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FemiLift Laser

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FemiLift Laser

Millions of women of every age around the world suffer from vaginal health problems such as dryness, looseness, and decreased sensation during sex. These issues can occur after childbirth, during menopause, or for a variety of other reasons. They can lead to diminished self-esteem and confidence and impact a woman's relationships, leaving her embarrassed and frustrated. Until recently, the only solution to these problems was doing Kegel exercises or undergoing surgery. However, now a non-surgical laser vaginal tightening procedure called FemiLift™ is changing how women deal with vaginal health issues. Continue reading to learn more about this breakthrough treatment for vaginal tissue rejuvenation and optimum feminine wellness.

What is the FemiLift procedure?

FemiLift is an aesthetic procedure for feminine health issues. It is performed in the office on an outpatient basis without anesthesia. This quick 10- to 15-minute treatment is associated with minimal side effects and little to no downtime. It is a non-surgical procedure that utilizes a cutting-edge CO2 laser developed by Alma Lasers. The laser device delivers heat energy to the vaginal tissues in a fractionated manner, which stimulates the body's natural healing response. The treatment thus helps to improve vaginal atrophy and restore optimal function, leading to an improvement in sexual satisfaction and overall quality of life.

What is Alma Lasers FemiLift CO2 laser?

FemiLift is a state-of-the-art Pixel CO2 laser that uses a fractional beam to treat symptoms such as vaginal dryness and laxity. The laser beam delivers heat energy to the vaginal walls in a fractional (microscopic pixels) pattern so that only the target vaginal tissue is treated, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. This helps in faster healing with minimal side effects.

The handpiece of the system allows providers to precisely target the treatment area. The disposable single-use hygienic probe is designed to fit vaginas of varying sizes with maximum patient comfort. During the treatment, the physician can rotate the probe in all directions to cover the entire vaginal wall. The FemiLift Slim Probe is ideal for women with narrower vaginal structure, for example, those who have experienced vaginal atrophy after cancer treatments. The Lite Scan can be used for labia majora rejuvenation and the FemiTight for labia majora tightening.

Alma Lasers FemiLift thus offers a minimally-invasive outpatient solution for a variety of feminine concerns. The procedure itself is fast, painless, and safe, with highly effective results. The system is designed for both comfort and accuracy and provides gentle, controlled treatments.

What does FemiLift treat? Is it good for vaginal dryness?

Laser vaginal tightening with the FemiLift procedure is ideal for post-menopausal women but can benefit an adult woman of any age. The treatment essentially uses thermal energy to promote collagen production in the vaginal wall, restoring it to a more youthful architecture. It also leads to improved lubrication and decreased discomfort with penetration during sex.

FemiLift can help treat a wide range of feminine health concerns, including vaginal dryness and laxity, stress urinary incontinence, recurrent vaginal infections, and GSM (genitourinary syndrome of menopause). GSM is associated with signs and symptoms such as dryness, burning, irritation, lack of lubrication, discomfort with sex, and urinary symptoms including urgency, pain with urination, and recurrent urinary tract infections.  Last but not least, FemiLift treatment is also offered for vaginal rehabilitation after childbirth.

How does FemiLift vaginal tightening work?

FemiLift harnesses the power of fractional CO2 laser technology to deliver precisely controlled thermal energy to the vaginal tissues through microscopic columns. This leads to collagen remodeling in the vaginal walls without causing aggressive tissue ablation. Because the surrounding tissue is left intact, there is faster healing as the vaginal tissues are rejuvenated.

Are there other uses of the FemiLift technology?

The laser technology used in FemiLift can also be used to address stretch marks and surgical scars and treat darkened or bleached skin around the vaginal and anal openings. Moreover, the Alma Lasers system comes with various accessories that allow it to be used in a wide range of surgical applications that require soft tissue vaporization, ablation, coagulation, or excision. The laser is, therefore, used in aesthetic surgery (plastic surgery and dermatology), gynecology, podiatry, neurosurgery, and orthopedics.

How is non-surgical laser vaginal tightening performed?

You will undergo an initial consultation with a licensed practitioner to ensure you are a suitable candidate for the treatment. If you are deemed appropriate, the procedure will be booked at an outpatient center.

The FemiLift treatment is a nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation and is performed in a doctor's office. A slim probe is inserted into the vagina. This does not usually cause discomfort. There is typically no need for sedatives or anesthesia. The physician rotates the probe by 360 degrees and delivers pulses of laser energy to the vaginal walls in precise, controlled amounts. The entire procedure takes less than 30 minutes to complete.

Does FemiLift laser treatment hurt?

The procedure is painless for the majority of women. It is described as more comfortable than a routine gynecology exam or Pap smear by many patients. You may feel a warm sensation from the heat of the laser, but there should not be any pain during the procedure. Furthermore, providers can choose the size of the FemiLift probe to match the size of your vagina and ensure you are as comfortable as possible.

Does FemiLift treatment last forever?

The results of FemiLift last for 1-3 years and are not permanent. However, many patients are able to maintain their results with a touch-up treatment every year.

How many FemiLift treatments will I need?

Most women notice a marked improvement after one treatment. However, doctors recommend that you undergo 3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart to achieve optimal results and better outcomes from FemiLift. You may need a touch-up every 12 to 24 months to maintain the results. You can also prolong your results by doing regular pelvic floor exercises.

What are the benefits of vaginal tightening with FemiLift?

Alma Lasers FemiLift is a fast, effective, and safe treatment that is minimally-invasive and non-surgical and can be done on an outpatient basis. It uses CO2 technology that is clinically proven to promote collagen formation. The results are immediate.

Benefits after childbirth

Some women experience vaginal looseness after childbirth, which affects their confidence and leads to reduced pleasure during sex. FemiLift leads to vaginal tightening and can address these post-partum issues as well as stress incontinence. Women are advised to wait at least 3 months after delivery before undergoing FemiLift.

Benefits for menopausal women

Post-menopausal women experience a boost in sex-drive after the laser treatments. There is increased comfort during sex due to improved lubrications. Many patients notice enhanced sensations and pleasure during sex due to vaginal tightening. Symptoms such as vaginal dryness are relieved. The treatment also helps improve urinary symptoms and reduce the frequency of vaginal and urinary infections. Overall, the procedure leads to improved self-confidence and enhanced feminine health.

Benefits after breast cancer treatment

Many women diagnosed with breast cancer suffer from vaginal dryness. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is not always an option for such patients. FemiLift laser is an effective treatment for dryness symptoms without the need for supplementation with hormone medications.

What happens after FemiLift treatment? Is there any downtime after the vaginal rejuvenation procedure?

Recovery is quick after the laser treatment. Unlike surgery which can require an extended downtime, most patients return to daily activities the same day as their FemiLift procedure. However, women who undergo this treatment are advised to avoid penetrative sexual intercourse or avoid inserting anything into their vagina for 3-5 days.

Are there any side effects I should know about?

Sometimes, there can be minor cramping after the procedure. There may also be a watery discharge or spotting. However, these symptoms are usually mild and resolve in a day or two.

How do I know if FemiLift is right for me?

Laser vaginal tightening procedures are safe and effective for most women. Women who use various forms of birth control, including an IUD, can have these procedures. Patients who have had pelvic surgery, including hysterectomy and vaginal repair, can also undergo the treatment. Women who have given birth recently are advised to wait at least 3 months before undergoing FemiLift.

You are a good candidate for this procedure if you suffer from vaginal laxity, dryness, and itchiness, stress urinary incontinence, recurrent infections, and pain during sexual intercourse. Before scheduling you for a FemiLift treatment, your practitioner will perform a gynecologic exam to ensure there are no active infections or vaginal discharge that may need need to be treated prior to the procedure.

What are the alternatives to FemiLift?

The two main types of non-surgical treatments used to tighten the vagina and improve feminine health are CO2 lasers and radio frequency technology. Some systems use YAG laser technology. Both FemiLift and RF stimulate the production of new collagen and ease a wide range of vaginal symptoms.

Another alternative is to undergo vaginal rejuvenation surgery (vaginoplasty). However, this is an invasive procedure done under general anesthesia. The risks associated with it are considerably higher with a recovery time of up to two weeks.

FemiLift vs MonaLisa Touch

MonaLisa Touch is similar to FemiLift - both use CO2 laser to stimulate new collagen growth in the vaginal walls. However, FemiLift is better at distributing laser energy uniformly and treating incontinence. It is also a more versatile device with various adapters to treat the vagina and vulva.

How much does FemiLift cost?

In the United States, a FemiLift package costs around $2,700 for a series of 3 treatments. Touch-up treatments are usually priced at $1,000. The treatments are not covered by insurance.

In the UK, FemiLift pricing depends on the clinic but is typically around £1000-£1500 per session. The treatments are not currently available on the NHS despite the fact that they are proven to improve symptoms such as vulvovaginal atrophy, vaginal dryness, stress urinary incontinence, and weak pelvic floor muscle which are medical conditions. You will have to cover the cost of the treatments yourself.

Who will be performing the laser treatments?

It is essential that you choose a reputable center for your FemiLift procedure to ensure it is performed by a practitioner who has received extensive training and certification in the use of this laser. Usually, a board-certified gynecologist or cosmetic surgeon will perform the treatment.

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