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What to Look for in a Monterey Med Spa

Monterey Laser is NOT Your Ordinary Spa

You’ve probably noticed that today’s spas aren’t exactly your grandmother’s spas, or your mother’s for that matter. In fact, these days the beauty treatments that spas (or rather, med spas) offer include things that, when your mother was young, she probably never would have dreamed of—including laser skin resurfacing treatments, CoolSculpting to freeze fat away, vaginal rejuvenation treatments, all sorts of injectables, and more. “The beauty parlor” has come a long way. It’s no longer just hair and nail salons.

With cutting-edge med spas now competing for business and trust, it can be a bit difficult to choose which one is right for you. Similar to deciding on a new hair stylist, picking a good med spa comes down to personal preference and your budget. However, there are some basics to look out for.

Raving, Not So-So, Reviews

Ah, where would we be without customer reviews, testimonials, and feedback? The first thing to do when considering a Monterey med spa is to look over what their clients have said. Sure, there will always be some unsatisfied customers, but for the most part, you can get a good idea of a place by checking out their online reviews.

A Welcoming Atmosphere

A good med spa should have atmosphere that makes you feel welcome as soon as you walk in. It should be clean, comfortable, and nice-looking. If a place has a couch with rips in it, or dirty chairs, or old magazines tossed everywhere, you may want to re-think your choice.

Friendly Staff

No one likes the staff of any establishment being rude to them. Your med spa should have a staff that welcomes you with a smile, answers any questions you have in a friendly, patient way, and has a pleasant vibe. If the staff members act like you’re an inconvenience, the place is not worth your time.

Professionally Trained Professionals

This is an important area in which to do your research. These specialists will be working to aesthetically improve areas of your body, so you need to make sure that they are certified and truly know what they are doing. If you choose the wrong med spa, you could end up with skin damage or other problems.

A Complementary Consultation

The consultation you have should be a huge factor in your decision to go with a particular Bay Area med spa. Did you feel comfortable speaking with the specialist? Did they put you at ease and answer your concerns? Do you feel like you would be in good hands with them? If for any reason you didn’t feel welcomed by them or comfortable, find another med spa in the Bay Area.

Monterey Laser & Skin Care operates under the personal guidance of its founder, Dr. William H. Brown. If you’re interested in having any sort of skin treatment performed and have questions, please contact us at Monterey Laser & Skin Care.

Does FemiLift™ Have Side Effects or Risks?

Non-Surgical Solution For Vaginal Tightening

For many years, women had very few options for vaginal tightening. And, none of them were ideal in terms of addressing urinary incontinence or enhanced sexual pleasure. Doing Kegel exercises helps, but doesn’t provide an immediate or remarkably measureable difference and only affects certain vaginal muscles. Surgery is a major undertaking that involves downtime and a risk for common complications associated with any surgical procedure.

Then FemiLift with Alma’s CO2 laser came along, giving women a truly practical option with proven results, no risks and little to no side effects. Hallelujah!

FemiLift is a laser resurfacing of the vagina. The laser emits energy that promotes and stimulates collagen production to strengthen muscles – muscles that lose elasticity after childbirth and as women age. For middle-aged women who’ve had children and in menopause, it’s a double whammy that makes sex less pleasurable and stress urinary incontinence a problem. FemiLift tackles both.

Okay, So What is the Catch, Risks or Side Effects of FemiLift?

With the FDA-approved FemiLift procedure, you have everything to gain and nothing to lose. Though the treatment is more effective for some women than others, FemiLift won’t make stress urinary incontinence worse or leave vaginal muscles looser than they were before the procedure.

There are very few side effects and risks associated with FemiLift. It is a laser treatment following many of the same safety protocols that apply when using it on other parts of the body, like the face for laser skin resurfacing. A FemiLift treatment shouldn’t be performed if you have an active infection, take blood thinners, have a connective tissue disorder, or take medication that could interfere with the healing process. It’s important to review all of these with our staff.

There is no risk of infection since the CO2 laser wand looks a bit like an internal ultrasound wand. It’s covered with a sterile, one-time use, disposable cover. Unlike when used for skin rejuvenation, this laser treatment does not cause any peeling in the vagina. And, even though FemiLift uses thermal heat, the temperature is lower when used for vaginal tightening so it’s completely painless, takes just 10 to 15 minutes and has no downtime.

Let’s talk about whether FemiLift is right for you. Contact our office and we’ll be happy to answer your questions or schedule a complimentary consultation.

Non-Surgical Treatment for Stress Uninary Incontinence

Can Femilift™ Treat Stress Urinary Incontinence?

Kegels, schmegels. They’re not helping. You’ve stopped wearing light-colored pants because you’re afraid a little urine might leave a wet spot when you cough or sneeze. You’ve told your girlfriends on more than one occasion not to make you laugh or you might pee yourself. Little do they know you’re serious. You’ve resorted to wearing maxi pads or panty liners rather than deal with wet underwear.

So many women, of all ages, deal with the stress and embarrassment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). So many women think it’s the price of motherhood or a natural part of aging. Child birth and aging are leading causes of SUI, but you don’t have to worry about it every time you cough, sneeze or laugh anymore. If stress urinary incontinence is affecting your life, it’s time to consider the FemiLift™.

How FemiLift™ Treats SUI

As we age, collagen is naturally depleted, which is why our faces (and vaginas) aren’t as tight as they once were. For younger women, childbirth can stretch vaginal muscles and lead to SUI.

FemiLift is an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence using Alma’s CO2 laser. Similar to skin resurfacing, think of this procedure is laser resurfacing for the vagina. A slender vaginal probe safely emits laser energy in the vaginal canal – full length and circumference. This energy promotes and stimulates collagen production, just as it does when used for laser skin resurfacing. The result is a tightening of the muscles in the area. Since the CO2 laser promotes collagen, ligaments supporting surrounding the bladder and urethra are strengthened and reduces the leakage due to stress urinary incontinence.

You Can Get FemiLift™ in Monterey, CA

Monterey Laser invested in Alma’s CO2 laser because we listened to our patients. Stress urinary incontinence is a very common and frustrating condition that no one likes talking about, but can be treated easily and painlessly in our office. The FemiLift procedure takes only 10 to 15 minutes with little to zero downtime. And, generally, our patients report remarkable results with just three FemiLift sessions, but many say they can tell a difference after the first appointment. Another benefit beyond freedom from “peeing your pants?” Improved sexual experiences. Since FemiLift tightens vaginal muscles, sexual sensation is heightened.

Let’s talk about whether FemiLift is right for you. Contact our office and we’ll be happy to answer your questions or schedule a complimentary consultation.