Urinary incontinence in Leesburg, VA

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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. 

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:

  • Jumping
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Running
  • Sex

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

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:

  • Stress
  • Urge
  • Overactive 
  • Functional
  • Overflow
  • Transient

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
  • Biofeedback
  • Neuromodulation
  • 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. 

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