FemiLift is a non-surgical procedure that helps improve vaginal laxity from childbirth, vaginal dryness and atrophy from menopause, and mild urinary incontinence. FemiLift can improve vaginal elasticity and lubrication, resulting in a better quality of life for patients.
What is Femilift?
Femilift is a non-invasive treatment, meaning that no surgery or suturing is involved. This safe and comfortable treatment awakens your feminine sexuality by tightening up the vaginal canal. This tightening of vaginal tissues is enabled by the regeneration of collagen and rejuvenation of the vulva. The treatment also improves menopausal dryness and reduces urinary incontinence. The treatment lasts about 30 minutes.
How does the Femilift procedure work?
FemiLift uses a fractional CO2 laser to safely resurface the vaginal tissue. It is a painless, minimally invasive procedure which takes 15-20 minutes to perform in the office setting.
The CO2 laser probe is inserted in the vagina and emits pulses of laser energy to heat and contract the collagen fibers of the vaginal tissue, improving laxity. It also stimulates new collagen production, resulting in thicker, more elastic vaginal tissue. An additional response to the laser is it promotes neo-vascularization (improved blood supply), which in turn improves lubrication and sensation of the vagina.
How many treatments will I need?
A series of 3 treatments, performed approximately 4 weeks apart, is generally recommended for best results. The treatment typically lasts up to 24 months, at which time a maintenance treatment is done to preserve vaginal integrity.
Is there any downtime?
Following the procedure, there is minimal downtime. Some patients may experience a slight vaginal discharge or light spotting. The only restriction is that the patient must abstain from intercourse and cannot use tampons for at least 3 days. Patients typically notice a dramatic improvement in lubrication, laxity, sensation, and sexual function. Significant improvement in urinary incontinence has also been reported.
Who is a good candidate for Femilift?
Ideal candidates for Femilift include:
Patients who have gone through childbirth and, as a result, experience vaginal laxity and incontinence.
Menopausal patients who suffer from vaginal dryness, loss of elasticity, and painful intercourse.
Cancer patients who have gone through premature menopause from chemotherapy.
Patients who are not candidates for estrogen therapy because of estrogen-sensitive cancers (such as breast cancer survivors).