A new solution for the treatment of vaginal atrophy, tightening and health related conditions.
With age and childbirth, women may start to notice symptoms related to their vaginal health that affect their lifestyle.
Vaginal atrophy (or dryness) is a common symptom in post menopausal women that is sometimes accompanied by itching or regular pain during sexual intercourse.
Stress urinary incontinence is another symptom that appears in some cases for women aged 20-45 years old. Women who have undergone childbirth will often notice symptoms of vaginal laxity and looseness which can impact their lifestyle.
Introducing the FemTouch – A new solution for the treatment of vaginal health
FemTouch can assist with:
- Vaginal Atrophy
- Genital Wart Ablation
- Lesion Ablation
- Labia rejuvenation
- Mild to Moderate Stress Urinary Incontinence
Vaginal Atrophy and Vaginal rejuvenation
FemTouch is a vaginal and vulva laser that remodels the mucus epithelium layer. As women do not have receptors in the vagina, the Fractional Co2 laser is inserted and applied along the vaginal wall which results in a very gentle controlled ablation and coagulation of the vaginal lining. This results in a tightening of the vaginal passage.
Nearly 50% of postmenopausal women suffer from stress urinary incontinence and nearly 80% suffer from vaginal atrophy.*
As women age and especially following childbirth, the appearance of the labia can change. Labia rejuvenation is a treatment of the labia minor (the inner lips at the opening of the vagina). They may vary in colour and size from one woman to another and these variations are normal. Labia rejuvenation alters these changes by reducing or reshaping labia minors.
Labia rejuvenation is a cosmetic vaginal treatment that is quick and discreet to assist in the comfort and confidence of women.
The FemTouch service:
- Fast – The procedure takes approximately 10-15 minutes
- Efficient – Only 2-4 treatments are needed for optimal outcomes
- Comfortable – No anaesthesia or special post-procedure care is required
What to expect
- A vaginoscopy, PAP smear test and vaginal swabbing will be performed to exclude the presence of infections and any other abnormality apart from atrophic vaginitis
- For comfort, you will be positioned with bended knees and feet in stirrups
- These procedures do not require analgesia nor anaesthesia
- Some discomfort might be experienced when inserting the HP tip on patients with introital stenosis
- As the treatment technique involves intravaginal handpiece rotation, some patients may report a sensation or “vibration” which remains pain-free
Before treatment, your physician should assess your vaginal health to ensure you are a good candidate for the treatment. This may include an ultrasound.
During the treatment, your physician will move the sterilized applicator along the vaginal wall in an outward motion, applying the laser in a 360 degree pattern covering the entire area. The whole procedure should take a few minutes. You may experience a minor heat sensation during the treatment but it is very gentle and should not feel uncomfortable; you may also feel vibration.
On average, 3 sessions are planned with 4 weeks interval between the first two sessions, and 6 weeks between the second and third session. Maintenance treatments are recommended every 12 months after the primary treatments.
- Vaginal hydration gel may be prescribed for up to 1 week to soothe the vaginal lining and give relief if needed
- The mild post-inflammatory response subsides within 24-72 hours
- Coital activity should be avoided for 1 week after the procedure
- Strenuous exercises should also be avoided for up to 1 week after the procedure
- After one week post first treatment, some patients already report higher vagina sensitivity and feeling of rehydration
Potential Side Effects
- Itch – a couple of days following the procedure, some patients may experience some itch that may be relieved with hydrating gel coating. Avoid hot baths or saunas within 72 hours post procedure.
- Vaginal discharge – in response to the post-inflammatory reaction, some vaginal discharge could occur with or without minimal bleeding. Underwear pads are recommended for your comfort.
- Infection – as change in conditions such as heat can affect viral enzymes, those patients who carry the genital herpes virus may experience and outbreak – this is rare but a possible side-effect. In this case oral antiviral medication may be prescribed.
Patient Exclusion Criteria
Patients who have reported incedences of the blow are not suitable for treatment:
- previously undergone pelvic floor surgery
- pelvic organ prolapse superior or equal to POP-Q stage 2
- atypical bleeding or discharge or suspicion on microhematuria
- vaginal/uterine massive bleeding at pre-op examination
- injured introitus
- ongoing menorrhagia
- a serious systemic disease
- active or recurring genital infections of all types (bacteria, virus or mycosis)
- genital cancer
- active or recurring urinary tract infections
- advanced stages of stress urinary incontinence
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¹ Urinary Incontinence in US Women, A Population Based Study. Arch Intern Med. 2005
² Management of symptomatic vulvovaginal atrophy: 2013 position statement of The North American Menopause Society
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