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
"Aesthetica is indeed one of the best cosmetic surgery and laser centers in Loudoun. Dr. Chang is a born artist. Highly recommended!"- S.G. / Facebook / Aug 07, 2019
"I highly recommend Dr. Chang and the staff at Aesthetica. The positive, caring staff, including nurse Katy, were outstanding every step of the way, as are the results Dr. Chang delivered. I am 100 percent satisfied with my procedure and will return. Choosing Aesthetica was a wonderful decision. Don’t waste your time going anywhere else!"- L. / Google / Aug 02, 2019
"This past Tuesday I had a Botox treatment with Melanie. I can’t say enough about how knowledgeable and caring she was throughout the procedure. The way she communicated put me at ease and gave me comfort. She has a natural ability to make patients feel safe and confident. This experience surpassed my expectations and I fully plan on recommending her to all of my friends. Aesthetica is a top notch Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center run by Dr. Chang who is always friendly, caring and knows how to help a woman achieve her cosmetic goals."- T.R. / Facebook / Jul 18, 2019
"My name is Carmen, and I live in Lucketts, Virginia. Back in May of 2016 I had an accident with our dog, a feisty Jack Russell Terrier. The dog leaped up and bit me on the center of my upper lip, causing the skin to rip open. I was very upset and scared, and I was also concerned that my face would be permanently disfigured for the rest of my life.My husband John took me that Sunday afternoon to the Emergency room of Loudoun Hospital. After waiting one hour, the nurse cleaned my lip and gave me a tetanus injection. Then they told me there was no surgeon that evening, so a nurse practitioner would do the stitches on my lip. I was very worried, so I asked for a plastic surgeon, and they said that was impossible, because the only one available was out of the office that day. However, they said they would try to reach him. They did call him, and Dr. PHILLIP CHANG came to treat me after an hour. I am grateful for life to him, not only because he really is a magician the way that he stitched me, also the fact that he offered to come to the hospital on Sunday on his weekend evening without even knowing me.He treated me with kindness and great professionalism and care. He calmed my nerves and was all about optimism from the start. He assured me that, by using a proper method, nearly all of my injury would not be visible because of his experience in treating similar cases. He sewed the wound carefully, and then treated me so well that there is almost no evidence of the injury.I highly recommend DR. PHILLIP CHANG for such an injury. There are not enough words I can find to express my gratitude to him. That’s the reason I am writing my story. HE IS THE BEST.-Carmen Lucketts, VirginiaSent from my iPad"- C.D. / Google / Jun 19, 2019
Urinary Incontinence Ideal Candidates
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:
Urinary Incontinence Procedure Technique
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 with Urinary Incontinence
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.
Urinary Incontinence 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.