Urinary Incontinence Specialist

Weight Loss and Vitality

Medical Weight Loss & Cosmetic Surgery located in Alexandria, VA & Washington, DC

Urinary incontinence is an extremely common women’s health issue that is often easily treated. The team at Weight Loss and Vitality in Washington, DC, and Alexandria, Virginia, provide expert diagnosis and treatments for urinary incontinence so you can restore your bladder control and quality of life. Call or make an appointment online today.

  

The Complete Pelvic Suite


BTL EMSELLA

Our revolutionary new treatment, the BTL Emsella, is FDA-approved to treat prolapsed pelvic floor muscles resulting in pelvic weakness and urinary incontinence. Emsella uses a unique chair design for maximum comfort – patients remain fully clothed during their pain-free, half-hour sessions and can leave their appointments to resume all normal activities immediately.

Ultra Femme 360

BTL ULTRA Femme 360 is a safe, and effective non-surgical alternative to vaginoplasty and labiaplasty procedures. ULTRA Femme provides complete vaginal rejuvenation including labial remodeling (labia reduction) and vaginal tightening with a single device. It stimulates collagen production and enhances blood flow.

What to Expect


"BTL Emsella"

While you relax on the Emsella chair, the device sends waves of high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy into your pelvic floor, triggering up to 11,000 muscle contractions in just 28 minutes. After just one or two sessions with Emsella, most clients report significantly greater pelvic muscle control that alleviates urinary incontinence and tightens the vaginal walls. The entire treatment is completed with each patient completely dressed.

"Ultra Femme 360"

The ULTRA Femme 360 procedure tightens the labia, decreases the size of the introitus (vaginal opening) and the vaginal canal, improves natural lubrication, and improves sensation. Each Ultra Femme 360 treatment lasts just eight minutes, making it the fastest radiofrequency treatment available while preserving efficiency through its ergonomic, 360-degree design. It may improve stress incontinence. ULTRA Femme 360 is painless with a warm heat sensation. No anesthesia is required and there is no downtime.

 

Specific Concerns Addressed by Device


BTL Emsella

Improvement in Stress Urinary Incontinence.

Improvement in Urge Urinary Incontinence.

Strengthening of the Pelvic Floor

Vaginal Wall Tightening

Improved Sexual Satisfaction

BTL Ultra Femme 360

  • Lifting and firming of Labia Minora
  • Tightening of Introitus (Vaginal Opening)
  • Improved Blood Flow to Clitoris
  • Decreased Incontinence
  • Increased Sensitivity
  • Improved Lubrication
  • Improved fullness of Labia Majora
  • Decreased multi direction Urine Stream

Urinary Incontinence Q & A 

What is urinary incontinence?

Incontinence is a condition in which you can’t control your bladder. You may have stress incontinence or an overactive bladder, which is sometimes called urge incontinence.

Stress incontinence occurs when pressure on your pelvic floor squeezes urine out of your body. For example, if you leak a little urine when you run, pick up something heavy, cough, or laugh, you may have stress incontinence.

Urge incontinence causes an intense and uncontrollable need to urinate, although you may not necessarily release much liquid.

What causes urinary incontinence?

Stress incontinence is the more common type of this condition; its cause is a weakness in your pelvic floor. Women are significantly more likely than men to develop stress incontinence as the physical trauma of pregnancy and childbirth can damage and weaken your pelvic floor. Additionally, the hormone loss of menopause can cause vaginal atrophy. Vaginal atrophy makes the tissue in your vaginal walls weak and thin, which also reduces pelvic floor support and contributes to stress incontinence.

Urge incontinence could be due to a nerve spasm in the muscles that support your bladder, infections such as cystitis, or conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

How is urinary incontinence diagnosed?

The team at Weight Loss and Vitality diagnose incontinence with a women’s health physical exam and a urinalysis. They may ask you to keep a bladder diary or complete a post-void residual measurement test. These tests help your doctor identify any infections or issues that contribute to your incontinence so they can provide the best possible treatment to relieve your symptoms.

How are urinary incontinence conditions treated?

The team at Weight Loss and Vitality provide customized treatment options for urinary incontinence. For example, you may benefit from physical therapy and lifestyle adjustments to strengthen your pelvic floor and reduce stress on your bladder. Bladder training and double voiding can also help reduce your incontinence.

In other cases, your doctor may recommend a pessary to add support to your pelvic floor and prevent urine leakage. You may also benefit from treatments such as the Emsella® chair or the BTL Ultra Femme 360™ to strengthen your vaginal tissue and pelvic floor.

If you have incontinence symptoms, don’t be embarrassed to talk to your doctor. Call Weight Loss and Vitality or schedule a women’s health consultation online today to get the help you need.

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