Viveve Stress Urinary Incontinence Treatment
One in three adult women experience embarrassing urine leaks when they laugh, sneeze, cough, run, lift something heavy or exercise.
“Stress urinary incontinence” (SUI) is the medical term for this very common type of accidental urination that occurs when mild stress is put on the bladder. Many women suffer in silence with the humiliation of accidentally “peeing” at the most inconvenient times. Others resort to wearing bulky pads or even ugly incontinence underwear.
Sadly, most women do not seek help for stress urinary incontinence, because they think it is a “normal part of aging” that they have to “just live with.” But this couldn’t be farther from the truth! At Tutera Medical in the Phoenix area we offer innovative Viveve vaginal rejuvenation therapy that is safe, natural and painless – and can remedy the bladder leaks of SUI with a single, non-surgical treatment!
What is Stress Urinary Incontinence
There are a few different types of incontinence. Stress incontinence develops when the pelvic muscles and tissues that support the urethra at the bladder’s entrance weaken. Then, when simple, everyday activities provide any abrupt pressure to the bladder, these muscles give way, allowing small quantities of urine to escape from the bladder.
You might be at the gym, at work, or laughing over lunch with friends when you suddenly, unintentionally “pee a little.” These unexpected leaks may occur as a result of virtually any activity that puts a little strain, pressure or stress on the muscles and tissue surrounding the bladder.
Stress urinary incontinence occurs in both genders but is considerably more prevalent in women than males.
Causes of Stress Urinary Incontinence
The hormone decline of menopause, and the physical toll on the body of pregnancy, are the two biggest contributors to Stress Urinary Incontinence. However, aging, and other variables like as obesity, hysterectomy, and high-impact sports, may all contribute to the development of SUI bladder leaks.
Heredity (our genes) can also increase a person’s susceptibility to urinary incontinence. In rarer cases, injury to the pelvic area (from an accident or during surgery) can also increase the likelihood of developing SUI.
Pregnancy and childbirth impose significant additional strain on the muscles and tissues in the pelvic region – including those that hold and release urine from the bladder. Over 55% of women who deliver vaginally may have signs of SUI at some point in their life.
Additionally, as women approach menopause, their estrogen levels drop significantly. And estrogen is the hormone that keeps the vagina – as well as the pelvic floor, bladder and urethra – healthy. Consequently, less estrogen causes the pelvic floor muscles and tissue to become weak. And as estrogen levels continue to drop during menopause, the bladder leaks of stress incontinence can become worse.
If left untreated, stress urinary incontinence usually worsens, and leaks may increase in volume and frequency until a woman is dependent on pads or even ‘adult diapers’.
Viveve Incontinence Treatment
Incontinence is a very personal issue, so they the majority of women dislike discussing it -even with their physicians. Kegels (pelvic floor muscle strengthening exercises) may provide some modest improvement – but maintaining a daily Kegel routine is inconvenient and frankly no fun.
Previously, the only truly effective treatments for incontinence involved painful invasive surgery, such as the surgical insertion of slings and mesh, which came with a lengthy recovery period as well as many dangerous complications.
Thankfully, revolutionary, non-surgical Viveve Vaginal Rejuvenation is now available to Phoenix area women at Tutera Medical. This state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedure can effectively reduce or eliminate the embarrassment of bladder leakage with a single treatment.
Viveve vaginal rejuvenation uses natural, soothing radiofrequency (RF) waves to deliver healing thermal energy to the vagina. There is no need for anesthesia, no incision, no scars and no downtime with Viveve.
Viveve’s mild RF energy pulses stimulate the body to renew collagen and elastin synthesis – which restores strength, tone and suppleness to the pelvic tissue. As a result the urethra and bladder can hold and release the urine at appropriate times – and not suddenly without warning.
Benefits of Viveve Incontinence Treatment
The Viveve treatment includes a cooling procedure that provides a pleasant and painless experience. In addition to reducing bladder leaks, Viveve patients also report less vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex, as well as improved vaginal tightness, elasticity and sexual sensation.
The Viveve treatment takes as little as 30 minutes and is done in the privacy of our modern Phoenix area medical office under the guidance of our board certified physicians and nurse practitioners. It is safe and painless, with no known side effects!
Even better, most women only need one Viveve incontinence treatment to reduce or eliminate the embarrassing bladder leaks of stress urinary incontinence.
Incontinence Treatment | Phoenix Area
Tutera Medical’s physicians have helped hundreds of women in the Phoenix area eliminate bladder leaks with a single 30-minute Viveve urinary incontinence treatment.
Contact us to schedule a private, confidential Viveve vaginal rejuvenation consultation and determine if this amazing incontinence treatment is right for you!
Incontinence Treatment | Phoenix Area: 480-874-1515