Q: How Does FemTouch™ Work?
FemTouch™ is a fast, efficient and simple procedure, which only takes a couple of minutes. Generally, the FemTouch™ procedure requires 2-4 out-patient treatment sessions lasting a few minutes each, in order to provide optimal results and achieve the desired outcome of vaginal tissue.
A sterilized applicator is inserted into the vulva and is moved along the vaginal canal in an outward motion, applying the laser in a 360˚ pattern to the vaginal tissues. This pattern ensures that the entire vaginal area is covered. FemTouch™ is the latest in non-invasive, painless laser vaginal tightening, and triggers new tissue remodeling.
During the FemTouch™ treatment the patient might experience a minor heat sensation, yet it is important to understand that FemTouch™ is an extremely gentle and comfortable procedure.
Q: Who is a candidate for FemTouch treatments?
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.
Q: How long does each FemTouch treatment take?
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.
Q: How many treatments are needed?
Typically, 2-4 treatments are recommended to observe optimal results.
Q: 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 treatments.
Q: 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.
Q: Is the FemTouch treatment painful? What will I feel during the 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.
Q: How quickly will I experience an improvement?
According to some patient testimonials, an improvement can appear immediately after the treatment, however the vaginal mucosa remodeling is a chronic process that can take 3-6 months and involves new fibers production and new vessels formation.
Q: Are there any side-effects associated with the FemTouch treatment?
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.
Q: Can I have FemTouch treatment if I had a hysterectomy?
Yes, the FemTouch™ treatment has no contraindications with hysterectomy.
Q: Can I undergo treatment while breastfeeding?
Yes, sometimes breastfeeding women suffer from a decrease in estrogen levels. The CO2 treatments may help in those cases.
Q: What type of equipment is used during the treatment?
For the FemTouch™ treatment, your treatment provider will use the AcuPulse CO2 laser with the FemTouch hand piece – both FDA cleared and clinically validated. Lumenis CO2 lasers have been used since 1979 to perform different vaginal treatments, on top of other cosmetic and surgical treatments.