vConfidence Certified Doctors in Portland, Oregon, provide treatment for incontinence. If you suffer from incontinence, you’re not alone. This issue is much more common among women than most think. Our highly skilled vConfidence specialists address the various symptoms of urinary incontinence with a wide array of laser-based treatments.
What is Urinary Incontinence?
At vConfidence, we help the women of Portland, Oregon, by treating the underlying causes of urinary incontinence. For different women, it happens for different reasons.
After a traditional vaginal birth, women aged 20-40 may experience a postpartum drop in estrogen levels that causes incontinence. The same change in hormones affects women after menopause, even when it has been induced. Others may develop incontinence issues after treatment for cancer or trauma, or as a response to genetics or age.
Lowered estrogen levels cause tissue regeneration of muscular structure to stop which results in a deficiency in the bladder and urinary tract. This issue leads to incontinence. Ultimately, incontinence develops because of a slowed-down collagen production cycle.
Forms of incontinence include:
- Stress Incontinence – During exercise or exertion, your bladder leaks;
- Urge Incontinence – You have sudden and unexpected urges to urinate;
- Overflow Incontinence – Without you realizing you had to urinate, your bladder leaks; and,
- Overactive Bladder – Your bladder’s storage capacity issues may cause sudden urges to urinate.
How Do vConfidence Doctors in Portland, OR, Treat Urinary Incontinence?
vConfidence Certified Doctors in Portland, OR, provide lasting treatment for incontinence with our Viveve radio frequency (RF) device and our CO2 fractional laser techniques. These treatments activate dormant fibrocytes in your vaginal mucosa and transform them into fibroblasts, or collagen-producing cells, which trigger the biosynthesis of new collagen and reboot the tissue generation process. Your tissue structures related to urine flow and other matters of incontinence will spring back to life, without the need for surgery or downtime.
What are the Results?
Patients experience the full benefits of the process over the course of three monthly treatments, and most feel symptom relief after the first.
Incontinence affects a large number of women. For older women who’ve gone through menopause or younger women who’ve recently given vaginal birth, urine leakage is a common problem. However, you don’t have to live with it!
Let vConfidence help you get back to your active everyday life with confidence and poise. Contact us and we will address your concerns and symptoms effectively and safely. Contact us to find a vConfidence Certified Doctor near you!
Dr. Richard Rosenfield of Pearl Women’s Center completed his residency training at Stanford University Hospital and has been practicing medicine since 2000. He has a great passion for women’s healthcare and his minimally invasive methods to surgical procedures have garnered him a large clientele base and made him well known for his surgical talents.
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson of Pearl Women’s Center has been working as a fellowship-trained gynecologic surgeon and physician since 2005. At Emory University he headed the department’s pelvic pain and endometriosis programs, led ventures to enhance minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and operated as the Chief of Gynecology at Grady Memorial Hospital. His commitment to innovation and excellence in surgical methods is frequently seen, both in his own work and by those who he has educated and inspired through his practice.