The dr. Salvador, a renowned specialist in plastic surgery at the Corachán Clinic in Barcelona, explains what the CO2 laser is for treating urinary incontinence, a condition that affects women. It is a type of laser that increases the production of collagen, also at the muscle level, allowing you to re-tighten the pelvic floor.
Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control and, although it can happen to anyone, it is almost twice as frequent in women.The most common symptom is mild urine leakage, although it can become abundant uncontrollable. Stress urinary incontinence occurs by performing certain activities such as coughing, laughing, or exercising.
Causes of Urinary Incontinence in Women
The most common causes of urinary incontinence in women are usually:- Weakening of the pelvic muscles after delivery.- Menopause associated with dryness and atrophy of the mucosa of the vagina or urethra.- Overweight and obesity , since they increase the pressure on the bladder.- Urinary tract infections.
How to treat urinary incontinence in women: the CO2 laser
The CO2 laser is a revolutionary treatment with very good results in mild urinary incontinence, is definitive and changes the life of the patient.
The CO2 laser is a procedure that is done in consultation by the specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics and the specialist in Plastic Surgery, aesthetic and restorative. It is carried out under local anesthesia in cream. It is not painful and the patient is incorporated into her habitual activity immediately. Two sessions are required, and the second session should be six weeks later than the first.
During the procedure the CO2 laser is introduced into the vagina and multiple shots are made on the walls. The treatment is applied throughout the vaginal circumference but with more emphasis on the anterior face glued to the bladder and urethra.
The CO2 laser increases the production of collagen in the area, also at the muscular level, which allows to re-tighten the pelvic floor .
The results of the CO2 laser for female urinary incontinence
All patients have been able to improve or eliminate the problem of stress urinary incontinence. On the other hand, the CO2 laser is a tissue regenerator. It is associated with the improvement of stress urinary incontinence and provides less vaginal dryness , improves mucosal atrophy in menopausal women and, after vaginal births, improves the tension of the walls in the vagina, regaining muscle tone and getting sex more pleasurable.
It is a treatment without any side effect that helps the patients to recover the safety in themselves, improving those symptoms that to a greater or lesser extent all the women suffer.