Breakthrough Non-Invasive Laser Vaginal Tightening Procedure
Throughout the aging process our skin looses its vitality, wrinkles appear, and elasticity is reduced due to collagen fibers decreasing in number and strength. This is why so many woman around the world undergo cosmetic procedures and use innovative creams to ensure they look as young as possible.
The same process occurs in the vaginal tissue where collagen and elastin loose their strength as a result of childbirth, hormonal changes, gravity, and the aging process. Due to structural changes in the vagina and urethra area, the loss of collagen fibers firmness can lead to reduction in sexual fulfillment in addition to stress urinary incontinence at different severity levels.
Dr. Mark X. Lowney is the first gynecologist in Massachusetts to offer the FemiLift laser vaginal tightening procedure to alleviate these vaginal symptoms utilizing state-of-the-art lasers which are essentially painless and are associated with no downtime.
What is the FemiLift Procedure?
The FemiLift Procedure is a non-invasive laser treatment which uses a 30 watt CO2 laser to heat the superficial layers of the vaginal tissue which induces your body to regenerate the collagen and elastin proteins which results in a remodeling of the vagina, making it tighter and firmer.
Who is a candidate for the FemiLift Procedure?
Any woman who desires to non-invasively and non-surgically tighten the vagina to either improve sensation during intercourse or improve leakage of urine upon coughing, sneezing, or bearing down, or both. Although vaginal laxity (looseness) can occur in any woman as a result of aging or weight loss, it is mostly experienced by woman after delivering multiple and large children vaginally.
Is the FemiLift Procedure painful?
The majority of women who have the FemiLift laser vaginal tightening procedure performed say that it is completely painless. A minority of patients say that they feel a warm tingling sensation during the procedure which only lasts a few seconds.
How long does it take to do the FemiLift procedure?
The FemiLift laser vaginal tightening procedure takes 10 to 15 minutes to perform by Dr. Mark X. Lowney, in the office setting.
Is there any anesthesia or premedication needed before doing the FemiLift procedure?
To date, not one patient has taken anything before, during, or after the FemiLift laser vaginal tightening procedure. It is essentially painless.
Is there any downtime associated with the FemiLift procedure?
The FemiLift laser vaginal tightening procedure is truly a “lunch-time” non-invasive procedure requiring no downtime. Most patients return to work and resume physical exercise the same day. The ONLY restriction is to refrain from using tampons or having sexual intercourse for 3 days.
How many FemiLift laser vaginal tightening sessions are necessary?
Although most patients will experience improvement in their symptoms within 3 to 4 weeks of their 1st treatment, the current recommendation is to have 3 treatments performed 1 month apart in order to achieve the maximum vaginal tightening effect.
Do some women require more than 3 sessions?
Most women will achieve maximum vaginal tightening after 3 sessions of the FemiLift laser vaginal tightening procedure. Occasionally more treatments may be necessary.
How long does the vaginal tightening effects last?
As with other cosmetic laser procedures, most patients can experience results for many years, especially if the woman has no further vaginal deliveries. Some patients may need “maintenance” FemiLift procedure if some of their symptoms recur. Presently we are recommending yearly maintenance.
How much does the FemiLift procedure cost and does health insurance cover it?
The FemiLift Laser vaginal tightening procedure is presently not covered by health insurance. The present cost is $1200 per session and we are recommending 3 sessions performed 1 month apart. Total cost: $3600.
What is the difference between vaginal rejuvenation surgery and the FemiLift procedure?
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery is an invasive surgical procedure requiring intravenous sedation and local anesthesia. It takes approximately 1 hour to perform and has 6 weeks of downtime. It is associated with some discomfort similar to episiotomy pain. It is usually performed when vaginal laxity (looseness) is excessive after delivery of multiple large babies. The FemiLift laser tightening procedure is non-invasive, painless, and has essentially no downtime. Sometimes the 2 procedures can be combined to get maximal effect. Dr. Mark X. Lowney, a board-certified ob/gyn and cosmetic surgeon will be able to determine which procedure is appropriate for you.