Do you believe that urinary incontinence is normal to the ageing process? Do you think that you must practice Kegel exercises multiple times daily? Has your doctor told you that you should take prescription drugs or undergo surgery to manage your condition?

You are not alone. Millions of women experience the embarrassing symptoms of urinary incontinence in their life time.

There are two primary types of incontinence:

Stress incontinence occurs when pelvic floor muscles weaken. Common to both young and old women this type of incontinence can be triggered by exercise, walking, stretching, bending, laughing, coughing, sneezing, or lifting.

Urge incontinence occurs due to overactivity of the detrusor muscle. The primary symptom of urge incontinence is a sudden, overwhelming urge to urinate. Frequent urination and nighttime urination often occur with this type of urinary incontinence. The leading causes are diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neurological conditions like stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or spinal cord damage. Infections or inflammation can also irritate the bladder and damage nerves. Additionally, prescription drugs, caffeine, alcohol can contribute to urge incontinence.

Up until now, doctors have recommended lifestyle changes such as weight loss, caffeine reduction, and Kegel exercises, in addition to biofeedback, medications and surgery to control incontinence. However, innovative research has provided a faster, safer, more convenient, and non-invasive method for treating urinary incontinence.

Dr. Bonnie Vulich, founder of Refine Medical Spa, Chicago’s premier alternative to plastic surgery, now offers Votiva Vaginal Rejuventation, a comfortable procedure that reduces symptoms of urinary incontinence, and consists of three twenty to thirty minute sessions, with no downtime. Patients have reported improvement in symptoms of incontinence after one session.

For a demonstration of this procedure, please watch the video.

Dr Vulich would be happy to meet with you for a complimentary consultation and answer any further questions you may have.