In this week’s special health story, The Pioneer’s Shikha Duggal decodes femilift and its relationship with women’s sexual anatomy
It’s not only men; some women also worry about how their vagina can affect sexual pleasure, particularly after having a baby. And then during our research, a terminology comes up named “femilift”. Curious to know its relationship with women’s sexual anatomy?
We understood it has something to do with laser vaginal tightening. Up until this point, we were still not sure what the process was all about. Hence, this became our week’s special health story on the femilift procedure.
Dr. Akta Bajaj, senior consultant and head of obstetrics and gynecology at the Ujala Cygnus Group of Hospitals, informs us that “Femilift is a minimally invasive vaginal regeneration process that helps women get back to intimacy in no time. It is an advanced technology to treat feminine issues that works on the fractional CO2 laser. Women prefer this treatment as it is a painless procedure that doesn’t require surgery and is phenomenal at helping women regain intimacy when factors like childbirth, hormones, and aging get in the way. It tries to resolve issues faced by menopausal women.
The “femilift device” uses thermal lasers to trigger your body’s own natural healing process. The treatment uses a laser with a 360-degree rotating probe to assist in vaginal revitalisation. As part of the procedure, the probe is then inserted into the vagina to apply this thermal energy. The thermal energy inside the vagina causes vaginal mucosa revitalization and gives the vaginal wall a tightening and lubricating effect. This quick procedure has a quick recovery time as well.” Also intrigued to know about the new Viagra for women, the same doctor tells us, “Female Viagra helps increase the libido of women who struggle with a sexual decline, a condition known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder. It has its disadvantages too when compared to the Femilift vaginal rejuvenation procedure! Female viagra has some dangerous side effects, including a drop in blood pressure and possible fainting when taken with alcohol. But on the other hand, femilift improves bodily production and cost effectiveness.
Cons include the requirement of multiple treatments and results that do not last. Before undergoing the procedure, you should make sure that you have had a recent gynecologic exam. It is also crucial to check for and address any infections or vaginal discharge before the laser vaginal tightening treatment. The patient needs to have a clear report of vaginal health, and then only she can proceed with the treatment.”
Avoiding lack of personal self-esteem or problems in the bedroom, Dr. Ruchi Bhandari, infertility specialist and cosmetic gynecologist at Mishka IVF Centre, gives us some more details. For instance, “Femilift results in a microablative effect that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which can help to improve the strength and elasticity of the vaginal tissue. Many women refer to it as a “coffee break” procedure, as it typically takes only 10-15 minutes to complete. Additionally, femiLift is an outpatient procedure, which means that patients can go home immediately following the treatment.
The CO2 pixel laser technology used in femilift is considered the gold standard in both facial treatments and skin tightening. It has a long-term thermal effect that helps promote the production of collagen and elastin, and it is also highly effective in addressing issues related to vaginal health. The laser is precisely controlled, allowing for minimal discomfort during the procedure. It can help restore the natural pH balance of the vagina, reducing the likelihood of infections such as bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections.
Can also help to improve the support and strength of the vaginal tissue, which can reduce the likelihood of prolapse, a condition in which the pelvic organs may bulge into the vaginal canal. Femilift can help prevent and treat vaginal wall relaxation without severe prolapse, as well as SUI symptoms. The procedure is also helpful for postpartum rehabilitation to prevent and treat SUI. In addition to its medical benefits, the treatment can improve the patient’s sexual life and overall quality of life. Then, “flibanserin” works by affecting neurotransmitters in the brain that are responsible for sexual desire.
It can be taken daily for a month, and studies have shown that it can increase the number of satisfying sexual experiences by one per month. However, the medication has not received a lot of positive feedback, and its efficacy is still debated. In addition to the medication, doctors may also recommend sex therapy or counseling to address the underlying issues behind HSDD. Flibanserin is also contraindicated in women with liver disease, and it cannot be used with other antifungal medications or alcohol due to the risk of severe dehydration. While female viagra and femilift both aim to improve sexual function and quality of life for women, they work in different ways and have different indications and contraindications. Femilift is a more comprehensive treatment option that addresses a range of vaginal issues, while Viagra is primarily focused on increasing sexual desire.” So what does a patient have to do ultimately?
The doctor advised, “Choose a reputable healthcare provider who is trained in performing the femiLift procedure. Inform the healthcare provider about any medical conditions, medications, or allergies that you may have. Make sure you have no vaginal infections or active herpes before undergoing the procedure. Avoid sexual activity for 24 hours after the procedure. Avoid hot steam baths for one week after the procedure. Attend all three sittings of the procedure, which are typically done at an interval of 4-6 weeks. Understand that while the procedure is relatively simple and painless, it may require maintenance shots every one to two years due to the depletion of collagen with age. Discuss any concerns or questions that you may have with your healthcare provider before undergoing the procedure.”
Many have encountered pressure urinary incontinence post-labor, vaginal dryness, and sourness too. Dr. Poornima Kinila, consultant in obstetrics and gynecology and infertility at Aster RV Hospital, agrees to it too. “Basically, we need to understand the skin and that vaginal tissue is made up of collagen fibers, which give the tissues flexibility and strength.
As a result, this procedure attempts to resolve the looseness by tightening the muscles, particularly when there is elasticity following childbirth or menopause due to hormonal issues. Also, it is helpful for those who have stress due to urinary influences and when there is pain during intercourse or there is itching and burning.
It’s an FDA-approved procedure, and a study shows repeated sessions might be needed. Above the female viagra, the content is called febanserin and was FDA-approved in 2015; it improves the female sexual organisms and is used for hypersexual disorders, while repeated doses might be necessary overtime.”