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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any downtime?

No, there is no downtime. Patients may return to their daily activities immediately after diVa treatment.

Are there side effects?

There are virtually no side effects with diVa. Treatments may produce minor spotting or a thin reddish-pink discharge that usually subsides in 24 to 48 hours. Some patients may experience mild cramping up to 48 hours.

Does it hurt?

No, diVa is a comfortable procedure. No sedation is necessary and a physician may use a topical anesthetic before the treatment to minimize any discomfort. Some women have reported feeling a warm sensation during and immediately after diVa, which subsides soon after treatment.

How soon can a woman have sexual intercourse after diVa?

It is recommended that women refrain from having intercourse or inserting anything in their vagina for 48 hours following treatment.

How many diVa treatments are needed?

For optimal results, a series of three treatments that take place four to six weeks apart are needed, followed by one annual treatment. Many women begin to notice significant improvement after the first treatment.

Who is not a candidate for diVa?

Women who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding are not candidates for diVa. In addition, women with wound healing issues – or who have a vulvar or pelvic infection – are not eligible for treatment.

Dr. Mercurio can help determine if this is the right treatment based on each woman’s unique issues and goals.