Urge incontinence or detrusor instability simply refers to weakness of the bladder. It causes a sudden and urgent need to urinate. The detrusor is the muscle that supports the bladder, which typically remains relaxed as the bladder expands. Most people will start to get an indication of needing to go to the toilet as their bladder fills. In people suffering from urge incontinence, often they feel the ‘urge’ to urinate without warning.
The detrusor muscle, as well as weakness in the front of the vaginal wall, allows the bladder to be unsupported which can lead to constant feeling of needing to urinate, or unexpected/sudden urination. Displacement of the urethral tube due to pregnancy, childbirth or menopause can also lead to incontinence.
Most women suffering from stress incontinence experience issues whilst exercising, lifting, coughing, laughing or sneezing. The pelvic floor muscles and bladder muscles are put under immense strain during pregnancy and childbirth. This can lead to prolonged weakness in these muscles which can ultimately result in stress incontinence. Pregnancy and childbirth are the most common causes of incontinence in women.
The MonaLisa Touch system can help improve incontinence in suitable patients by significantly improving tissue tone and elasticity in the walls of the vagina.
MonaLisa Touch treatment stimulates the growth of new healthy tissue in the vaginal walls. The front wall of the vagina, which provides support to the detrusor muscle, has increased strength and elasticity, improving bladder strength and control which can assist in overcoming incontinence.
Strengthening the front wall of the vagina with the MonaLisa laser can also allow the urethra to be repositioned back into it’s optimal location, which relieves pressure that may have been causing unwanted leaks.