FemiLift FAQs

What is FemiLift?

FemiLift is a quick, safe and highly effective, non-surgical laser vaginal rejuvenation treatment.

What women’s health issues does FemiLift treat?

FemiLift™ helps women who are experiencing:

  • bladder leakage
  • stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
  • urgency incontinence
  • vaginal dryness
  • painful sex (caused by vaginal dryness)
  • vaginal laxity (often a result of childbirth)

Are there any special instructions for after treatment?

Only one – avoid penetrative intercourse for 3 days

Does the treatment hurt during or after?

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

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

How many treatments do I need to get maximum results?

Based on our clinical experience, about 90% of patients will show a good response after 2-3 treatments for urinary incontinence. For treatment for vaginal dryness and laxity, many clients require just one treatment. Treatments should be repeated every 2 years to maintain optimal results. Individual results may vary.

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

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 with FemiLift?

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

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

Yes

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

Yes

I suffer from pelvic endometriosis. Can I still have FemiLift?

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

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

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

No

Will I bleed after FemiLift?

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?

It may help with mild prolapse but is unlikely to prevent long term prolapse

How does FemiLift work? 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). Check out this video for details on how the treatment is administered.

Do you have questions about FemiLift? Dr. Lourens is happy to answer them and determine if FemiLift is appropriate for you. Please call 403.609.2196 or 403.265.4142 to schedule your free consultation.