Stress urinary incontinence is characterized by the involuntary loss of small amounts of urine especially when coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting heavy objects, running or exercising. It occurs due to weakening of the pelvic floor muscles, responsible for keeping the urethra closed and controlling the flow of urine from the bladder.
It currently affects many people, especially women over 40 years of age.
Causes of Urinary Incontinence
The weakening of the pelvic floor muscles is usually due to changes in the body of women at times such as pregnancy, childbirth and the onset of menopause.
Treatment for urinary incontinence
Until very recently the only treatment for urinary incontinence was surgery. But now it is possible to solve it with a safe, effective and minimally invasive treatment, without the need for incisions, stitches or scars. In addition, it is painless and does not require anesthesia.
The IncontiLaser treatment of Fotona is indicated specifically for mild to moderate urinary incontinence. By means of the smooth-mode thermal technology it stimulates the collagen of the internal tissue, thus obtaining the hardening of the anterior wall of the urethra. This process will give greater support to the bladder to end up with incontinence.
Laser For Urinary Incontinence: How Many Sessions Are Needed?
Each IncontiLaser session of Fotona lasts between 30 and 45 minutes. The number of sessions varies according to the degree of incontinence that the patient presents, but generally it will only take 2 sessions, being able to perform one more if necessary.
The sessions are spaced in 30 or 45 days, and the results are already in effect from the first session.
The recovery after each session is quick and it is not necessary to take painkillers, but the patient can return immediately to his usual activity.