FemiLift: Frequently Asked Questions
Our frequently asked questions section is written to help you fully understand and feel completely comfortable with Femilift treatment. If you can’t find the answer to your question below, please call us at +353 1 662 9908 and we will be happy to advise further.
How much does it cost?
We start with a Professional Assessment (costing €150). Most people require 3 treatments:
- 1 FemiLift treatment: €1500
- 2 FemiLift treatments: €2400
- 3 FemiLift treatments: €3000
Who completes the procedure?
The procedure is completed by female gynaecologist, Dr. Monika Antepowicz.
Does health insurance cover the procedure?
Our treatments are NOT covered by Health Insurance providers, however you may be able to recoup some of the cost by contacting Revenue and enquiring about the MED1 form. Please see www.revenue.ie for more information.
Do I need to book an appointment or can I just turn up?
- All appointments must be made over the phone
- A booking deposit €150 is required to secure an appointment
- Consultation/Treatment days are Fridays only
Can I have this treatment if I have a coil already fitted?
Does the procedure hurt during or after treatment?
Some patients may experience some discomfort during the procedure. It is similar to having a smear test done.
How long after treatment can I have intercourse?
You will be asked to abstain from penetrative intercourse for 7-10 days.
Will I bleed?
Some may experience spot bleeding that may last for up to 24 hours.
What type of equipment is used?
The equipment that comes into contact with patients inside and outside the vagina is a single-use sterile disposable probe that prevents the transmission of infections. The energy that is used to bring about the desired tightening effect or correct urinary incontinence is in the form of a specialised laser that induces new collagen to form in the underlying vaginal tissues. Treatment outcome is complete vaginal remodelling and tightening of the vagina walls with enhanced elasticity.
I want a baby in a couple of years, should I wait?
Femilift is effective for 3-5 years. If you are planning a pregnancy within three years or less, we suggest that you wait until after the birth.
Can I get an infection from this treatment?
Single-use disposable probes prevent any risk of infection during transmission.
If I have vaginal thrush, will this treatment make it worse?
No, it will not make it worse, but if you are prone to getting thrush, then it would be advisable to purchase an over-the-counter treatment, about 2 to 3 days prior to your planned laser treatment.
Can I have the treatment if I have my period?
It is advisable not to have it during your period as the blood may interfere with the penetration of the laser into the vaginal skin and make it less effective.
Can it irritate my cystitis?
This treatment has not been associated with any worsening of cystitis-type symptoms, such as increased urination frequency or burning sensation when passing water.
I suffer from pelvic endometriosis, can I still have this treatment?
In most cases yes but if you suffer from intense deep pelvic pain during intercourse then the gynaecologist may advise against it. Fill out the online medical history questionnaire when booking your appointment and if you are likely to be a suitable candidate the appointment will be made.
I am on antibiotics, can I still have the treatment?
It is advisable to check with the Gynaecologist first.
I am having laser hair removal on my bikini line, is it ok to have FemiLift after?
I think I might have an STD, can I have FemiLift?
It is better to have this checked out and treated before you have Femilift. The quickest way to arrange this is to attend the local genito-urinary medicine (GUM) clinic.
How far does the laser go?
The laser probe is inserted full length into the vagina up to the cervix about 6-8 cm deep. The laser light beam travels about 0.5 mm (usually about 200 micron) into the vaginal skin.
Can anything go wrong?
CO2 lasers have been used for the past 30 years and have shown to be safe and effective for many applications including Gynaecology. It is mandatory that equipment be used by a trained physician.
Can you exercise straight after?
Most exercises can be continued after 7 days but strenuous exercises should be avoided for up to 14 days.
How many treatments do I need for maximum results?
We think that about 90% of patients will have a good response in 3-5 treatments. The doctor will prescribe the correct course of treatment for your condition following the initial assessment.
How long will the results last for?
Treatment effectiveness can last up to 3 years. You may then require top-up treatment sessions to maintain the tightening and control.
Can you have a hot shower or bath or use the sauna after the treatment?
It is advisable to wait 24 hours.
Will any form of contraception interfere - like the contraceptive pill or implant?
Will this treatment help or prevent prolapse?
It may help with mild prolapse but is unlikely to prevent prolapse long-term.
Can I have this treatment if I had a hysterectomy?
Can I have this treatment if I had previous vaginal repair surgery for prolapse?
In most cases, yes. If there was any mesh used to repair the prolapsed, then the gynaecologist may choose to advise against it. When booking your appointment be sure to complete the online Medical History Form, which the gynaecologist will review prior to your appointment.
I suffer from vaginal dryness, will this treatment make it worse?
No. If anything it may help to improve lubrication. Recent studies showed improvement in the dryness caused by menopausal symptoms.
How long after giving birth can I undergo treatment?
After a vaginal birth, it would be advisable to wait 3 months to ensure that any scars from tears or an episiotomy have had a chance to heal and the vaginal tone has recovered naturally.
Can I have the treatment while breastfeeding or lactating?
Are there any special instructions for after treatment?
We will provide you with an aftercare advice pamphlet following treatment.
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