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My Sex Life Needs a Boost: Can FemiLift Help?

My Sex Life Needs a Boost: Can FemiLift Help?

An estimated half of postmenopausal women experience vaginal dryness and painful sex, and these are just the ones who report it. Up to 90% don’t seek help for their condition; they feel too embarrassed to discuss such things with their doctor, believe it’s simply part of aging, or don’t feel that it’s an important enough issue to explore with their medical team. 

With technology like the FemiLift Pixel CO2 laser, there’s no reason to endure unpleasant sex or embarrassing accidents when you’re trying to relax and be intimate.  

At Physicians for Women in Madison, Wisconsin, our team of women’s health specialists, including gynecologists, board-certified obstetricians, and certified nurse midwives, are dedicated to ensuring your reproductive wellness as well as a healthy attitude toward sex and feminine pleasure.  We offer FemiLift as a safe, effective way to help restore vaginal tone, elasticity, and lubrication, and even remedy bladder and urinary tract issues. 

Aging and painful intercourse

Painful intercourse and urinary/bladder issues (often caused by pelvic floor disorder) are very common in women who have given birth and those who are aging. Childbirth takes a toll on the body, as does aging. Production of proteins like collagen and elastin decrease, and the vaginal walls grow thinner and less lubricated. 

As you get older, you’re likely to find it harder to become aroused, stay aroused, or achieve orgasm. Friction and penetrative sex can even become painful, souring your relationship with intimacy and even placing a strain on your relationship. Hand-in-hand with uncomfortable sex come bladder issues and urinary incontinence, which can be humiliating.  

Treating symptoms of painful intercourse (dyspareunia) such as dryness and irritation, doesn’t address what’s causing your issue. Vaginal dryness can be alleviated temporarily with artificial lubrication, but the atrophy of vaginal tissues caused by aging is more difficult to address. 

Likewise, incontinence may be hidden with special underwear or pads, but that’s not a real solution. We can’t roll back time, but we do have ways to rejuvenate your vaginal tissue. 

How FemiLift can help 

At Physicians for Women, we offer focused vaginal rejuvenation to help stimulate the inner tissue. This increases natural lubrication and restores laxity, and can also improve urinary incontinence. 

Treatment with the FemiLift Pixel CO2 laser is minimally invasive with almost no downtime. Following each session, you can resume your regular activities, even sex, within just a few days. Most patients notice improvement within a single session, though lasting benefits require repeat treatment. 

To learn more about FemiLift and how it might improve your sexual function, call Physicians for Women at 608-227-7007, or book an appointment online.

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