Treatment has key for rejuvenated life
SKIN Alert Cairns recently introduced IncontiLase, the latest in laser technology for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women.
Dr David Candler from Skin Alert says SUI is a common problem in women that can cause the involuntary loss of urine during coughing, sneezing, laughing or physical exertion such as jumping, running or climbing stairs.
“The unavoidable leakage of urine during physical activity is potentially embarrassing and can be disruptive to your social and sex life,” he says.
“With IncontiLase, a new laser treatment for mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence, women can again have a normal lifestyle without the worry of uncontrolled urine leakage.”
Urinary incontinence can be caused by natural childbirth or simply occur as a symptom of ageing.
Traditional treatment options like muscular training rely on daily compliance, something the modern lifestyle makes difficult to achieve.
Another traditional treatment, surgery, is invasive and according to Dr Candler requires hospitalisation and recovery time.
There is also the potential for complications and repeat surgery, he says. By contrast, IncontiLase is a non- invasive procedure that can return normal muscular support – and keep you dry.
“IncontiLase treatments are surprisingly simple and quick,” Dr Candler says.
“No anaesthetic is required, and generally there is very little discomfort.
“Patients walk in and walk out of the clinic and there are no wounds to heal.”
Vaginal prolapse is also a common problem for women, with many reluctant to undergo surgery or having recurring problems even if they do.
Due to the varying degrees of severity, a consultation is required to assess your suitability for laser treatment.
Several treatments may be needed, but even significant cases respond well to laser treatment.
Vaginal tightening is also possible through laser treatment with a procedure called IntimaLase which is similar to IncontiLase, targeting the walls of the vagina instead of the bladder.
This can be discussed at your consultation.
Skin Alert Cairns is located at Suite 2, 200 Mulgrave Rd Cairns. Phone the team on 4041 5770 for more information.
Non-invasive laser treatment is a proven way to solve stress urinary incontinence.