With normal aging many women begin noticing symptoms related to their vaginal health that can negatively affect their lifestyle. Nearly 50% of post-menopausal women suffer from stress urinary incontinence and nearly 80% suffer from some degree of vaginal atrophy resulting in various symptoms such as vaginal dryness, itchiness, or burning, pain while having sex, and mild vaginal prolapse.
Many women who have undergone childbirth will also experience symptoms related to vaginal laxity which can have a severe impact on their sexual satisfaction.
FemTouch by Lumenis is a non-hormonal, fractional resurfacing laser treatment with the ability to fully restore vaginal tissue while improving vaginal health related conditions. Some of the reported benefits of FemTouch include thicker tissue, increased natural lubrication, enhanced sexual pleasure, increased elasticity, and a decrease in stress urinary incontinence.
How Does is Work?
FemTouch procedures are safe, quick, virtually painless, and require no downtime. FemTouch applies laser energy directly to internal vaginal tissue in order to restore it back to a normal healthy functioning state. The FemTouch probe is inserted into the vagina to focus fractional CO2 laser beams along the entire vaginal wall. The laser creates tiny controlled micro-injuries in order to promote the remodeling of the vaginal mucous epithelium layer (vaginal lining) stimulating the regeneration of new vaginal tissue by triggering collagen production.
How many Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients will need 3 FemTouch treatment sessions (spaced about a month apart a week following the patient’s menstrual cycle) to realize their desired final results. Treatments take only a few minutes to perform. Patients are then recommended to undergo a once-yearly maintenance treatment to upkeep their vaginal health.
Is There Downtime?
FemTouch requires no downtime or recovery time and women can get right back to normal daily activities. Patients should refrain from intercourse for 24 hours following their treatment. There is no special aftercare required; however, the patient should avoid direct heat exposure, such as a hot shower or sauna, for 24 hours.