When it comes to refreshing the skin on your face, improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and smoothing out variations in skin tone, nothing beats a facial treatment. Intense pulsed light provides the benefits without the downtime.
Urinary incontinence (UI), the loss of bladder control, is very common in women. Many women experience urinary leakage, especially when laughing, jumping, or coughing. Although urinary incontinence isn’t unusual, it’s not something you just have to resign yourself to forever.
Many treatments can help you live without the inconvenience and embarrassment that female urinary incontinence can cause. Dr. Angelina Devera offers help for UI here at the Laser & Vitality Institute in Fountain Valley, California, including a laser treatment called FemiLift.
UI can have many causes. Some medical conditions cause loss of bladder control, including neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis. Changes in the body from pregnancy and childbirth as well as menopause can also contribute to bladder issues. Certain risk factors make urinary incontinence more likely, including smoking, being female, and being overweight.
There are different types of urinary incontinence. The most common type is stress incontinence, in which urinary leakage occurs after physical strain such as coughing, sneezing, or laughing. Women can also experience urge incontinence, which means that you feel a strong urge to urinate and may sometimes not be able to make it to the bathroom in time.
One of the simplest interventions for treating female UI is avoiding things that irritate your bladder and make you feel an increased urge to urinate. These irritants include caffeine, alcohol, carbonated drinks, artificial sweeteners, highly acidic foods, and some medications.
If eliminating these irritants doesn’t help and your urinary incontinence is an ongoing issue, talk to Dr. Devera about what the next steps would be. Some medications can help with managing urinary urge and frequency. She may recommend FemiLift as a treatment if you’re a good candidate for it.
There are several different types of medical interventions for urinary incontinence. Surgery can use mesh slings or suspension procedures to hold the urethra in place to prevent urine from leaking.
However, these surgeries are not without risks. Some of the risks of surgical repair of urinary incontinence are painful intercourse, urinary tract infections, and increased urinary urge or leakage.
A better alternative option is FemiLift, a laser treatment that strengthens the vaginal wall. FemiLift is painless and has an easy recovery period. There’s essentially no downtime, so you don’t need to take time off from work or caring for your children, and you can return to your normal activities after the treatment session.
FemiLift works by improving the strength of the connective tissue of the vagina, which provides more support to the urethra. As a result, urinary incontinence is resolved for 85% of women.
Talk to Dr. Devera about urinary incontinence issues. Don’t let yourself be embarrassed by this common problem, especially when it’s so easily fixable. Call our office or book an appointment online today and take the first step toward a leak-free life.
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