Unexpected urine leaks are both embarrassing and common. If you’re a woman going through your menopausal transition or if you’ve just had a baby, you may be avoiding social situations in response to your urinary incontinence issues.
Thankfully, advancements in technology allow our experienced gynecologist, Dr. Heripisme Ohanian, to treat urinary incontinence in the office without a single surgical incision, so you can get back to a life you enjoy.
Dr. Ohanian uses the MonaLisa Touch® laser system by Cynosure® to improve the strength of your pelvic floor to promote better bladder control. She also offers comprehensive and customized care plans to help stop unexpected urine leaks for good.
The underlying cause of urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence develops due to changes in the muscles of your pelvic floor. These changes occur during a pregnancy, because of childbirth, and as you get older. Muscle changes can also happen if you undergo a hysterectomy to remove your uterus.
Such events can stretch out your pelvic floor muscles and cause them to weaken over time. As your muscles can no longer support your bladder, you may notice that you leak urine whenever you place pressure on your bladder. This pressure can come from a cough, a sneeze, or laughing.
You may also find your urge to urinate becomes stronger and comes on suddenly, making it increasingly difficult for you to make it to the bathroom before urine leaks out.
How MonaLisa Touch treats urinary incontinence
MonaLisa Touch uses fractional CO2 laser energy that targets the soft tissues in your vaginal canal. The laser heats the tissue and triggers your body’s natural healing response.
More blood flows to the area and your body begins producing new collagen, an essential protein that boosts health and hydration in your tissues. As new collagen forms, your vaginal tissues plump up and are better able to support your bladder and other pelvic floor organs.
Using the proprietary triple stacking technology of MonaLisa Touch, Dr. Ohanian can use the laser to penetrate deep into the targeted tissue to optimize your results. With more bladder support, you’re less likely to experience urinary leaks when you cough or laugh.
Dr. Ohanian can also work with you on pelvic floor exercises that further strengthen the muscles that support your bladder. She can help you make the lifestyle changes necessary to retrain your bladder, such as avoiding caffeine and using the bathroom on a set schedule.
The many benefits of MonaLisa Touch
In addition to reducing the frequency and severity of unexpected urine leaks, MonaLisa Touch is also highly effective at addressing other common feminine issues that develop before and after menopause.
Revitalizing your vaginal tissues with MonaLisa Touch’s laser energy can reduce vaginal itching and irritation. Treatment also improves your natural lubrication production, so sex is more comfortable.
Laser vaginal treatments are hormone free and carry minimal risks for complications. Dr. Ohanian offers MonaLisa Touch procedures in a comfortable office environment, and your treatment takes less than five minutes. The laser device goes into your vaginal canal without the need for incisions or anesthesia.
Immediately after your vaginal treatment session, you can go right back to your usual activities without limitations or downtime.
To find out if you’re a candidate for MonaLisa Touch vaginal revitalization to treat urinary incontinence, call Bergen Aesthetics or request a consultation with Dr. Ohanian online today.