Incontinence is a more common issue for women than most individuals even realize. The highly-skilled experts on vaginal health at vConfidence are glad to provide a variety of laser-based options to treat and address the various symptoms associated with urinary incontinence. If you are a woman who experiences symptoms of incontinence it is important to note that vConfidence Certified Doctors in Raleigh, NC, provide treatment for incontinence.
What is Urinary Incontinence?
The best way to treat urinary incontinence is by treating the underlying cause of this condition. This is what the vConfidence specialists in Raleigh, NC, do. Some of the common causes of incontinence include traditional vaginal births in women who are between the ages of 20 and 40 years old. Typically women are not affected by a decrease in estrogen levels, but after pregnancy and after menopause, estrogen levels naturally decline due to decreased bodily production. Similarly, this can occur after trauma or cancer treatment. Also, genetics and other factors related to aging can be associated with this. This results in a halt of tissue regeneration, which causes the urinary tract and bladder to become inadequate. Therefore, urinary incontinence occurs. In other words, a slowed down production of collagen results in this condition.
When there is not an adequate amount of hyaluronic acid being produced by the body, the natural collagen cycle of the body is compromised. This decrease in collagen production causes vaginal atrophy. Urinary incontinence is one of the most common symptoms of vaginal atrophy.
The several forms of incontinence that exist include:
- Stress incontinence is when the bladder causes urine to leak during strenuous activity such as exercise;
- Overactive bladder (OAB) is the storage function capacity of the bladder is problematic, resulting in an abrupt impulse to urinate;
- Urge incontinence is when the individual experiences a sudden impulse to urinate; and,
- Overflow incontinence is when urine leaks involuntarily without the individual being aware of the need to urinate.
How does vConfidence Treat Urinary Incontinence?
Using radio frequencies and carbon dioxide laser technologies, vConfidence doctors in Raleigh, NC, treat incontinence by activating dormant fibrocytes in the vaginal mucosa. This causes fibrocytes to change into fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are cells that produce collagen. Therefore, this activates production of new collagen and restores healthy vaginal tissue. Without surgery or downtime, all of the tissue structures that affect matters of incontinence and control urine flow are regenerated.
What Are The Results?
Within the first week, most patients tend to experience some symptom relief. The full effects of treatment are usually seen after the full course of three treatments is complete. Each treatment is staggered one month apart.
Many postpartum and post-menopausal Raleigh women experience some form of incontinence. Interestingly, regardless of age, younger women may experience a certain amount of urine leakage after giving birth. Thanks to vConfidence Certified Doctors in Raleigh, NC, urinary incontinence can be treated so that you can resume your normal life with confidence. All of your concerns and troublesome symptoms can be taken care of and addressed today by contacting us. Find a vConfidence Certified Doctor near you.
Carrie Trumbower, NP of Aesthetics by Eileen graduated from Duke University with a master’s and bachelor’s degree in nursing, and from UNC-Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. She thoroughly enjoys working with women who are motivated on sustaining slender and smooth body contours, as well as younger appearing skin as they experience the hormonal fluctuations that come with aging.
Dr. Celia Mendes of Pure Cosmetic & Surgical Centers is a certified vConfidence doctor specializing in resolving the most troubling symptoms of stress incontinence, laxity, and sexual dysfunction utilizing the latest technology available. Dr. Mendes is passionate about treating and helping her patients regain and maintain their youth, from the inside out.
Dr. Henry Pleasant is the Medical Director of Wake Health Medical Group, and as a vConfidence approved physician, he is committed to empowering women to lead life to the fullest with a range of solutions for all of your feminine desires, needs and challenges.