Women Finding Satisfaction With Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Therapy

Dr. Deanna Lites
July 16, 2018 - 12:38 pm
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BLOOMFIELD HILLS (WWJ) - Just like other parts of the body, the vagina changes with age and childbirth. But now an in-office laser procedure is improving sex lives and other feminine concerns for women in metro Detroit and nationwide. 

Susan Anderson of Clarkston says she's had two children, and has gone through menopause -- so it's no surprise she's noticed some vaginal changes.

"I became dry, my muscles were not tight," the 63-year-old told WWJ Health Reporter Dr. Deanna Lites.

A year ago Anderson met with Dr. Gregory Roche, a cosmetic surgeon in Bloomfield Hills, who recommend Diva laser therapy, an in-office vaginal rejuvenation procedure.

"It encompass two laser systems; it's a three-minute automated treatment, with a very high rate of satisfaction," Roche said. "After three treatments, we're at about 93 to 94 percent in reversing urinary incontinent, tightening the vaginal muscles and resurfacing the interior, and thusly adding moisture."

Three treatments are recommended, at a cost of about $1,000 per treatment.

For Anderson, it was well worth it.

"It's just amazing!" Anderson said. "Being intimate is better. It's like before you had children."

According to a report published by Harvard Health Watch earlier this year, lasers are an increasingly popular option to treat vaginal symptoms ranging from vaginal dryness and atrophy to mild urinary incontinence and pain, primarily because the former treatment of choice --  topical estrogen cream, which can be messy and expensive -- is falling out of favor. 

The fact that laser therapy is less invasive makes this treatment an appealing option for some younger women, including those who are not done having children or have just finished having kids, and who are often not ready for a surgical solution for issues such as urinary incontinence.

These might be women who notice leaking when they exercise or cough, who haven't seen improvement from Kegel exercises, and who could benefit from laser treatments to address a variety of external issues, as well as internal vaginal laxity, or looseness. (More from Harvard Health on this topic here).

To get details about treatment by Dr. Roch, visit this link