Laser Vaginal Resurfacing

Laser Vaginal Resurfacing | Columbus Women's Care | Columbus, OHMost women notice a change to their vaginal health at some point. This may occur subtly after childbirth and may increase with age. Women commonly experience vaginal atrophy which is the thinning, drying and inflammation of vaginal walls due to low estrogen. According to statistics, vaginal atrophy affects nearly 80% of post-menopausal women and can include symptoms such as:

  • Diminished sexual pleasure
  • Difficulty with stress urinary incontinence
  • Itching
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

What Is Laser Vaginal Resurfacing?

Historically, vaginal atrophy and its unpleasant symptoms have been a problem addressed only through surgery. Laser vaginal resurfacing is a non-surgical method that works with the body’s natural healing mechanism to resurface, help with vaginal dryness, encourage lubrication and improve overall function including bladder control.


What is FemTouch?

FemTouch is the laser vaginal resurfacing treatment by Lumenis, Ltd., a company renowned for its development of medical devices. This decades-old process of reinstating optimal vaginal health does not involve hormones or surgery.

FemTouch is a CO2 laser device that delivers energy into the lining of the vaginal canal in a controlled manner. The energy emitted by the small probe is absorbed by tissue inside the vagina. It is a treatment that we conduct in the comfort of our office to increase natural lubrication and tissue thickness in the walls of the vagina. As a result of treatment, elasticity increases along with muscle strength to control urine flow.


FemTouch Patient Testimonial


Candidates for Laser Vaginal Resurfacing

FemTouch | Columbus Women's Care | Columbus, OH

Women as young as their twenties and women well into menopause can benefit from laser vaginal resurfacing. Reasons for seeking treatment vary by patient and can include:

  • Wanting to improve sexual pleasure
  • Desiring greater physical and emotional comfort
  • Having urinary incontinence
  • Experiencing painful intercourse
  • Suffering from frequent urinary tract infections

The FemTouch Procedure

FemTouch is appealing to women who want a non-surgical, pain-free method of vaginal resurfacing. Treatment sessions take only a few minutes and do not require anesthetic or sedative medication. The process involves inserting the small applicator tip into the vaginal canal. Then, the probe releases fractional CO2 energy in a 360-degree pattern.

Due to the CO2 energy, existing collagen strands in the area contract. After initial contraction, the minor ablation that occurs during treatment leads to new collagen production that progressively remodels the mucous epithelium layer of the vagina. As the applicator is slowly removed from the vagina, laser beams contact every area of the vaginal lining. The same, gentle laser energy that provokes internal resurfacing may also refine the shape of external genitalia. Therefore, internal and external treatments may be performed in the same visit.

FemTouch Patient Testimonial

“Don’t Think Twice Do This for Yourself and Your Partner!
I just had my 3rd procedure a couple days ago with Dr Cherie Richey I am so excited to see the results from this one , my first treatment I didn’t notice too much, my vagina was a little more lucubrated and I notice my urinary incontinence was better. With my 2nd treatment now that was such a huge improvement, my vaginal dryness has improved, I have more sensitivity, sex was no longer painful, in fact a couple weeks after my 2nd treatment I got married and on our honeymoon my husband asked did you bring the lube ? I said no I didn’t think I needed to and trust me when I say I was right, we spent 6 days on our honeymoon and my vagina with stood it all, the sex was the best we have had in more then 10 years, no issues with dryness, cracking of my outer skin, my orgasms were very intense and best of all no pain. FemTouch for us has been a life changing . This painless treatment is worth the investment for you and your sexual health, it has also stopped my urinary incontinence. Dr Cherie Richey and her staff are wonderful, she explained everything she was doing made me feel comfortable always checked during the procedure to see if I was feeling anything. It makes me smile every time I tell someone about it. When I first thought about this these results are what was I was hoping for. From the Staff to Dr Richey my experience has been wonderful.”  – V.C.


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Vaginal Resurfacing Results

Many patients start to notice subtle improvements, such as increased natural lubrication, after their first FemTouch treatment. For optimal and lasting results, we recommend approximately 3 treatment sessions. Once the desired improvements have been achieved, they can be maintained with a yearly touch-up treatment.


FemTouch Recovery

FemTouch is a non-surgical modality, so there is no downtime with this treatment. Our patients return to their normal activities immediately following their appointment with us. The primary guideline given is to refrain from sexual intercourse for the first 24 hours after each FemTouch treatment. Additionally, patients should avoid any extreme heat, such as a hot tub or sauna, for a day or two.


Harvard Article on Vaginal Resurfacing

Harvard Health Publishing | Columbus Women's Care | Columbus, OH

Click the link to read the following article written by Harvard scholars highlighting vaginal laser procedures and how decisions should be made on informed choices not fear.


Side Effects of FemTouch

FemTouch treatments have no significant side effects. Some women do experience minor vaginal itching the day of their treatment. If this creates an unpleasant sensation, your physician may prescribe you a hydrating solution to reduce the itching.


What is TempSure Vitalia?

TempSure Vitalia is a gentle procedure for women’s wellness. It’s non-invasive, non-hormonal, chemical-free and does not require anesthesia. Best of all, there’s no downtime, so it fits perfectly into your busy schedule.


Is The Vitalia Treatment Right For Me?

Treatments are fast, easy and can be performed on all skin types. Your provider will develop a plan that is right for you.


How Does Vitalia Work?

TempSure Vitalia works by delivering therapeutic heat to the target tissue to temporarily increase local circulation and decrease pain and muscle spasms. The procedure is delivered using a probe specifically designed for your most sensitive areas.


What Does The Vitalia Procedure Feel Like?

During the TempSure Vitalia procedure, you will feel gentle heating of the target tissue. The treatment has been carefully designed with you in mind to deliver heat gradually for a comfortable therapeutic experience every time.


How Long Is The Vitalia Procedure?

The procedure will depend on how many zones you choose to be treated. Each zone is treated for 5 minutes. For example, if your provider chooses to treat 5 zones, the procedure would be 25 minutes. Please work with your provider to develop a procedure plan that is right for you.


How Many Vitalia Treatments Are Necessary?

A series of procedures is always recommended. Every patient is different, so the optimal number of treatments can vary. Work with your provider to develop a procedure plan that is right for you!


What Areas Can I Get Treated With Vitalia?

TempSure Vitalia’s unique probe is specifically designed to gently treat your most sensitive areas.


Schedule a Consultation

Vaginal atrophy can cause unexpected and troublesome symptoms for women of all ages. If you want to revive your sex life and renew your sense of confidence by overcoming urinary incontinence, we can help you. Columbus Women’s Care has offices in Columbus, Lewis Center, and Canal Winchester. Contact us for friendly assistance. Call (614) 852-2940 to schedule a consultation.

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