FemiLift ..an excellent treatment for vaginal dryness, laxity, and incontinence

Well, it’s been a year since we started using Femilift for Vaginal Laxity, mild urinary incontinance, and vaginal dryness.  The results have been truly AMAZING.  I first blogged on this revolutionaary devise a little over a year ago and I am happy to say that there has been virtually 100% satisfaction to date.  We have had a mixture of patients come in with single complaints to many with multiple complaints listed above.  One patient who had dryness from menopause could not use the vaginal creams due to irritation nor take the oral treatment due to extreme side effects.  Vaginal lubricants burned so badly she could not enjoy sex.  After one treatment she noted a 40% improvement in her symptoms after about 2-3 weeks.  After the second treatment it was 90+% better to the point that she had a return of vaginal moisture and no further burning.  Multiple patients treated for the minor incontinence are reporting similar results with no leaking on running or other activities that required a pad before treatment.  All patients have experienced a tightenting of vaginal caliber and more fulfillment with sex for both her and her partner.  I know it sounds too good to be true but it has been 100 % satifaction reported by all my treated patients.  Now if you are having bulging from the vaginal opening with incomplete emptying of the bladder or a large amount of leakage then this may not be the cure as some of the more severe cases may need surgery.  That can be determined by a simple pelvic exam.

Femilift takes about 5 minutes to do and can be done over your lunch break or even after work on the way home.  No anesthesia is required although a numbing cream can be used if desired.  However, to date, no one felt that numbing was necessary as any discomfort was described as a slight pinch on one or two pulses of the laser. ( we usually do 30-70 pulses depending on the vaginal depth).  There is no down time afterward.  Yes, it takes three treatments a month apart to get the complete lift and tightening but most patients are reporting that they are very satisfied after two sessions.  The third one, I feel, will give you greater longevity of the treatment.

Femilift uses a fraxelated CO2 laser that divides the laser beam into about 16 small pin dots. These small pin dot lasers make micro damage into the collagen support layer of the vagina and also stimulate lining cell growth in the vagina.  As healing and new collagen is formed there is a thickening of the lining cells and also a thikening and lift to the collagen support of the vagina.  This results in an improvement of the vaginal looseness and a thickening and lift around the bladder stem or urethra that corrects the minor incontinence.  Because of a return of normal lining cells or epithelium an increase in vaginal lubrication is evident.

Again I am so amazed at this revolutionary treatment that is so easily performed in the office at Genesis.  If you are having any of the triad… vaginal laxity, minor leakage, vaginal dryness…then call us for more information and a consult about Femilift.  Our number is 843-669-2220.

Stay healthy

Dr. ODell

Femi-Lift, Amazing laser treatment for vaginal laxity

We have now been doing the Femi-Lift Vaginal tightening for a little over a month now with very very favorable results.  All of our patients have told me they have had improvement in urinary leakage and in vaginal tightening.  Two patients who initially reported vaginal dryness have noted correction after the second treatment.  All patients who reported some urinary leakage with a cough or activity are now dry with one telling me she had 50% improvement after the first treatment and now 80% after the second.  All patients did complain with vaginal laxity and have reported marked improvement personally and for their partner. This is in line with all the studies and patient satisfaction posts that I have found nationally.

Basically Femi-Lift uses a low power fractional laser to tighten the collagen support structure of the vaginal wall.  This results in a shrinkage of the tissue giving a tightening effect to the vaginal wall and a “lift” to the bladder stem (urethra) that will correct minor annoying urinary leakage brought on that laxity of the vaginal tissue.  An added bonus is stimulation of the vaginal lining cells which can result in improved vaginal moisture after a couple of treatments.  The visit takes only about 10 minutes and is done with a small rounded instrument that does not cause any discomfort. No anesthesia is required although we can use numbing cream if desired….usually not necessary.

If you are noticing any or all of the vaginal triad of laxity, leakage, or dryness then this is a good solution for you with a proven effectiveness.  Don’t suffer with this.  Femi-Lift is amazing.

Dr. O’Dell

Thought for the day..”Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”Napoleon Hill

FemiLift…Lasers in Vaginal health

We are very proud at Genesis to be the exclusive provider in this area of SC and NC to have the Femilift vaginal laser technology.  If you have been noticing a decreasing amount of natural lubrication, more vaginal laxity, and/or increasing urinary leakage ( incontinence) with a cough or sneeze then you may be a candidate for the FemiLift.  It is done in our Gyn exam room at Genesis requiring NO anesthesia as it is not painful for most all patients.  So exactly what is it.  This system uses a CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser at a low power that is projected down a specialized vaginal instrument that “pixelates” the laser beam into smaller pinpoint segments.  The special instrument is placed in the vagina and the laser is activated so that it fires the pixelated laser onto the vaginal wall at specific points.  The instrument is then pulled back a centimeter and fired again until the entire vaginal is treated.  By breaking up the laser beam into smaller pinpoints the pain is avoided and a wider area is treated per activation.  These pixelated points of laser light will re stimulate the vaginal lining to thicken and produce more natural lubrication and also stimualate new collegen protein growth that will tighten the vagina.  By tightening the vagina and enhancing collagen there is also an improvement at the area where the bladder stem meets the bladder.  This provides the improvement with the urinary leakage.  Time requirement… about 10 minutes or so.  We do suggest a repeat treatment in a month even if you note improvement on the first one, as most do.  There is no down time.  You can return to work and other activities immediately after.  Reports from our patients have been 100% positive in their symptom improvement.  This is really an amazing technology that is allowing women to get better bladder control, improve vaginal dryness without use of hormones, and give them a more satisfying sexual exerience because of improvement in the tightness of the vagina.  Please read more on our site about Femilift and call us to set up an appointment to see if you are a candidate for this truly breakthrough treatment.

Dr. O’Dell