Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery Offers New Procedure to Help Women Improve Their Vaginal Health After Cancer Treatments

CHICAGO, June 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery (NSPS), one of the midwest’s leading plastic surgery practices, announced it is offering a new procedure to help improve women’s vaginal health after cancer treatments. Lumenis' FemTouch™ is an innovative vaginal laser that addresses vaginal health-related conditions, such as vaginal atrophy and stress urinary incontinence, in series of localized treatments by promoting the remodeling of the vaginal mucosal layer. Benefits of regenerating the mucosal layer in the vagina can address issues such as dryness, painful intercourse, and bladder issues.

NSPS is excited to offer this treatment, as many women experience these symptoms as a result of breast cancer therapies, childbirth, or even as a part of the natural aging process. Vaginal atrophy, or the thinning and drying of the vaginal walls, can be caused by a decrease in estrogen. This decrease in estrogen is a side effect of many breast cancer therapies, and can cause women to experience discomfort and interfere with intimacy. Vaginal atrophy can also occur after childbirth or in post-menopausal women.

"Vaginal health and intimacy issues can arise as a part of breast cancer treatment, childbirth, or because of the normal aging process,” said Dr. Clark Schierle, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Director of Aesthetic Surgery at NSPS. “Here at NSPS we can treat patients with vaginal health issues due to any of these processes, and we are excited for the opportunity to change these patients' lives for the better."

FemTouch is a fractional CO₂ laser that is applied along the vaginal wall, resulting in a controlled regeneration of the vaginal lining. It is a fast and efficient procedure that only takes about five minutes to complete, resulting in optimal outcomes after only two to four treatments. There is no need for anesthesia and very little post-procedure care. FemTouch was developed by Lumenis, the inventor of CO₂ technology, in collaboration with leading gynecologists in the field, combining over two decades of heritage in various gynecology applications.

To learn more or find out if the procedure is right for you, please call NSPS at (312) 266-6240 and we will set you up with a consultation. For additional information on FemTouch, please visit www.femtouch.com and www.northwesternplastics.com.

About Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery (NSPS)
At NSPS, our patient centric mission is aimed at superior patient care. While we utilize the latest technology, we know that it is the people who really matter. To us this means taking the time to educate our patients and deliver personalized and compassionate care. We take the time to thoroughly explain all options to our patients and let them make an educated decision. Knowing that everyone is different, we strive to help patients reach their goals and feel confident in the safest and most effective manor. We succeed when we help transform the lives of our patients for the better. For more information visit: www.northwesternplastics.com.


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