Learn the 12 most common signs and symptoms
Uncovering vaginal atrophy
Are you one of the many women who suffer from vaginal atrophy? Most commonly in menopausal women, atrophy is the thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls. Because it causes urinary issues as well, it is also referred to as Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause, or GSM. Lower estrogen production is the main culprit. In fact, about half of all menopausal women have this problem. But few seek treatment due to stigma and embarrassment. Unfortunately, menopause is unavoidable. However, suffering with this kind of discomfort is not. Isn’t it time to restore your butterfly?
Could I have vaginal atrophy?
There are many signs and symptoms of vaginal atrophy. Vaginal, intimacy and urinary: take a closer look.
During times of intimacy
● Sexual discomfort
● Decreased lubrication
● Vaginal anatomy changes
● Light bleeding after sex
With your urinary function
● Urgency with urination
● More urinary tract infections
● Urinary incontinence
● Burning with urination
Risk factors for vaginal atrophy
There are other risk factors for vaginal atrophy in addition to menopause. Chemotherapy, pelvic radiation therapy, breast cancer treatment and surgery to remove the ovaries put women at greater risk. Additionally, breastfeeding, smoking, lack of sexual activity and having never given birth vaginally are other risk factors.
There is Hope
The good news is that there are many effective treatments for vaginal atrophy today. Most commonly, treatments include:
● Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy
● Traditional estrogen therapies such as topical estrogen creams, vaginal estrogen rings, estrogen pills or vaginal estrogen suppositories
● Topical vaginal moisturizers
● Vaginal lubricants to relieve discomfort during intercourse
● Vaginal rejuvenation with diVa®
diVa® and Vaginal atrophy
One of the most exciting options for women today is the diVa® procedure. diVa® uses the world’s first Hybrid Fractional Laser (HFL) for vaginal rejuvenation. Now, women have a non-surgical solution to restore vaginal health. For sufferers of atrophy, diVa® restores the youthful appearance and function of the vaginal area.
How can the diVa® procedure help?
Do you have a diagnosis of vaginal atrophy? Then, the diVa® procedure may be worth exploring. diVa® rejuvenates and restores vaginal health and appearance. Futher, it significantly helps to restore urinary function as well. Using patented Hybrid Fractional Laser (HFL) technology, the diVa® administers two laser treatments simultaneously. First, the initial laser resurfaces the layers of the vaginal walls restoring them with new, healthy tissue. Secondly, the other laser treats the deeper tissue layers where collagen is produced, boosting its production. The result? Plumper, firmer, more youthful vaginal appearance and function. Most importantly, women will experience relief of their urinary signs and symptoms. What’s more, their body’s natural ability to provide moisture and lubrication is restored as the collagen production gets a boost from diVa®.
With the diVa® procedure, there is minimal discomfort and it is performed in the privacy of the office. Also, you also won’t have downtime woes. Even more, you’ll be able to get back to your normal lifestyle right away (avoid intercourse for 24 hours). Each diVa® procedure only lasts a few minutes. Most women find 3 treatments to be sufficient to restore their youthful vaginal health.