When you cough and sneeze, or go to the gym, have you ever noticed a little leakage down below? If the answer is yes, you may have Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), a condition where urine unexpectedly leaks from your bladder when it’s under pressure.
It can be caused by changes in the vaginal anatomy that occur after childbirth or because of hormonal changes during menopause.
Millions of women experience this hidden problem, but many wait years to seek treatment.
The symptoms of Urinary Incontinence can vary from woman to woman. Some may experience the occasional, minor leaks of urine. Others can lose small amounts of urine but more frequently.
Other symptoms include leaking urine when:
At DD Clinical, we care about women’s health and believe everyone deserves to live with comfort and confidence. Our clinicians offer discreet, complimentary consultations for you to discuss any intimate health concerns you have and to help you find a treatment that’s right for you.
Read the answers to the most commonly asked questions below. Or, book a consultation with one of our specialists and we’ll be happy to talk you through it.
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is a condition where urine unexpectedly leaks out when your bladder is under pressure. In women, the cause can be due to changes in the anatomy of the vagina, and it usually occurs during sport, or when you cough, sneeze or laugh. It often starts between the ages of 30 to 60 years, or even earlier if the bladder is affected by childbirth.
As the muscles in and around the vagina lose strength and elasticity, they also offer less support to the bladder. This muscle weakness contributes to SUI and may lead to you avoiding social, professional, and sexual situations that may leave you feeling anxious about your condition. But, like in other areas of your body, these muscles can be tightened and toned to help you regain your confidence.
At DD Clinical, we offer the latest Femilift laser treatment, which helps to strengthen and tighten the vaginal walls. As a result, this treatment works to improve incontinence issues.
The most effective treatment for stress urinary incontinence is FemiLift, a minimally invasive internal laser treatment that helps tone and tighten the muscles of the vagina. It uses fractional CO2 laser energy pulses to create a deep thermal effect, which stimulates collagen renewal and the contraction of elastic fibres.
The long-lasting result is a complete vaginal rejuvenation and a reduction in often uncomfortable and embarrassing symptoms.
The first step is to have a complimentary consultation to talk through the procedure and any concerns you may have. Our clinicians will take a full medical history and answer all your questions to help you decide whether Femilift is right for you.
During the procedure, a single-use, hygienic probe is inserted into the vagina and rotated in a 360-degree pattern, which allows the lasers to cover the entire vaginal wall. While you may feel a slight tingling sensation from the lasers, there is minimal pain throughout, and you won’t require an anaesthetic.
Each appointment takes just thirty minutes, and you’ll usually require three treatments about four weeks apart to achieve the full effect. Once a year after the initial three sessions, we’ll invite you back for a maintenance treatment.
Femilift is a safe, non-surgical solution for common feminine issues that can affect your confidence. The laser treatment is quick, pain-free, and fast healing so you can return to your usual routine within days.
While many women experience no side effects at all following a Femilift treatment, there are a few possible reactions. For example, it’s normal for the vagina to feel especially tight afterwards because the treatment is toning the muscles of the vaginal walls. Some people also experience itching, redness, swelling, or discomfort, which will usually pass within a few days.
We’ll discuss all the potential side effects in advance of the treatment at your complimentary face-to-face consultation.
One of the best things about Femilift is that it requires very little aftercare and minimal downtime.
While you can return to work straight away, the first 48-72 hours are when the early thermal effect is taking place, so you need to be a little careful. You must abstain from sexual intercourse for around five days, and we recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for three days. Apart from that, you can return to your daily routine immediately after your treatment.
You need to have three appointments that are four weeks apart to achieve the full effect. Usually, you’ll require additional maintenance treatments one year apart after that as well.
Femilift treatments must be performed by an experienced Gynaecologist. At DD Clinical, our medical practitioners receive ongoing training in the latest technology and methodology to ensure you are in safe hands during the treatment.
We understand that attending an appointment for an intimate condition can be challenging, and it’s normal for you to find it difficult to talk about stress urinary incontinence. Let us assure you that this is a common problem and there are ways to relieve it. Our clinicians have the experience and discretion to help you discuss your symptoms and create a treatment plan that’s right for you.
The initial Femilift treatment for stress urinary incontinence costs anything between £399-£2500 depending on the extent of the problem. You’ll also need additional maintenance treatments once a year after the first three sessions.
We offer a discreet complimentary consultation in advance of every Femilift procedure, where you can discuss any concerns and create a treatment plan.
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