The Lumenis® FemTouch™ is an outpatient, minimally invasive, non-surgical, non-hormonal treatment for treating and improving vaginal health. With FemTouch™ you no longer have to live with painful and embarrassing feminine situations. Start your treatment today and get your life back to life again.
As women age, they will experience changes in their vagina that are largely due to decreasing levels of the estrogen hormone. FemTouch™ is an innovative CO₂ laser treatment that is applied along the vaginal walls and delivers very gentle controlled ablation and coagulation of the vaginal lining for improved vaginal health.
FemTouch™ is an innovative state-of-the-art CO₂ laser technology addressing common vaginal health related aspects and promotes the stimulation of new vaginal tissue growth, by triggering collagen production. Developed by the leading company for aesthetic medical laser devices, in collaboration with leading gynecologists, Lumenis now offers a fast and efficient treatment that treats vaginal health conditions, along with other common vaginal health issues.
During FemTouch™ out-patient treatment, your physician will insert and move a sterilized applicator along the vaginal walls in an outward motion, applying the laser in a 360˚ pattern to the vaginal tissue. This pattern ensures that the entire area is covered. FemTouch™ is the latest in non-invasive, painless laser vaginal treatment, and triggers new tissue growth.
FemTouch can address vaginal, health-related conditions for women of all ages, from as young as 20, up to 70, or even 80, years old. It’s important to consult with your treatment provider regarding the treatment options available, based on your individual concerns and medical history. Also, breast cancer patients who are not allowed to take estrogen supplements can and should consider this non-hormonal therapy.
Estrogen deficiency can cause pain and dysfunction of the vulva, vagina and urinary tract. If you experience dryness, burning, irritation, lack of lubrication, painful intercourse, stress incontintence or UTIs, you may be a candidate. Vaginal discomfort and urinary incontinence can also occur in pre-menopause and after childbirth. Local estrogen treatment may be effective to treat vaginal changes but the literature is equivocal about the long term benefit of topical treatments alone.
Laser vaginal rejuvenation has been shown to be effective and safe in treating the troublesome vaginal and urinary conditions of menopause, increasing sexual function and improving your quality of life.
Women, especially menopausal and after childbirth, start noticing symptoms related to their vaginal health that affect their quality of life and lifestyle.
The FemTouch™ treatment takes between 2-5 minutes to perform. The physician might want to perform a vaginal examination prior to the FemTouch treatment, which can extend the session by a few minutes.
Typically, 2-4 treatments are recommended to observe optimal results. Patients report an improvement already after the first session.
Typically, your practitioner will perform the treatments with a 4-6 week interval in between treatments.
Patients can return to their normal day-to-day activity immediately after the treatment. It is recommended to avoid sexual activity for 72 hours post-treatment.
FemTouch™ treatments are comfortable and do not require any numbing or anesthesia. During the treatment, the patient might feel a bit of heat and vibration.
Vaginal hydrating gel may be prescribed to sooth the vaginal lining and relieve the patient for up to 1 week.
According to some patient testimonials, an improvement can appear immediately after the treatment, however the vaginal mucosa changes following is a prolonged process that can take 3-6 months and involves new fibers production and new vessels formation.
There are no major side-effects associated with the FemTouch™ treatment. Some patients may experience some itching in the hours following the treatment, which can be relieved with a hydrating gel prescribed by their physician. for more information, consult your physician.
Yes, the FemTouch™ treatment has no contraindications with hysterectomy.
Yes, FemTouch is not contraindicated for women who breastfeed.
For the FemTouch™ treatment, your treatment provider will use the AcuPulse CO2 laser with the FemTouch hand piece. Lumenis CO2 lasers have been used since 1979 to perform different vaginal treatments, on top of other cosmetic and surgical treatments.
Written by Dr. Jonathan Zelken
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