In the past, nobody talked about it, and if they did it was in whispers. But then, “Real Housewives of New York” star Sonja Morgan lifted the taboo on vaginal rejuvenation — as she has done for so many other things — by having the procedure done on national TV.
Now, women are talking about it, and why not? With Sciton’s diVa laser treatment, the process takes only 3-5 minutes and is virtually pain free. “It’s not much different [than a regular trip to the gynecologist],” says Dr. Jessie Cheung of Cheung Dermatology & Laser Center in Willowbrook, which has been offering the treatment since April. “In fact, it’s probably better, because there is less poking around and we apply a numbing cream.”
The results can’t be beat: diVa works to improve a women’s quality of life. diVa patients comment about being able to do physical activity and play sports more comfortably; they also commonly talk about relationships, and how their husband or significant other notices a difference — all from an in-office, non-surgical treatment. In effect, it gives women their confidence back.
The secret is Sciton’s HALO dual-fractioned laser technology and the completely automated, ergonomic design of diVa. Situated inside a quartz dilator that doesn’t move during the treatment, the laser uses both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to resurface the vaginal walls and trigger healthy cellular activity.
The perfect candidates for diVa, Cheung says, are women who have given birth or are menopausal or post-menopausal. If you’re unsure if it’s right for you, fear not. “We offer a free consultation to determine if you are the right candidate, and to go over the procedure,” Cheung says. “The patients fill out a female sexual function questionnaire, and we like to see the scores improve after diVa therapy.”
Treatments cost around $1,300 and three are suggested to start, followed by an annual maintenance treatment. For more information, visit Divabysciton.com, or call (630) 455-0140 to make an appointment with Dr. Cheung.
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