After breast cancer, hormonal treatments weren’t an option. So, I tried vaginal rejuvenation.
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Sex: It’s a normal part of life, but many are too uncomfortable to actually talk about it. It’s become such a taboo topic in our society that those wishing to enhance those good times between the sheets are at a loss of where to go when they become unsatisfied. Yes, there are publications like Cosmopolitan or Women’s Health (Who hasn’t read the “Top Ways to Please Your Man in Bed or “The Best Sex Positions You Need to Try ASAP”?), but they aren’t addressing things like sexual rejuvenation, sex after 50 and what the options are for those who are unable to use conventional hormone treatments. It’s 2019 ladies and it’s time to get real, get raw and speak up. (Can I get an Amen?!)
Dr. Jessica Wright, a former trauma surgeon and founder of Rejuvenate Austin, is here to lead the revolution. An expert on all things sexual wellness, she wants to make women feel more confident, comfortable and sexy when it comes to getting frisky. Wright and one of her patients, Greta Gardner, share all the info you’ve been dying to know.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With one in eight women experiencing breast cancer in her lifetime, what are the best options when it comes to vaginal rejuvenation post-chemo or radiation?
Dr. Jessica Wright: For patients that have had breast cancer, vaginal rejuvenation via the Juliet Laser and the O-Shot are their only options. They’re non-hormonal treatments that improve sexual function, tone and flexibility.
Why did you decide to consult Dr. Wright for vaginal rejuvenation?
Greta Gardner: I’ve been going to Rejuvenate Austin for eight years now and love, love, love Dr. Wright and her staff. I’m 65 years old and was having problems holding my urine and experienced dryness during intercourse. I also had breast cancer twice so I can’t use any hormonal treatments or even estrogen creams the rest of my life.
What was the procedure like? Did you experience any pain?
GG: Dana, Dr. Wright’s PA, first covered me with a numbing cream and then positioned me like I was going to get a pap [test.] There was some pressure but no pain at all. I had a slight period the rest of the day but was back at my job as a massage therapist the same day with no down time!
What were the results? Would you recommend it?
GG: Sex is now easier; I have multiple orgasms and I’m able to get through the night without having to go to the bathroom. I’d highly recommend it.
After this treatment you may not need the support of other personal handheld devices and lubrication supplements, but Rejuvenate Austin recommends the Vfit Pro which supports and complements the results or can be used as an adjunct therapy.