In our youth, before we had our babies and before menopause, we all felt invincible. We thought our skin would remain forever smooth, our tummies firm and flat, and our urine would stay put in our bladder until we consciously released it. And then one day you sneezed, and your undies got a little damp.
What you have is a mild case of urinary incontinence. But don’t panic, it’s not serious, and we can stop it before it gets worse. Here at Gago Wellness in Brighton, Michigan, our team of professionals help women ditch the bulky pads and regain control over their bladders.
Have you ever thought about what happens internally when you pee? When your bladder gets full, its muscles contract to push the urine out. It travels downward through a small tube called the urethra and then out into the toilet.
Just to keep things tidy, there’s a sphincter around your urethra to make sure nothing drips out while you’re walking around. That sphincter also comes in handy when you have to “hold it” or stop midstream for some reason.
If your bladder muscles tighten involuntarily and your sphincter is weak, you could leak some urine.
If the nerves that control your muscles or your sphincter are damaged, you could leak some urine.
If any of these parts are in a weakened condition, and you put pressure on them in the form of a sneeze, a cough, or a hardy laugh, you could leak some urine.
Urinary incontinence can happen to anyone, but it happens more to women than men. That’s because there are more life events — like pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause — that affect the bladder and urethra in women. Women also have a shorter urethra than men. And, while it’s not technically a sign of aging, 4 out of 10 women end up with urinary incontinence beyond their 65th birthday.
Not only does urinary incontinence have multiple causes, it also comes in different types:
Whichever type of urinary incontinence you have, we can help.
Many women keep their urinary incontinence to themselves. We understand — it’s a private issue, and it can be embarrassing to talk about. But here at Gago Wellness, you’re in a safe space. We’re here to assure you that, while what you’re feeling is normal, we know it’s uncomfortable and stressful. But the good news is you don’t have to live with it.
Our experts at Gago Wellness offer Votiva®, a highly effective radiofrequency (RF) technology that sends healing energy deep into the tissues of your vagina and the surrounding skin.
The process is quite simple and painless. While you’re resting comfortably on our table, we gently slide a slender probe into your vaginal canal. At our command, the tip of the probe emits the RF waves, and they radiate into the tissues of your vagina and pelvic floor.
The treatment heats up the cells deep within your tissues and stimulates cell renewal, new collagen production, and tighter muscles. In fact, the FDA has also approved Votiva to treat sexual dysfunction and strengthen pelvic floor muscles.
Votiva capitalizes on two unique technologies for more precise treatments to match your exact needs.
Forma V® is ideal for internal and external vaginal skin issues like laxity and labial hypertrophy. It’s also an excellent way to shore up your pelvic floor muscles and stop your urinary incontinence.
Fractora V® energy penetrates to a deeper level and reaches the dermis where the collagen and elastin — those two powerhouse proteins that give your skin its structure and resilience — live.
You may need two or three sessions to gain full control over your bladder again, but we think you’ll find the treatment easy, convenient, and effective.
If you’re dealing with mild urinary incontinence and you live in the Brighton, Michigan area, help is just around the corner. Call us at 810-315-6863, or request a consultation online today.