As we all age, muscle control and strength in certain areas can be impacted by injuries, life events, prescription medications and other natural causes.   For a woman, vaginal muscle control and strength is key to prevent issues of accidental urinary spills.   With so many health risks associated with surgical correction of incontinence, including the bladder sling or hammock, women are turning to less invasive methods of improving vaginal strength, and addressing incontinence with laser therapies.

There are three common types of urinary incontinence:

Stress Incontinence

This is the most common type of incontinence for women over the age of forty.  Stress incontinence happens when the body undergoes heavy sneezing or coughing, or even laughing.  The added pressure causes a small amount of urine to leak through the urethra.  Women who have given birth, or had other procedures (including hysterectomies) are more prone to this type of incontinence, as are women who have gone through menopause or pelvic surgery.  The symptoms are coped with by wearing garment protection, and for many women it is an embarrassing and inconvenient symptom to manage on a daily basis.

Many patients have reported that clinical laser therapies and vaginal rejuvenation, have alleviated or improved symptoms of stress incontinence, by tightening the vaginal walls and musculature.  Speak to your doctor if you feel that you may be an ideal candidate for vaginal treatment.

Urge Incontinence

An overactive bladder, spasms in the urinary tract, detrusor instability or irritable bladder may all be clinical causes of urge incontinence.   Urge incontinence is considered to be a moderate to severe level of incontinence, and may require surgical interventions, rather than laser therapy for best results.  Talk to your doctor about healthy options for you, as laser therapy is often not recommended.

Mixed Urinary Incontinence

A combination of sources that involve both stress incontinence and urge incontinence, to where laser therapies may prove to be highly effective at providing symptom relief.   Stress incontinence that occurs while sneezing, laughing, or coughing may be improved through laser vaginal rejuvenation therapies, for mild incontinence.