Urinary incontinence in women is a far more common condition than most people know or discuss. vConfidence Certified Doctors in both Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, are specifically trained on vaginal health issues and specialized treatment methods that help to address and relieve symptoms of incontinence.
What is Urinary Incontinence?
In order to treat urinary incontinence, we must first understand the underlying root causes. The most common time for females aged 20 to 40 to experience incontinence naturally is following vaginal childbirth. Postpartum induced incontinence is a very regular occurrence in younger women, while menopause often triggers it in middle age. Women who experience a drop in estrogen production, which can happen as a result of certain cancer treatments, are also at risk of incontinence. Additionally, genetics and other aging-related factors can increase the chances of developing this condition. As the body ages, the production of hyaluronic acid decreases. This disrupts and weakens the collagen production cycle and, as such, tissue regeneration process. Vaginal atrophy and a weaker bladder and urinary tract may result from the slowing down of these processes. vConfidence Certified Doctors in Phoenix and Scottsdale provide the most effective treatment by addressing these causes directly.
Many forms of incontinence can occur, including:
- Stress Incontinence – this occurs when the bladder leaks urine during physical exertion or activity;
- Urge Incontinence – as the name sounds, this occurs when the urge to urinate comes very suddenly;
- Overflow Incontinence – when the leaking of urine is involuntary and unpredictable; and,
- Overactive Bladder – when there is a problem with the bladder’s storage capacity and function, causing the person to feel the need to urinate frequently.
How do vConfidence doctors in Phoenix and Scottsdale Treat Urinary Incontinence?
In the greater Phoenix and Scottsdale area, vConfidence experts use the Viveve radio frequency (RF) device along with CO2 fractional laser techniques in the treatment of urinary incontinence. These techniques activate dormant fibrocytes in the vaginal mucosa in order to change them into collagen-producing cells, or ‘fibroblasts.’ Biosynthesis of new collagen is activated, beginning the process of reinvigorating the tissues and allowing them to regenerate quickly and effectively. By re-stabilizing and strengthening this process, the muscle tissue structures controlling the flow of urine are rejuvenated, regaining control without the need for surgical intervention.
What Are The Results?
Most patients who undergo this treatment experience symptom relief within the first week. The full effects of vConfidence treatments will be felt after completing the treatment course, with three treatments being scheduled one month apart.
Gone are the days of being embarrassed or insecure because of urinary incontinence. Whether you are postpartum, post-menopausal, or experiencing genetically induced incontinence symptoms, vConfidence Certified Doctors in Phoenix and Scottsdale are here to help. Start your journey toward comfort and relief by finding a vConfidence certified doctor near you.
Dr. Lela Gilbert Lewis is a board certified gynecologist practicing in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas of Arizona. She founded Concierge Women’s Care to provide a fully tailored personal experience to each and every patient she provides care.