Laser Treatment At The Urogynecology Center
Vaginal looseness will often cause decreased sensation with sex and is a very common complaint for many women after childbirth and after menopause. The change in sexual pleasure may be subtle in some cases but it could be drastic in others to the point of significantly affecting personal relationships and sexual satisfaction.
Patients with those complaints often will have an involuntary loss of urine during exercise, laughing, coughing or even during sex. This is referred to as stress urinary incontinence. These changes may cause individuals to limit their exercise habits as well as alter their daily routines.
Until recently, the only option for both of these problems often involved either working hard to improve pelvic floor muscle strength or surgeries to tighten the vaginal caliber (this is called surgical vaginoplasty). Now there is a revolutionary, FDA approved, laser for this process called the FemiLift™. Using a unique vaginal probe that delivers laser energy to the vaginal canal and the periurethral tissues this procedure can restore a youthful vagina and may improve and/or cure stress urinary incontinence. While this device was initially developed for non-hormonal therapy for vaginal atrophy and vaginal dryness its benefits have been found to far surpass this single indication. This comfortable, office-based procedure has revolutionized the treatment of vaginal relaxation, vaginal atrophy/dryness and the nonsurgical treatment of stress incontinence. It tightens the vagina and strengthens the supporting ligaments surrounding the bladder and the urethra and requires absolutely no down time or recovery. It represents a safer alternative to the traditional surgical procedures such as vaginoplasty, as well as suburethral slings. A series of 3 treatments spaced 4-5 weeks apart are recommended for optimal long lasting results.