the layer of tissue that maintains structural support and functional integrity of the vaginal tissues. It is thought that this mechanism improves the ability to compress the urethra and control urine.

Vulvovaginal Atrophy

Vaginal or vulva dryness, discharge, itching, bleeding during or after intercourse, and dyspareunia /pain during intercourse.

Women who have had diVa laser therapy have reported an increase of lubrication that appears to be the result of restoring the tissue to a more healthy state. The mechanism of action of the laser induces an increase in the vaginal mucosa or specifically the epithelial layer thickness of the vaginal wall tissue as well as an increase in collagen in the lamina propria. The lamina propria is the layer that has a rich supply of blood vessels, which ultimately feeds the epithelial layer. When the level of estrogen is less, this causes a poor blood flow to tissues. Besides thickening the epithelium tissue layer, the laser induces the activity of producing fibroblasts of collagen and increases vascularity in the superficial lamina propria causing small vessels to be more stented (open). The synergy of these actions improves the state of the tissue.

Vaginal Lubrication

A lack of vaginal lubrication in response to sexual stimulation or chronic vaginal dryness may have an underlying cause. diVa can help.

Women have reported an increase in lubrication after having diVa laser therapy. The mechanism of action of the laser that increases lubrication is thought to be a result of increased blood flow to the capillaries (small blood vessels) that feed the vaginal epithelium layer from the rich vascularity in the lamina propria. The capillaries are more stented (open). The lubrication consists of a vaginal fluid substance (transudate) that passes through the membrane of the epithelial layer from the blood outflow through the capillaries. This process assists in attaining or maintaining adequate lubrication in sexual arousal.

Orgasm

Difficulty with having an orgasm or sensation of arousal during intercourse or sexual activity.

The mechanism of action of the laser therapy addressing circulation is thought to be a result of increased blood flow to the capillaries (small blood vessels) that feed the vaginal epithelium layer from the rich vascularity in the lamina propria. The capillaries are more stented (open). The increased vascularity documented in histology analysis suggests that the blood flow to tissues may explain the increased intensity of orgasm.

Pain During Sex

Dyspareunia / Pain during intercourse are classified as pain during entry or deep penetration.

diVa laser therapy has shown improvement of this condition. The mechanism of action of the laser therapy has demonstrated an increase in the epithelial thickness of the vaginal mucosa tissue of the vaginal wall.

The thickening allows for a growth of a layer of squamous cells that are well suited for abrasion or sloughing off due to friction during sexual intercourse before the layer of basal membrane is exposed.

This layer of cells serves as an additional layer that decreases the amount of pain or discomfort. This mechanism in combination with increased lubrication creates a positive milieu for sexual activity.

Vaginal Laxity

Vaginal laxity is a loosening or loss of elasticity of the skin and tissue in the vaginal area.

Women, whether pre or postmenopausal who have had diVa therapy demonstrated improvement in physician assessment of vaginal laxity as well as their own self-assessment. Partners of the women who participated in the study reported experiencing increased tightness in sexual intercourse. The mechanism of action of diVa laser therapy is the remodeling of vaginal connective tissue. Collagen and elastin synthesis begins with the laser initiating a wound response that creates active fibroblasts forming an increase of horizontal streaming of collagen, which suggests an increased tone of the vaginal wall.

Vaginal Rejuvenation Shot

The vaginal rejuvenation shot (also known as the Orgasm Shot or G spot shot) is a nonsurgical treatment that uses a patient’s own blood-derived human growth factors (HGF) to theoretically stimulate the growth of new cells and promote the formation of better blood supply in the vaginal walls and clitoris.

The growth-factor-rich platelets, which the body utilizes to naturally generate new tissue, increase not only the number of cells but sensitivity to vaginal and clitoral stimulation (mainly by improving cell functioning and boosting blood flow to the area).

HGF has been used for years in orthopedic and spine surgery to speed healing and, more recently, in facial rejuvenation and hair loss treatments.

It’s considered a regenerative autologous treatment because it relies on the patient’s own blood to stimulate cellular regeneration and tissue repair. Platelets, once injected, release growth factors and other proteins known to jump-start cellular repair at the site of injection, encouraging the formation of new collagen and blood vessels.

About Dr. Swapna Kallikadan

Education and Background

Dr. Kallikadan is double board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Anti-Aging/Regenerative Medicine, specializing in internal and aesthetic medicine. In addition to being a BioTE certified provider, she is an expert M.D. in diVa, a laser that helps with women’s health, such as incontinence and vaginal rejuvenation. She is known for providing compassionate care by connecting with patients on a personal level and creating comprehensive plans to help them reach their goals, inspiring some patients to even travel from afar. Dr. Kallikadan gained her 20+ years of world experience in health care while attending medical school at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Germany and doing rotations in India and England. She completed her residency at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She is affiliated with BayCare Health System, HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital and Tampa General Hospital.

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"I believe that the science of living beautifully should be accessible to all — that’s in location, offerings, representation… everything. A little effort goes a long way to make you look and feel beautiful. I want to help you with that."

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