Learning how to embrace your post-cancer body is new and figuring out how to adjust is a challenge. It takes adults years to be self confident right? So how can we expect someone who just went through cancer to adjust to this body over night? Cancer happens fast. After the treatment, surgeries, and the dust settles you are left staring in the mirror trying to understand this new you. There is help.
Adverse Effects of Cancer Treatment
When you have finally finished battling cancer, the side effects can still be causing life to feel less than it was. Unpleasant side effects of cancer treatments can wreak havoc on women’s sexual health and personal life in a multitude of ways. Many suffer from severe vaginal dryness when surgical or medical menopause occurs due to the removal of the ovarian function. As extreme vaginal atrophy sets in the vaginal canal narrows making sexual relations very difficult to impossible and painful. Libido levels have taken a down turn decreasing your desire for sex and ability to reach orgasm.
ThermiVA and Geneveve to the Rescue
Feminine wellness options like ThermiVA and Geneveve have achieved great success for patients at all stages in their recovery. The slim wand allows for even the most severe cases of vaginal atrophy to be treated. New collagen and elastin is generated both outside and inside the vagina with temperature controlled radio frequency. There is also an increase of blood flow to the area due to the creation of new blood vessels. This is what is ultimately behind the “The Viagra Effect.” Natural vaginal discharge is formed because of the increased blood flow. The soft and elastic characteristics of new tissues permit stretching that could not be achieved previously. Typically, patients find they can renew their sexual relations within three months. ThermiVA has delivered exceptional results without discomfort, hormones or surgery.
ThermiVA treatments are performed without the need for anesthesia and there is absolutely no downtime. The patient can engage in sexual relations, exercise or any physical activity she chooses immediately following the treatment. The ThermiVa treatments take approximately 30 minutes to perform each month for three months with an annual touch up. The Geneveve treatment is a single treatment.
The key advantages of ThermiVA and Geneveve treatments include:
- No downtime or lengthy recovery
- Provides results after the first treatment
ThermiVA and Geneveve offer additional benefits such as skin tightening, leaky bladder, vulvar skin disorders and organismic difficulties. These are quickly emerging as the gold standard for non-surgical and non-hormonal treatment for countless feminine ailments for breast and pelvic cancer patients.
Cancer takes so much, don’t let it take your sex life too. At least not without a fight.
Dr. Suji can discuss with you the options of each treatment and help you decide your best course of action. She has helped many women recover from a variety of issues with great success. Schedule a consultation to learn and develop and personal plan of action to take back your body!
Treatments are at ReFINERY Skin & Body Specialists in Raleigh , NC and are performed by Dr. Suji Park-Idler. You can learn more about our practice at www.MDrefine.com