Dean E Sorensen, MD, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
208-908-6498

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FemTouch™ Vaginal Rejuvenation by Lumenis® – Nonsurgical Vaginal Rejuvenation – Boise, ID

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Overview

The FemTouch™ vaginal laser rejuvenation treatment restores vaginal health reducing and often eliminating the signs of vaginal atrophy (dryness, pain with sex, itching, and burning), stress urinary incontinence and laxity suffered by so many women after childbirth and menopause. This quick, painless, non-invasive, no downtime treatment carries minimal risk and can be life changing. 

A full medical history will be obtained and examination will be performed by Dr. Sorensen to make sure you are a candidate for the FemTouch procedure. We request that you have an up-to-date pap smear and no other contraindications to treatment. In most cases, if you are an ideal candidate, you may have your first treatment in a few short minutes. There is pre-treatment preparation required. 

Treatment

The FemTouch™ procedure is short, painless and simple taking no more than 15 minutes. The internal vaginal mucosa and the external vaginal area can both be treated during the same session depending on the issues we are addressing. A gentle, brief vaginal exam with a speculum will be performed and the vaginal pH measured. A lubricated sterile probe will be inserted and the laser applied to the entire vaginal wall. There is no pain associated with the internal treatment. In the case of external treatment, we can provide a topical numbing cream to eliminate any discomfort.

During/After Treatment

There is no down time with the FemTouch™ treatment and patients can return to their normal daily activities. We do ask that you refrain from intercourse for 3 days.

The results of the FemTouch™ treatment are excellent and most patients experience significant improvement after just one Fem Touch treatment. We do recommend 3 treatments 4 - 6 weeks apart. Some patients report improvement within days, but the effects are more noticeable after a few weeks with the remodeling of collagen in the vaginal mucosa and continue progressively for 6 months. We recommend maintenance treatments every 1-2 years.

Vaginal Atrophy Symptoms

FemTouch™ is a quick, non-hormonal, non-surgical treatment for symptoms of vaginal atrophy, urinary stress incontinence, and vaginal laxity often associated with menopause and pregnancy:

  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginal dryness, burning or itching
  • Vaginal Laxity due to loss of elasticity and tone (known as laxity or vaginal relaxation syndrome)
  • Stress Urinary incontinence or urgency
  • Recurrent bladder infections (UTIs)
  • Vaginal or vulva pain
  • Reduced sensitivity and sexual arousal
  • Changes in external vaginal appearance


The most common cause of vaginal atrophy is a decrease in estrogen, which is essential for maintaining the health and function of the vaginal and urinary systems. This happens naturally just before and after menopause, This natural decline in estrogen will often exacerbate damage that may have occurred as a result of pregnancy, childbirth or other factors. However, any women at risk of being in a low or suppressed estrogen state can suffer vaginal atrophy symptoms, including younger women following:

  • Prolonged progesterone only contraception;
  • Prolonged breastfeeding;
  • Ovarian failure; and Induced menopause secondary to
  • Breast cancer medications/treatment
  • Surgery where ovaries are removed
  • Stress, depression and strenuous exercise


While many menopause symptoms like hot flushes will pass in time, vaginal atrophy does not usually resolve and can worsen over the years, causing a consequent decline in comfort, intimate activities, and quality of life. It is important for women to realize that these symptoms are very common and treatable.

Expected Costs

Our practice provides the FemTouch treatments starting at $750 up to $1,200 per treatment. The price varies depending on the treatment protocols established in the initial consultation with Dr. Sorensen. 

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Average Cost Per Treatment  
From $750
Recovery Time  
None
Average Procedure Time  
15 Minutes
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FemTouch FAQs

Who is a good patient ?

FemTouch™ is a low-risk procedure and ideal for women presented with vaginal atrophy symptoms, including:

  • In peri-menopause, menopause and post-menopause;
  • With symptoms secondary to cancer medication or surgery, who are unable to use hormone-based treatments
  • Who haven’t responded to topical estrogen HRT or find the application unpleasant
  • With recurrent yeast or bladder infections
  • Who experience pain, discomfort or bleeding during intercourse
  • With lost elasticity (laxity) following child-birth or other conditions
  • Who experience mild to moderate urinary incontinence with running, coughing, sneezing, laughing…
  • Who have urinary urgency

What results can i expect ?

FemTouch™ treatment restores your vagina to its younger, elastic and healthy functioning state in 2 - 4 treatments. It also helps to reduce stress urinary incontinence urgency symptoms.
Patients have reported positive improvements in their symptoms, such as:

  • Better vaginal lubrication
  • Significant reduction in pain (or no pain) with intercourse
  • Decreased vaginal burning and itching sensation
  • Improvement of urinary urgency and stress incontinence
  • Vaginal tightening and better elasticity
  • Increased sensation, orgasm and responsiveness
  • Increased self-confidence and libido 
  • A significant difference experienced by their sexual partner

How does it work ?

FemTouch™ works by applying a fractional CO2 laser to the vaginal mucosa stimulating the body’s regenerative processes. This process increases blood supply and collagen to the vaginal mucosa restoring integrity and elasticity and the pH of the vaginal tissue. By restoring a healthy and youthful vaginal environment, many symptoms of pregnancy and menopause improve or simply disappear. 

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