FemiLift for Urinary Incontinence, Postmenopausal & Other Vaginal Symptoms
Dr. Joke Haartsen of the Netherlands shares her experience treating women with FemiLift.
“I meet many women who experience stress Incontinence”
What is Urinary Incontinence?
“Urinary Incontinence means you leak urine under exertion. It happens when the body experiences pressure such as laughing, sneezing, coughing, or sports. It is the single most common form of undesired urine loss and can happen at any age. It’s not uncommon for young women, especially young mothers.”
Study Case I
“Today Ms. X came for a check-up. She first came to see me for her Urinary Incontinence while running. She’s 40 years old, has 3 children, and is very athletic.
She hated that running had become virtually impossible – physiotherapy did not do the trick for her. She was less than excited about surgical options. After 3 treatments with the FemiLift (a vaginal fractional CO2 laser), one every 4 weeks, she is completely symptom-free.
She had outpatient treatments, who took only minutes and were completely pain-free. After her treatments, she could immediately continue with her day as normal. Not only is she able to run without urinating again, she even told me that she can trampoline with a full bladder again!”
The Major Advantage
“It’s non-surgical. There is no downtime, I only advise my patients to abstain from sex for 3 days. The treatment itself is relatively painless. Improving the quality of de collagen of the vagina, and through that, the firmness of the vagina leads to a restoration of continence in 85-90% of treated women.”
The Ideal Solution to Postmenopausal Vaginal Symptoms
“I meet outpatients with postmenopausal vaginal symptoms every day at work”
Why Does It Happen?
Because the estrogen production stops after the menopause, the vagina gets drier, more prone to infections, and less elastic. These changes can cause discomfort, blood loss, and pain during sex. In the past, only estrogen treatment could provide help in these cases.
Nowadays, vaginal laser treatments provide the ideal solution
Study Case II
“Ms. Y came to see me at the clinic because she suffered from vaginal dryness to the point where sex became virtually impossible. Lube did not help. She had been using Estriol vaginal crème for a while, and although it had an adequate effect she had to stop using it because it caused painful swelling in her breasts. As a result, the dryness then went stayed.
Not only did she suffer from it a lot, it also affected her relationship.
After 3 treatments only with the FemiLift, she was completely free from these symptoms; her lubrication was completely restored. She was able to have sex without pain again.
After 3-4 outpatient treatments, 1 every 4 weeks, 90-95% of all women are liberated from their vaginal symptoms. There’s no need for anesthesia, as the treatment is virtually painless.”
The Major Advantage
“The women I’ve treated with the FemiLift are now completely symptom-free and weren’t required to start over with the hormone treatments they used before. There are no complications. Because the treatment does not stop the aging process, repeat visits are necessary once every 1 or 2 years. However, because of the simplicity of the treatment, this is no cause for concern for most women.”
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Joke Haartsen MD,
“I am a gynecologist with over 20 years of experience. My areas of interest are urogynecology, vulvar pathology, and cosmetic gynecology. At this moment I am the first and only cosmetic gynecologist in The Netherlands. I started with FemiLift treatments in July 2016. With the FemiLift I provide both medical treatments and cosmetic ones. So far, the results are beyond my initial expectations.”