As part of our expert panel series, we would like to introduce you to our in-house female Gynaecologist, Dr Asel. Dr Asel has given us all the information you will want to know on our new non-surgical vaginal tightening treatment, FemiLift. How does FemiLift work? FemiLift is a non-surgical and easy to perform procedure, which usually takes between 5-10 minutes. When beginning the FemiLift procedure, a vaginal examination will be conducted to exclude any vaginal abnormality. Before the procedure, we require recent PAP\/smear test results. FemiLift applies a fractional CO2 or carbon dioxide laser. The single-use laser probe is lubricated and gently inserted into the vagina. When it passes through the vaginal skin, it creates tiny, ablated dots and stimulates the healing response. This in turn stimulates collagen regeneration and improves vaginal lubrication. Is it painful? Some clients do feel minor discomfort during their FemiLift treatment; however, this varies between clients depending on their pain threshold. The treatment requires no medication or downtime. Occasionally, the patient can feel warmth during the delivery of the laser energy. Many clients find the FemiLift procedure is more comfortable than having a PAP\/smear test. Who does it work best for? \tWomen with minimal to moderate vaginal looseness and laxity \tWomen suffering from involuntarily loss of urine during activities including heavy lifting, physical activity, coughing, sneezing \tWomen who experience vaginal looseness after childbirth, who may feel overstretched inside the vagina or those who no longer feel penile penetration during sexual intercourse \tPost- menopausal women with vaginal dryness, burning sensation, pains or discomfort during sexual intercourse \tWomen with vaginal atrophy (natural thinning of the vaginal skin due to lack of oestrogen) Is there anyone who cannot have FemiLift? \tThose with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) \tIf you have been diagnosed with any bleeding disorder or cancer \tWomen who suffer from severe pelvic floor vaginal looseness, muscular split-up, significant urinary incontinence\/ prolapse are not suitable for FemiLift. They need surgical repairment \tWomen who have experienced severe atrophic vaginitis before having Femilift might need to have oestrogen treatment first \tPregnant women \tFemiLift should not be conducted during the menstrual period How soon after giving birth can women have this treatment? FemiLift can be carried out approximately three months after childbirth. How can the FemiLift help with vaginal tightening to enhance your sex life? Urogenital atrophy, a symptom experienced by all menopausal women at some point, can lead to diminished tightness and sensitivity in the vaginal area, causing decreased satisfaction during sexual intercourse. FemiLift sends laser energy into the mucosal layer, stimulating the collagen and elastin to grow, in turn thickening and rejuvenating the mucosal layer. This regeneration process improves the circulation on the G-spots, which improves elasticity on the clitoris, and enhances your sex life. What attracted you to the FemiLift as a treatment? I am fascinated by this new technology; it is a quick, safe and minimally invasive procedure that addresses a wide range of feminine health concerns. It provides a comprehensive treatment solution performed in a comfortable setting with no need for anesthesia and minimal pain, achieving immediate improvement with lasting results. What have you heard so far from your patients about their results? Some of my patients have noticed vaginal tightening after their second treatment, while other patients have experienced decreasing urinary urgency. However, this does vary case by case; other patients have confirmed they have experienced a reduction in frequency and quantity of stress urinary incontinence. Call us today on 020 3811 2727, or book a complimentary consultation with our expert Treatment Coordinators to discuss our FemiLift treatment in more detail.