Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received my Femilift treatment complimentary in order to facilitate my post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recently I did something a little bit out of my comfort zone. As someone who has been too scared to get a Brazilian Wax since she found out they existed (10 years ago), I never thought I would walk into a doctor’s office and have a laser inserted into my lady parts. (My vagina. I’m gonna write “vagina” a lot. Might as well get used to it now.)
The procedure is called Femilift. You may have heard of Femilift last year when it was featured on Real Housewives of New York. As the popularity of non-invasive cosmetic and medical procedures increase, more and more women are turning to lasers to help correct their areas of concern. FemiLift was the first-to-market among feminine health lasers in the United States and Canada and is the only procedure that provides a single use, disposable vaginal sheath that ensures patient hygiene – a detail that I personally appreciate.
FemiLift is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that provides optimal results for a variety of feminine health concerns. I’m going to get a little TMI here, but my main concern and reason for seeking out this treatment was Urinary Incontinence. Birthing four relatively large-headed babies can do that to you. And while my case is relatively minor, it was enough of an annoyance that I was interested in attempting to correct it.
I visited Dr. Heba Farag at Orange County Laser and Wellness Center for my Femilift treatment. My first visit was a simple consult about my medical history and personal habits, and also included a normal exam like you would get with your gynecologist to determine if I was a good candidate for the procedure. Since I hadn’t been in for a pap smear in over a year, she was able to do that in the office for me as well. If you have your current pap results, you can skip that part! Dr. Farag was very thorough with her explanation of the treatment and what to expect, and she felt that the procedure would be successful in treating my UI. She also explained that I might see additional results such as increased pleasure and reduced dryness – all good things!
After my initial consult, it was time to schedule the appointment for my first treatment. Three treatments are recommended at 4-6 week intervals for the best results. Each procedure takes about 15 minutes or less, and you can resume almost all of your normal activities after leaving the office. There’s no surgery, no anesthesia, no downtime.
When I arrived in the office for my first treatment, I have to admit I was a little nervous. Like I said, I’ve been too nervous to schedule that Brazilian Wax now for like 10 years. But Dr. Farag is incredibly professional and caring, and eased my nerves right away. I went into the treatment room, got naked from waist down, and laid down on the table.
Okay, the most important question everyone asks. Did it hurt? In my personal experience, it did not hurt at all! The procedure begins with the wand inserted all the way at the back of the vagina. With each rotation, the doctor pulls it out a couple of centimeters and repeats. I could feel like a clicking of the laser, but no pain. The only discomfort I felt was when the laser was closest to the vaginal opening, but even then it didn’t hurt. With my protective eyewear on it almost felt akin to a spa treatment.
After the quick procedure, I was free to go on with my day. The only restrictions I was given after treatment were not to submerge myself in water and not to put anything inside the vagina for three days. After the three days, you’re free to use tampons (or menstrual cups), swim, bathe, have sex, whatever.
The other pressing question I’ve gotten of course is, did it work? It’s been a couple of weeks and my experience has been incredibly positive so far. So yes, for me, it worked! I haven’t had a single “sneeze and pee a little” incident since the procedure, and I noticed a few other positive changes as well. 😉