Menopause is often a dreaded, awkward, and sometimes humiliating experience. From hot flashes to mood swings and everything in between–the process comes with numerous challenges that significantly impact a woman’s body and overall sense of well-being. Some of the most unpleasant side-effects of menopause is vaginal dryness, impaired vaginal firmness, thinned or lax labial skin, pain during intercourse, and urinary incontinence. Although every woman experiences menopause differently, just one of these changes is enough to negatively impact her intimacy and quality of life. Luckily, FemTouch Vaginal Rejuvenation can treat many of these issues in a quick and virtually painless outpatient procedure.
What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Available under different FDA-approved treatments such as FemTouch and IntimaLase, vaginal rejuvenation is a state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive outpatient procedure that utilizes CO2 laser technology to provide optimal results for various feminine concerns. In about three treatments, you can rejuvenate the internal and external vaginal tissue to reverse the effects of aging.
Does It Help with Vaginal Problems After Menopause?
Almost 50% of all women experience urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, and pain during sex after menopause. This is due to the postmenopausal hormonal changes that cause differences in the mucous membranes and connective tissue surrounding the vagina.
Vaginal rejuvenation involves stimulating the mucous membranes thus triggering the reversal of vaginal atrophy symptoms. The rejuvenated vagina will experience increased blood circulation and a thicker lining, which can result in increased elasticity and greater lubrication. Fortifying the vaginal wall will also reduce urinary incontinence.
How Does Vaginal Rejuvenation Work?
The CO2 lasers used in FemTouch are known as fractional lasers. A fractional approach simply means that the laser emits energy in a fractional pattern. This is critical in achieving faster and safer healing as healthy tissue is left surrounding each ablated area in a pattern that helps support rapid collagen production and thus faster epithelial repair. Fractional laser therapy also triggers the formation of elastin fiber formation, which in turn results in firmer and tighter tissues, reducing the laxity of the vagina.
Biopsies show that women who successfully undergo the procedure also witness a fuller vaginal wall with a thicker, healthier epithelium that resembles one that hasn’t been atrophied at all. This usually results in increased natural lubrication and elasticity.
What is the Procedure Like?
- The FemTouch procedure involves inserting a laser device into the vagina, up to about 4-6 inches.
- Once the desired depth is reached, FemTouchTM delivers low continuous wave CO2 energy levels in a fractional pattern along the vaginal lining.
- Typically, the doctor will rotate the laser device slowly before finally withdrawing it. The procedure is completely painless and lasts about 5 minutes.
- Results of a single procedure can last up to a whole year. For long-term results, however, it’s advisable to schedule 2-4 procedures every 4 weeks.
Should I Get a Vaginal Rejuvenation?
If you’re currently struggling with post-menopausal issues such as vaginal dryness or painful sex, you don’t have to learn to live with these changes. You can have a vaginal rejuvenation procedure such as FemTouch to solve such problems so you can go back to enjoying your femininity. Vaginal Rejuvenation is also a safe and effective procedure for anyone experiencing similar vaginal issues that are unrelated to menopause.
Make an Appointment Today
Adam & Eve Medical Aesthetics provides innovative medical-grade aesthetic and cosmetic procedures in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and surrounding cities in Arizona. Contact us today at (480) 485-7692 to book a vaginal rejuvenation appointment.