Urinary incontinence is one of those intimate concerns that women don’t often talk about, but it’s a common issue for many women. Surgery has traditionally been used to treat urinary incontinence, but there are now laser treatments like FemiLift that can rejuvenate the vaginal area. Can FemiLift help with urinary incontinence?
FemiLift is an FDA-approved vaginal resurfacing laser treatment by Alma Lasers that rejuvenates the vaginal tissue. It is a safe, painless non-surgical procedure that can be done in less than 30 minutes, and there are no side-effects.
There are 2 main types of urinary incontinence, stress urinary incontinence and urge urinary incontinence. FemiLift helps with the former.
Stress urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary leakage of urine, as a result of normal actions such as sneezing, coughing, laughing, or exercising. It is a condition that is caused by changes that take place in the pelvic tissue over time. These changes can result from the weakening of the muscles of the pelvic floor as a result of pregnancy, or due to the loss of elasticity in the pelvic tissue.
Can the FemiLift help with urinary incontinence?
Yes, FemiLift has been extremely helpful for women suffering with urinary incontinence. The fractional laser energy delivered by the CO2 FemiLift laser stimulates collagen, and the thermal effect remodels the vaginal tissue, and also strengthens the support structures of the adjacent pelvic area. This helps to reduce mild to moderate bladder leakage.
FemiLift is an effective option for women with stress urinary incontinence who prefer not to undergo surgery. Most patients experience a 60-80% reduction in the symptoms of stress urinary incontinence.
Contact Healthcare for Women Obstetrics and Gynecology, in Arlington & Reston, VA, to find out more about FemiLift for urinary incontinence.
Call (703) 528-6300 today to schedule a consultation at our practice in Arlington, or (703) 437-8080 for the Reston location.