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Laser treatment for urinary incontinence in women

Written by: Dr. Hilario Robledo González
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Stress urinary incontinence (stress) (SUI) is the most common form of urinary incontinence in women. This is defined as the involuntary loss of urine when coughing, sneezing or making a physical effort, such as activities or the sudden change in the sport position. It is estimated that it affects between 4% and 14% of younger women and 12% to 35% of older women.

There are many possible non-surgical and surgical treatments for stress urinary incontinence. Initial treatment should include non-surgical therapies, behavioral changes, and pelvic floor muscle exercises.. Electrical stimulation, heavy vaginal cones and drug therapy can also reduce stress incontinence. Charging agents reduce leakage, but efficiency usually decreases after 1-2 years. Surgical procedures are more likely to cure stress urinary incontinence than non-surgical procedures, but are associated with more adverse effects.

Laser to treat urinary incontinence

Many women with SUI do not seek care for their illness due to embarrassment, lack of knowledge about possible treatments or fear that the treatment will require surgery. Researchers have suggested that the ligaments of women with stress urinary incontinence have decreased collagen content or qualitative alterations in collagen composition.

Minimally invasive procedures such as the non-ablative erbium: YAG laser allow remodeling of the collagen in the irradiated tissue, which consequently shrinks and shrinks, improving bladder support and thus reducing the symptoms of stress urinary incontinence.. A positive effect on the symptoms of stress urinary incontinence is attributed to neocolagenesis and collagen remodeling. The goal of non-ablative laser treatment is to achieve the selective, heat-induced denaturation of the dermal collagen that leads to the subsequent deposition of new collagen with as little damage to the epidermis as possible.. Apart from collagen and momentary tissue contraction reaction, the processes of collagen remodeling and neocolagenesis at the beginning and at the end of these processes of the treated tissue enriched with new collagen harden and obtain a better elasticity. Only two laser sessions are needed to treat urine losses, the second a month after the first.

Advantages of laser treatment

- It's not painful.

- Does not require hospitalization.

- Does not require rest.

- You can carry out your normal life and get back to work and your daily activity.

- High degree of efficiency superior to 90% of cases.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dr. Hilario Robledo González

By Dr. Hilario Robledo González

Dr. Hilario González Robledo is an eminence in the world in laser treatments. He specializes in General and Digestive Surgery with extensive training and professional experience. Part of the prestigious American College of Surgeons (American College of Surgeons). He is Medical Director of Laser Medical Center Clinias.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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