Urinary incontinence is often a problem many women suffer in silence. It’s embarrassing, uncomfortable, and considered a sign of lost vitality. It doesn’t have to be. Vaginal health is a central part of overall women’s wellness, not something to be ashamed of. Confronting urinary incontinence head on will help you leave the problem and the secrecy behind.
Treatment Options and How They Work
There’ve been jokes about how aging results in a woman’s loss of urinary control when she coughs, sneezes, exercises or laughs (stress incontinence), or how little time she has to reach a bathroom when the urge to urinate hits (urge incontinence). But these things are no joking matter. The Viveve Treatment uses clinically proven cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency (CMRF) technology for the production of healthy collagen growth to reduce stress and urge incontinence. CMRF heats and energizes deeper tissues within the vagina to stimulate and accelerate the body’s collagen, a crucial connective tissue building block, to tighten and firm the vaginal walls. By choosing Viveve, the only one-time procedure available, you’re taking back the power over vaginal laxity, incontinence, and overactive bladder.
But how can you improve on Viveve? With the O-Shot. While the O-Shot primarily treats sexual health, the nature of its benefits work hand in hand to boost incontinence treatment. PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, is extracted from a blood draw like any other medical test requiring a blood sample. The material is placed in a centrifuge to separate the PRP from blood cells. Once that process is complete, it is injected into the vaginal tissues. Growth factors in PRP remodel soft tissues and stimulate stem cells to produce collagen and elastin. Where collagen is the tissue support system, elastin is its rubber band, promoting healthy bounce-back of stretched skin and soft tissues for a firmer hold over the bladder and control of urination. Combined with Viveve, patients have more time to reach a bathroom and more control of overall urinary health.
Urinary Incontinence Consultations Available
Am I a Good Candidate?
Women of every age can experience incontinence issues, brought on by childbirth, menopause, aging or hormone imbalance. Any woman wishing to address these concerns may be a candidate at any age, regardless of the number of births, the onset of menopause, or other medical conditions. A consultation with Image Surgical Arts will help you determine your candidacy.
What to Expect, Results, and Downtime
The procedure takes between 30-60 minutes, with little discomfort. Patients report a pinch with the O-Shot injection, and a heating and cooling sensation with Viveve. Most patients are free to return to their regular physical and sexual activity the same day. Success with Viveve happens within 6-9 weeks of treatment, and the O-Shot builds on that success for an average of 12-18 months.
Vaginal health is an important part of womanhood, and shouldn’t be consigned to secrecy. Triple board-certified physician Dr. Brady Harris and his team at Image Surgical Arts are passionate about their patients’ confidence and health, and it shows in every aspect of patient care. Don’t hide anymore. Set up a consultation today.
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Take the Next Step
If you’re interested in finding out whether you’re a good candidate for our O-shot and Viveve treatments, we encourage you to schedule an in-person consultation at Image Surgical Arts in Nashville, TN. Call us at (615) 205-6457 or fill out our online contact form today. We look forward to hearing from you!