While some women handle a drop in hormone levels with ease, others are left with side effects that impact, among other things, their sexual health. In fact, 58% of post-menopausal women report problems with vaginal dryness. As a gynecologist, Francisco Garcini, MD, understands better than most the problems that affect sexual health, which is why he offers the diVa® laser at Gynecologic Surgery and Menopause Solutions. This revolutionary new technology is helping his patients in New Lenox, Illinois, enjoy active sex lives long into the future. To explore the diVa laser, call the office or fill out the online form to book a visit.
When it comes to vaginal health, your hormones are far and away the biggest influencers. During your reproductive years, your body’s hormones, primarily estrogen, ensure that the walls of your vagina are healthy and well-lubricated. As you begin to make the transition into your nonreproductive years through perimenopause and menopause, your estrogen levels drop considerably.
Outside of menopause, your estrogen levels also fluctuate during and after pregnancy, and they can also be influenced by a hysterectomy or certain chemotherapies.
However the hormone levels drop, the tissue in your vagina can become thin and lose moisture, firmness, and tone, which often leads to:
Traditionally, women simply resigned themselves to these issues and simply dealt with the side effects as they arose. Until now.
The diVa laser is a game-changer when it comes to vaginal health, which is why Dr. Garcini chose to equip his offices with the revolutionary laser system.
Using diVa, Dr. Garcini delivers radiofrequency energy into the walls of your vagina using a special probe. The energy passes harmlessly through the tissue, without harming the surface area, and works to spur collagen production as well as coagulate the vaginal mucosa, which is critical for lubrication.
And the best part? Each treatment lasts only 3-5 minutes and you’re free to go about your daily routine directly after.
Every woman is different, so there’s no single answer to this question. That said, most of Dr. Garcini’s patients undergo one to three treatments for maximum results, with follow-up treatments every six months to a year afterward.
If you need more than one treatment, Dr. Garcini spaces them apart by four weeks to allow your body time to rebuild in between.
Some women experience improvement within days, while others experience improvement gradually over the course of their treatments.
After each session, your body sets to work to rebuild and strengthen the tissue inside your vagina with collagen and new cells -- and this process takes a little time. You should see optimal results within 6-12 weeks after your final session with Dr. Garcini.
If you’d like to explore how the diVa laser can help improve your vaginal health, call Gynecologic Surgery and Menopause Solutions. Or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.