Female incontinence can be due to a specific medical condition, but it can also be attributed to the normal effects of aging. This issue can be extremely embarrassing from a social standpoint, inhibiting a woman’s willingness to participate in certain activities. Fortunately, there are effective methods of treating mild forms of female incontinence today, including a revolutionary procedure that uses laser energy to restore a woman’s function well into her senior years. Mona Lisa Touch is now available at Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics, offering women a non- surgical treatment for female incontinence that can improve their quality of life over the long term.
What is Female Incontinence?
Female incontinence or is a condition that plagues many women once they reach the middle years of life. It is characterized by leakage from the bladder, creating embarrassment and self- consciousness for the women that have the problem. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, as many as 25-40 percent of all women may suffer with a degree of female incontinence.
While there are a number of reasons why female incontinence might occur, one culprit can be vaginal laxity. This is a common issue that affects women as they age and can be due to childbirth and the natural aging process. The good news is there are now effective ways to reverse vaginal laxity, substantially reducing or even eliminating issues like female incontinence by restoring youthful elasticity and tightness to the vaginal area.
What is the Mona Lisa Touch?
The Mona Lisa Touch is a revolutionary procedure that uses fractional laser technology to restore the vaginal area. The device creates microscopic lesions in the vaginal walls, stimulating the production of collagen to the area. Collagen is an essential protein that gives skin its firm, supple appearance. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which can lead to vaginal laxity. Restoring collagen to the area reverses the problem and restores the vaginal area to its youthful condition.
Treatments with the Mona Lisa Touch are performed on an outpatient basis and do not typically require any type of anesthesia. Treatments take just a few minutes to complete and there is no downtime afterward. You should see positive results develop gradually after a series of treatment sessions, which will be long-lasting once full results are achieved.
About the Procedure
While we usually perform our Mona Lisa Touch treatments without anesthesia, you may request a topical anesthetic if you are concerned about your comfort level during the procedure. The laser device is inserted into the vagina so the energy can be delivered directly to the treatment area. Most procedures take just a few minutes to complete. After the treatment, you will be able to return home right away.
What to Expect After Treatment
There may be some slight discomfort after your Mona Lisa Touch treatment, but it should not be significant enough to keep you from your regular activities. You will be advised to refrain from sexual activity, strenuous exercise and hot baths for at least a couple of days to avoid any potential complications. Dr. Birchall will give you all the instructions necessary to ensure you heal properly from your treatment and that the procedure produces the desired results.
Is It Right for You?
The Mona Lisa Touch is typically recommended for women that have experienced changes to their vaginal areas due to childbirth, aging or a combination of the two. In addition to addressing femaleinine incontinence, this treatment improves vaginal dryness and discomfort to improve your function, sexual relationships and quality of life overall.
At Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics, we are committed to helping women achieve the highest level of feminine health possible, in a comfortable, professional environment where they are free to discuss their concerns openly and honestly. Contact us today at 858-943-2443 or 760-472-5088 to find out if the Mona Lisa Touch is the right treatment for you.