Here’s the facts: Half of all women experience some degree of urinary incontinence or leakage after their first baby. Beyond that, more than a quarter of female collegiate athletes who have never had a baby also experience symptoms urinary incontinence.
Most women just adjust their lifestyle to cope with leakage. They cross their legs to cough or laugh, wear a pad, or keep a clean pair of panties on hand. Some women have even opted for the mesh procedure to lift their bladder, only to experience other complications and eventually mesh failure a few years later.
There’s a common assumption that this issue is just a normal part of having babies and aging. Too many women simply find ways to manage their symptoms without seeking treatment.
But contrary to common belief, you don’t have to just deal with it.
What really causes urinary incontinence?
Your pelvic floor serves several functions, including control of your bladder. When the collagen in your pelvic walls break down after aging or giving birth, they’re unable to control your bladder like before. Restoring that collagen is key to repairing your pelvic floor.
But restoring your pelvic floor means so much more than reducing the symptoms of urinary incontinence. A weak pelvic floor can cause vaginal dryness, loss of responsiveness, inability of climax and decreased vaginal tone. This may lead to a decline or even an absence of sexual desire, where women lose the ability climax.
Simply put: Restoring your pelvic floor means leaking less and peaking more.
What can we do to help you leak less and peak more?
A pelvic floor assessment will identify if you are a candidate for this revolutionary program that avoids surgery and gets you back to enjoying activities that you may have shied away from in the past… like running, jumping, laughing, hiking, dancing and playing with your family.
Tammy provides a complete pelvic floor restoration program for her patients. This program can…
- Stimulate collagen production
- Repair tissues the tissue of the vagina and clitoris
- Increase muscle tone of the vagina, clitoris and pelvic floor
- Decreases urinary leakage
- Improves sexual response by helping with stronger, easier and more frequent orgasms
There are three key aspects to pelvic floor restoration: the Viveve Solution, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and the Apex.
The Viveve Solution
The Viveve Solution is a one-time, comfortable 45-minute procedure that generates new and restores existing collagen just 5-8mm into the vaginal tissue. The Viveve treats tissue using patented cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency (CMRF) to accomplish this. It is a safe, non-surgical option for women who experience physical vaginal changes that impact their daily lives. Women who have had the procedure report reduced urinary incontinence, more vaginal moisture, better sexual arousal and better orgasms.
The Viveve 1 study published in the Journal of Women’s Health showed a significant improvement in arousal, lubrication and orgasm versus the placebo treatment. The Viveve system is approved in over 50 countries for the treatment of urinary incontinence, vaginal laxity or sexual function, and is used in general surgery for electrocoagulation and hemostasis in the U.S.
Viveve is NOT a laser like the MonaLisa Touch, ThermiVa, FemTouch, FemiLift, and IntimaLase. In 2018, the FDA issued a warning against the use of lasers for vaginal rejuvenation citing that the possible complications include vaginal burns, scarring, painful intercourse, and recurring or chronic pain. Lasers damage the vaginal tissue by excising through 2mm of the mucosal layer. Vaginal laser procedures require 3-4 separate visits over several months and abstinence from intercourse for five nights after each session.
Unlike vaginal laser treatments, Viveve requires no downtime as the vaginal tissue itself is not damaged by the procedure. It is actually recommended that you resume sexual activity after the procedure. The Viveve Solutions procedure is provided to Embrace Wellness patients along with Platelet Rich Plasma to enhance their results.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Vaginal Health
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) for vaginal rejuvenation is a process that uses the growth factors from a patient’s own blood to stimulate vaginal, vulvar and clitoral rejuvenation to potentially improve the orgasm response and urinary incontinence. Embrace Wellness uses only high quality, FDA-approved TruPRP kits to do this.
Clinical studies regarding PRP used in vaginal rejuvenation and other therapies are currently underway, with promising indications for urinary incontinence and lichen sclerosis. PRP has been investigated and used as a clinical tool for several types of medical treatment, including nerve injury, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, bone repair and regeneration, plastic surgery and oral surgery. PRP is clinically indicated in these cases to repair tissue damage caused by trauma, repetitive micro-wear, and age-related tissue degeneration.
Beginning in 2014, Tammy was the first to provide PRP for vaginal rejuvenation in the Treasure Valley.
The ApexM is an intra-vaginal, at-home device used to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles at specific, alternating frequencies to cure stress, urge or mixed incontinence. This device is available at Embrace Wellness. It can be used without having the Viveve or PRP procedures, be we recommend combining the treatments for complete pelvic restoration.
Start living your best life.
To find out if you are a candidate for any or all of our pelvic floor restoration solutions, call for a consultation today. We are here to help.