The FemiLift is for Every Woman
In an era when we are living longer than ever before, having a vibrant sexuality is a critical component of healthy aging. This reality is equally significant for women and men. However, because conventional physicians fail to recognize the significance of optimizing patients’ hormones, your sexual wellness suffers as you age. So, although we are living longer, our various bodily parts—including the female genitals—are failing or functioning poorly at best. For women, this is compounded by the fact the fact female sexuality is still a taboo subject so they incur lesser care. Simply saying the word the “vagina” scandalizes many. Until we address this reality openly and honestly, women will continue to suffer in silence. As a Functional Medicine practitioner, I know that this does not have to be the case.
In a perfect world, every woman could cough without crossing her legs, laugh without fear of leaking, and confidently enjoy intimacy without worrying that they may have an embarrassing accident. I believe that every woman, regardless of age or health, ought to be able to have satisfying sexual experiences with her partner with the maximum sensation and pleasure. Men pride themselves on sexual prowess. What if women of all ages embraced their sexuality with the same enthusiasm? Wouldn’t the world be a better place? I like to think so.
To remedy this disservice to our patients, we must employ novel methods, such as the FemiLift laser, to maintain our physical and sexual wellness, which ultimately contributes to our mental health. Whether you’d like to make revisions for your health, appearance, or for sexual pleasure, we have the tools and the expertise to help you look and feel phenomenal. The FemiLift laser is a non-surgical solution for your most intimate issues.
The FemiLift is for every woman, regardless of age or orientation—every woman who suffers from incontinence, every woman who wants less discomfort and greater sensation, every woman of every age who wants to feel rejuvenated. I use the minimally invasive FemiLift laser to treat urinary incontinence, stimulate collagen production and increased blood flow, and to improve the overall health of your pelvic floor. So, you can focus on making the most out of every day.
What is the FemiLift Laser?
The FemiLift is a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive solution that incorporates CO2 laser technology to provide optimal care for various feminine concerns. The in-office procedure is fast, safe, painless, and delivers highly effective results. My typical patient requires three treatments that take less than twenty minutes each and zero downtime. So, you can resume your routine—and regain your confidence—soon after.
What Concerns Does the FemiLift Treat?
- Vaginal tightening
- Vaginal dryness
- Stress incontinence, or urinary leakage
- Recurrent vaginal infections
- Post delivery enhancement
- Genitourinary syndrome menopause
- Vaginal laxity
Sexual Wellness As We Age
As we age, a whole host of sexual issues can stress and strain our relationships. This is true for both men and woman and can occur among even the strongest partners. Millions of people suffer from both a lack of confidence and a lack of awareness when it comes to sex-related concerns. I approach the treatment of sexual health the same way that I treat all of my patients’ concerns—from the approach of Functional Medicine. This means I first look for the root cause and I tailor a treatment to your individual needs.
Many factors contribute to your overall sexual health, from work-related stress to injury and illness, exercise or lack of exercise, and any number of emotional and physiological co-factors. So, first, together we will address any physiological or emotional impediments to intimacy and then go from there. Since women are more likely to experience sexual dysfunction earlier in life—frequently due to post-pregnancy body changes or gynecologic concerns such as endometriosis or fibroids—it is critical that you have this important conversation with your physician sooner rather than later. My older patients often cite urinary incontinence and vaginal dryness as principle deterrents to sexual wellness.
The FemiLift laser provides a multi-purpose solution to a broad range of patient concerns. I’ve yet to encounter a single patient who is not thrilled with her results.
What is Female Urinary Incontinence?
More than 38 percent of women in the United States experience urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence is any involuntary leakage of urine, whether it’s a large amount or just a few drops. The four most common types of urinary incontinence are stress incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed urinary incontinence, and overflow incontinence. Whichever type of incontinence you are suffering from, know that I sympathize with you and that I can help.
Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence
- Women with stress urinary incontinence experience leakage of a small to moderate amount of urine with activity such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, running, walking, bending over, lifting or just changing positions.
- Women with urge urinary incontinence experience a moderate to large loss of urine immediately preceded by a sudden, strong urge to urinate. Sufferers are often not able to make it to the bathroom in time. Some women experience urge urinary incontinence when they hear running water or get close to a bathroom. Certain foods and beverages can make urge urinary incontinence worse.
- Women with mixed urinary incontinence suffer from a combination of both stress and urge incontinence. So, their experience is unpredictable and frustrating.
- Women with overflow incontinence experience a leakage due to a bladder that is always too full. This could be the result of injury or a prior surgery. Whatever, the cause, overflow incontinence is uncomfortable and certainly not optimal.
While the likelihood of experiencing urinary incontinence increases with age, the condition is not considered normal by any means and can interfere with work, socializing, exercise, and a healthy sexuality. As a woman and a physician, I do not believe that this condition is something you must simply endure.
My Philosophy of Sexual Wellness
As we age, the pelvic floor ages along with us. Universally, women tend to care for the needs of others before themselves. I would like to give you permission to behave otherwise. Here’s one thing I always tell my patients: If we don’t water our own tree, there will be no fruit for others to pick. Just like when you are on an airplane and the flight attendant asks that you put your own oxygen mask on first, you must place your personal sexual wellness at the forefront.
You work out your body at the gym to achieve the elusive 6-pack abs. Why shouldn’t you own a 6-pack pelvis? We spend countless hours and endless dollars refining the skin on the face—the skin of your vagina deserves equal attention. Attention that only you can provide. So many women are curious when it comes to their sexual health and question whether they are normal. You are not alone. No question is off-limits. There’s a solution to every challenge. And, with a little help from the FemiLift laser, you will soon be on your way to optimal sexual health and wellness.
Dr. Prewitt’s Last Word
Vagina is not a bad word—say it and make yours a priority. I often joke that I resurface playgrounds for a living. Who’s ready to play?