New Alternatives to Vaginal Mesh for Bladder Leak Treatment

Alternatives to Vaginal Mesh for Bladder Leaks & Incontinence

Bladder leaks are frustrating and embarrassing, yet they happen to almost 40% of women either after vaginal childbirth or after menopause. Sadly – because of some dangerous and ineffective bladder procedures used by doctors in the past – many women avoid pursuing any treatment at all and just “live with” urinary incontinence.

The great news is that there are now non-surgical, non-invasive bladder leak treatments that are 100% safe and highly effective!

The Dangers of Vaginal Mesh

If you own a television, you have no doubt seen the many attorneys’ commercials advertising for individuals who have had a trans-vaginal mesh implant. This mesh looks like a fishing net made of either metal, fiber or plastic. In the 1970s some gynecological surgeons started to use meshes to treat pelvic organ prolapse, as well as “stress urinary incontinence” (bladder leaks).

Because so many women suffer from urinary incontinence, over 100,000 procedures using transvaginal mesh were being performed in the United States every year. But women began to experience both mild and very serious complications from the mesh. And because the mesh is a permanent implant that literally becomes enveloped by the body tissue, it typically cannot be removed if complications occur.

As a result, the FDA now recommends that women and their doctors carefully consider other treatment options – and only use trans-vaginal mesh as a last resort.

 Poor Vaginal Mesh Alternatives

Many doctors preach that weight loss and exercising, along with Kegel exercises, can help improve stress incontinence. But for Kegel exercises to be effective, they have to be done every day. And, we all know how hard losing weight can be – particularly after menopause.

Other undesirable options to treat stress urinary incontinence are also sometimes recommended, such as inserting an object into the vagina to physically hold the bladder – such as a “pessary” or “vaginal cone” or a surgically inserted sling (urethropexy). Electrical stimulation or biofeedback have also been tried, but require the insertion of electronic devices.

Radiofrequency the Best Alternative to Vaginal Mesh

Because of the newness of radiofrequency vaginal treatments for stress urinary incontinence, many doctors or gynecologists may simply not be familiar with this amazing technology yet.

The vagina, like the face, is made up of skin. And all types of skin rely on collagen for elasticity, tone and overall youthfulness.  As we age, and as female hormone production decreases over time, the skin on the face and in the vagina loses its tightness, and becomes dry, and lax.

State of the art Geneveve radiofrequency technology stimulates the production of collagen in the vagina – “rejuvenating” the tissue to a more firm, plump, elastic and youthful state, with just one single treatment.  This treatment not only improves sexual sensation and performance, but also stops or substantial reduces bladder leaks due to stress incontinence.

Before you agree to have any type of surgery, electronic device, or vaginal device inserted schedule a consultation to learn about non-surgical, non-invasive Geneveve radiofrequency treatment for bladder leaks (stress urinary incontinence.)

Birmingham, MI Vaginal Rejuvenation Doctor

Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women in the Detroit area stop bladder leaks & improve sexual intimacy with just a single 30 minute Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation treatment.

It is an affordable, painless, procedure performed in our Birmingham, MI (Detroit area) medical office. There is no downtime, and you will begin to notice vaginal improvement within just a few weeks.

Call us for a discreet, confidential vaginal rejuvenation consultation and see if Geneveve is right for you!

Birmingham, MI Vaginal Rejuvenation Consultation: 248-335-7200

Doctors’ New Bladder Leak Treatments

New Clinical Study Shows Geneveve Treatment Stops Bladder Leaks

Stress urinary incontinence, a type of bladder leakage, is a medical condition affecting more than 25 million women worldwide. Yet, because many women are embarrassed to talk about it – coupled with the fact that the medical community was male dominated until relatively recently – this problem was largely ignored. And when it was addressed, dangerous and invasive surgery was the only option.

The good news is that new treatments for bladder leakage from stress urinary incontinence are finally available, very safe, and do NOT require painful surgery.

Viveve Medical, Inc. is a women’s health company dedicated to advancing medical solutions to improve women’s well-being and quality of life. Viveve has patented the GENEVEVE™ treatment, which uses clinically-proven cryogen-cooled, monopolar radiofrequency (CMRF) technology to stimulate the production of collagen in areas of the vagina and pelvic floor. By “rejuvenating” the tissues in these areas, both vaginal looseness and frustrating bladder leaks can be reduced or eliminated.

Doctors’ 12 Month Geneveve Bladder Leak Treatment Study

In January Viveve released the results of a very positive 12-month pilot study regarding the effects of Geneveve Treatment on bladder leaks. Additionally, they released plans for two additional clinical studies to be conducted in Canada and the U.S. The pilot study was conducted by Bruce Allan, PhD, MD, FRCS(C)

In the 12 month pilot study, patients who underwent treatment with Viveve’s CMRF technology were followed for 12 months. Each women in the study also was evaluated for the safety of the treatment and the clinical results at four, six, nine and twelve months after receiving the vaginal rejuvenation treatment.

Two “scoring” questionnaires were given to the patients, and were used to evaluate the results:

  • The International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Urinary Incontinence Form;
  • The “UDI-6” Urogenital Distress Inventory Form) outcome questionnaires.

No device-related safety issues, complications or side effects were reported in any of the patients who received Geneveve Treatment for bladder leaks.

The majority of women in the clinical study also reported sustained reduction of bladder leak symptoms at 12 months.

The doctors who conducted the study explained that the combined cooling and deep tissue capability of CMRF effectively targeted the connective tissue that supports the structure of both the vagina and the urinary system.

Doctor Allan, leader of the clinical study stated:
“In the pilot study, we found that SUI [stress urinary incontinence, i.e. bladder leak] symptoms were significantly improved … with the potential to represent a major advance in the non-invasive treatment of SUI.”

Birmingham, MI Vaginal Rejuvenation Doctor

Doctor Ali has helped hundreds of women in the Detroit area stop bladder leaks & improve sexual intimacy with just a single 30 minute Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation treatment.

It is an affordable, painless, procedure performed in our Birmingham, MI (Detroit area) medical office. There is no downtime, and you will begin to notice vaginal improvement and fewer bladder leaks within just a few weeks.

Call us for a discreet, confidential vaginal rejuvenation consultation and see if Geneveve is right for you!

Detroit Area Bladder Leak Consultation: 248-335-7200

Vaginal Tightening & Rejuvenation FAQs (Part 2)

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Vaginal Tightening & Rejuvenation FAQs (Part 2)

Gentle, affordable Geneveve radiofrequency vaginal rejuvenation can stop bladder leaks & improve sexual intimacy with just one 30 minute treatment! It is a non-surgical vaginal tightening procedure that rejuvenates vaginal tissue, nerves & muscles. It is an affordable, painless, procedure performed in our Detroit Area medical office. There is no downtime, and you will see vaginal improvement within just a few weeks. 

In this article we answer your Frequently Asked Questions about Vaginal Tightening.

Do all vagina’s really age?

Yes, just like all body tissues, vaginas are not immune to the effects of age, stress, gravity and normal “wear and tear”.  However, aging in the vagina is not just a cosmetic issue! It can lead to serious issues for women that can disrupt their daily lives- including bladder leaks and painful or unsatisfying intercourse.

Signs of an aging vagina can include: dryness, bladder leakage, pain during intercourse, decreased orgasm, looseness during sexual intimacy.

Geneveve vaginal tightening treats all of these very common effects of vaginal aging. In fact some people refer to it as the equivalent of a “vaginal face lift”.

What technology does Geneveve® vaginal tightening use?

Geneveve® vaginal tightening utilizes a clinically-proven, FDA approved cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency (CMRF) system. A small wand inserted into the vagina uniformly delivers gentle “volumetric heating” with radio waves, while also cooling the delicate vaginal surface tissue for comfort.

This radiofrequency heat stimulates the body’s natural cellular rejuvenation process, cuasing collagen to be produced and vaginal walls to thicken. This gives the soft tissue in the vagina a renewed youthful tone and texture. Read More HERE.

Is the VIVEVE Geneveve® vaginal tightening procedure safe?

Geneveve® vaginal tightening has been extensively clinically studied and tested. Absolutely no risks, side effects or interactions have been rported or identified.

As a result Geneveve® vaginal tightening is FDA approved for vaginal rejuvenation and the reduction of urinary stress incontinenece.

What is the Satisfaction Rate for Geneveve Vaginal Tightening?

Proven clinical studies have shown that Geneveve® vaginal tightening has an extremely high 98% satisfaction rate!

Why is Geneveve® Better than other Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatments?

Geneveve® is the only treatment option offering this patented radiofrequency technology. Viveve, their parent company, is a world leader in breakthrough vaginal treatments.

Geneveve® vaginal tightening requires only a single treatment, while other vaginal treatment methods require multiple or a series of treatments.

Because Geneveve® vaginal tightening is energy driven, the treatment reaches deeper into the vaginal tissue for longer sustainable results. Additionally, results can be seen much more quickly after Geneveve® vaginal tightening than other devices that take a longer amount of time to rebuild the tissue.

What does Geneveve vaginal tightening feel like?

Most of our patients report experiencing a sensation of heating and cooling during the treatment. It is infinitely more comfortable than a gynecological exam, and there is no pain nor even discomfort.

How long after Geneveve vaginal tightening can I have vaginal intercourse?

In most cases, Dr. Ali recommends that you only wait 24 hours after your treatment before having any type vaginal penetration. This will allow your vaginal tissue to begin the collagen restoration process.

How long does Geneveve vaginal tightening last?

Geneveve vaginal tightening is designed to last at least a year and for some women, it lasts much longer. Because the process stimulates the body’s own collagen production, Geneveve vaginal tightening really “turns back the clock” by producing more youthful vaginal tissue.

Vaginal Rejuvenation – Birmingham | Detroit Area

Dr. Ali has already helped hundreds of women in the Detroit area stop bladder leaks & improve sexual intimacy with just a single 30 minute Geneveve vaginal tightening treatment!

Geneveve is an affordable, painless, discreet, one-time procedure performed in our Detroit area, Birmingham medical office. There is no downtime, and you will begin to notice vaginal improvement – including fewer bladder leaks & improved intimacy – within just a few weeks.

If you live in the Detroit area, call us for a discreet, confidential vaginal tightening consultation and see if Geneveve is right for you!

Detroit Area Vaginal Tightening Consultation: 248-335-7200

Benefits of Geneveve Vaginal Rejuvenation

Benefits of Geneveve Vaginal Rejuvenation

Perhaps you’ve read our many other articles on the amazing new Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation treatment, but are still “on the fence.” We understand that this new feminine procedure seems almost too good to be true!

In this article we’ve put together a comprehensive list of the top 20 reasons our satisfied patients love Geneveve vaginal tightening. Peruse the list below, then call Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali for a consultation to see if a vaginal rejuvenation treatment is right for you.

20 Reasons Patients Love Geneveve Vaginal Rejuvenation

  1. Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation reduces or eliminates bladder leaks.
  2. Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation restores vaginal tightness.
  3. Improved vaginal tightness heightens sexual pleasure for both partners.
  4. Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation rebuilds thin vaginal tissue & reduces dryness.
  5. Thicker vaginal tissue eliminates pain during intercourse.
  6. Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation restores nerve sensitivity.
  7. Improved sensitivity increase orgasm and sexual satisfaction.
  8. Within 3 months the vagina can be revived up to 90% after childbirth.
  9. Only one vaginal rejuvenation treatment is needed.
  10. Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation only takes about 30 minutes.
  11. Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation stimulates the body’s natural collagen production.
  12. Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation is non-surgical.
  13. No anesthetic is needed.
  14. Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation is a painless treatment.
  15. There are no side effects or interactions with Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation.
  16. There is no recovery period and no “downtime” after Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation.
  17. Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation offers long-term effects.
  18. Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation is FDA-approved.
  19. In some case insurance may cover vaginal rejuvenation for stress incontinence.
  20. Financing is available for vaginal rejuvenation if not covered by insurance.

 

Vaginal Rejuvenation – Birmingham | Detroit Area

Dr. Ali has already helped hundreds of women in the Detroit area stop bladder leaks & improve sexual intimacy with just a single 30 minute Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation treatment!

Geneveve is an affordable, painless, discreet, one-time procedure performed in our Detroit area, Birmingham medical office. There is no downtime, and you will begin to notice vaginal improvement – including fewer bladder leaks & improved intimacy – within just a few weeks.

If you live in the Detroit area, call us for a discreet, confidential vaginal rejuvenatiuon consultation and see if Geneveve is right for you!

Detroit Area Vaginal Rejuvenation Consultation: 248-335-7200

Treatment Options for Bladder Leaks & Incontinence

Treatment Options for Bladder Leaks & Incontinence

Bladder leakage, or urinary incontinence, affects both women and men of all ages – although it becomes more common as we get older. The good news is that there are several treatments that can minimize or eliminate bladder leaks. However, with so many treatments available, how do you know which is right for you?

Oakland County plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women in Birmingham, West Bloomfield, Troy, MI and across Southeastern Michigan elliminate bladder leaks with just one treatment, with non-surgical Geneveve radiofrequency.

In this article we discuss the many bladder leak and incontinence treatments on the market – so you can compare “apples to apples” – and see why are patients prefer Geneveve treatments.

What Causes Bladder Leaks?

Before determining the best treatment for your bladder leakage, it is important to identify which of the two primary types of urinary incontinence you have.

Stress incontinence

If coughing, sneezing, laughing, jumping or lifting heavy objects causes your leaks, you likely have stress incontinence. Stress incontinence eaks result when pressure inside your abdomen causes urine to leak through the ring of muscle in your bladder. Childbirth and normal aging are among the causes of this very common condition.

Urge incontinence

If your bladder suddenly empties without warning (even when not laughing, coughing or exerting) or you feel like you need to urinate frequently you may have urge incontinence – also called “overactive bladder.” Urge incontinence occurs when your brain, spinal cord, nerves and bladder don’t work together properly to hold and release urine at the right time.

Diseases that affect the nervous system (eg multiple sclerosis or stroke), can cause urge incontinence. But in many cases, doctors don’t can’t identify the cause of an overactive bladder.

Treatments for Bladder Leaks & Incontinence

(1.) Kegel Exercises for Bladder Leaks & Incontinence

Kegel exercises (tighten the muscles in your pelvis) can help you become more leak-proof.

Pros:

  • Non-surgical
  • Helps with Stress Incontinence

Cons:

  • Takes a lot of work and dedication to exercise on a daily basis;
  • Does not improve Urge Incontinence

(2.) Medication for Bladder Leaks & Incontinence

Certain medications that can help your bladder hold more, reduce urgency and improve your ability to empty your bladder.

Pros:

  • Can treat Urge Incontinence

Cons:

  • Side effects can include drowsiness dry mouth, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, headache, increased blood pressure, cardiovascular problems, and more.

(3.) Topical Estrogen Therapy for Bladder Leaks & Incontinence

After menopause, a woman’s body produces less estrogen, which can contribute to deterioration of the supportive tissues around the bladder and urethra.   Applying topical estrogen in the form of a vaginal cream may help rejuvenate deteriorating tissues in the vagina and urinary tract and relieve some incontinence symptoms.

Pros:

  • Can treat Stress Incontinence

Cons:

  • Requires messy application of cream to vagina
  • Linked to certain breast cancers or uterine cancers

(4.) Surgery for Bladder Leaks & Incontinence

Surgical solutions for incontinence include inserting a strip of mesh to press against your urethra and prevent leaks. As with any surgery, there is the risk associated with the anesthetic as well as the risk of of infection.

Cons:

  • Mesh can erode through the vagina, causing infection, pain, and further urinary problems.
  • Scarring of the vagina and/or pain during sex can occur.
  • Injury to the bladder itself and nearby organs, like the bowel, is possible
  • Downtime after surgery

(5.) Vaginal Rejuvenation for Bladder Leaks & Incontinence

“Geneveve” is a new state-of-the-art non-surgical procedure that applies heat to targeted areas of the vagina using radiofrequency, to stimulate the body’s own collagen production. This naturally strengthens and thickens the muscles and tissue surrounding the bladder and in the walls of the vagina – and embarrassing bladder leakage decreases.

Only one 30 to 45 minute Geneveve treatment is needed for most women. It is performed in the comfort of our discreet, state-of-the-art Birmingham, Mi medical office under the supervision of renowned Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ali.

Because Geneveve is a non-surgical procedure, no anesthetic is needed and there is no incision or scarring. There is also no downtime!

Pros:

  • Painless
  • Non-Surgical
  • No Downtime
  • Only Takes One Treatment
  • No Side Effects

 

Learn More About Geneveve Treatments for Bladder Control HERE.

Bladder Leak & Incontinence Treatment – Oakland County

Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women in the Birmingham, West Bloomfield and Troy, MI  area stop bladder leaks & improve sexual intimacy with just one 30 minute Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation treatment!

It is an affordable, painless, one-time procedure performed in our Oakland County medical office, that only takes 30 minutes. There is no downtime, and you will begin to notice vaginal improvement within just a few weeks.

Call us for a discreet, confidential vaginal rejuvenation consultation and see if Geneveve is right for you!

Oakland County Vaginal Rejuvenation Consultation: 248-335-7200

Jada Pinkett Smith Discusses Her Vaginal Rejuvenation

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Jada Pinkett Smith Talks About Vaginal Rejuvenation

Jada Pinkett Smith has never been shy when it comes to discussing the details of her “personal life” with A-list actor, and super-hunk husband, Will Smith. Over the years, she has openly shared many of her experiences – both good and bad – with the media.

At age 46, the multi-talented actress, dancer, singer, songwriter, and businesswoman also has one of the best bodies in Hollywood. Watch her in the 2017 motion picture Girl’s’ Trip, and you’ll see that she looks as good (or better!) than she did when she started her career on the sitcom True Colors in 1990!

Recently the stunning and successful Ms. Smith made headlines, once again, by opening up about her vaginal rejuvenation treatment.

In a recent episode of her Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk, entitled “Vaginal Rejuvenation 101” Jada Pinkett Smith spoke candidly about her treatment. While she underwent this procedure to resolve her ongoing bladder leak issues issues, she also expresses that it is about “health” and “vitality.”

This episode opened many women’s eyes to this new and amazing treatment that they had never heard of.  “I always love it when we as women can share information with each other,” she tells Gammy as she explains vaginal rejuvenation.

Said Jada on the Red Table Talk episode,Is this a comfortable conversation to always talk about? No. But I think it’s super important.”   She then goes own to stress the importance of talking about it, not only in regard to having sex, but for having healthy bodies for ourselves.

Watch the video below to see Jada discuss vaginal rejuvenation with her own doctor. Then call Board Certified Oakland County Doctor Ali, to discuss how vaginal rejuvenation can help restore your own vaginal health and vitality!

Watch Jada Pinkett Smith’s Vaginal Rejuvenation Video, Below

Vaginal Tightening Improves:

  •  Vaginal Looseness

  •  Loss of Sensation

  •  Vaginal Dryness

  •  Vaginal Irritation

  •  Bladder Leakage
    .

How Geneveve Vaginal Rejuvenation Works

The Geneveve procedure applies heat to targeted areas of the vagina using radiofrequency. This stimulates collagen production, which helps to strengthen and thicken the tissues in the walls of the vagina. The treatment also includes a cooling process that ensures the application is comfortable and painless.

Affordable radiofrequency vaginal rejuvenation can stop bladder leaks & improve sexual intimacy with just one 30 minute treatment!

Geneveve™ is a non-surgical vaginal tightening procedure that uses radiofrequency to rejuvenate vaginal tissue & muscles. It is an affordable, painless, one-time procedure performed in our Oakland County medical office. There is no downtime, and you will begin to notice vaginal improvement within just a few weeks. 

Special: $200 OFF Vaginal Rejuvenation

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Vaginal Rejuvenation: Stop Bladder Leaks & Improve Intimacy

Affordable radiofrequency vaginal rejuvenation can stop bladder leaks & improve sexual intimacy with just one 30 minute treatment!

This Month Only! $200 OFF Vaginal Rejuvenation

Geneveve™ is a non-surgical vaginal tightening procedure that uses radiofrequency to rejuvenate vaginal tissue & muscles. It is an affordable, painless, one-time procedure performed in our Oakland County medical office, that only takes 30 minutesThere is no downtime, and you will begin to notice vaginal improvement within just a few weeks. 

How Geneveve Vaginal Rejuvenation Works

The Geneveve procedure applies heat to targeted areas of the vagina using radiofrequency. This stimulates collagen production, which helps to strengthen and thicken the tissues in the walls of the vagina. The treatment also includes a cooling process that ensures the application is comfortable and painless.

As a result of the thickened and strengthened vaginal tissue, the vagina feels tighter. This not only increases sexual sensation and reduces dryness, but also helps stop embarrassing bladder leakage.

Only one 30-minute treatment is needed for most women. You will begin to notice vaginal improvement within the first few weeks after treatment. As your body’s collagen production increases, your results will continue to improve over time. Within 6 to 9 weeks most women experience maximum improvement in vaginal sensitivity, tightness and bladder control. 

  Vaginal Tightening Statistics:

  •  40% of women experience vaginal looseness that causes loss of sexual sensation.

  • 1 in 3 women experience bladder leakage when they laugh, sneeze, or workout.

  • 50% of women suffer from vaginal dryness and irritation after menopause.

  Vaginal Tightening Improves:

  •  Vaginal Looseness & Loss of Sensation

  •  Vaginal Dryness and Irritation

  •  Urinary Incontinance (Bladder Leakage)

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How to Stop Bladder Leaks (Part 1)

How to Stop Bladder Leaks (Part 1)

Research has shown that more than half of people who experience bladder leaks (“urinary incontinence”) don’t discuss the condition with their health care provider. But there is really no need to feel embarrassed, since 1 in every 3 women experience bladder leakage when they laugh, sneeze, cough or workout.

Bladder leakage, or urinary incontinence, affects both women and men of all ages – although it becomes more common as we get older. The good news is that there are new treatments that can minimize or eliminate bladder leaks without surgery – sometimes with just one treatment.

What Causes Bladder Leaks?

There are two main types of urinary incontinence stress incontinence and urge incontinence. Knowing which type you have can help you and your doctor determine the best treatment.

  • Stress Incontinence Bladder Leaks

If you have stress incontinence, activities that raise the pressure inside your abdomen cause urine to leak through the muscle in your bladder that normally holds it in. With stress incontinence, coughing, sneezing, laughing, running, exercising jumping and lifting heavy objects is often responsible for a urine leak.

Childbirth, smoking, age or being overweight raises the risk of stress incontinence in women. Stress incontinence is much more rare in men and is often due to prostate cancer treatment, such as radiation or surgery.

  • Urge Incontinence Bladder Leaks

Urge Incontinence – also called overactive bladder – is a medical condition in which the brain, spinal cord and bladder don’t work together properly to hold and release urine at the right time. The bladder may suddenly empty, or a person may feel the need to urinate frequently.

Diseases that affect the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis or stroke, can cause urge incontinence in men and women. In men, an enlarged prostate may be the cause. However, in many cases, doctors can’t identify what causes urge incontinence.

It is also possible to have both types of incontinence at the same time. Fortunately, the majority of both types of urinary incontinence can either be cured or significantly improved.

Home Remedies for Bladder Leaks

There are some steps you can take at home to cut down on bladder leaks.

Avoiding certain foods, drinks and ingredients can help reduce bladder leaks, including:
·Alcohol
·Artificial sweeteners
·Caffeine
·Carbonated beverages
·Chocolate
·Citrus fruits and tomatoes
·Corn syrup
·Honey
·Spicy foods

Overweight and obese women who lose weight also report fewer episodes of bladder leakage. But we all know that weight loss is much easier said than done.

Certain exercises can help control your bladder to some extent, including “Kegel” exercises in which you tighten pelvic muscles to strengthen them.

While these “home remedies”can help to some extent with frustrating bladder leakage, they can be an inconvenience and often are difficult to “follow through” with.

Fortunately, state-of-the-art medical treatments now make it very ease to treat leaking bladders – without surgery! In PART 2 of this article we discuss these new and exciting non-surgical treatments for urinary incontinence!

CLICK HERE for Part 2, to Learn About Medical Treatments for Bladder Leaks.

Best Bladder Leak Doctor – Birmingham, MI

Dr. Ali offers state-of-the-art radiofrequency vaginal rejuvenation that can stop bladder leaks with just one 30 minute treatment!

It is a painless, affordable one-time treatment performed in our Birmingham medical office. In some cases of Stress Incontinence your medical insurance may even cover the cost of the procedure. There is no downtime, and you will begin to notice vaginal improvement & fewer leaks in just a few weeks. 

Get rid of those embarrasing and frustrating bladder leaks once and for all! Call us for a discreet Geneveve consultation today.

How to Stop Bladder Leaks (Part 2)

How to Stop Bladder Leaks (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this article we explained the causes of bladder leaks, and discussed some at home steps that can help reduce them.

In this article we discuss the various medical treatments available for bladder leaks – including the new and exciting non-surgical Geneveve vaginal tightening procedure that minimizes or stops bladder leaks with just one 30 minute treatment!

Medications for Bladder Leaks

Certain medications can help your bladder hold more, reduce urgency and improve your ability to empty your bladder if you suffer from bladder leaks. There is also a recently approved patch for overactive bladder that helps relax the bladder muscle – however the patch does not improve Stress Incontinence.

As with any medications, there are side effects and interactions. So while medication may be the best option for some people – Radiofrequency Vaginal Tightening (below) offers natural, long-lasting results without the need for strong medications.

Surgery for Bladder Leaks

Mesh Surgery for bladder leaks was commonly performed – however many serious complications were reported in women who underwent this surgery. You may even have seen television commercials with information on the many resulting lawsuits.

In this surgery, doctors inserted a strip of mesh to press against your urethra and prevent leaks. However, due to reports of these severe complications, in 2016 the FDA changed the classification of surgical mesh repair to a high-risk device.

Fortunately, newer non-surgical treatments like Radiofrequency Vaginal Tightening (below) are now available to treat many cases of bladder leakage.

Radiofrequency Vaginal Tightening for Bladder Leaks

“Geneveve” is a new state-of-the-art non-surgical procedure that applies heat to targeted areas of the vagina using radiofrequency, to stimulate the body’s own collagen production. This naturally strengthens and thickens the muscles and tissue surrounding the bladder and in the walls of the vagina – and embarrassing bladder leakage decreases.

Only one 30 to 45 minute Geneveve treatment is needed for most women. It is performed in the comfort of our discreet, state-of-the-art Birmingham, Mi medical office under the supervision of renowned Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ali.

Because Geneveve is a non-surgical procedure, no anesthetic is needed and there is no incision or scarring. There is also no downtime!

Learn More About Geneveve Treatments for Bladder Control HERE.

Best Bladder Leak Treatment – Birmingham, MI

Dr. Ali offers state-of-the-art radiofrequency vaginal rejuvenation that can stop bladder leaks with just one 30 minute treatment!

It is a painless, affordable one-time treatment performed in our Birmingham medical office. In some cases of Stress Incontinence your medical insurance may even cover the cost of the procedure. There is no downtime, and you will begin to notice vaginal improvement & fewer leaks in just a few weeks. 

Get rid of those embarrasing and frustrating bladder leaks once and for all! Call us for a discreet Geneveve consultation today.

Which Vaginal Tightening Treatment is Best ?

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Comparing Treatments for Vaginal Tightening – 

Vaginal looseness – which occurs after childbirth or as a result of age or menopause – affects millions of women. Vaginal laxity can interfere with sexual intimacy as well as cause embarrassing bladder leakage.

There are many different types of treatment for this condition. So how does a woman know which is the best one?

Renowned Birmingham board certified plastic surgeon firmly believes that the Geneveve™ non-surgical radiofrequency vaginal tightening procedure is the superior vaginal tissue & muscle rejuvenation treatment.

In this article we compare the various vaginal tightening procedures, so you can make an informed decision that will restore your sexual health and eliminate embarrassing bladder leakage.

Kegel Exercises for Vaginal Tightening

Most gynecologists begin to address vaginal looseness by suggesting Kegel exercise to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.

While “Kegels” can indeed be helpful to a limited extent, they only improve muscle tone. They do NOT remedy the loss of elasticity in the vagina’s soft tissue that rests over the muscle and contributes to vaginal laxity.

Additionally, who wants to have to do vaginal exercises everday, when a single Geneveve radiofrequency treatment can accomplish the same results in one 30 minute treatment?

Hormone Therapy for Vaginal Tightening

Many doctor’s prescribe hormone replacement therapy for post menopausal women to replace the estrogens that their body is no longer producing.

However the synthetic estrogen commonly used in hormone replacemnet therapy should only be used for short-term therapy because it has been linked to serious medical risks such as breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

While estrogen does stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the vaginal tissue, its risks may outweigh the benefits in the long run. Especially when a single, safe Geneveve radiofrequency treatment can accomplish the same collagen productoin in the vagina without the risks.

Surgical Vaginal Tightening:  Vaginoplasty

Vaginoplasty is a surgery that tightens the vaginal wall at the entry point to the vagina. Anesthetic is administered and incisions are made on the inside of the vagina. Recovery time is typically two weeks.

Although vaginoplasty is a safe and fairly “routine” surgery when performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon like Dr. Ali, any surgery comes with risks including scarring, infection and reaction to anesthesia. Additionally, vaginoplasty can cost up to $9,000 and is typically not covered by health insurance as it is usually considered an elective procedure.

Geneveve radiofrequency treatments acheive the same vaginal tightening with no surgery, no anesthetic and no downtime at only a fraction of the cost of vaginoplast surgery.

Laser Vaginal Tightening

There are a number of laser treatments available for vaginal rejuvenation, including: DiVa, Femilift, MonaLisa Touch, Juliet, and IntimaLase.

Laser treatments insert a small laser in the vagina to heat the tissue. Unlike Geneve there is NOT a cooling component, so anesthetic must be used with laser vaginal treatments.

Additionally, multiple laser treatment sessions are required  – while only a single Geneve treatment is typically needed.

Side effects of laser treatments may include cramping and spotting – and patients usually have to apply a healing cream and abstain from sex for several days. With Geneve there are no side effects and you may resume sexual intimacy immediately.

Radiofrequency Vaginal Tightening Treatments

There are various treatments available that use radiofrequency, including Geneveve, ThermiVa and Ultra Femme 360 – so it is important to choose the best one.

For example, the Ultra Femme 360 treatment requires three separate visit, while Geneve typically only requires a single 30 minute treatment. In fact Geneve is the only radiofrequency procedure that only needs one session to acheive full results.

And, because Geneve only requires one treatment it ends up being less expensive than other multi-treatment radio frequency regimens.

Additionally, most radiofrequency treatments require anesthetic, have side effects of cramping and/or spotting, and patients must abstain from sex for at least 2 days.

Geneveve treatment is superior becaue it uses a patented cryogen-cooling to protect the vaginal tissue, so no anesthetic is needed. There is no cramping, no spotting, no aftercare cream, and normal activity (including intimacy) may be resumed immediately with no downtime.

Vaginal Tightening Treatments – Birmingham, MI

For all of the reasons stated above, renowned Birmingham MI plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has determined that Geneveve is by far the best vaginal tightening and rejuvenation treatment to offer his patients. Whether you are suffering from embarrassing bladder leakage, or a frustrating loss of vaginal tightness and sexual sensation, Geneve is a life changing procedure.

Call Dr. Ali today for a consultation to see how Geneveve vaginal tightening and rejuvenation can improve your life!