Urinary leakage can result from stress incontinence, which is caused by an increase in intra-abdominal pressure that exceeds the pressure of the pelvic floor. Urinary incontinence can also be caused by untimely contractions of the bladder muscle. This causes urgent and uncontrollable urges to urinate, but is not related to stress. Urinary incontinence can ultimately be caused by a combination of stress incontinence and overactive bladder.
Therefore, before a treatment method or methods can be chosen, a medical evaluation is required.
Recently, several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of FemiLift in the treatment of bladder weakness. This CO2 profractional laser allows a painless and fast approach in the treatment of urinary incontinence. Indeed, the relaxation of the skin and muscles is one of the main causes of urinary leakage. Fortunately, the mucous membrane is a tissue that is particularly easy to rejuvenate. FemiLift technology allows the vaginal mucosa to regenerate, thickening and tightening.
With observation and monitoring of results, we now know that 80-87.5% of patients with stress incontinence have demonstrated a noticeable improvement or resolution of their symptoms. Bladder weakness is then controlled thanks to a skin that regains its consistency and vitality in order to act correctly on bladder control. This is independent of the intensity of the symptoms or the results of urodynamic tests.
The FemiLift is an interesting treatment that stands as an alternative to surgical interventions in cases of bladder weakness. Results will vary depending on the type of incontinence that needs to be treated. Patients with urinary urgency respond with a slightly lower rate of about 71%. Mixed incontinence patients respond with rates of 83%. (Elias, J.A. et al. Use of intravaginal fractional CO2 laser for the treatment of urinary continence disorders. Semanticscholar. February 2015.)
Exercises to strengthen the perineum are also interventions that can help treat urinary incontinence. Call us for a free initial consultation and together we can see how to intervene to reduce your urinary leakage symptoms.
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