Alleviate Vaginal Discomfort
FemTouch™ is a revolutionary vaginal rejuvenation system from Lumenis® which can transform your vaginal health in as little as one out-patient session. Using advanced CO2 laser technology, FemTouch can address a range of conditions, including vaginal itch, burning, bleeding, and pain.
At Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery in Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Dennis Hurwitz can use FemTouch vaginal rejuvenation to address a variety of feminine issues and improve your vaginal health. We offer this treatment for patients throughout their life, from patients as young as 20 to those in their 70s and 80s.
How It Works
The Lumenis FemTouch is a non-surgical, non-hormonal treatment that uses CO2 laser technology to address a range of vaginal health conditions. This non-invasive, painless laser applies gentle, controlled ablation to trigger coagulation of the vaginal lining. This process then encourages collagen production to promote the growth of new vaginal tissue. The sterilized applicator is uniquely formed to apply 360 degree coverage.
Am I a Candidate for FemTouch?
We most often recommend FemTouch to women who are premenopausal, menopausal, or postmenopausal. However, Dr. Hurwitz can use FemTouch for women from 20 to 80 years old. The procedure can eliminate a number of uncomfortable symptoms, such as:
- Decreased vaginal lubrication
- Unusual bleeding
- Urinary incontinence
While these problems are especially common during menopause or after childbirth, women of all ages may start to notice changes in their vaginal health that affect their quality of life.
However, the treatment is not appropriate for every patient. If you have experienced a serious condition, such as uterine or bladder prolapse, it is important to consult your gynecologist before considering FemTouch. We typically recommend patients undergo a pelvic exam and a pap smear with their physician prior to undergoing the procedure.
What to Expect during Treatment
A FemTouch procedure uses a Lumenis CO2 laser to apply gentle energy pulses to the inner walls of the vagina. During the procedure, Dr. Hurwitz will insert a intravaginal handpiece, which can cause some minor discomfort. In addition, some patients report a minor heating sensation or a vibration during the procedure. However, overall this treatment is fast and easy, typically taking two to five minutes to complete.
Most patients see positive improvement after a single appointment.
No Downtime, No Side Effects
FemTouch requires no real downtime and patients rarely experience any side effects after treatment. However, for the first 72 hours, you should avoid sexual activity. We also recommend keeping the area moist for a week after treatment, so we may prescribe you a hydrating gel to use during this time.
Most patients see positive improvement after a single appointment. However, the best results are typically achieved with two to four sessions. We advise a four to six week interval between the procedures. In many cases, patients experience a significant relief of their symptoms about four to six months after FemTouch treatment. In some cases, you may need maintenance after about 12 to 18 months.
A treatment with FemTouch can provide relief of feminine symptoms and rejuvenate your vaginal health. For more information about costs or to make an appointment with our office, contact us online or call (866) 957-4456.
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