What To Expect When You’re Expecting: Vaginal Laxity After Childbirth

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Childbirth is an incredibly difficult but amazingly rewarding experience for many women, and signals the start of a new period in their lives. Becoming a mother is something many of us dream of, and while parenting is special and unbelievably rewarding, the effects childbirth can have on the body can be significant, long-lasting, and difficult to deal with.


One of the most common issues after giving birth is stress incontinence. Unsurprisingly, childbirth puts considerable strain on the muscles of the vaginal canal, pelvic floor and around the bladder. This can cause damage or weakness in the muscles that control continence and help hold the pelvic organs in place, which leads to difficulty holding urine and controlling your bladder.

Stress incontinence is characterised by a difficulty holding urine especially when doing things that put strain on the muscles of the abdomen and pelvis, including laughing, sneezing, coughing, lifting heavy objects or jumping. This is because the muscles around the bladder can’t hold as tightly, so you might find yourself struggling with leaks or dribbles after having a baby.


Another common issue after childbirth that many women don’t talk about is vaginal laxity. Vaginal laxity occurs as the vaginal canal and opening are stretched by vaginal childbirth. While the vagina is a strong muscle and can return to its regular size very soon after giving birth, it may not be as strong or tight as before having children. Studies have shown that women who have never given birth tend to have a stronger, tighter vaginal canal than those who have given birth vaginally at all ages. 

Vaginal laxity can make sex less pleasurable for men and women, reducing sensation and making it harder to achieve orgasm. This may reduce your sex drive, or make it more uncomfortable or difficult to be intimate with your partner. 


Fortunately, there is a revolutionary new treatment available to treat both stress incontinence and vaginal laxity, in the form of Ultra Femme 360. Ultra Femme 360 is a non-surgical vaginal tightening treatment that uses painless radiofrequency waves to strengthen the vaginal tissues.

Ultra Femme 360 treatment uses a radiofrequency wand which is inserted into the vagina to very gently heat the deeper tissues of the vagina. This triggers collagen production and renewal processes in the body and tightens and strengthens the muscles and tissues of the vagina. This tightens the vaginal canal, improving vaginal laxity, and also helping to improve the tone of the muscles at the neck of the bladder, reducing symptoms of stress incontinence.

Ultra Femme 360 is truly revolutionary, and at Katie Alex Aesthetics, we are incredibly proud to be able to offer this life-changing treatment to women across Cheshire and the North West. In fact, Katie is even known by some her Ultra Femme 360 clients as the ‘Cheshire Fairy Godmother’, for the massive difference Ultra Femme 360 has made to their lives. To find our more about Ultra Femme 360, or to book your free consultation with Katie, contact Katie Alex Aesthetics on 0161 327 1734.

Vaginal Laxity – It’s More Common Than You Think

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As the topic of women’s health becomes destigmatised in mainstream media, an increasing number of women are becoming vocal about the unique health issues they face. This has opened up brand new avenues for treatments that can improve women’s general and intimate health, including the treatment of vaginal laxity.

Studies show that vaginal laxity affects between around 25 and 35% of women, and is the leading reason that women over 50 report dissatisfaction in their sex lives. However, it also affects younger women who have had vaginal births, particularly complicated births, multiple births or vaginal births to larger babies.

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Vaginal laxity occurs when the tissues and muscles around the vaginal canal and vaginal opening become stretched and weakened. This can occur due to a loss of collagen production in the body weakening the tissues and causing a loss in elasticity, or due to trauma to the tissue caused by vaginal childbirth.

Vaginal laxity can cause a variety of uncomfortable and disruptive symptoms for women, including looseness and loss of sensation during sex, vaginal dryness and chafing, which can cause pain during sex, as well as a weakening of the muscles around the neck of the bladder, which can also lead to the symptoms of stress incontinence.

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Surgical vaginoplasty was traditionally the only option for women struggling with vaginal laxity, which is an invasive procedure, associated with general anaesthetic, higher risk of infection and long recovery times. Now, there are a variety of non-surgical options available to women, including the revolutionary Ultra Femme 360.

Ultra Femme 360 uses radiofrequency energy to trigger collagen production in the vaginal tissues, giving them strength, elasticity and rejuvenating them, to improve the sensation and tightness of the vagina, and helping to reduce the symptoms of stress incontinence. Ultra Femme 360 can also improve vaginal lubrication, helping to make sex more comfortable and enjoyable for both partners. It is a completely non-surgical and painless procedure, that can be carried out in less than half an hour, with no downtime after treatment required.

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A truly revolutionary treatment in the field of intimate health, Ultra Femme 360 has been changing the lives of Katie Alex’s clients. Known as the ‘Cheshire Fairy Godmother’ to her patients, Katie is an expert Ultra Femme 360 practitioner, and carries out Ultra Femme 360 treatments from her private clinic in Altrincham, Cheshire.

To find out more about vaginal laxity, Ultra Femme 360, or to find out more about the services Katie Alex Aesthetics offers, contact the clinic today to book your free consultation.

Incontinence – It Happens

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Incontinence, while often not talked about for fear of embarrassment, affects far more people than you might think. In fact, if the number of people suffering from incontinence were a country, it would be the third largest country in the world, with over 423 million people living with incontinence worldwide. The NHS estimates that 3-6 million people in the UK struggle with incontinence.

Incontinence is something that many people suffer with, but unfortunately, isn’t widely discussed, and many sufferers don’t actually seek out treatment. There are a variety of treatments available, and so many people just don’t know enough about the options they have.

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The most common type of incontinence is known as stress incontinence, and is also the most prevalent type of incontinence among women. You may be experiencing stress incontinence if you find that you leak when you sneeze, cough, laugh, jump or lift heavy objects.

Stress incontinence is caused by a weakened pelvic floor. Your pelvic floor muscles are the muscles that hold the bladder in place and normally control continence. They are usually wrapped tightly around the bladder, but can become weakened or loosened by a significant event, such as childbirth. Our pelvic floor muscles also generally weaken over the course of our lives, making stress incontinence the most common form of incontinence among menopausal and post-menopausal women.

The most commonly prescribed treatment for stress incontinence and weak pelvic floor muscles are Kegel exercises, which involve voluntarily tensing and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles. However, they can be time consuming and aren’t always effective, especially for more severe cases of stress incontinence. In cases like these, other treatments are available, such as the Ultra Femme 360, the revolutionary non-surgical treatment available at Katie Alex Aesthetics.



Ultra Femme 360 is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that can be carried out in minutes, with incredibly effective results. The treatment uses radiofrequency waves to trigger collagen production in the walls of the vaginal canal, leading to a strengthening of the muscles in the area and a reduction in the symptoms of stress incontinence. It is a completely painless treatment and takes less than 10 minutes to carry out in Katie Alex’s private clinic in Altrincham, Cheshire.

As one of only a handful of Ultra Femme 360 practitioners in the whole country, Katie is changing the lives of women struggling with incontinence across Cheshire and the North West, and is known by her client base as the ‘Cheshire Fairy Godmother’!

To find out more about Ultra Femme 360 or any of the other treatments offered at Katie Alex Aesthetics, or to book your free Ultra Femme 360 consultation, contact the clinic on 0161 327 1734.

Is Ultra Femme 360 Right For You?

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If you’ve noticed that as you age, the way your vagina looks and feels seems to be changing, then you’re not alone. With an increasing number of women speaking out about their intimate health recently, as well as the effect it can have on their sexual health, general health and well being, we thought there was no time like the present to discuss one of our most sought-after treatments – the Ultra Femme 360.


Why Do Our Vaginas Change As We Age?


Like all skin on the face and body, the tissue located in the vagina is strengthened by collagen and elastin that are produced within the skin. However, as we age, the amount of collagen we produce naturally decreases, as does the rate at which collagen regenerates in the body, causing sagging and laxity in both internal and external areas.


The Effects Of Childbirth On The Vagina


Understandably, childbirth also has a significant effect on many women’s intimate health, changing the sensitivity, tightness and appearance of the vagina. While most women will regain vaginal tightness within around 6 months of giving birth, if they’ve had multiple vaginal births, had children later in life or faced complications during childbirth, their chances of suffering from long-term vaginal laxity increases.


Both ageing and childbirth can lead to vaginal laxity (looseness), dryness and in some cases exacerbates the symptoms of stress incontinence. These symptoms can be a real knock to your self-esteem, and might be preventing you from having the quality of life that you want.


The treatment often recommended for stress incontinence is pelvic floor exercises such as Kegel exercises. Building strength in the pelvic floor helps to support the bladder and can be very effective. However, these exercises don’t take into account the part loss of vaginal elasticity plays in managing incontinence.

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The Effect On Relationships


Many women are also unhappy about the appearance of their vagina and labia, which can lead to a reduced sex drive, insecurity and unhappiness, which may cause strain on their relationships.


Until very recently, the only solution to these issues were vaginoplasty and labiaplasty, which are invasive and uncomfortable treatments, with considerable downtime, and can take months to fully heal. They are also very expensive procedures with a considerable number of associated risks, including infection, scarring and a loss in sensitivity.

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At Katie Alex Aesthetics, we have the solution. The Ultra Femme 360 treatment from BTL is a revolutionary treatment used to combat the effects that aging and childbirth have on the vaginal canal, as well as working to improve the appearance of the inner and outer labia.


Ultra Femme 360 uses radiofrequency to gently heat the vaginal tissue, increasing blood flow and stimulating the body’s natural regeneration processes including inducing increased collagen production, as well as lifting and tightening of the tissue in the area. Ultra Femme 360 can be used internally to treat vaginal laxity and stress incontinence, or externally to tighten and improve the appearance of the labia. The process is quick and painless, with most treatments taking less than half an hour for both internal and external treatment. Some women report feeling a pleasurable warmth, but we assure you that there is no pain or discomfort felt during an Ultra Femme 360 procedure. At Katie Alex, we usually recommend a course of four Ultra Femme 360 treatments, but results can usually be felt after the first treatment.


Katie Alex, dubbed the ‘Cheshire Fairy Godmother’, is an experienced and qualified aesthetic nurse, leading her clinic in the leafy suburb of Altrincham. Katie is using the revolutionary and award-winning Ultra Femme 360 technology to improve the lives of women across the North West. From a reduction in incontinence to a better and more fulfilling sex life, contact Katie Alex and see what Ultra Femme 360 can do for you.