Stress urinary incontinence is an inconvenient and embarrassing condition that has traditionally been treated with surgery. However, nowadays most women prefer non-surgical solutions for feminine issues. But is there a non-surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence.

What is stress urinary incontinence?

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) refers to the involuntary leakage of urine during activities such as sneezing, coughing, or exercising that put stress on the abdominal area. SUI can affect women of all ages, and is usually linked to weak pelvic floor muscles.

Is there a non-surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence?

Yes, there are several non-surgical treatments available for stress urinary incontinence including CO2RE Intima.

What is CO2RE Intima?

CO2RE Intima is a fractional CO2 laser that treats stress urinary incontinence and other feminine issues such as vaginal dryness, and vaginal laxity. These issues are typically the result of childbirth, aging, and hormonal changes brought on by menopause. Intima delivers CO2 energy to both the internal vaginal tissues and the external vulva area.

How Intima works

The CO2 laser emits energy that penetrates the inner layers of the vaginal tissues. The resulting thermal effect stimulates the production of collagen, which increases moisture, and strengthens and thickens the vaginal tissues. Strengthening the vaginal tissues improves the pelvic support structure, resulting in a reduction in SUI.

How many CO2RE Intima treatments will I need?
Doctors recommend a series of 3 treatments done at 3 week intervals.

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If you are in the Tucson and Sierra Vista, AZ areas, Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona is our featured practice.

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