Vaginal Rejuvenation

Physicians for Women - Melius, Schurr & Cardwell -  - Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Physicians for Women - Melius, Schurr & Cardwell

Obstetricians & Gynecologists & Primary Care Physicians located in Madison, WI

Physicians for Women in Madison, WI has always offered the best and most innovative in treatment options. In 2018, we introduced the FemiLift Pixel CO2 laser; a simple, painless and office-based procedure that assists in the restoration and rejuvenation of atrophic, dry, inelastic vaginal tissues that result in chronic irritation and painful sex. It also assists in mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence. Find out if vaginal rejuvenation is appropriate for you by calling the office of Physicians for Women today or booking a consultation online.

Vaginal Rejuvenation Q & A

Why is my vaginal health changing? 

Childbirth and menopause affect the health and elasticity of your vaginal tissues. As your hormone levels begin to decline, you may experience vaginal dryness, irritation and stress urinary incontinence. Your vaginal tissues feel thinner and drier than before. These changes are due to a reduction in blood supply and subsequent lubrication within the vagina.  

Such side effects aren’t uncommon. Close to 50%,and a likely higher percentage of women experience these symptoms during the perimenopausal and menopausal timeframe. In the past, doctors treated symptoms with hormones, but now Physicians for Women offers an alternative with the innovative FemiLift procedure for vaginal rejuvenation. 

 

What is FemiLift?

FemiLift is a quick, laser-assisted procedure designed to improve damaged or atrophic vaginal tissue. The minimally invasive treatment uses a fractionated CO2 laser to promote collagen production and new vascularization in the vaginal tissue to restore elasticity and moisture, 

while strengthening the supportive tissues beneath your bladder and urethra to address urinary incontinence and urgency.

A trained provider performs the procedure in a private and comfortable procedure room at the Physicians for Women office. You can resume almost all of your usual activities immediately after your treatment session, including returning to work or exercising.

 

What does the FemiLift treat?

The team at Physicians for Women may recommend FemiLift to address a range of women’s health issues, including:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mild to moderate stress incontinence
  • Painful sex
  • Vaginal laxity
  • Atrophic changes to the vulva and vagina
  • Lichen sclerosus

 

What happens during a FemiLift procedure?

You undress from the waist down, similar to a pelvic exam. Your Physicians for Women provider gently inserts a slim laser probe into your vagina. Some patients say the probe feels a bit uncomfortable but doesn’t hurt. 

The laser probe is gently rotated circumferentially targeting the entire vaginal surface and gradually withdrawn to the level of the introitus. You may feel mild pulses during your treatment, but it is not painful and very well tolerated.

Each FemiLift treatment takes fewer than 10 minutes. For maximum results, we recommend three sessions spaced four weeks apart. You can expect the benefit of a FemiLift to last one to two years before needing a FemiLift Boost (a single treatment) to restore the tissues once again.

Call the Madison office today or book a consultation online to see if vaginal rejuvenation with the FemiLift is right for you.