Clinic claims to see a fourfold increase in the number of mothers looking for laser vaginal tightening
A clinic claims that the number of British mothers has seen a fourfold increase in the past year.
The London Bridge Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Clinic said the treatment & # 39; life-changing & # 39; could be.
Laser technology heats the inside of the vagina and reportedly stimulates blood flow and tissue growth inside – making it & # 39; tighter & # 39; and becomes more sensitive.
Women report recovering their sex lives after undergoing the procedure and no longer suffering from debilitating incontinence.
Famous fans of the & # 39; painless & # 39; treatment include the former model Danielle Lloyd, as well as reality stars the Kardashians.
But although & # 39; V sharpening & # 39; In recent years, popularity has increased, gynecologists have insisted caution because evidence that working is not conclusive.
A clinic claims to have seen 50% in the last year in the number of British mothers looking for vaginal laser tightening. In 2016, Khloe Kardashian revealed her sisters – Kim Kardashian West (photo) and Kourtney Kardashian – vaginal laser
Women report recovering their sex lives and no longer suffering from debilitating incontinence. Former model Danielle Lloyd (photo) revealed that she had the procedure last year
The treatment, with the FemiLift brand, was first conducted in 2015 in the UK by Christopher Inglefield, the London Bridge Plastic Surgery and the medical director of Aesthetic Clinic.
Last year the clinic claims that it performed FemiLift on average on one patient per month. Now they treat an average of four or five patients a month.
Mary Burke, senior nurse specialist in women's health and hormone therapy at the clinic, said: “We have seen a huge increase in popularity – a 400 percent increase in treatments in the last year alone.
& # 39; But key patients are holistically assessed and screened to ensure that they are actually suitable for treatment. & # 39;
What is vaginal tightening?
Vaginal tightening includes the FemiLift, which heats the internal tissue of the vagina with laser technology to & # 39; create new collagen & # 39; to stimulate.
The London Bridge Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Clinic claim that the vaginal wall contains collagen fibers and over time they can stretch and lose vaginal wall elasticity.
This can cause a reduction in the enjoyment of sexual intercourse.
In addition to a normal part of aging, this reduction in elasticity can be increased after the birth of the child.
Women may also notice that urinary incontinence occurs.
Laser technology attracts the vaginal walls.
It works by stimulating collagen growth and blood supply, which increases the growth of the vaginal walls, making the vaginal cavity smaller and tighter, it is claimed.
Allegedly this also helps to reduce urinary incontinence.
Women report that the procedure helps those who suffer from dryness and recurring vaginal infections.
Most women who request treatment are mothers older than 30 and no more than 60 years old.
Mrs. Burke, a former NHS obstetrician, said: & ninety-five percent of the time, laser vaginal rejuvenation is undertaken by women who give birth.
& # 39; They have usually had vaginal deliveries and then the vaginal canal is stretched. They lose the feeling, and so their sex life suffers.
& # 39; Sometimes women can stay behind in some kind of treatment, where they are unsure where they can go.
& # 39; But although laser vagination is still unknown to many, it can be truly life-changing for many patients. & # 39;
Individual treatment, which takes approximately 10-15 minutes, costs £ 1200. Mrs Burke said the majority of patients report improvement within six weeks.
Three treatments are recommended to start, with a repeat procedure every two years.
Mrs. Burke said: & # 39; Lasersurfacing has been used in dermatology for many years – it is the same laser, but used intra-vaginally.
& # 39; You get a revolutionary effect. And this makes the entire area much more sensitive.
THIS IS UNVEN PROVEN AND NECESSARY, DR ELLIE CANNON SAYS
With each treatment, patients must be aware of the risks and benefits. With these intimate procedures, the real disadvantage is the unrealistic expectations that can motivate a woman to pay for it.
Sexual function and pleasure must remain important throughout our lives and it is certainly positive that this is recognized and addressed by the medical profession. But it is not clear that these procedures offer necessary or proven treatment.
The published studies among them included a small number of women, who achieved only a small benefit compared to a placebo. Moreover, these results have only been monitored for a relatively short time, which could imply that the effects are temporary. So would women be persuaded to opt for further expensive procedures if the effects diminished?
And I would be particularly concerned about the need for preventive procedures. I care for a large number of women who give birth and continue to have a good sex life until well into the 60s, without incontinence or significant discomfort.
& # 39; After two or three treatments, women report feeling much more during sex. & # 39;
FemiLift uses a carbon dioxide laser that is inserted into the vagina and that blows thermal energy to the vaginal walls.
This would stimulate new collagen production and stimulate blood flow, which increases the growth of the vaginal walls, making the vaginal cavity smaller and tighter.
The clinic also claims that FemiLift helps to beat post-delivery incontinence.
Mrs. Burke said: There is only 6-8 mm between the vaginal wall and the internal sphincter. So any kind of compression that also helps control the bladder.
& # 39; I have had patients here who could not wear jeans for fear that they would leak. After three treatments with FemiLift, they can wear what they want. & # 39;
This is what former glamor model Danielle Lloyd, 34, drew to undergo treatment last year after the birth of her second child, Harry, now seven.
The mother of four said: & # 39; Mine was more for medical reasons than for tightening. After my second boy was born, I became incontinent, it was stress incontinence, when you get a baby it all falls in the form of drops.
& # 39; Even if I wanted to go to the gym, I was afraid that I would make myself wet, or when I sneezed, by the time I went to school, I couldn't get out of the car. It has changed my life. & # 39;
In 2016, Khloe Kardashian revealed that her sisters – Kim Kardashian West and Kourtney Kardashian – had laser vaginal tightening.
The reality TV star said on Kocktails With Khloe: & # 39; My sisters have had children, and there is a vaginal laser to tighten.
& # 39; In my household, they only talk about this vagina lasering. It's just like their discussion back and forth & # 39 ;.
The procedure has received a backlash from critics who say it lacks scientific support and causes a culture of shame around the genitals of women.
Dr. Vanessa Mackay, spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG): There are no indications that non-surgical & # 39; Vaginal rejuvenation treatments are effective in improving vaginal muscle tension or reshaping vaginal tissue.
Cosmopolitan editor Linda Kelsey said in The Daily Mail: "What is advertised today as promoting self-care and taboo busting is really just another way to make us feel that our private parts are ashamed to be polished," primed and reared.
& # 39; Some young girls and women spend fortunes decorating and tightening their vagina's, while others run the risk of dying from cervical cancer because they are too self-conscious to go for screening that is readily available on the NHS. & # 39;
Dr. Mackay said that women should talk to a healthcare provider if they are concerned about the appearance or feel of their vagina.
She added: & # 39; It's important to remember that every woman's vagina is different. Labia are as individual as women themselves and vary in appearance and color.
& # 39; To strengthen the muscles around the vagina, women are encouraged to try pelvic floor exercises that can help improve muscle tension and sensitivity during sex. & # 39;
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