Oestrogen plays an important role in maintaining a healthy vaginal lining. The lining should be thick, elastic, and covered in a thin layer of fluid. When oestrogen levels change, the vagina can become dry, leading to itching, burning, and discomfort during intercourse. Oestrogen levels can drop for a variety of reasons, including during menopause. During “the change”, two out of three women experience vaginal dryness and associated symptoms. Vaginal dryness can be treated with a variety of topical oestrogen products including creams, rings, and tablets. Rejuvenating the lining of the vagina is now possible without medication using our specialised vaginal laser, FemiLift. This CO2 laser gently resurfaces the lining of the vagina, leading to improvements in lubrication and sensation.
How does FemiLift work?
FemiLift uses a powerful but controlled laser to create thousands of tiny thermal injuries to the lining of the vagina. This removes old cells and stimulates collagen and new tissue growth, leading to younger cells and glands. The cells produce lubricant and the heated tissue results in improvement in elasticity and tightness.
What does the treatment feel like?
This is a painless treatment that takes just ten minutes! You may feel some heat but the treatment is not uncomfortable.
When should I expect to feel results?
Many patients report improvement in symptoms in a matter of a few days after the treatment. However, results improve over time and after the recommended course of three treatments is completed.
What causes vaginal dryness?
Usually vaginal dryness is caused by reducing levels of oestrogen. This commonly occurs during menopasuse, but can also be due to medications, after removal of the ovaries, or during chemotherapy. Oestrogen levels can also be affected after childbirth or during breast feeding.
Will the treatment help vaginal itching and burning?
FemiLift can also help vaginal itching and burning if these symptoms are caused by dryness and lack of lubrication. Infections (bacterial, yeast) can also cause itching so if there is any evidence of infection such as discharge then these need to be treated appropriately and FemiLift is not indicated.
Is there any recovery period after FemiLift?
Some discharge for a day or two is normal after FemiLift. You are advised to refrain from intercourse for one week until healing is complete.
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