Urinary incontinence is an embarrassing condition that affects countless women of all ages, and negatively impacts their quality of life. Surgery is the conventional treatment for incontinence, but there is now a high demand for non-surgical solutions. But is there a non-surgical treatment for incontinence.

What is urinary incontinence?

There are different types of incontinence namely urge incontinence and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), but both cause involuntary leakage. Urge incontinence is characterized by a sudden desire to urinate, but with SUI urine leakage is caused by pressure on the bladder due to activities such as sneezing, coughing, or exercising.

Is there a non-surgical treatment for incontinence?

Yes, there are actually several non-surgical treatments for incontinence, including the innovative CO2RE Intima.

What is CO2RE Intima?

CO2RE Intima is a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment that restores the tone of the vaginal canal and surrounding tissues. The CO2RE Intima is a fractional laser that delivers controlled CO2 energy to the vaginal tissues.

How CO2RE Intima treats urinary incontinence

The CO2RE Intima has a single-use handpiece that pulses energy into the vaginal tissues. The heat generated stimulates fresh, new collagen that remodels the tissues, and tightens and tones the vaginal canal. A decrease in vaginal tone due to factors such as childbirth and aging can contribute to SUI; therefore rejuvenating the vaginal tissues reduces incontinence.

How many CO2RE Intima treatments do I need?

A course of 3 treatments is usually recommended to relieve SUI. Sessions are spaced approximately 3 weeks apart.

Would you like to learn more about CO2RE Intima for incontinence? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Tucson and Sierra Vista, AZ areas, contact Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona for an appointment.

You can reach them at www.dermplasticsaz.com, or by calling 520-207-3100 for the Tucson location, or 520-458-1787 for Sierra Vista.