Fem Touch Vaginal Rejuvenation

About vaginal health

Unwelcome symptoms regarding vaginal health are common as women age or face changes due to childbirth. Symptoms may be mild or severe and can include vaginal atrophy, dryness, urinary incontinence, and more. Often, women notice reduced satisfaction with intercourse as a result of these symptoms, especially after menopause.

FemTouch is a minimally invasive solution for these common age-related vaginal health symptoms. At Lewisburg Plastic Surgery, our experts offer safe and effective FemTouch vaginal rejuvenation treatment in our comfortable office setting.

Podcast Episode: Learn more about Fem Touch

In this episode Dr. Normington goes into detail regarding all aspects of the procedure, and we hear from a Fem Touch patient on how this procedure has positively impacted her life.

How does FemTouch Vaginal Rejuvenation Work?

FemTouch uses fractional CO2 lasers to remodel the vaginal mucous layer of the vaginal wall. A sterilized applicator is used to introduce the laser energy to the vaginal wall in a procedure that only lasts a few minutes. This treatment encourages the tissues to naturally regenerate, resulting in a reduction of symptoms caused by vaginal atrophy and other age-related issues.

What should I expect from the FemTouch procedure?

During FemTouch treatment, your provider will apply a sterilized applicator to the vaginal wall which is then moved in a 360-degree pattern to address the entire area. Through this process, patients will likely experience a mild warming sensation, however, the treatment should not cause pain or discomfort. The FemTouch procedure can be completed in only a few minutes.

On average, FemTouch patients undergo about 2-4 total treatment sessions. Some patients achieve their goal results in as few as 1-2 treatment sessions. During a consultation, your provider will explain a customized treatment plan according to your specific symptoms.

Who is a suitable candidate for FemTouch?

FemTouch is a suitable treatment option for women as young as 20 up to 70-80 years old who experience symptoms related to their vaginal health. The typical candidate is menopausal or postmenopausal or has noticed symptoms following childbirth. Prior to pursuing FemTouch treatment, it is best to consult with your gynecological healthcare provider regarding your concerns and symptoms to rule out any underlying issues that could pose significant health concerns. During a consultation, your health history will be reviewed to ensure that FemTouch is right for you.

After FemTouch Treatment

After FemTouch treatment, patients can immediately return to their normal routines. It is generally recommended to wait at least 72 hours after the treatment before engaging in sexual activity. For most patients, a hydrating vaginal gel will be prescribed to reduce any discomfort in the healing process; this is generally recommended for use for about one week after the treatment. FemTouch does not cause major side effects, though patients may experience some itching which can be relieved using the prescribed hydrating gel.

Most patients notice an improvement in their vaginal health about 3-6 months after their FemTouch treatment. Some patients report improvement immediately following the procedure, but this is not common.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is a candidate for Fem Touch treatments?

    Fem Touch 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.

  • How long does each Fem Touch treatment take?

    The Fem Touch treatment takes between 2-5 minutes to perform. The physician might want to perform a vaginal examination prior to the Fem Touch treatment, which can extend the session by a few minutes.

  • How many treatments are needed?

    Typically, 2-4 treatments are recommended to observe optimal results. Patients report an improvement already after the first session.

  • What does the treatment regime look like? How many weeks between each treatment?

    Typically, your practitioner will perform the treatments with a 4-6 week interval in between treatment.

  • Can I resume my daily routine after the treatment? What about sexual intercourse?

    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.

  • Is the Fem Touch treatment painful? What will I feel during the treatment?

    Fem Touch treatments are comfortable and do not require any numbing or anesthesia. During the treatment, the patient might feel a bit of heat and vibration.

  • What post treatment care is required?

    Vaginal hydrating gel may be prescribed to sooth the vaginal lining and relieve the patient for up to 1 week.

  • How quickly will I experience an improvement?

    According to some patient testimonials, an improvement can appear immediately after the treatment; however, the vaginal mucosa changes following the procedure are the result of a prolonged process that can take 3-6 months and involve the production of new fibers and the formation of new vessels .

  • Are there any side-effects associated with the Fem Touch treatment?

    There are no major side-effects associated with the Fem Touch 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.

  • Can I have Fem Touch treatment if I had a hysterectomy?

    Yes, the Fem Touch treatment has no contraindications with hysterectomy.

  • Can I undergo treatment while breastfeeding?

    Yes, Fem Touch is not contraindicated for women who breastfeed.

  • What type of equipment is used during the treatment?

    For the Fem Touch treatment, your treatment provider will use the AcuPulse CO2 laser with the Fem Touch hand piece. Lumenis CO2 lasers have been used since 1979 to perform different vaginal treatments, on top of other cosmetic and surgical treatments.

Insurance Guidelines

FemTouch treatment is not generally covered by health insurance. During a consultation, a precise cost estimate can be provided based on your unique treatment plan. As needed, financing options may be available to help make the procedure affordable.

What to expect during a consultation

Dr. Normington explains what you can expect from your consultation.

Patient Testimonials

Here is what some of our patients have shared with us regarding their treatment and care.

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I definitely did not want or need surgery. That's why I decided on CoolSculpting®.

PATIENTS ARE SAYING... He is a very caring and wonderful Dr. Really cares about his patients.
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