You can’t really “live, laugh, love” when all that living and laughing makes it hard to love those embarrassing leaks thanks to your stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Stress incontinence is most commonly associated with women who have recently given birth, though it impacts millions of men and women alike.
Radiant Divine Medical Spa is an established Cleveland-area destination for beauty and sexual wellness treatments, as well as medical-grade skincare products and more. We take a customized approach to each client interested in stress incontinence treatment near Cleveland, using a one hour consultation to understand your concerns and goals.
How do I know if I have SUI?
Stress urinary incontinence, or just stress incontinence, is estimated to impact the lives of HALF of women over 65. But it can strike at any age, even for women who don’t have children. Symptoms of stress incontinence are easy to spot—bladder pressure = leaking pee.
Risk factors for stress incontinence include:
- Pregnancy and childbirth (particularly vaginal birth)
- Nerve injuries to the pelvis or lower back
- Pelvic surgery, such as a hysterectomy
- Chronic coughing
- Surgery for prostate cancer or an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia)
- Uterine prolapse
Stress incontinence vs urge incontinence
Stress incontinence is different from urge incontinence, which is when you have sudden, intense urges to pee that cause you to leak urine. Neither of these conditions are fun, and it’s common for women especially to experience symptoms of both as they age.
Risk factors for urge incontinence more or less mirror those of stress incontinence, and also include things like:
- Medications like antidepressants, diuretics, and blood pressure meds
- Neurological disorders
How do we treat stress incontinence?
The key to any treatment for stress incontinence is strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. Our two favorite treatments to address stress incontinence are the Emsella chair and the Viveve vaginal rejuvenation procedure.
BTL’s Emsella is a new, completely non-invasive treatment that can provide those who struggle with SUI with the much-needed relief that they want and deserve. It can help those who suffer from urinary leakage by strengthening the muscles.
Emsella works by stimulating the pelvic floor muscles and strengthening them for improved bladder and muscle control.
Using high-frequency electromagnetic stimulation (HIFEM), Emsella contracts the pelvic muscles more rapidly and potently than any exercise can match.
Clinically proven to improve SUI, Viveve uses dual mode equipment that employs gentle pulses of cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency (CMRF) to trigger and accelerate your body’s own collagen formation. The advanced technology cools and protects the treatment area while heating and energizing deeper tissue, providing a safe and efficient treatment that generates a more youthful tone and resiliency in the vagina. Viveve also helps improve vaginal laxity, increases lubrication and sexual function.
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If you’re ready to invest in long term skin health and beauty, you’re ready for Radiant Divine Medical Spa. We never lose sight of what matters: happy clients who feel taken care of and love their look. We keep things comfortable and welcoming for everyone who walks through our doors.
Because honestly, keeping things fun creates a better experience for everyone! We’re all friends here; we know great results come when you feel absolutely at ease throughout the entire process. Let’s get the conversation started! Request an appointment or check out our neat virtual consultation.
Get started at one of our convenient locations
We’re here to serve you! You can find us at any one of our accessible med spas near Cleveland. The best part? The Radiant Divine team is the Radiant Divine team. We don’t consider ourselves as separate based on our locations. So, if it’s easier for you to take an appointment in Brecksville one day and more convenient to hit up Chagrin Falls the next it’s no problem at all!
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