Hormones, age, childbirth, and menopause can all do a number on the female genitalia. Although many women may feel uncomfortable talking about it, even with their doctors, it’s much more common — and more treatable — than they might think.
Genitourinary syndrome, also known as vaginal atrophy, affects 19% of 40-45-year-old women before they go through menopause, and that number skyrockets to 36-90% after they’ve fully entered menopause.
Dr. Yakov Levy skillfully and compassionately helps women throughout New York understand and overcome the classic symptoms of vaginal atrophy with Femilift, a nonsurgical, highly effective way to revitalize vaginal tissues.
You can blame your thinner, drier, less-elastic vaginal tissue on any of several factors, including childbirth, menopause, aging, and even cancer therapy. Common symptoms of vaginal atrophy are:
No matter what’s causing your vaginal distress and whatever symptoms you’re experiencing, FemiLift can restore your vaginal health and sexual vitality. Here’s how.
The technology behind FemiLift — CO₂ lasers — has been used for more than 40 years, making it one of the most studied and proven forms of laser therapy available. It’s an FDA-approved, nonsurgical, comfortable treatment that restores healthy vaginal tissue.
During your FemiLift treatment, we insert a slender probe into your vagina to deliver the CO₂ laser energy. You feel a gentle warming sensation as the energy penetrates your damaged vaginal tissue and causes it to contract.
This process also stimulates blood flow and triggers the production of collagen, the essential protein that gives your skin — even your vaginal skin — its structure and resilience. The increased collagen and blood flow to the area improves the health and function of your entire vaginal area.
Your FemiLift session takes place right here in our office and won’t take much time at all, usually less than half an hour. After your session, you can resume your normal activities immediately, though you shouldn’t use tampons or engage in sexual intercourse for at least three days.
Most of our patients say they see and feel improvements immediately, but you can expect to continue noticing more changes over the following weeks as the new and healthier tissue returns to the area.
Dr. Levy typically recommends a series of three treatments (once a month) for the best results. We also recommend having one session annually thereafter to maintain your vaginal health.
If you’ve been living with vaginal atrophy and just weren’t sure what to say or do, now you know that it’s common — and treatable with Femilift. To find out if you’re a good candidate, call us today at one of our offices in Queens, Forest Hills, or Midtown East Manhattan, or book an appointment online. Or, if you’re not ready for a face-to-face visit, you can talk with Dr. Levy in a virtual telehealth visit.