Our Laser Treatments In Columbus, OH
Recent advances in laser technology have dramatically changed the field of cosmetic treatments. At Columbus Women’s Care, we offer many different laser services for individuals facing various skin concerns including the following.
- Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation
We offer every minimally invasive option for vaginal rejuvenation whether it be dryness and pain from estrogen loss due to menopause or laxity within the vagina. Our vaginal rejuvenation is also able to offer relief to pain in the labia due to childbirth alongside mild cases of stress urinary incontinence.
Dial 614-755-4200 today to learn more or to schedule your laser vaginal rejuvenation consultation in Columbus, OH!
Message from Dr. Cherie Richey
Hello, my name is Dr. Cherie Richey and I am an OB/GYN in practice in Columbus, Ohio for over 18 years. Over the last few years, my practice has expanded its offerings from women's health services to aesthetics and in so many ways it has been a natural and welcome evolution. Clearly, all of my medical patients are women and I love all aspects of caring for them.
The addition of laser services to help those patients who are struggling with intimacy issues with their partners “gave birth” to my aesthetic practice because the same technology that can improve the functionality of the vagina can also resurface other areas of the body. I have always been artistic and had a “great eye” so the addition of what some may consider “superficial” services have been “SUPER fulfilling” to me. My philosophy is to promote natural beauty whether that be via maintenance of youth or promotion of a more youthful look.
Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation
FemTouch is the laser vaginal rejuvenation treatment by Lumenis, Ltd., a company renowned for its development of medical devices. During FemTouch™ out-patient treatment, your physician will insert and move a sterilized applicator along the vaginal walls in a 360˚ pattern. FemTouch™ is the latest non-invasive, painless laser vaginal treatment, and triggers incipient tissue remodeling. This is great for women experiencing the following symptoms:
- Diminished sexual pleasure
- Stress urinary incontinence
- Pelvic organ prolapse
What is Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Laser vaginal rejuvenation is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive treatment that gets to the source of vaginal atrophy: collagen and elastin. These vital substances decline as you age, affecting your skin, joints, and, yes, your vagina. The purpose of laser vaginal rejuvenation, which we perform using the FemTouch device, is to stimulate the natural production of collagen and elastin through controlled heating of the vaginal lining. Treatment takes just a few minutes and should be comfortable, thanks to the narrow shape of the sterile applicator.
Does Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Work?
Laser vaginal rejuvenation is still a newer treatment in the non-surgical world. That being said, clinical studies indicate that each treatment stimulates new collagen production, increased fibroblast activity, and the formation of new blood vessels. Together, these activities have been proven to restore tissue elasticity and firmness. For vaginal rejuvenation, they can also work against the factors that cause low libido, painful sex (lack of lubrication), and mild stress urinary incontinence.
How Long Does a Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment Last?
Your vaginal rejuvenation treatment may take just five minutes or just over half an hour. This depends on the extent of your procedure. Treatment of the vaginal canal to correct the symptoms of atrophy is a short five-minute process. If you also want to refine the shape of your labia, you can expect your treatment to take about 15 minutes on each side.
How Many Sessions do you Need for Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation?
The loss of vaginal tightness, lubrication, and bladder control occurs gradually over several years. Fortunately, laser vaginal rejuvenation does not take that long to correct your symptoms! During your consultation with Dr. Richey, you can expect to discuss your concerns and your desired outcome. The doctor will perform a brief examination to determine the extent of tissue laxity and devise a treatment plan from there. Generally, just three FemTouch sessions are scheduled to promote significant tissue remodeling. You may begin to notice an improvement in your symptoms after your first session. These are expected to progress over time as the vaginal lining and labia receive new blood supply and tissue-tightening collagen.
Is Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Painful?
Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation is performed using carefully developed devices that have been through rigorous safety testing. Built-in features limit the amount of heating that can occur in a session, preventing discomfort. During laser vaginal rejuvenation, you can expect to feel a warming sensation, since this is how the process works. This should not reach a point of being painful. After the treatment is over, the warming sensation should resolve very quickly. You may experience itching over the few days following your treatment. This is simply an indication that tissue remodeling is happening.
What to Expect from FemTouch™?
Throughout FemTouch™ out-patient treatment, you may experience a minor heating sensation. However, FemTouch™ is an extremely gentle procedure and discomfort should be minimal. The FemTouch™ procedure requires 2-4 outpatient sessions lasting a few minutes each. Multiple sessions ensure the desired outcome of vaginal tissue. On average, women who have started FemTouch™ treatment have noticed improvement after just 1-2 treatment sessions.
Columbus Women’s Care will discuss all treatment options available, based on your concerns and medical history.
How Does Vectus Laser Work?
Expect for the Vectus Laser Hair Removal treatment to be easy and practically pain-free. Dr. Richie will ask that your treatment area is clean-shaven prior to your appointment. Lasting anywhere between 5-30 minutes, this treatment has been benefits compared to traditional shaving or waxing. She will pass the laser handpiece over your treatment area, allowing cells in the active phase of cell growth to respond to this treatment. Most patients need between 4-6 sessions to completely remove hair follicles.
You will notice a gradual decrease in hair thickness and the amount of hair following each treatment. Dr. Richie will work with your schedule to deliver optimal results.
What our patients have to say
"I have been coming to Columbus Women's Care since January and I came in with a goal and left with everything I needed and I had a team behind me for my journey. The staff are so nice and the entire atmosphere is so comforting. I have had the pleasure of having Dr Rich and Dr Mica mcCord and working with them I have achieved so many goals." - Latonya T.
Laser Skin Tightening
Laser skin tightening is a non-surgical treatment that reverses signs of aging. Using heat on underlying layers of skin, laser skin tightening stimulates collagen growth for healthier and younger-looking skin. This comfortable procedure is most commonly performed on the face and neck as patients want to target fine lines and wrinkles.
Book Your Laser Service Consultation In Columbus, OH!
To schedule a consultation or to learn more about our laser service options contact us today at (614) 755-4200. The talented Dr. Cherie Richey can answer any questions you have and can help you determine whether you are a candidate for treatment. Columbus Women's Care proudly serves Columbus, Ohio, and surrounding areas.