About Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary and unintentional leaking of urine. Urinary incontinence can be an embarrassing problem that affects 25 – 45% of women and up to 75% of women after vaginal deliveries. Physical changes in the dynamics of the bladder and urinary sphincter resulting from pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause can lead to leakage of urine with sudden stresses. Hormonal changes including menstrual changes and menopause can also increase the progression of stress incontinence. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang uses the diVa laser to improve urinary incontinence. This state-of-the-art technology offers a high success rate and overall enhanced health. Call Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Leesburg, VA to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Chang to learn more.
"It's been over a year and a half since I've been going to Dr. Chang's office, I drive an hour just to get here (although I know some drive three hours or more to see him!). I did a lot of research to find a board certified plastic surgeon in the area with a solid and reputable background.Throughout my visits, he's been incredibly kind and taken the time to listen to my never ending list of questions. There are a lot of doctors that push services that you don't need just for money but he'll be transparent to tell you exactly what he feels you'll need in order to gain improvement and will work with you to see what could be the best outcome. You can also text or email him directly after any invasive procedures if you have any questions/concerns instead of waiting for a follow up. I also don't want to forget the rest of the staff - everyone from the receptionists and nurses have been very gracious, patient and accommodating to my needs but I also want to mention Melanie whose an RN at Dr. Chang's office. She has superb bed side skills and truly makes you feel at ease when you're speaking with her. I've probably annoyed her with a million questions and emails but she's still been stellar. I highly recommend her for any non-surgical procedures. They have a few videos on their website and youtube as well so you have an idea of who they are and the procedures they perform if you want to get a better idea yourself but I definitely recommend them, they're awesome."- M. / Google / Jul 24, 2018
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"Dr. Chang and his staff help me to keep my skin youthful throughout the year in a peaceful setting. His staff is kind and helpful. Dr. Chang keeps me apprised of the new treatments available and how they can improve my appearance. I highly recommend scheduling an appointment."- B.B. / Google / Sep 19, 2018
The diVa laser represents the newest and best technology available with the potential to improve the vaginal health in women affected by some of the changes resulting from age and pregnancies. Over 90% of women report a dramatic improvement in urinary leakage after being treated. Candidates for the diVa vaginal rejuvenation laser for stress urinary incontinence complain of urinary leakage after:
The diVa vaginal rejuvenation laser is a breakthrough technology that can dramatically improve the signs and symptoms of stress urinary incontinence as well as other vaginal health conditions that can affect women. Until recently, there were very few nonsurgical options for women concerned about their vaginal health. The diVa laser is carefully inserted into the vaginal canal and held in place for about 15 minutes. The laser energy specifically targets the vaginal mucosa to rejuvenate, thicken, and reorient the vaginal tissue including the urinary sphincter mechanism. Patients can return to their usual activities after treatment.
What to Expect
There is no downtime associated with urinary incontinence therapy and many patients return to work the same day of treatment. You may experience mild soreness in the treatment area but this can be eased with a cold compress. For added comfort, Dr. Chang recommends you use a cushion pillow when sitting down. Sexual intercourse should be avoided until cleared by Dr. Chang. Light exercise such as walking and using weights under ten pounds can be resumed within 3 – 5 days.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does urinary incontinence treatment cost?
The cost of treatment will be dependent on the number of sessions required to attain optimal results. Dr. Chang will provide his recommendation during your initial consultation and can discuss the estimated cost of your treatment. Our practice also offers CareCredit financing.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed will depend on your unique condition and type of urinary incontinence. Generally, most patients will need 2 – 3 treatments spaced 3 – 4 weeks apart.
What are the different types of urinary incontinence?
The diVa laser can be used to treat all of the following types of urinary incontinence:
How do I know what type of urinary incontinence I have?
Generally, prior to receiving care from Dr. Chang, patients have already been properly diagnosed by their primary care physician. If you are unsure of the type of urinary incontinence you have, we recommend you set up an appointment with your doctor.
What other treatments are available for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence?
- Anticholinergic medications
- Pessary ring
- Surgical sling
- Injection of bulking agents into or around the urinary sphincter
Improve your health
Thanks to modern treatment, women no longer have to suffer from intimate health problems in silence. The diVa laser vaginal therapy is an effective option for treating urinary incontinence and can also improve vaginal dryness and issues with orgasm. Call our Leesburg, VA office to learn how you can improve your health today. Dr. Chang can sit down with you to go over all your questions and concerns so you can feel confident.