The majority of women qualify as candidates for FemiLift vaginal tightening laser procedures. For those that experience itching or sagging feelings in their pelvic region, urinary incontinence, or pain during intercourse, the FemiLift treatment simply renews and restores tissue, structure and collagen growth in the vaginal canal. But, there are some reasons you may not qualify for a thermal laser treatment. See our list of precautions before you book your first appointment with Dr. Kowalski.
Reasons You May Not Qualify for FemiLift
There are many reasons one may not qualify for FemiLift vaginal tightening treatment. These cautions are put in place for your safety. Should you have a condition listed below, and still undergo a FemiLift treatment, it could have adverse results or the treatment may not be as effective. Ask Dr. Kowalski about your candidacy for FemiLift if you find that you experience any of the conditions below.
- If you have Lupus, you may also have photosensitivity, an intolerance of UV rays or even indoor fluorescent light. Or, you may be taking medications that cause photosensitivity. If so, FemiLift is not right for you. Photosensitivity causes fevers, rashes, joint pain and fatigue.
- Are you treated for chronic corticoid therapies? Corticoid is a steroid hormone given to decrease the immune response of the body.
- Undergoing anticoagulant therapy, which reduces your ability to develop blood clots, makes you an unfavorable candidate for vaginal tightening laser treatments.
- Have active vaginal discharge, bleeding or infection? Get treated for any infections first. If you are on your menstrual cycle, let it subside before going in for best results with your FemiLift.
- Seek treatment for active HPV infections or herpes viral infection. Talk with Dr. Kowalski and disclose these conditions before asking about FemiLift.
- If you have been diagnosed with collagen disease, FemiLift is not for you, as our laser treatment strives to stimulate collagen production.
- Avoid FemiLift if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Dr. Kowalski will advise you to carry your pregnancy to term and allow your body several weeks to heal from childbirth before you are considered a candidate for vaginal tightening. Doctors suggest saving the treatment for after you finish bearing children.
- Get screened for any gynecological cancers before your FemiLift appointment. If there’s a chance you are at risk for cancer or other disease, Dr. Kowalski will want to help you through that treatment first before considering FemiLift.
- Do you have a transvaginal mesh or sling? If you’ve already undergone treatment for pelvic prolapse or urinary incontinence, discuss these with Dr. Kowalski first to ensure our laser treatment does not compromise your implant.
- If you’ve experienced complete pelvic organ prolapse (POP), FemiLift can’t help your condition, but Dr. Kowalski can recommend what treatments you should seek out.
- If you have uncontrolled diabetes, you’re at risk for heart disease, heart attack and stroke, as well as other complications. We don’t want to risk your health in any way, no matter how safe FemiLift is. Do see a doctor as soon as possible about getting your diabetes under control first.
Before your FemiLift treatment, check to make sure you can follow our post-treatment instructions. These instructions are no sexual intercourse for four days after treatment and no tampons for three days. If you cannot absolutely commit to these instructions, you may experience less effective vaginal tightening treatment, bleeding, fever or other side effects.
While FemiLift vaginal tightening is quite safe, our concern is always with the patient’s safety and best outcome possible. If you’re ready to experience the ways FemiLift can improve your quality of life, make your first consultation with Dr. Lynn Kowalski of NVSCC in Las Vegas.