Postpregnancy Urinary Incontinence Is Normal: Here’s What You Can Do About It

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The changes your body undergoes throughout pregnancy can be overwhelming — and even embarrassing. Many women become unhappy with the appearance of their abdomen and breasts following childbirth and are frustrated by unexpected leaks of urine due to urinary incontinence.

Luckily, today’s technology makes it possible to resolve urinary incontinence safely and without surgery. At Bergen Aesthetics, experienced aesthetics provider and OB/GYN physician, Heripsime Ohanian, PhD, MD, offers a noninvasive treatment specifically to address unexpected urine leaks.

MonaLisa Touch® is a revolutionary way to rejuvenate your vaginal health and address urinary incontinence without surgery or downtime. Dr. Ohanian customizes your treatment to provide you with exceptional and long-term results.

Why laughing makes you leak

Women are especially prone to urinary incontinence following the vaginal birth of a child and during menopause. In both pregnancy and menopause, changes in your estrogen and other reproductive hormones levels can affect your urinary tract and the muscles that support your bladder.

Pregnancy is especially rough on the muscles in the pelvic floor that help you control your bladder and bowels. When these muscles become weak and are no longer supporting your bladder properly, any amount of pressure can cause urine to escape the bladder.

This pressure is often the result of everyday activities, like coughing, sneezing, or laughing. You may also struggle with holding your urine in until you can make it to the bathroom.

MonaLisa Touch is ideal for urine leaks

The MonaLisa Touch technology uses fractional CO2 laser technology to stimulate the production of new, healthy collagen. This collagen, a basic building block of healthy skin, strengthens the tissues in your vaginal canal to better support your bladder.

Dr. Ohanian performs in-office treatments that cause no pain or requires no incisions. She inserts the slender MonaLisa Touch probe into the vaginal canal to deliver the laser energy into the vaginal tissues. Treatment can be done in just minutes, and there’s no need for anesthetics to keep you comfortable.

As new collagen builds, your vaginal tissues plump up and provide greater support for your bladder to prevent embarrassing leaks. Collagen continues to develop in the months after treatment, further improving your results.

The results of MonaLisa Touch treatments last for years, and annual follow-up appointments can help you retain your results even as your body goes through additional changes.

Treating more than just urine leaks

Childbirth and menopause can both impact your reproductive health and even affect your sex life. MonaLisa Touch laser treatments can also address other issues you’re experiencing, including:

  • Painful sex
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Loss of lubrication
  • Vaginal irritation and dryness
  • Lichen Sclerosis

Once Dr. Ohanian understands the issues you’re facing, she customizes a treatment plan to improve your vaginal health, which positively affects your overall health and quality of life.

Ideally, MonaLisa Touch treatments should be scheduled when you’re done having children or when menopause symptoms, like vaginal dryness, become serious enough to interfere with your life. If you become pregnant after your treatment and your bladder leak issues come back, you can have additional MonaLisa Touch sessions.

There’s no reason to live with unwanted bladder leaks for another day. Schedule your appointment for a MonaLisa Touch consultation by calling our office in Paramus, New Jersey, or booking online today.

About Dr. Ohanian

Dr. Ohanian is uniquely qualified.  She is the only treating physician with over five years of clinical research and clinical data supporting her work reversing all urinary symptoms including Urinary Incontinence.  Her results have been validated with urodynamic studies (sort of an EKG for the bladder). She is an expert at the use of MonaLisa Touch to reverse Lichen Sclerosis as proven by biopsy. Dr. Ohanian’s unique qualifications make her the ideal physician in whom to trust your urinary health. She has proven her professional skills as one of the few physicians triple board certified in Ob/GYN, Laser Medicine and Surgery as well as in Regenerative Medicine.