Incontinence Specialist

MonaLisa Touch SD

Laser Specialists located in La Mesa, CA

If you suffer from urinary incontinence, you know how frustrating and embarrassing it can be. At MonaLisa Touch SD in La Mesa, California, urologist Dr. Scott Brown and OB/GYN Dr. Elise Brown can evaluate and treat your incontinence so you can resume daily activities with confidence and comfort. Call the office to learn about urinary incontinence treatments that are effective and noninvasive.

Incontinence Q & A

What is incontinence?

Many women suffer from urinary incontinence, which occurs when the tissue, muscles, and nerves that control the bladder weaken and no longer effectively hold in your urine. You may experience leakage when you sneeze, cough, or jump. Incontinence may also be marked by an abnormal sudden urge to go to the bathroom.

Incontinence can affect your lifestyle and activities. You may avoid functions and certain exercises and feel self-conscious as a result of your unpredictable bladder.

What causes incontinence?

A woman may experience incontinence due to weakened muscles, ligaments, and nerves in the pelvis and vaginal area. This may occur due to pregnancy and childbirth and also as a woman ages and estrogen levels decline. Estrogen is the female sex hormone that plays a role in reproductive organ health. As estrogen levels drop, the bladder, pelvic muscles, and urethra may lose some support.

If you’ve had a hysterectomy, urinary incontinence may also result from damage to some of the muscles and connective tissue in the area.

How is urinary incontinence treated?

Dr. Brown evaluates the cause of your incontinence. If it’s due to lifestyle issues, such as being overweight or having atrophied muscles, you may be given strategies and exercises to alleviate your symptoms.

In many cases, however, your incontinence can be managed with MonaLisa Touch® vaginal laser treatments. The gentle laser energy emitted by the sterile vaginal probe triggers a strengthening of tissue, which resolves many causes of urinary incontinence. You experience greater tone and elasticity in the tissue both inside and outside of the vaginal area, resulting in less urge and stress incontinence. You’re back in control of your bathroom habits, alleviating discomfort and insecurities.

How many sessions of MonaLisa Touch will I need to resolve incontinence?

You feel improvements after just one five-minute, noninvasive session, but benefit most after three treatments spaced about six weeks apart. You can go right back to your regular activities following MonaLisa Touch treatments.

Call the office today to learn more about how Drs. Elise and Scott Brown can help you alleviate the symptoms of urinary incontinence.