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FAQ for FEMILIFT TREATMENT

Am I a candidate for the FemiLift treatment if I have a coil already fitted?

Yes

Are there any special instructions for after treatment?

Only one – avoid penetrative intercourse for 3 days.

Can anything go wrong?

CO2 lasers have been in use for the past 30 years and have shown to be safe and effective for many applications, including gynecology. A similar laser technique is used for skin rejuvenation and reduction of wrinkles of the face. It is mandatory that a trained individual use the equipment. As with any medical intervention, treatment by untrained individuals can lead to excessive scarring or difficulty in passing urine.

Can I have this treatment if I had a hysterectomy?

Yes

Can I have this treatment if I had previous vaginal repair surgery for prolapse?

Yes

Can I undergo treatment if I am on my period?

FemiLift is not performed during a patient’s menstrual period, as the laser will not achieve optimal results.

Can I undergo treatment while breast feeding?

Yes

Can it hurt my clitoris?

No, the clitoral nerves are located away from the treated area.

Can it irritate my cystitis?

The FemiLift treatment has not been associated with any worsening of cystitis type symptoms such as increased urination frequency or a burning sensation when urinating.

Can you exercise straight after?

Patients can regain their normal exercise regime immediately post treatment.

Can you have a hot shower or bath or use the sauna after treatment?

Yes

Does the treatment hurt during or after?

No the treatment is pain free. It is more comfortable than having a pap smear test.

How far does the laser go?

The laser probe is inserted into the vagina up to the cervix – about 6-8cm deep. The laser beam travels about 0.05mm (usually about 300-500um) into the vaginal tissue. This is deep enough to reach the level of the sub mucosa where the new collagen is formed.

How long after giving birth can I undergo treatment?

After vaginal birth, it is recommended to wait 3 months to ensure that any scars from tears or episiotomy have had the chance to heal and that the vaginal tone has recovered naturally.

How long after treatment can I have intercourse?

You will be asked to abstain from penetrative intercourse for 3 days.

How many treatments do I need to get maximum results – and what is the ideal gap between them?

Based on our clinical experience, about 90% of patients will show a good response, after 2-3 treatments. Treatments should be repeated every 2 years to maintain optimal results.

I am having laser hair removal on the bikini line. Is it ok to undergo treatment after?

Yes

I am on antibiotics. Can I still have treatment?

Yes

I suffer from pelvic endometriosis. Can I still have this treatment?

In most cases, yes. This is based on the location of the endometriosis. Please consult with your treating physician.

I suffer from vaginal dryness. Will this treatment make it worse?

No, actually the opposite. Laser energy has been used for many years to improve vaginal symptoms such as dryness with great success.

I think I might have an STD. can I still undergo treatment?

It is better to have this checked out and treated before you undergo treatment with FemiLift. The quickest way to do so is to visit your gynecologist or your local women’s health clinic.

I want a baby in a couple years. Should I wait?

FemiLift can be performed at any time. It has no effect on fertility, pregnancy or delivery. There is no need to wait until after childbirth.

If I have vaginal thrush, will this treatment make it worse?

We do not recommend undergoing treatment with FemiLift. If you are experiencing active or acute vaginal infections.

What type of equipment is used?

A specifically designed, single use, sterile disposable probe is used during treatment, which prevents transmission of infections. This is placed on top of a special laser hand piece, which is used to deliver the laser energy (through the disposable probe).

Will any form of contraception interfere with the treatment; such as pills or an implant?

No

Will I bleed?

No, usually there is some vaginal secretion for a few days, which is considered a normal and healthy reaction to laser treatment.

Will this treatment help or prevent prolapse?

Yes