When you sneeze, do you have little accidents? Do you avoid sexual intimacy because it causes discomfort? Maybe the thought of wearing certain types of clothing makes you uncomfortable because of sagging “down there.” If you can identify with one or more of these scenarios, you should know that you aren’t alone and you don’t have to worry about these concerns any longer.

There are a number of factors that can lead to vaginal laxity and atrophy, as well as urinary incontinence, including childbirth, weight loss and gain, and hormonal fluctuations that come along with aging. All of these experiences can overstretch vaginal tissue, affect collagen levels, and negatively impact the quality of muscle tone in your vagina, which can prevent you from living the life you were born to live.

At Xanadu Med Spa in Fort Collins, Colorado we offer FemiLift™, a non-surgical vaginal laser therapy. This minimally invasive treatment is safe and has proven to be very effective at addressing a wide range of vaginal health concerns. What’s more, many patients report immediate improvements following this state-of-the-art vaginal rejuvenation treatment, and it can be performed on an outpatient basis with little to no downtime. Finally, it is possible to restore youthful tone and tightness while addressing many of the common vaginal health concerns that women develop as they age, all without the need for surgery or extensive recovery periods

FemiLift™ is a wonderful, 100-percent non-surgical option for women of all ages, and Xanadu Med Spa in Fort Collins is your go-to source for this fast and effective vaginal tightening treatment. If you’re a woman in the Northern Colorado area looking for fast and effective laser vaginal tightening, call or click online to book an appointment with our team led by Dr. Irene Sokolowski, OB/GYN today.

Vaginal Rejuvenation FAQs

What Is Involved in the FemiLift™ Treatment?

This procedure uses Alma Lasers’ powerful 30 w CO2 laser to trigger a thermal reaction within the inner layers of vaginal tissue. This non-painful process causes specific proteins to contract and regenerate, triggering your body’s own natural healing process. The treatment and subsequent healing process result in remodeled tissue with restored firmness. Collagen fibers regeneration results in thicker, longer, and stronger fibers, providing patients with more youthful vaginal tissue.

What Are the Advantages of This Treatment?

Benefits of this laser vaginal rejuvenation treatment include:

  • Pain-free procedure with no downtime
  • Proven, effective technology for long-lasting results
  • Fast treatment times (typically 25 to 30 minutes)
  • FDA-approved for lasting peace of mind
  • Outpatient treatment with no need for anesthesia
  • Improves dryness and stress urinary incontinence (SUI)

What Conditions Can Be Treated With This Procedure?

FemiLift™ vaginal rejuvenation treatments are approved to treat a wide variety of conditions, including urinary incontinence, vaginal laxity, vaginal dryness, and recurrent infections. Let’s take a closer look at each of these conditions and how vaginal rejuvenation can help.

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

If you experience the involuntary leakage of urine when you sneeze, cough, or lift a heavy object, then you may be suffering from SUI. This condition is the body’s response to abdominal pressure when combined with a loss of urethral support or damage to the pelvic support structure. As mentioned previously, FemiLift™ triggers rejuvenation, regeneration, and remodeling of key fibers and proteins in vaginal walls, which results in enhanced urethral support and increased support of the pelvic structure. This allows many patients to experience a reduction in SUI symptoms and the benefits that come with long-term urinary continence.

Vaginal Laxity

Laxity describes a muscle that has become loose from overstretching. Hormonal changes that come with aging and the physical changes that accompany childbirth and weight fluctuations can result in diminished vaginal sensitivity and tightness for many women. Over time, this can lead to decreased enjoyment of sexual experiences, self-confidence issues, and significantly impact a woman’s quality of life. FemiLift™ offers a non-surgical solution for vaginal laxity, as the thermal heating and micro-ablation processes it entails can restore tightness and tone to vaginal walls. This vaginal rejuvenation treatment is approved for restoring genital tissue and vaginal diameter to a more youthful state, alleviating many of the concerns that come along with laxity.

Vaginal Dryness and Recurrent Infections

In addition to reducing symptoms related to SUI and vaginal laxity, FemiLift™ is also designed to address other feminine health conditions, including vaginal dryness and recurring infections. Women of all ages may find themselves with either of these conditions — thankfully this vaginal rejuvenation treatment can help. FemiLift™ rejuvenates and regenerates the vaginal lining, which improves lubrication and encourages balanced pH and microflora in the vagina. This process increases the local immune response, leaving the area with higher immune resistance. That means less dryness and fewer infections in the long run, which can help you feel more sexy and confident.

What Advantages Does the Treatment Have Over Surgery?

The fact that the FemiLift™ procedure can be completed on an outpatient basis is perhaps the biggest advantage it has over surgical alternatives. The procedure can be completed in our office without the need for anesthesia. This non-surgical, minimally invasive approach means that you can return to your normal activities almost immediately, and you can enjoy sexual intimacy with your partner after about 72 hours. All of this allows you to enjoy an improved quality of life, greater confidence, and enhanced self-esteem.

Additionally, the FemiLift™ handpiece is designed to be easy for providers to use, allowing them to provide you with the best, most effective results possible. Patients have reported great satisfaction thanks to the short treatment time (about 30 minutes in most cases) and the minimal risk of bleeding or other side effects.

What is FemiLift™?

This revolutionary procedure from Alma Lasers offers a non-surgical treatment for many common vaginal health concerns. It requires no anesthesia, is virtually painless, and patients can return to their normal activities with little to no downtime. The treatment increases tightness in the vaginal canal, resulting in enhanced intimate experiences. It has also proven to be effective for:

  • Reducing instances of urinary incontinence
  • Resurfacing vaginal stretch marks and scars
  • Lightening peri-vaginal tissue
  • Reducing vaginal dryness and frequent infections
  • Improving sensation, circulation, and blood flow
  • Improving internal and external vaginal laxity

How Does It Work?

The fractionated laser energy emitted by the hand-held FemiLift™ device causes vaginal tissue to shrink and contract, encouraging more collagen and elastin to be produced. This regenerates vaginal tissue that is more firm and tight. This enhances sexual intimacy, and because the tissue along the base of the bladder is tightened, reduces accidents during sneezing, coughing, and other pressure-inducing activities.

Am I a Candidate for Vaginal Rejuvenation?

While FemiLift™ is designed to reduce vaginal laxity, it might not be the right procedure for you if you have extreme vaginal looseness. On the other hand, this vaginal rejuvenation treatment may be best for you if:

  • You feel your vagina is too wide or loose
  • You have laxity concerns following childbirth
  • You struggle with stress urinary incontinence
  • You would like to correct mild vaginal laxity without surgery
  • You experience menopause-related dryness or tissue atrophy
  • You struggle with recurring vaginal infections

What Should I Expect From a Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment?

The FemiLift™ procedure can be completed right here at Xanadu Med Spa by Dr. Sokolowski and/or her team. The treatment itself can be completed in about 15 minutes, but you should allow extra time for pretreatment prep and for you to talk to the doctor about any questions or concerns that you have.

Our Fort Collins vaginal rejuvenation treatments are virtually painless, and because they have no unpleasant side effects, you don’t have to worry about inconvenient downtime associated with recovery. You can even resume sexual activity in about 72 hours. Most women see improvements right away, with the best results reported from spacing several treatments about two to three weeks apart. Many women also choose to get a touch-up treatment about a year after their initial treatment to maintain their results.

Additional Procedural Questions

How long do I need to avoid intercourse following treatment? You should avoid penetrative intercourse for three days.

What areas can be treated? FemiLift™ treats the internal vaginal canal as well as the external surrounding labia.

Are there risks to this treatment? CO2 lasers have proven to be effective for a wide variety of uses in the last 30 years, including vaginal rejuvenation procedures when performed by a qualified doctor. As with any other treatment, we recommend seeing a trained professional to avoid unnecessary risks complications.

Can I still have this procedure if I’ve had a hysterectomy? Yes.

I am on my period — do I need to wait until it is done to have this treatment? Yes, in order to ensure the best laser rejuvenation results, we recommend having FemiLift™ done when you are not menstruating.

Can I have this treatment if I am breastfeeding? Yes.

Is there any risk in hurting my clitoris? No. The treated area is in a different location from your clitoris.

Do I have to wait to get back to exercising? No. You can return to your normal fitness routine following the procedure.

Does this vaginal rejuvenation treatment hurt? No. This procedure is not painful, and many women report that it is more comfortable than a pap test.

How far does the hand-held device go into my vagina? The probe is inserted into the vagina up to the cervix, about 6-8 cm deep. The laser beam travels about 0.05 mm into the vaginal tissue.

I just had a baby — when is it safe to have this treatment? It is recommended that you wait at least three months following your delivery to ensure you are completely healed before this procedure is completed.

Can this treatment make vaginal thrush worse? We do not recommend undergoing treatment with FemiLift if you are experiencing active or acute vaginal infections.

Book Your Vaginal Rejuvenation Appointment

To discover how vaginal rejuvenation with non-surgical FemiLift laser treatments can help you, call us at Xanadu Med Spa or book an appointment online today.