Urinary incontinence occurs when your bladder leaks involuntarily. Maybe you notice a small amount of urine escaping when you cough or laugh, or perhaps you feel a sudden, strong urge to urinate and can’t make it to the restroom in time.
Urinary incontinence can be embarrassing and severely impact your quality of life. It can make you shy away from going out and participating in your favorite activities. And although it’s a condition that’s common with age, it’s not an inevitable part of getting older.
You don’t have to live with the embarrassment of urinary incontinence. Trust Wanda Torres, MD, FACOG, and our team at Suncoast Women's Care in Trinity, Florida, for the best in female urinary incontinence treatment. We offer MonaLisa Touch® to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, improving your symptoms and your life.
Understanding urinary incontinence
When you have urinary incontinence, you don’t have as much control over your bladder as you once did. Both men and women can suffer urinary incontinence, but it’s twice as common in women.
That’s because biological processes like pregnancy, giving birth, and going through menopause put stress on pelvic organs. Over time, fluctuating hormones and weakening muscles can cause your pelvic floor to lose strength, resulting in urinary incontinence.
Two of the most common types of urinary incontinence are stress incontinence and urge incontinence. You might have stress incontinence if you experience urine leaks with sudden movement like coughing or laughing. You could have urge incontinence if you feel like you need to urinate frequently, even if you don’t lose much urine when you go to the bathroom.
Urinary incontinence can be embarrassing and affect your self-esteem. Leaking urine or worrying whether there will be easily accessible bathrooms can be enough to make you miss out on social activities.
How MonaLisa Touch treats urinary incontinence
Dr. Torres regularly addresses urinary incontinence with the MonaLisa Touch, because it’s a quick and effective treatment with zero downtime. It works for urinary incontinence because it improves pelvic floor stability.
Dr. Torres can determine if MonaLisa Touch is a good option for you with a comprehensive physical exam. Come to your consultation prepared to share your symptoms, and don’t be embarrassed to discuss the condition.
MonaLisa Touch can be a great treatment option for women with a variety of gynecological concerns. In addition to improving the symptoms of urinary incontinence, it can also address vaginal dryness, itching, and discomfort.
Treatment with MonaLisa Touch takes just five minutes per session. Dr. Torres gently inserts the device into your vagina, and the CO2 laser energy targets vaginal tissue almost painlessly. The laser stimulates cell regeneration to improve the health of tissue in the treated area.
Most women find that treatment with MonaLisa Touch is comfortable. It’s common to feel a deep warmth or tingling sensation during treatment. Be sure to let our team know if you’re uncomfortable, and we’ll make adjustments to your procedure.
As your body naturally builds healthy tissue following treatment, your symptoms begin to lessen. Expect to notice more vaginal moisture, better urinary control, and more comfortable sensation.
Some women may need a series of treatments for best results. Talk to Dr. Torres about what to expect with treatment, and be sure to follow her guidelines for post-procedure care. In most cases, women can return to all their normal daily activities within a few days.
It’s time to find out if MonaLisa Touch could be the right treatment option for your urinary incontinence. Request an appointment using our online booking feature, or call our office in Trinity today, and find your confidence again. You can also send a message to Dr. Torres and the team here on our website.