Post-childbirth rehabilitation is crucial for women who have just given birth. This process involves exercises, therapy, and other techniques to help the body recover from the physical trauma of childbirth. It can also help prevent or treat issues such as incontinence, pelvic pain, and back pain. In this article, we explore the importance of post-childbirth rehabilitation, the different techniques used, and how they can benefit new mothers.
At King’s we understand that childbirth can bring with it a lot of changes to a woman’s body, which includes her psychological, hormonal and physiological well-being.
One of the most affected areas during pregnancy and after childbirth is the pelvic floor area and the entire intimate area. The issues faced by most mothers include urinary incontinence, intimate discomfort, and vaginal laxity.
With post-childbirth rehabilitation, these issues can be treated with both surgical and non-surgical options. Our non-surgical minimally invasive solutions after childbirth include FemiLift laser, the BTL Emsella chair, and the O-SHOT (PRP).
These treatments are carried out after a detailed consultation with our German Board-Certified Aesthetic, Functional and Reconstructive gynaecologist, Dr Maria Karakoulaki, who comes with more than 19 years’ experience in her speciality.
Treatment Procedures Used for Post-childbirth Rehabilitation
FemiLift is a non-surgical intimate rejuvenation device that uses the power of laser to treat a wide range of female intimate issues and plays a crucial role in post-childbirth rehabilitation. It provides effective care for highly diverse range of needs.
What FemiLift Laser Treats
Due to factors such as childbirth and age, a woman’s intimate area can face laxity, just like the skin on other areas of the body does due to age or massive weight loss. The FemiLift laser treatment works by stimulating collagen regeneration in the vaginal area, which leads to contraction, hence tightening. The tissue in this area are restored to a more youthful state, with a decrease in diameter.
For anyone interested in the treatment, up to 3 sessions are required to achieve the desired results. These sessions are usually six weeks apart.
Vaginal Dryness and Recurrent Infections
When it comes to dryness, which can lead to discomfort and even pain, the FemiLift laser treatment rejuvenates the vaginal tissues that as a result improves lubrication and normalises the pH and flora of the vagina. It also enhances the local immune system which helps get rid of chronic infections.
Stress Urinary Incontinence
Urine leakage or loose bladder is a very common problem among many women worldwide, especially after childbirth. Those who face this problem usually find that when they take part in certain activities that increase intra-abdominal pressure like sneezing, coughing, or taking part in certain physical activities, they get leakage. FemiLift laser treatment, stimulates collagen renewal, which induces rejuvenation and tissue remodelling.
Stress Urinary Incontinence can be embarrassing at most, but there is a cure. You don’t have to live with it any more regardless your age.
Frequently Asked Questions About FemiLift Laser
- Is the procedure painful?
The procedure is not painful at all!
- How long does the treatment take?
The treatment takes only 15 minutes.
- How many sessions are needed?
In order to achieve optimal results, vaginal tightening and rejuvenation with FemiLift requires up to 3 treatment sessions.
- Can you resume intimacy immediately after the FemiLift laser treatment?
The treatment has absolutely no downtime. You can resume intimacy and any other activity the next day after treatment.
- What are the benefits of FemiLift laser?
After the treatment, due to the regeneration of new collagen and elastin, the following benefits take place:
- Improved lubrication
- More firm and tight vaginal skin with improved texture
- Increased sensation
- Increased blood flow in the area
BTL Emsella Chair
BTL Emsella is the latest non-invasive incontinence fighter technology in Dubai. The device, which is an electromagnetic chair, is used in treating urinary incontinence and intimate discomfort among women. It’s a non-surgical and non-invasive technique that provides treatment for weak pelvic floor muscles in just 28 minutes.
BTL Emsella is a great option for women of any age who are in need of a solution for urinary incontinence, recovery after childbirth, and improvement in the quality of their life. It is an FDA-cleared, medical CE-marked, and represents the first innovative technology that has shown in multiple studies to treat incontinence and discomfort among women.
How BTL Emsella Works
BTL Emsella, which is the only procedure that targets pelvic floor muscles and causes deep pelvic floor stimulation, uses High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology. Once the patient is cleared for the treatment, all she has to do is sit on the chair for 28 minutes, at which point it will give 11,200 supramaximal Kegel exercises in that time limit alone.
What BTL Emsella Treats
The BTL Emsella chair strengthens the pelvic floor muscles and helps patients to restore control of their bladder, eliminating incontinence, gives intimate comfort and prevents future pelvic floor prolapses. During the procedure patients remain fully clothed, since it’s a completely non-invasive treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About BTL Emsella Chair
- Is the Emsella procedure painful?
The treatment is completely painless. It feels like an intense pelvic floor workout, with the difference being that you can sit on it and relax during the treatment.
- How long does the procedure take?
One treatment session takes only 28 minutes
- How many sessions are required?
Usually, the recommended sessions are 6 in total, done twice a week for 3 weeks, then once a year if needed to maintain the results.
- How long do the results of Emsella chair last?
Patients begin to feel tangible results right after the treatment. Positive results typically continue to improve over the next few weeks, while the actual results may vary depending on the severity of your condition. Clinical studies on Emsella chair show that the majority of patients are able to maintain the results for one year after their treatment series. However, another consultation after a year is recommended to see if you may benefit from any additional treatments.
- Can you resume intimacy immediately after the Emsella chair treatment?
There is absolutely no downtime with BTL Emsella chair. After the treatment you can get back to any activity, including intimacy, immediately following the procedure.
PRP Treatments (O-Shot)
The O-shot is an intimate non-surgical procedure that rejuvenates your sexual health with the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). The treatment increases blood flow in the female reproductive organ, stimulates collagen and elastin, and nerves regeneration, which as a result enhances sensitivity.
What PRP O-Shot Treats
- Trouble getting an orgasm
- Vaginal dryness
- Lichen Sclerosus (patchy, white skin in the intimate area)
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Urinary incontinence
- Low libido
Frequently Asked Questions About O-shot
- Is the O-Shot treatment painful?
A topical anaesthesia is usually used to numb the target area during the procedure, which makes it virtually painless.
- How long does the procedure take?
The treatment is done in-office, and it lasts for 45 minutes to one hour, but the real time duration depends on case by case basis.
- Does the treatment have any side effects?
The blood used to extract the PRP is drawn from your own body, so the chances of having any complications are quite minimal.
- When can I become intimate again after the procedure?
You can resume your intimate activities after 24 hours. The effects of the O-shot can be felt at least after four weeks.
NOTE: For overall vaginal rejuvenation for post-childbirth rehabilitation, FemiLift laser treatment can be combined with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for maximum benefits.
Dr Maria Karakoulaki is considered the best Cosmetic Gynaecologist in Dubai.
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