Urinary incontinence is the uncontrollable leaking of urine, either as an occasional or a more frequent problem. Many men and women suffer from incontinence, but they are often embarrassed or afraid to tell anyone about the symptoms. If you think you are alone or nothing can be done to help you, think again!
Am I alone?
No! An estimated 13 million American are incontinent. One in three women over the age of 60 have bladder control problems.
What causes incontinence?
Numerous factors are commonly linked to urinary incontinence. They include: pregnancy, delivery, menopause, hysterectomy, and aging. Of course, there are unusual causes, as well.
Are there different types of urinary incontinence?
The most common type is stress incontinence, although four other major types known as urge, overflow, functional and mixed can be named. Stress incontinence occurs when pressure is placed on the bladder from actions such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercising. It often develops in women as they age.
Can incontinence be treated?
Yes! At the Rederm MD® Medical Spa, we can treat stress incontinence in women with the diVa® laser. The innovative FDA approved technology uses a handheld device that delivers controlled energy pulses into the tissue in the vagina. The laser improves both the condition and thickness of the tissues in the vagina and the nearby urethra that carries urine. Most women can appreciate improvements after just one session, although several sessions are recommended. Treatment discomfort and downtime are minimal for most patients. Schedule your confidential, private consultation today!