It is estimated that every fourth woman in Poland suffers from urinary incontinence. Although the disorder is more common in women in their fifties or sixties, it is also quite frequent in the case of young, active women.
Our kidneys constantly produce urine, which goes down into the bladder via the ureters, filling it to the point where we need to pee. The mouth of the bladder is called the urethra, which is automatically clamped by the movements of neighboring muscles. Unfortunately, for various reasons these muscles sometimes cease to compress the urethra as effectively as before, resulting in urinary incontinence. The indication for treatment is the situation when the problem starts to affect the patient continuously, even during normal daily activities.
Main causes of the problem may include: child birth, aging, menopause, inflammation of vagina and urinary tract.
The ailment is removed using ablative fractional laser adapted for this type of treatment (special nozzle and operating mode). The procedure lasts approx. 10 minutes and is virtually painless. One to three procedures performed at approx. monthly intervals are usually recommended to fix the problem.
- removal of urinary incontinence
- stress urinary incontinence
- reproductive organ infections
- menstruation (immediately before and during)
- anticoagulant therapy
- tendency to form scars
Frequency and number of treatments
The number and frequency of treatments is determined during consultation. It depends on the severity of the problem to be corrected and the expected effect by the patient. Usually one to three treatments are needed at approximately one-month intervals.
Advantages of the procedure
- high effectiveness
- no recovery period
- safe method if performed by an experienced specialist
- during the procedure a patient cannot be during or a few days before menstruation
- refrain from intercourse for about 2 weeks
Expected postoperative symptoms
- occurrence of bloody serous exudate (it is recommended to use sanitary pads until it disappears)
- slight soreness
Undesirable postoperative symptoms
- infection at the site of surgery
Duration of the procedure