Modern women lead busy lives. There is so much you want to do, no matter your age. But, then there’s that little “bladder thing.” Occasional or frequent leakage can keep you from doing the things you want to do. But you don’t have to accept that, you can do something about it!
Restore Your Confidence with MonaLisa® Touch
MonaLisa® Touch (MLT) is a non-surgical laser treatment that is safe, fast, and painless. This treatment helps prevent urinary incontinence in any age woman by rejuvenating the vaginal area to naturally restore healthy tissue and function. Results are long-lasting and impressively effective – even more amazing among our own patients than in clinical studies.
What Causes Urinary Incontinence?
Women are more likely to experience urinary incontinence than men, especially postmenopausal women. Several factors may contribute to the problem, but menopause reduces estrogen levels in a woman’s body. That can lead to deterioration of the urethra and the lining of the bladder, resulting in loss of control.
There are two types of incontinence that commonly affect postmenopausal women:
- Stress incontinence happens when your own movement puts pressure on your bladder. You laugh, or cough, or sneeze. You lift something heavy, or you’re exercising.
- Urge incontinence is that sudden feeling that you need to urinate, right now. And then your bladder leaks involuntarily. Some women feel the urge frequently, whereas in others the feeling may be so intense you can barely make it to the bathroom.
You may suffer from one or both of these types of urinary incontinence. Lack of bladder control can be annoying, or it can make you feel so uncomfortable and self-conscious that you limit your social activities. Urinary incontinence can also increase your risk of repeated urinary tract infections, and the reverse is also true – chronic infections can cause incontinence.
What Can You Do?
You can try modifying your lifestyle to reduce risk of incontinence:
- Eliminate bladder-irritating foods (alcohol, caffeine, acids, heavy spices)
- Quit smoking
- Re-train your bladder to “hold it” a little longer or empty more completely
- Perform pelvic exercises
You could resort to wearing absorbent pads and protective under-garments. Or your doctor may prescribe medications to specifically treat incontinence or to replace the estrogen you’ve lost. However, many postmenopausal women prefer not to take estrogen, due to the cost, increased risk of side effects, or because they have had or are undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
MonaLisa® Touch Offers an Effective, Long-Term Alternative
You may be surprised that a short, simple treatment can dramatically improve your bladder leakage, but MonaLisa® Touch has successfully helped women all around the world. As specialists in Women’s Health, Dr. Scott Brown (Urologist) and Dr. Elise Brown (Gynecologist) have performed this unique laser therapy for several years. We know first-hand how it has changed the lives of our own patients by helping them conquer unwanted postmenopausal symptoms.
MonaLisa® Touch is an in-office treatment that takes just 5 minutes. We perform three total treatments, 6 weeks apart. As noted above, the procedure is painless. The device is inserted into the vagina to delivers impulses of radiofrequency energy deep into the tissues. This process is gentle on the body but highly effective in stimulating renewed production of elastin and collagen, to grow new tissue that is thicker and healthier.
But it gets even better. MonaLisa® Touch treatment not only helps reduce stress and urge urinary incontinence, it successfully treats multiple other postmenopausal symptoms that may be holding you back from living life to the fullest:
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal burning or itching
- Chronic bladder infections
- Pain or discomfort during intercourse
Say Goodbye to Urinary Incontinence!
You don’t have to put up with bladder leakage. Take control of your life again by scheduling an appointment for MonaLisa® Touch laser therapy today. Three sessions, 5 minutes each, proven results.