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DIVA

diVa® is a quick, convenient, in-office, minimal downtime solution for women’s gynecological and genitourinary/urology health. Major life events like childbirth and menopause can cause changes in vaginal health. Excessive stretching of the vaginal tissue commonly happens from childbirth. Vaginal tissue may not fully recover to its pre-pregnancy state and through aging may lead to pelvic floor disorders. Menopause symptoms such as dryness, thinning and inflammation of the vaginal walls, and painful sex often lead women to seek out quality of life solutions. diVa helps give women control over their bodies again, empowering those treated to be as active as they like. With diVa, women feel more confident to return to the same level of athletic and intimate activity.

The diVa laser vaginal therapy treatment creates outcomes based on the aggressiveness of the treatment taking into account your gynecologic concerns, the health of your vaginal mucosa and your individual healing ability. Due to this, patient response can vary after a treatment. Erythema (redness) and possibly edema (swelling) are the desired responses within a few minutes after completion of the procedure. The degree of the responses and length of healing time will increase with the depth and coverage of the procedure.

 

DIVA BENEFITS

Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)
Condyloma
Cysts
Endometrial adhesions
Urethral and ureteral tumors
Superficial bladder tumors
Invasive bladder carcinomas
Lesions of the external genitalia
Bladder neck obstructions

PRE-TREATMENT

A pregnancy test is required the day of treatment

A pelvic examine will be done to assess vaginal tissue day of treatment

If any active vaginal infection is going on- please defer your treatment

Patients with a history of Herpes should be taking antiviral medications (valtrex) for 5 days starting on the day prior to treatment

To decrease the risk of bruising/ bleeding, we recommend avoiding the following for 3 days prior to your treatment (unless medically contraindicated):

Alcoholic beverages
NSAIDs (advil/ibuprofen/aspirin)
Warfarin
Herbal supplements: Vitamin E, St. John’s Wort, Garlic, Ginkgo, Ginseng
Any supplements or medication that increases the chances of blood thinning

POST-TREATMENT

Spotting may occur. This can last for a few hours – 12 hours depending on the treatment depth. Immediately after treatment, you will be given a pad to wear.

Pinkish colored discharge may occur. This can last for a few hours–72 hours depending on the treatment depth.

The treatment area may be extremely warm for 12-24 hours after the treatment. Cold compresses or ice packs may provide comfort during this time.

Immediately after treatment, swelling is common and expected. Use of a cold compress or ice pack help relieve the swelling.

If an antiviral (especially for herpes hx)  was prescribed for you, continue to take as directed.

You may return to your normal daily routine, including bathing or showering.

You should refrain from sexual intercourse, vaginal penetration, douching or use of tampons for up to 48 hours or until spotting or discharge has stopped.

Some patients experience sunburn or chaffed sensation for a few days. A thin layer application of Aquaphor can alleviate this sensation.

Some patients experience mild cramping up to 24-48 hours. Post treatment discomfort may be relieved by over the counter oral pain relievers; i.e. Extra Strength Tylenol or prescribed pain medication if ordered by the physician.

Itching may be experienced during the healing phase and is completely normal. Oral Benadryl or other antihistamine may help itching (Benadryl may cause drowsiness). DO NOT scratch the treated area as scarring complications can occur.

When showering in the next few days, it is recommended to avoid getting shampoo or harsh cleansers directly on the treated area.

Gentle use of bath tissue is recommended to reduce any sensitivity to the area.

FAQ

Yes, the contraindications for diVa include:

Pregnancy or breastfeeding

Active Herpes 1 or 2- if hx of herpes would pretreat with antiviral pre/post

Hx of HPV- could cause recurrence due to stress of tissue

Patients who have medical conditions that may affect wound healing

Patients who use anticoagulant medication or heavy aspirin use

Active vaginal, vulvar, pelvic bacterial, yeast or viral infection

Severe vaginal atrophy or moderate to severe pelvic organ prolapse

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Undiagnosed pelvic pain or dyspareunia

Recent vaginal surgery (within 30 days or clearance by MD)

History of rectovaginal or vesicovaginal fistula

History of immunosuppression/immune deficiency or auto-immune disorder

Patients that have experienced a previous adverse reaction to an diVa treatment

Women interested in improving the health of the vaginal tissue post child birth, due to general aging, and/ or menopause. Cancer survivors who cannot have hormone replacement therapy *however women who are already on hormone replacement may have enhanced results with diVa!

Vaginal Health—diVa stimulates the production of new cells and collagen which can improve the overall health and fullness of the tissue

Intimacy Wellness- diiVa can improve lubrication, which can decrease painful intercourse and it can also improve sexual sensitivity due to the improved health of the tissue

Stress Incontinence- diVa can improve mild to moderate stress incontinence due to the added support of the bladder

DiVa is the only laser that uses a disposable Strengthened Quartz Dilator (SQD). Each DiVa tip is single use, provides a protective barrier between the client and the laser. The DiVa treatment allows for customized settings for your individual needs (scars from tearing during vaginal birth, etc) and is an automated treatment that leaves little to no room for human error. The entire treatment takes 3-5 minutes!

You will see initial results within a few weeks following diVa treatment. The tissue needs time to heal and strengthen to improve laxity, lubrication,and leakage. After your initial series, results should last years to come.

An initial series of 3 treatments 4-6 weeks apart is typically recommended for the most result and improvement in laxity, lubrication, and leakage. After this maintenance is 1-2 treatments a year. Your provider will discuss and customize a treatment for your individual needs.

Consultations at Vega Vitality are complementary and always encouraged! This gives you an opportunity to meet with one of our aesthetic providers and discuss one on one your aesthetic goals and desired outcomes. Our providers will listen to your concerns, answer questions, explain options and together, develop a treatment plan that meets your needs.

Yes! Vega Vitality uses multiple rewards programs for botox and dermal fillers through our pharmaceutical companies. Get the most out of your visit by signing up ahead of time or asking your provider for details at your next appointment. 

Allergan’s program: Brilliant Distinctions (can be found in the App store). 

Galderma’s program: Aspire. 

Revanesse’s program: Prollenium. 

Unfortunately, there is no rewards or loyalty program for Halo, Diva or BBL.

Meredith Gizmunt

Master Aesthetician

Meredith has 14 years of experience in the medical aesthetic field. She has worked with both plastic surgeons and dermatologists which has allowed her formulate a holistic and therapeutic approach. Meredith’s goal is to educate the patient about their best skin practices, for their individual needs. Each treatment is customized, and is focused on treating specific skin concerns. 

She understands that her patient’s skin types are different, and tailors each session to treating individual needs. Meredith appreciates that her patients are making an investment in their skincare by visiting her. She ensures her facials deliver effective results and works to build lasting relationships. Her signature “Party Peel” gave her a cult following, reviewed and recommended by Goop.

Marwa Osman

Brand and marketing director

Marwa Osman is a branding specialist with over 8 years of experience in the lifestyle industry. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design with a minor in Marketing from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. After graduating, Marwa quickly realized she not only loved shaping the messaging of a brand, but she enjoyed being invested in the journey of the small business. She is passionate about being involved in Vega Vitality’s growth. Marwa is an integral part of our team, and she is responsible for creating our newsletters, designing the website and managing our Instagram presence, etc. She loves the camaraderie of working alongside Vega Vitality’s team of intelligent and supportive women, and she enjoys getting to know Vega Vitality’s wonderful patients.

ABBY CUSHMAN, MS

VICE PRESIDENT of Operations

At Vega Vitality, we believe that wellness and beauty go hand in hand. For example, we not only offer a skin peel that can improve acne, but we also have a functional nutritionist available to assist with dietary changes that may address the root cause of the problem. The more we can improve our lifestyle through mindful eating, movement, and mediation, the better our skin and body will be.

For a decade, prior to starting at Vega Vitality, Abby was employed in grueling and intense roles in corporate America. After suffering from crippling ocular migraines, she decided that her health was too important to continue down that path. She left her job and took a year off to focus on her health and well-being. While on this journey she found Vega Vitality. She accepted an offer to join the team in 2017.

At Vega Vitality, Abby is responsible for day-to-day business operations, regulatory and legal compliance, and the financial and human relations aspects of the practice. She oversees short and long-term strategies, executes systems implementation, and consistently works to improve organizational behavior and operational efficiencies within the practice. Abby has supported CEO’s for over a decade, and she now works closely with Vega Vitality’s Founder, Ashley Hilmes, to ensure the practice runs seamlessly. She is grateful to be a part of team comprised of such intelligent and kind women.

Abby graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a MS in Leadership & Administration and cum laude from Regis College with a BA in Communication. She holds a certificate in The Science of Well-Being from Yale University. Before joining the Vega team, Abby worked at Morgan Stanley, Fidelity Investments, athena health, Trinity, and Reebok International. Abby loves to travel, learn, read, volunteer, and spend time with her friends, family, and dog, Doodles.

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