Of all the conditions that can appear with aging, incontinence is potentially one of the most frustrating. It is also extremely common. Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) affects one out of four sexually active women. DermaNuva Skin Laser and Health in Olds, Alberta offers an excellent “walk in, walk out” treatment option for this condition called IncontiLase®. To find out if this treatment can work for you, contact us today and schedule an initial consultation.
Living with Incontinence
Incontinence can become a major distraction and hardship when it comes to enjoying a normal life. Especially for parents, working professionals, or anyone who leads a busy life, the condition adds a great deal of worry that comes from not being in complete control. Many people who deal with incontinence find that they are more self-conscious, especially in social situations. The condition can have a negative impact on socializing and being able to relax without worry of a potentially embarrassing situation.
Aside from the practical disruption to normal life, incontinence can also have a negative impact on confidence and self-esteem. One of the most difficult aspects of this condition is that many people are ashamed to talk about it. They often suffer for long periods of time before seeking help, sometimes for years. The stigma surrounding incontinence can be as much of a challenge as the condition itself.
The reality is that it is extremely common. By some estimates, over a third of adults over age 40 suffer from it. But the hardship, embarrassment, and frustrations don’t have to become a constant part of your daily life.
What is Stress Urinary Incontinence?
Stress urinary incontinence is not the same as “overactive bladder.” Stress incontinence occurs as the result of stress or pressure. This may lead to leakage when you sneeze or cough, or during a trip to the gym, or even during sexual intercourse. It can even happen as the result of laughter.
Benefits of Treatment
Modern treatments can usually restore normal function and give you your confidence back again. IncontiLase® is much more convenient than previous treatments, and no downtime or recovery is required. A treatment session can be performed in just minutes. The disruption to your daily life is minimal, and the benefits could be completely life-changing. You may regain your control and have your normal life and peace of mind again. However, it’s important to note that results vary from patient to patient.
How Does IncontiLase® Work?
There are a number of incontinence treatments on the market today. Some approaches include certain exercises and even surgery in some cases.
IncontiLase® is a unique and effective treatment that uses the latest in laser technology to strengthen the vaginal mucosa tissue and support the bladder. The laser is a non-ablative, photo-thermal device that stimulates the production of collagen. When collagen growth occurs in the treated area, the skin becomes tighter and firmer, ideally leading to improved bladder function.
Addressing Your Incontinence
If you’re interested in treatment with IncontiLase®, the first step is to set up a personal consultation. When you visit DermaNuva Skin Laser and Health in Olds, Alberta, you can have your case evaluated by true professionals. From there, a customized treatment plan may be created for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!