On this page you’ll find an overview of what FemiLift vaginal tightening is and what benefits it offers.
If you have a specific question about FemiLift then follow the links below to find in depth information on the procedure.
- What is FemiLift used for?
- Femilift—side effects, who it’s unsuitable for and aftercare advice
- Femilift results, reviews and the results you can expect
- Carbon dioxide laser or radio frequency energy—which is the best option for vaginal rejuvenation?
- FemiLift vs MonaLisa Touch, Thermiva and other vaginal tightening treatments
FemiLift is a non-surgical vaginal tightening treatment designed to improve the symptoms of vaginal dryness and laxity as well as improve vaginal health. The procedure is an effective treatment for mild symptoms of stress urinary incontinence and recurrent vaginal infections such as bacterial vaginosis.
If you’ve experienced pain during sexual intercourse due to vaginal dryness or if you’ve noticed that your sexual pleasure has decreased, then FemiLift could be an effective treatment.
How does FemiLift vaginal tightening work?
FemiLift is a non-surgical treatment that uses a CO2 laser to gently heat the vaginal tissue. This creates painless micro tears that stimulate the body to produce more collagen and elastin fibres. This new collagen and elastin growth improves lubrication and restores the strength and elasticity of the vaginal walls. There is also improved vascularisation of the vaginal mucosa.
During the procedure, which takes around 10 minutes, your practitioner will gently insert a hygienic single-use probe into your vagina and slowly rotate the probe 360 degrees to ensure key areas of your vaginal wall are treated.
FemiLift is also used with the FEMTIGHT applicator to tighten the external vaginal area—the labia majora.
Want to find out more about what vaginal health issues FemiLift can treat? Visit our page What is FemiLift used for?
Does FemiLift laser treatment hurt?
As FemiLift uses a non-invasive laser, it’s a painless procedure that’s been described as much more comfortable than a routine pap smear. You’re likely to feel a warming sensation or a little pressure but you shouldn’t feel any pain during the procedure.
To ensure you’re as comfortable as possible, your practitioner will use a suitable size probe for your vagina and lubricate the probe before inserting it.
Some women experience cramping after having the procedure but this should be very mild and only last for a day or two.
You can find out more about the side effects of FemiLift here.
How many FemiLift treatments will I need?
To achieve the optimal results, you’ll need to have three initial treatments spaced four to six weeks apart, followed by top-up procedures every one and a half to two years to maintain the results.
Having the full course of laser treatment, with top-up sessions, will help prevent any reoccurrence of symptoms for many years.
Your practitioner will advise you to do regular pelvic floor exercises to achieve optimum results.
What are the benefits of FemiLift treatment?
FemiLift vaginal tightening can boost women’s self-confidence and sex-drive, as well as helping to relieve health issues such as stress urinary incontinence and painful intercourse.
The key benefits of FemiLift laser treatment include:
- Improved symptoms of vaginal atrophy
- Reduced vaginal dryness
- Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) treatment
- Improved lubrication
- Reduction in recurrent infections such as bacterial vaginosis (BV)
- Vaginal tightening
FemiLift can relieve the symptoms associated with hormone changes during the menopause such as vaginal dryness and atrophy. The treatment is also suitable for women who have noticed changes to their vagina since childbirth and who would benefit from the tightening effect of FemiLift.
FemiLift benefits after childbirth
Some women experience vaginal laxity after childbirth which can affect their confidence and sexual pleasure during intercourse. FemiLift is a vaginal tightening procedure which means the treatment can address post-partum issues such as vaginal laxity, a weak pelvic floor and stress incontinence.
It’s advisable to wait at least three months after giving birth before having FemiLift to ensure any tears have healed properly.
FemiLift benefits for menopausal women
Many women notice their feminine health is affected by the menopause—around 58% of women who’ve been through the menopause have experienced vaginal dryness. A reduction in vaginal lubrication can mean intercourse is more painful which can have an impact on your confidence and sex drive.
FemiLift increases collagen and elastin levels which increase natural lubrication and vaginal sensation, therefore improving comfort and pleasure during sex.
FemiLift benefits for vaginal dryness associated with breast cancer
A further benefit of FemiLift is that it’s an effective treatment for vaginal dryness and discomfort associated with breast cancer treatment. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is not usually recommended for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. FemiLift can relieve symptoms of vaginal dryness without the need for hormone medication.
The treatment is minimally invasive, quick and safe.
You can find out more about what results to expect from FemiLift treatment by reading our page Femilift results, reviews and the results you can expect
What are the alternatives to FemiLift?
FemiLift is a CO2 laser, other treatments that use radiofrequency waves or Yag laser technology are also available, you can read more about the differences with our guide Carbon dioxide laser or radio frequency energy—which is the best option for vaginal rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery (also known as a vaginoplasty procedure) is also available but this is invasive surgery done under general anaesthetic. The risks of vaginal rejuvenation surgery are much higher than the minimally-invasive FemiLift treatment and it can take up to two weeks to recover from surgery.
How much does FemiLift cost?
The cost of FemiLift treatment varies depending on what clinic you visit but you can expect to pay around £1000-£1500 per session.
Many clinics offer a reduced rate per session if you book a course of three treatments at the same time.
FemiLift isn’t currently available on the NHS even though it’s been proven to reduce the symptoms of medical conditions such as stress urinary incontinence, vulvovaginal atrophy, a weak pelvic floor muscle and vaginal dryness. This means that you’ll have to cover the cost of FemiLift yourself, however, many women have found their quality of life has improved greatly since having the procedure and it’s well worth the investment.
What type of laser does FemiLift use?
The FemiLift Pixel CO2 is manufactured by Alma Lasers. It’s a Pixel CO2 laser system that uses a fractional CO2 laser to treat symptoms of vaginal laxity and dryness. This means the thermal energy is delivered to the vaginal walls in a fractional pattern so that not all the tissue is treated, which helps the body to heal quickly.
There are a number of vagina tightening treatments available that use lasers to tighten the vagina and improve overall vaginal health. The main two treatments are CO2 lasers and radio frequency technology, both treatments stimulate collagen production to increase vaginal lubrication and ease symptoms of vaginal laxity.
You can see how FemiLift compares to other popular CO2 laser treatments in our guide FemiLift vs MonaLisa Touch, Thermiva and other vaginal tightening treatments.
If you want to find out more about the differences between CO2 lasers and radio frequency and which one is best for you, read our guide Carbon dioxide laser or radio frequency energy—which is the best option for vaginal rejuvenation?