You may have wondered for a while, after dealing with the unpredictability, discomfort, and embarrassment of urine leakage when you laugh or sneeze, whether you’re the only one experiencing it. Fortunately for you, but unfortunately for other women, the answer is a resounding “No.” You also might have to “go” out of the blue but barely have time to get to the bathroom.
Coughing, lifting something heavy, and even enjoying a joke can cause incontinence if your estrogen levels have changed dramatically. Significant life events for women, like pregnancy and menopause, are the types of transitions that fuel these hormonal changes, which in turn cause unwelcome changes, including vaginal dryness and increased sensitivity, and yes, incontinence problems.
Fortunately, Life’s Cycle Women’s Care, with offices in Norman and Ardmore, Oklahoma, offers an advanced treatment that addresses this uncomfortable problem. Dr. Pamela Kimbrough cares for patients with these types of incontinence issues with an innovative treatment called the ViveveⓇ System, which addresses incontinence by strengthening your vaginal tissue.
Types of incontinence
Dr. Kimbrough sees patients who primarily suffer from two different types of incontinence
- Stress incontinence happens when you put pressure on your bladder by laughing or coughing.
- Urge incontinence occurs when you’re hit with a sudden need to urinate very badly. Being afflicted with either is stressful, but this is where Viveve treatments come in.
How does treatment for incontinence work?
Viveve consistently pleases our patients because it’s painless, simple, quick (treatment usually takes less than an hour), and effective. It works by using radiofrequency (RF) energy, which sends heat to your vaginal tissue. But don’t worry, you’ll feel no discomfort because there’s a cooling mechanism built into the treatment.
Treatment fuels the creation of collagen so your vaginal tissue becomes more resilient, and you’re no longer plagued by a leaky bladder.
When you come to Life’s Cycle for treatment, we make sure that all your questions are answered and that you feel relaxed. During treatment, Dr. Kimbrough delivers the cooled RF energy to your vaginal tissue with a handheld device that’s designed for comfort. After your session, you can go right back to work and your normal life.
Additional benefits of the treatment are that you need just a single session, you experience no post-treatment downtime, and you start to notice improvement within weeks.
Viveve solves several vaginal issues that impact your quality of life. In addition to urinary leakage, the treatment strengthens your tissue so your intimate relationship is more satisfying.
Learn more about Viveve by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Kimbrough. Call whichever Life’s Cycle Women’s Care office is more convenient for you, or book an appointment online.