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Dealing with sex after a breast cancer diagnosis Phoenix

Dealing with sex after a breast cancer diagnosis

Dealing with sex after a breast cancer diagnosis Phoenix

Dealing with sex after a breast cancer diagnosis

Posted on November 30th, 2019 in Femtouch

Health is the most important factor in our lives and is impacted by many of our daily activities. However, we often end up ignoring vaginal health even though many women have had personal experience with how breast cancer wears down your body, affects both the physical and emotional aspects of your life, and negatively impacts your relationships.

Vaginal health, sex, and breast cancer

Radiation and chemotherapy undergone during cancer therapy has a long-lasting effect on your body. It adds to the list of bodily changes survivors go through and can make intimate relationships uncomfortable.

Breast cancer therapy contributes to a drop in the estrogen levels in your body and can even lead to premature menopause. This can compromise your vaginal health. Research shows that about 10 to 50 percent of women who are younger than 40 years old experience menopause caused by chemotherapy. This number increases from 50 to 94 percent in women who are over the age of 40. Premature menopause leads to certain vaginal symptoms like itching, discomfort, and pain during intercourse.

Women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and have undergone chemotherapy may feel a loss of self-esteem along with these symptoms. Women may also harbor anxiety about undergoing more treatment. This can deter them from bringing up their vaginal health concerns with their provider. Keeping their concerns to themselves means women are continuing to suffer years after their breast cancer treatment. This makes it even more important to take breast cancer and vaginal health seriously.

MDSkin is dedicated to helping women overcome sex and fertility concerns related to cancer. So how can we help?

Vaginal rejuvenation for breast cancer survivors

Vaginal rejuvenation offers a nonsurgical solution for the stimulation of vaginal skin with the use of laser technology. The treatment helps with vaginal symptoms like urinary incontinence, itchiness and dryness, loss of tightness, painful intercourse and lack of sexual desire. As these symptoms reduce, women restore their self-confidence. FemTouch is one vaginal rejuvenation procedure that helps women renew their intimate relationships as they experience positive changes. Not just after breast cancer treatment, FemTouch helps women regain their vaginal health after life-changing events like menopause and childbirth too.

When you walk in for your consultation for the FemTouch treatment, you must discuss your symptoms and vaginal health concerns without hesitation. Learn more about premature menopause and vaginal rejuvenation so that we can help you deal with breast cancer symptoms better. It is our goal to help every breast cancer survivor who chooses MDSkin to regain their vaginal health. Our procedure helps women regain their confidence and pleasure in intimate situations. Contact us today to see how we can help.

Ultherapy: Banish Signs of Aging Phoenix

Ultherapy: Banish Signs of Aging

Ultherapy: Banish Signs of Aging Phoenix

Ultherapy: Banish Signs of Aging

Posted on November 12th, 2019 in Skincare, Ultherapy

Ultherapy is an FDA approved non-surgical ultrasound treatment that addresses the effects of gravity and aging on your skin.

During this “lunchtime procedure”, the ultrasound stimulates your skin’s natural collagen production and offers a significant lift to the tissue within 2 to 3 months. The ultrasound energy during the procedure is deposited deep within the skin at the optimal temperature for the regeneration of collagen. This jump-starts the natural process of the production of new collagen, known as neocollagenesis. Unlike other therapies that jumpstart the same process, Ultherapy does not require any fillers, creams, or toxins. Your results will be completely natural.

What is the Ultherapy treatment like?

The first step of your Ultherapy treatment begins with your provider assessing the skin of your face and neck to determine which areas require tightening. Usually, not just the superficial layer of the skin but the deeper layers require tightening for the best results.

At MDSkin Lounge, we recommend medications to relax you during the treatment, in which case you will need someone to drive you home following the treatment. The treatment area is then cleaned, and a topical numbing cream is applied. Next, the ultrasound gel is applied. The thickness of your skin is then assessed for each area to be treated. Next, your provider will mark these areas and determine the energy to be delivered. The Ultherapy machine delivers different depths and strengths of energy depending on the areas of the body. Determining the correct depth and energy depends on the thickness of the skin, varying from 2.5 mm to 4.5 mm. For instance, if you wish to tighten the deeper SMAS layer of your cheeks, the 4.5 mm depth will be chosen. The 3.5 mm depth is chosen when you are looking to tighten the skin on the forehead, neck, décolletage and around the eyes.

Depending on the degree of aging and your skin’s thickness, the amount of energy delivered to an area is pre-calculated. This ensures that the correct amount of ultrasound is used overall.

Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?

Patients experiencing any loose or sagging skin around the neck and jowl or that are bothered by a double chin can benefit from Ultherapy.

Ultherapy treatment is also recommended for individuals who are bothered by early signs of aging and wish to reduce wrinkles and lines. It can also be beneficial for those who are suffering from medical issues and do not qualify for a surgical facelift.

What are the benefits of Ultherapy?

Your Ultherapy treatment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours depending on the number of areas being treated. Most people require only one session. There is no downtime with the procedure, so you can return to your work and regular routines the next day. It is also safe for those suffering from diabetes and immunity problems.

Are there any side effects of Ultherapy?

Though there are no serious side effects associated with Ultherapy, there are some things to be aware of. You may find there is redness in the treated area, but it resolves quickly. There might also be some mild swelling, but it goes away within a few days. Most patients are comfortable during the procedure with only momentary discomfort. In some cases, there might be mild bruising but this resolves on its own within a week of your treatment.

Schedule a Consultation

Talk to the MDSkin Lounge team to find out more about Ultherapy and how it can benefit you. The team at MDSkin Lounge are highly experienced and strive to help you be knowledgeable and comfortable before getting any treatment. To book a consultation, call MDSkin Lounge today.