Urge urinary incontinence, also known as urgency urinary incontinence or overactive bladder, is a common condition that can significantly impact one’s quality of life. It is characterized by the sudden and uncontrollable urge to urinate, often resulting in involuntary urine leakage.
At Beleza Plastic Surgery, Dr. Anna Wooten understands the physical and emotional challenges that individuals with urge urinary incontinence face. With her expertise in intimate wellness, she offers comprehensive solutions to address bladder control problems and help restore confidence and comfort, including non-surgical treatments like Morpheus8V, Votiva FormaV, and VTone.
Dr. Wooten utilizes these advanced procedures and personalized treatment plans to effectively manage urge urinary incontinence. She works closely with each patient to understand their specific symptoms and concerns, providing individualized care to achieve optimal results.
Located in Sewickley, our practice offers a warm and inviting environment where you can openly discuss your concerns and receive the highest level of care. To learn more about how Dr. Wooten can help you regain control over your bladder and improve your overall quality of life, please call our Sewickley office at (724) 759-7777, our Pittsburgh office at (412) 877-9388, or complete an online inquiry form to get in touch with us. Live a life free from the limitations of urge urinary incontinence by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Wooten today.
Read more about intimate wellness on the Beleza blog.
- 1 Types of Urinary Incontinence
- 2 About Urge Urinary Incontinence
- 3 What Are My Treatment Options?
- 4 Benefits of Urge Urinary Incontinence Treatment
- 5 Personal Consultation
- 6 Cost of Urge Urinary Incontinence Treatment in Pittsburgh
- 7 FAQ
- 8 References
Types of Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence is a common occurrence after pregnancy, and during and after menopause. There are several types, including the following:
- Urge Urinary Incontinence – UUI is characterized by a sudden and intense urge to urinate followed by an involuntary loss of urine. It may be triggered by certain stimuli such as running water or the sight of a restroom. Overactive bladder muscles are often responsible for this type of incontinence.
- Stress Urinary Incontinence – This type of incontinence occurs when there is an involuntary leakage of urine during physical activities such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise. It is commonly caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles or damage to the urethral sphincter.
- Mixed Urinary Incontinence – Mixed urinary incontinence refers to a combination of both stress and urge incontinence. Individuals with mixed incontinence experience symptoms of both types, which can lead to a more complex treatment approach.
About Urge Urinary Incontinence
Urge urinary incontinence is a condition that affects many individuals and can significantly impact their quality of life. (1) This loss of bladder control can be embarrassing and disruptive, causing individuals to constantly worry about finding a bathroom.
Urinary incontinence affects an estimated 13 million people in the United States, with urge urinary incontinence affecting 9% of women aged 40 to 44 years and 31% of women over 75 years. (2)
What Causes Urge Urinary Incontinence?
The underlying cause of urge urinary incontinence can vary from person to person. It may be due to an overactive detrusor muscle, which is responsible for contracting the bladder during urination. (1) Other factors such as hormonal changes, nerve damage, urinary tract infections, or certain medications can also contribute to this condition.
At Beleza Plastic Surgery, under the expert care of Dr. Wooten, we understand the physical and emotional toll that urge urinary incontinence can have on individuals. Our goal is to provide comprehensive and personalized treatment options to help patients regain control of their bladder and restore their confidence.
What Are My Treatment Options?
Three effective treatments can support and strengthen the genitourinary tissues and aid in the treatment of urge urinary incontinence.
Morpheus8V combines the power of fractional resurfacing, microneedling, and radiofrequency technology to provide remarkable intimate rejuvenation results. This cutting-edge procedure stimulates collagen production, promoting deep tissue remodeling and tightening. Morpheus8V is not limited to helping patients with urinary incontinence. It can also help to alleviate the following genitourinary conditions.
- Vaginal Laxity
- Urinary Frequency
- Lack of sensation during intercourse
- Inability to Orgasm
- Lichen Sclerosus
How Does Morpheus8V Stimulate Collagen?
During an intimate RF microneedling procedure, tiny needles create microscopic channels in tissues. These channels allow for the controlled delivery of radiofrequency energy into the deeper layers. The combination of micro-injuries from the needles and the thermal energy emitted by the radiofrequency technology triggers the body’s natural healing response, stimulating the fibroblast cells responsible for producing collagen.
FormaV is a non-invasive treatment option that utilizes advanced radiofrequency technology to address various concerns related to vaginal rejuvenation. While it primarily focuses on improving vaginal laxity and addressing sexual dysfunction, it can also provide relief for urinary incontinence. By targeting the tissues surrounding the urethra, Votiva FormaV promotes collagen production and tightens the vaginal walls, leading to improved control over urinary function.
VTone targets the pelvic floor muscles responsible for bladder control. These muscles can become weakened or damaged over time, leading to urinary leakage. During a VTone treatment session, gentle electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is delivered directly to the pelvic floor muscles. This stimulation helps strengthen and tone the muscles, improving their ability to support the bladder and prevent urinary leakage. The procedure is comfortable, painless, and requires no downtime, allowing you to resume your daily activities immediately.
Benefits of Urge Urinary Incontinence Treatment
- Improved quality of life: One of the most significant benefits of treating urinary incontinence is an overall improvement in your quality of life. You can regain control over your bladder, allowing you to participate in daily activities without the fear of leakage.
- Enhanced social interactions: Urinary incontinence can often limit your social interactions due to the fear of leakage. By seeking treatment, you can enjoy socializing with friends and family without the constant worry or need to excuse yourself.
- Better sleep patterns: For those experiencing urge urinary incontinence, interrupted sleep can be a common occurrence. With proper treatment, you can experience improved sleep patterns, ensuring you wake up feeling refreshed and energized.
- Decreased anxiety and stress levels: Living with urinary incontinence can cause significant anxiety and stress. By addressing the issue, you can experience a reduction in these negative emotions, allowing you to focus on enjoying life to the fullest.
- Relief from discomfort and embarrassment: Seeking treatment for urinary incontinence offers relief from the physical discomfort and emotional embarrassment associated with the condition. You deserve to feel comfortable and at ease in your own body.
- Improved overall well-being: Addressing urinary incontinence not only improves specific symptoms but also contributes to your overall well-being. By taking control of your health, you can experience a greater sense of vitality and happiness.
During your initial consultation at Beleza, we will take the time to get to know you and understand your specific concerns. We will conduct a thorough examination and review your medical history to determine the type of urinary incontinence you are experiencing. We will explain the various treatment options available, and suggest the procedure that best fits your unique circumstances. The consultation will also focus on educating you about the benefits, risks, and expected outcomes of each treatment option, helping you make an informed decision.
Cost of Urge Urinary Incontinence Treatment in Pittsburgh
At Beleza Plastic Surgery, we understand the impact urge urinary incontinence can have on your quality of life. After completing a thorough history & physical exam, your Beleza provider will offer a comprehensive evaluation to determine the most suitable treatment plan for your specific needs. Our goal is to provide personalized care and deliver optimal outcomes to help you regain confidence and restore your daily activities.
Call to schedule a consultation with us.
Sewickley: (724) 759-7777
Pittsburgh: (412) 877-9388
What causes urinary incontinence?
Urinary incontinence can be caused by a variety of factors. It may result from weak pelvic floor muscles, which can occur due to pregnancy, childbirth, aging, or obesity. Certain medical conditions such as urinary tract infections, bladder stones, or neurological disorders can also contribute to urinary incontinence.
What lifestyle changes can help manage urinary incontinence?
Making certain lifestyle changes can help manage urinary incontinence. These may include avoiding caffeine and alcohol, maintaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking, practicing good toilet habits, and managing constipation.
Can pelvic floor exercises help with urinary incontinence?
Yes, pelvic floor exercises, commonly known as Kegel exercises, can be beneficial in strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. However, medical intervention may be required if Kegels proves to be ineffective.
- Nandy S, Ranganathan S. Urge Incontinence. PubMed. Published 2023. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK563172/#:~:text=Urge%20incontinence%20is%20a%20type
- Tran LN, Puckett Y. Urinary Incontinence. PubMed. Published August 8, 2020. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK559095/