The muscles, skin and tissue in the vaginal and pelvic area change over time. For women, weakened pelvic floor muscles and other factors can impact their urinary function. It is very common for women to experience urinary incontinence (leaking urine) as they get older. At FEM Women’s Wellness, we understand how frustrating urinary incontinence can be for our patients. We offer urinary incontinence treatments at our clinic in the Reno and Lake Tahoe, NV, area.
Women over 40 are the most likely to experience leaking urine or a constant urge to urinate due to weakened pelvic floor muscles. Childbirth, lost collagen and other aging factors can make it difficult to control the urge to urinate. Many women have to wear leak protection for unexpected leaks, which can be embarrassing in social situations.
VTone for Urinary Incontinence
If you have experienced leaking urine or an uncontrolled urge to urinate, you may be a good candidate for VTone treatments. This is a non-surgical treatment that can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. The device has a probe that is inserted into the vagina to deliver electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) that causes the muscles to contract. Over a few weeks, the pelvic floor muscles strengthen, and the ability to control leaking urine is improved, along with other benefits.
VTone is FDA-approved for urinary continence treatment and is a non-invasive procedure. The treatments can be performed in about 30 minutes, and no downtime is needed after the procedure. Most patients benefit from multiple sessions per week for about three weeks to achieve the desired effects. Periodic extra sessions can keep the pelvic muscle tight for long-term incontinence control. Some side benefits of VTone are improved vaginal tone and sexual pleasure for many women.
You do not need to live with the inconvenience and frustration of urinary incontinence. If you have an increased urge to urinate or experience leaking urine when you laugh or cough, it is time to seek treatment. To find out if VTone could be an option for you, contact us at FEM Women’s Wellness. We can schedule a consultation with one of our medical team members at our facility in Reno/Lake Tahoe, NV.