After the transition into your postmenopausal years, you may experience a variety of changes to your body that are surprising and frustrating. One of the most common complaints women have in life after menopause is the declining health of their vaginas.
The loss of estrogen that occurs as you head towards menopause has a direct effect on your vagina. It’s normal to experience issues like dryness due to loss of lubrication. You may find that sex is painful due to this dryness and tissue thinning, and you experience embarrassing leaks of urine when you laugh or sneeze.
All of these issues relate to the lack of collagen, which is a vital component of healthy vaginal tissue, as well as other substances that help hydrate your vaginal mucosa. As you get older, your natural production of these compounds slows down, drying out your vaginal tissue and leaving you feeling itchy and irritated. When your vaginal tissue becomes thin and weak, it may provide less support for your bladder, leading to frequent urine leaks.
Improves your vaginal health without surgery
Dr. Bopp offers innovative, in-office laser treatments using the diVa® technology. The system uses hybrid fractional laser energy to trigger the production of new, healthy collagen.
Laser treatments are simple and require only a brief application of the laser to your vaginal canal. Dr. Bopp gently inserts the laser device into the vagina to deliver energy directly into the tissue.
To keep you comfortable, you receive a topical cream to numb the tissues, and the laser application takes less than 10 minutes, depending on your needs.
Just wait to see your results
It takes a little time for your body to start producing new collagen, but within 4 weeks of your diVa® laser treatment you’ll notice a significant improvement in your vaginal tissue strength and tone.
Natural lubrication, especially during sex, increases and you should see a reduction in vaginal dryness and itching. Stronger vaginal tissue also helps support the bladder, lessening the frequency of urine leaks.
Maximum results are usually achieved after a series of treatments, typically scheduled a month apart. Each treatment plan is customized to meet your needs with the goal of improving your overall vaginal health and self-confidence.
When you reach optimal results, you can expect them to last as long as a year. Dr. Bopp can also schedule follow-up treatments to help you maintain your vaginal health.
Few limitations, lots of benefits
Following your treatment, you can return to your usual activities without many limitations. Dr. Bopp may advise you to avoid sex, bathtubs, hot tubs, and swimming for two days or so after the laser treatment.
There’s no need to recover from any incisions, and the risks of side effects from laser treatments is minimal. Women can benefit from laser therapy to revitalize their vaginal health in the years leading up to menopause and in the years after.
To learn more about the many benefits of vaginal rejuvenation laser treatments with diVa® technology, schedule a consultation at our office in Metairie, Louisiana.