FemiLift is an effective non-surgical vaginal treatment for stress urinary incontinence, vaginal laxity, and postmenopausal vaginal atrophy. FemiLift causes tightening of the vagina, a decrease in vaginal dryness and strengthening of the supporting ligaments surrounding the bladder and urethra. This can also benefit both the patient and her partner with increased sexual gratification.
FemiLift creates a controlled pattern of micro-wounds, patterned as pixels to stimulate the regeneration of collagen and elastin. Restoration of these important proteins is the key to restoring a youthful vagina with vibrant and healthy tissue.
Using a unique vaginal probe, laser energy is delivered safely to the full circumference of the vaginal wall and along its full length to promote and increase collagen. There may be a little discomfort over the ensuing 24-48 hours, but patients can return to their normal activities immediately following the procedure. Patients are asked to refrain from sexual intercourse or placing anything in the vagina for 3-4 days.
Like other aesthetic laser treatments, FemiLift™ is easily performed during a brief office visit and is virtually painless. This procedure is also not covered by any traditional health insurance plans. However, for most patients it is still much less expensive than surgical options (even with insurance coverage), and there isn’t any downtime.
For best results a series of three treatments at about four week intervals is usually recommended. Many patients do report positive changes from a single visit, but significant improvement is much more likely with a series of treatments. Most women will want an additional follow up treatment at some point. Usually, one additional treatment done annually is sufficient to maintain vaginal health and keep the underlying condition under control.
Persons interested in FemiLift first need to be examined and evaluated. This office visit will include a pelvic exam, a discussion of our findings, possible recommendations for further workups; and a discussion about a variety of potential treatment options. If FemiLift is an appropriate solution we will discuss how it works, what you could expect in terms of results and review any possible contraindications.
As we age, our skin loses elasticity. Structural changes to the vagina and urethra from aging, childbirth, etc. can lead to loss of collagen. When collagen fibers lose elasticity, this can lead to reduced sexual fulfillment and stress urinary incontinence.