According to the Urology Care Foundation, urinary incontinence is “leaking of urine that you can’t control.” This is a common condition for many patients that can cause feelings of embarrassment and self-consciousness. Thankfully, Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates offers a non-surgical treatment that can help: ThermiVa.
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
Stress urinary incontinence occurs when the pelvic floor muscles have stretched. Then when physical activity occurs, pressure is put on the bladder, causing leakage. This means that many patients avoid exercise, walking, bending, or lifting because of this condition. With SUI, leakage can even occur with sneezing and coughing!
Overactive Bladder (OAB)
Overactive bladder is a sudden urge to urinate that you cannot control. Patients with this condition will often leak when they feel the urge to urinate. This can lead to an avoidance of everyday activities in order to avoid embarrassment.
ThermiVa is a non-surgical procedure for feminine rejuvenation that can help with both SUI and OAB. It is an in-office procedure and requires no anesthesia and no downtime, making it a convenient choice for many. Using radiofrequency energy, Dr. Johnston can use ThermiVa to tighten external and internal vulvovaginal tissue. This tightening can help to improve mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence by strengthening the pubocervical tissue, which acts as support for the urethra. It can also have healing effects on the nerves, which can help with the constant need to urinate due to overactive bladder. Commonly, patients will need one to three sessions spaced about one month apart to see optimal results.
If you are located in the Orlando area and are interested in ThermiVa to help with urinary incontinence, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.