Stress urinary incontinence is a medical condition that mothers experience but do not discuss or even consult with a doctor, for fear of embarrassment or shame. It is a series of temporary, fast, but very palpable urinary leaks that are triggered by ordinary things like laughter or sneezing.
Have you ever been in this situation? You’re in the middle of a conversation with friends, a business meeting, or a parent-teacher dialogue and laugh at a joke. You feel that short muscle spasm down under, followed by the familiar wetness that comes with a pee. It is a very awkward, uncomfortable moment.
Stress urinary incontinence happens when the vaginal muscle becomes lax and is unable to prevent those sporadic involuntary leaks. Several factors cause this laxity in mothers: such as natural ageing, a few childbirths, and a very active sexual life. One or all of these factors can strain the orifice’s tightness and loosen it up.
One more thing to remember about stress urinary incontinence is that it can happen to all women, regardless of age, profession, or social status.
A new cutting-edge treatment is now available that can heal ladies of this medical condition as well as restore their confidence as a woman.
Lalaine Salazar, Medical Director of the SvelT’i Health and Beauty Centre tells The Manila Times, “It’s called Femilift—a procedure that applies concentrated thermal healing and micro-abalation to the vagina’s inner layers. A laser probe is inserted into the vagina up to the cervix. It releases a laser beam deep enough into the vagina’s submucosa level where new collagen is formed. This stimulates the regeneration of collagen, which tightens the tissue. At the same time, it contracts the vagina’s elastin fibers.”
Salazar continues, “The restored female genital tissue strengthens the vaginal wall and reduces or eliminates stress urinary incontinence. It also restores vaginal laxity and enhances lubrication and the sensitivity of vaginal tissue.”
A patient suffering from incontinence must first pass a medical screening at the center before administering the treatment. The procedure cannot be given if any for the following contra-indications are found: active bacterial infection, immune system deficiency diseases, pregnancy, malignancy, vaginal bleeding, photosensitivity to laser, pelvic organ prolapse, pacemakers in the body, uncontrolled diabetes and menstruation.
Meanwhile, the renewed sensitivity and tightness of the muscle can be experienced after three short sessions. The treatment takes place in a quick 30 minutes and requires no downtime. Women can go back to work immediately.
“It is non-invasive, and very safe, using separate individual probes for each patient,” continued the doctor. “The one post-treatment requirement is no sexual activity for three days after undergoing the procedure. It’s a little sacrifice considering the benefits the patient will gain. Stress urinary incontinence can diminish if not disappear after a session. Also, the removal of the vaginal laxity also adds pleasure during sexual intercourse. The results are more than worth the wait.”
Additional information on the treatment is available via www.facebook.com/sveltiph.