With age, many women will experience vaginal and urinary system changes that negatively affect their everyday lives. Developed by Lumenis®—a leader in aesthetic medical lasers—the FemTouch™ laser is designed to nonsurgically improve overall vaginal wellness, helping to relieve uncomfortable and even embarrassing feminine situations. Using this innovative technology, board-certified plastic surgeon Tiffany McCormack, MD can treat a variety of common conditions, including dryness, itching, pain during intercourse, laxity, and urgency or stress urinary incontinence. Best of all, the FemTouch™ procedure can be performed quickly with no downtime, allowing patients to receive treatment without any significant interruption to their normal daily routines.

How Does the FemTouch™ Laser Work?

FemTouch™ utilizes CO2 laser technology to stimulate the natural production of collagen, helping to trigger new tissue remodeling. This innovative technique can simultaneously reduce or eliminate many common vaginal health issues without the use of hormones. FemTouch™ is a minimally invasive, in-office procedure that can be completed within just a few minutes and has no associated downtime. Many of our patients at McCormack Plastic Surgery have the treatment performed during their lunch hour or in-between errands.

What Conditions Can FemTouch™ Improve?

As women age, decreasing levels of estrogen can cause a number of changes in one’s vaginal health. This can lead to embarrassing or distressing situations that hinder self-confidence and/or have negative effects on their quality of life. By promoting new collagen production, FemTouch™ can improve:

  • Dryness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Skin laxity
  • Recurrent yeast or urinary tract infections
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Burning or itchiness

This medical spa treatment can help women who are currently going through menopause, or who are pre- or post-menopausal. Those with low or suppressed estrogen levels generally benefit greatly from FemTouch™ technology.

Who is a Candidate for FemTouch™?

The best way to determine your candidacy for FemTouch™ is to schedule a consultation at our practice. During the consultation process, Dr. McCormack will carefully review your medical history, perform a physical examination, and discuss your personal needs and expectations to help ensure FemTouch™ is the best option for you. Not all women will be ideal candidates for FemTouch™, including those with a history of keloid formation or those who have taken Accutane® (Isotretinoin) within the past year. Risks associated with FemTouch™ can include redness, change of pigmentation or texture, scarring, or infection. However, for most women, there are no negative side effects from the FemTouch™ procedure.

If you are more concerned with enlarged labial tissue rather than decreased vaginal wellness, you may benefit more from surgical labiaplasty. This procedure can remove excess labial tissue and/or reduce elongated labia minora, both of which may cause physical pain from twisting and tugging as well as self- consciousness. After listening to your concerns, Dr. McCormack can suggest an optimal treatment plan for your goals.

How is Treatment With FemTouch™ Performed?

The FemTouch™ procedure is performed with a sterilized applicator containing the laser. Often in as little as five minutes, the entire surface of the vaginal lining will be treated as the applicator is guided along the vaginal walls in an outward motion. Some patients experience a minor heating sensation during and immediately after treatment, though this heat does not usually cause any pain or discomfort. As a result, anesthesia and/or pain medication are not generally required before or after the procedure. There is typically no recovery period associated with FemTouch™, so most individuals can resume their everyday activities right away.

How Long Do Results From FemTouch™ Last?

After your treatment plan is complete, the collagen remodeling phase often continues over the next six months. In most cases, a total of three FemTouch™ sessions are needed to achieve the best results, though many patients notice a significant improvement after the first treatment. This can provide patients with excellent results for one to two years after their initial treatment sessions. The aging process will continue, but single touch-up treatments can be utilized to maintain optimal rejuvenation and good vaginal health.

Contact Our Office

If you would like more information about labiaplasty and/or the FemTouch™ laser, or if you wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. McCormack, please contact McCormack Plastic Surgery today.