Urinary Incontinence Specialist

Laser & Vitality Institute

Cosmetic Specialists & Cosmetic Gynecologists located in Orange County, Fountain Valley, CA

Urinary incontinence is a condition that can affect your daily activities. If you have urinary incontinence, don't hesitate to see Dr. Devera, a board-certified OB/GYN at Laser & Vitality Institute in Fountain Valley, California.

Urinary Incontinence Q & A

What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence refers to the loss of bladder control. This can be an embarrassing problem that is common among many people. The symptoms can be severe and it can range from occasional leakage of urine as the result of a cough or sneeze, or having a strong urge to urinate that's so sudden you cannot reach the toilet in time.

What types of incontinence are there?

  • Urinary incontinence is varied in it how it affects people. The specific types include:
  • Stress incontinence – Urine will leak when pressure is placed on the bladder. This can include coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising or lifting something heavy.
  • Urge incontinence – This brings about a sudden, intense urge to urinate followed by an involuntary loss of urine. You may need to urinate often, including throughout the night.
  • Overflow incontinence – A frequent and constant dribbling of urine due to a bladder that cannot empty out completely.
  • Mixed incontinence - Experiencing more than one type of urinary incontinence.

Urinary incontinence can be caused by everyday habits, an underlying medical condition, or physical problems. The good news is it can be treated no matter the type of incontinence.

How is urinary incontinence treated?

Treatment for urinary incontinence begins with discovering what the underlying cause is and from there, the development of a treatment plan focused on your exact needs will be pursued. Sometimes, a combination of treatments may be needed for best treatment efforts. Dr. Devera often uses the FemiLift system to treat women suffering from mild to moderate urinary incontinence. FemiLift® is a state-of-the-art fractional Co2 treatment system for vaginal atrophy that stimulates the vaginal lining and promotes the production of collagen and elastin. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be performed in the office with no anesthesia and no recovery time, making ideal for post-menopausal women as well as younger women who want to restore the vagina following childbirth.