Vaginal resurfacing has transformed the lives of many women because it addresses a number of vaginal health issues that accompany childbirth and aging. These treatments are able to give women the relief they need from frustrating conditions such as vaginal laxity, vaginal dryness, and pain with intercourse. But can vaginal resurfacing help with urinary incontinence?
What is urinary incontinence?
Urinary incontinence in women is usually caused by weak pelvic floor muscles. There are different types of urinary incontinence but stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is more common in women. It is characterized by the involuntary release of urine during physical exertion. SUI often occurs in women between the ages of 20-40 years after vaginal delivery, and in menopausal women.
What is vaginal resurfacing?
Vaginal resurfacing is a minimally invasive treatment for vaginal laxity that also resolves issues such as vaginal dryness, and urinary incontinence. It involves the use of radiofrequency or laser energy for resurfacing the soft tissue of the vaginal wall. These procedures are generally quick, pain-free, and require no downtime.
Can Vaginal Resurfacing help with urinary incontinence?
Yes, vaginal resurfacing can help with urinary incontinence. Patients that undergo vaginal rejuvenation treatment solely for urinary incontinence generally experience a resolution of symptoms.
Depending on the technology used, 1-3 treatments may be required. Some modalities provide a significant reduction in urinary incontinence, while others like Geneveve by Viveve can fully resolve the condition.
How it works
The energy delivered by the resurfacing device acts on the vaginal mucosa to stimulate the formation of new collagen, and regenerate the vaginal tissue. The new collagen that is produced also strengthens the muscles and tissues of the pelvic floor, resulting in improved control of urine.
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