WOMEN’S HEALTH

When it comes to women’s health, something often not spoken much about is urinary incontinence. Just like the skin, vaginal and labial tissues are composed of collagen, which can breakdown overtime due to age or childbearing. According to statistics, 25-45% of women above the age of 20 are affected by urinary incontinence.

Urinary incontinence (UI), in essence, is difficulty for the body controlling the bladder resulting in accidental urination. Some women may lose control of their bladder when pressure is applied on the bladder directly, during activities like running, and even by coughing or sneezing.

WOMEN’S HEALTH

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Unfortunately for many women, the embarrassment of this stops them from enjoying their lives fully and even participating in healthy habits like regular exercise. UI is not a disease, but rather an underlying factor due to certain circumstances of a women’s life. These circumstances may include:

Childbirth where muscles are damaged during the process of a vaginal birth.

Chronic coughing that engages the muscles of the pelvis and bladder, hence prolonged coughing may then trigger urinary incontinence.

Menopause during which the hormones responsible for creating the lining of the urethra and bladder are reduced.

Pelvic prolapse, often occurring during pregnancy, in which the bladder begins to sag and move from its correct position.

At 67 Degrees Cosmetic Clinic we carry the top-of-the-line treatment technology to correct urinary incontinence and leaky bladder.

CO2RE Intima is a non-surgical laser procedure to restore vaginal health. This device treats the three zones: the vaginal canal, the vulva (external lips), as well as the vaginal opening. Laser energy is applied externally and internally to stimulate repair, which can include improving moisture levels in the vaginal canal, improving elasticity and firmness, and decrease hyperpigmentation of the skin.