“Nipple sensitivity isn’t something a lot of people are comfortable discussing”

Valentine’s Day is approaching and thoughts turn to romance – and sex. According to GoodInBed.com, 85% of men and women feel sex is an important part of Valentine’s Day. 50% say they will be disappointed if it isn’t part of their February 14th celebration.

With sex being such an important item on the agenda, it can be the cause of anxiety for anyone feeling self-conscious about their body and its response to stimuli. While breasts are commonly noted as a key erogenous zone, for women who lack sensitivity in their nipples, it can cause frustration or embarrassment during intimacy. For those seeking to enhance sensitivity, there is a new treatment option available with Selphyl, a natural treatment using platelet rich plasma that stimulates the body’s own healing mechanisms.

The treatment is quite simple, beginning with the collection of a small amount of blood (typically two vials) that is immediately separated and concentrated using a centrifuge system. A topical cream is applied to numb the area before specific components of the collected blood – the platelets and fibrins – are injected into the nipple. The platelets release growth factors that activate stem cells to repair and regrow tissue.

Dr. Lizette Lourens of Age Management Institute in both Calgary and Canmore has begun administering this nipple treatment with rave reviews from patients. “Nipple sensitivity isn’t something a lot of people are comfortable discussing, yet can occur after breastfeeding or breast surgery, especially surgery involving the movement of the nipples. Reduced sensation is also common with women who have inverted nipples”, advises Lourens.

The treatment has been successful at improving sensitivity and arousal, and can also help lift inverted nipples, soften scar tissue from breast surgery and improve the nipple’s colour and texture. Performed in Dr. Lourens’ office, the procedure takes approximately 25 minutes with results lasting from 12 to 24 months.

For more information:

Dr. Lizette Lourens

Phone: 403.609.2196



Dr. Elizabeth (Lizette) Lourens, is a Medical Doctor licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. She is also a Member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, a Board Certified Physician with the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and completed her Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FAARM). She established Age Management Institute in Calgary in 2012.

Age Management Institute is a state of the art medical wellness boutique in South Calgary. The team of highly trained professionals specialize in anti-aging medicine including hormone replacement therapy, medical weight loss programs and comprehensive health management programs and medical aesthetic services.