This will give you more information about what goes on ‘down there’. And the problems are not just related to you since it may significantly affect your partner also.
First some definitions: Urinary incontinence is the inability to hold urine and is of two types, stress incontinence which occurs when you laugh, cough or try to do some physical activities. Overactive bladder incontinence occurs when the bladder itself has spasms and urine loss occurs before you can engage the muscles to hold it. Votiva v is the first FDA cleared, non surgical treatment for stress incontinence and may help some with controlling leakage related to overactive bladder as well.
Vaginal atrophy and laxity occur due to age and childbearing. With child birth the muscles of the vagina and bladder may be stretched and with age we loose the elasticity or stretchiness of those areas. In addition the skin becomes thinner, dryer and more sensitive, especially in sensitive areas. This decreases sensitivity as well as response and may make sexual activity painful. The votiva is uniquely designed to address these issues.
With menopause, the vaginal tissue gets even thinner, dryer and more prone to bladder infections and sexual discomfort.
The Votiva v uses radio frequency through a heating probe which is inserted into the vagina. Because it has a real time thermometer, the vaginal areas can be warmed to the precise therapeutic temperature required to stimulate collagen and elastic tissues to become tight again. It also stimulates the regrowth of the vagina mucosa, without the risk of injury or burn.
It is a very comfortable procedure lasting 10-20 minutes and requires no anesthetic. Usually 3 sessions are required, but most women begin noticing a difference even with their first treatment. No anesthesia or pain medicine is required for the procedure.
Votiva treatment is effective for almost everyone with vaginal atrophy and laxity issues and provides effective treatment for those not wanting to use hormone replacement therapy. It will help with mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence for most women. If you’re tired of crossing those legs and holding yourself every time you laugh, sneeze or try to do something physical, make an appointment today with us.