Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence can be stress (stress), urgency, or mixed type and involves the loss of involuntary urine.

It usually occurs in women who have had multiple births or complicated births. Also it can happen by decreasing estrogen levels (menopause). And, currently, it is also observed in very athletic women (runners) with weak pelvic floor.

Urinary incontinence can affect women’s life quality.

laser genital incontinencia urinaria

How does genital laser or radiofrequency work in the treatment of urinary incontinence?

The treatment of urinary incontinence with genital laser or radiofrequency is performed with a fractional CO2 laser or with a monopolar radiofrequency according to the case.

  • Fractional CO2 genital laser: it is a laser that has a specific vaginal hand piece and a program with parameters indicated for the treatment of urinary incontinence. The gynecological hand piece has a scanner inside the vaginal canal allowing the laser to act directly on the vaginal and / or urethral mucosa.

Genital CO2 laser

  • Monopolar genital radiofrequency with a thin probe that is inserted into the vagina and also externally in the labia majora and minora and heated in a controlled way above 40ºC and this heat is maintained for 15-20 minutes.

Genital Monopolar Radiofrequency Probe

The specialist chooses between these two technologies (laser and radiofrequency) the most appropriate to treat the urinary incontinence of the patient.

With both technologies there is a contraction of the vaginal mucosa and / or the immediate urethra. Thanks to its biostimulation effect on the mucosa and the subepithelial chorion generates new collagen with a wall of the vagina and the more contracted urethra. Additionally, the mucosa has more layers of cells and with more glycogen in its interior, that is, a mucosa healthier and renewed.

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What is the protocol for the treatment of urinary incontinence with genital laser or radiofrequency?

The treatment of urinary incontinence with genital laser or radiofrequency is performed without anesthesia and without postoperative home care. Two-three sessions of genital laser or radiofrequency that last approximately 20 minutes, spaced 1 month. Depending on the patient’s need, 1 maintenance session per year can be considered.

 

What is needed before the treatment of urinary incontinence with genital laser or radiofrequency?

Before undergoing treatment of urinary incontinence with genital laser or radiofrequency, a visit with gynecological physical examination is recommended to assess the type and degree of urinary incontinence and a cervico-vaginal cytology.

 

What is needed after the treatment of urinary incontinence with genital laser or radiofrequency?

  • The doctor should evaluate the treated area that may have a mild redness that is normal.
  • An aqueous lubricant can be applied.
  • Keep the area clean and wash it with warm water and a soft gel.
  • It is recommended to abstain from sexual intercourse for 7 days in the case of laser treatment but it is not necessary in the radiofrequency treatment.
  • It is recommended not to use tampons for 7 days.
  • 7 day review is recommended in some cases.