You laugh. You sneeze. You exercise. You cough. You lift something heavy. 

In fact, any activity that increases abdominal pressure can cause stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Stress urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary leakage of urine from your bladder when you cough, sneeze, or exercise. Stress incontinence can occur at any age but it is generally more common in women over the age of 50. It can be embarrassing, limit your social interactions, and impact your quality of life.

According to the latest research, roughly one in three women experience the symptoms of SUI. Unfortunately, many women suffer in silence and are uncomfortable discussing the problem with their OBGYN. The good news is we know what causes it and most importantly, how to treat it. 

In the past, surgery was the only option. Now there are many new treatment choices available including Votiva FormaV or InMode Votiva. The Votiva FormaV treatment addresses internal vaginal issues and can help you eliminate the incidences of SUI by restoring the firmness and elasticity of your vaginal area. 

Here are the most common questions asked by our patients about Votiva FormaV and the topic of vaginal rejuvenation:

What Commonly Causes Stress Urinary Incontinence?

The most common causes of stress urinary incontinence include pregnancy, chronic coughing, nerve injuries, excess weight, underlying medical conditions, and smoking.

Stress urinary incontinence is usually triggered by sudden pressure on the bladder area. The pressure causes your sphincter muscles to open up a little, causing a leakage. It is important to note that any physical activity could cause this, such as walking, bending over, standing up, sneezing, or coughing.

Luckily, the vast majority of mild cases can be treated without invasive surgery. This is one of the main benefits of Votiva FormaV, which is designed to provide vaginal rejuvenation internally as opposed to Votiva FactoraV which uses similar technology to promote vaginal rejuvenation externally. 

Is Votiva FormaV Treatment Effective?

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Votiva FormaV is not only effective, but it is also very safe.  Approved by the FDA, the treatment uses a special, radiofrequency-based device, which distributes the appropriate heat levels to your vaginal canal and external labia. The entire procedure lasts less than 45 minutes. By emitting controlled heat to your vaginal canal, the Votiva FormaV device stimulates collagen and elastin production to tighten or remodel lax skin in the labia and vulva. The heat levels are controlled by the trained healthcare professional performing the procedure, so any risks of tissue burns or other side effects are basically nonexistent.

You can usually return to your daily activities shortly after the procedure is completed. The procedure is painless; swelling or other unpleasant side effects during or after the treatment are very rare. Of course, if you do experience any discomfort, you should inform your doctor.

Surgery is often the recommended treatment for women experiencing advanced SUI. However, Votiva FormaV treatment works very well for patients experiencing mild symptoms. A consultation with an OBGYN at South Miami OB-GYN Associates is the best way to determine whether Votiva FormaV is right for you.

Why Choose Votiva Forma V?

Votiva FormaV is FDA-approved, safe, painless, and effective. You will most likely notice significant improvements in your vaginal health and bladder control within a few weeks, though three treatments are recommended for maximum results.

Reduced Stress Urinary Incontinence

After three Votiva FormaV treatments, your SUI symptoms will decrease or even disappear entirely. Without the nagging concern about the possibility of a urinary accident, your quality of life will improve, and you can return to your normal activities.

Better Sex Life

Sexual intimacy is an important part of a happy relationship. Vaginal dryness and lack of lubrication can decrease sensation during intercourse and often cause pain. Votiva FormaV treatments increase blood supply to the vagina and promote collagen production which increases lubrication. This non-invasive treatment also increases sensation and decreases the pain associated with vaginal dryness. And our patients report that it is consistently effective.

Improved Self-Confidence

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Votiva FormaV treatment will help rebuild your confidence and self-esteem. Experiencing SUI can be demoralizing and you may be cutting back on activities you enjoy for fear of leakage. After your Votiva treatments, you can sneeze or cough without fear of losing control. You can jump, return to your former exercise routines, lift heavy objects, and feel confident about your ability to control your bladder and prevent leakage. 

We have also heard firsthand how patients, who have had the Votiva treatments, have reaped the benefits of revitalized vaginal cells. With healthier vaginal tissue, they have reported increased pleasure in sexual activities and a more satisfying sexual life.    

Urinary incontinence is not always preventable but it is treatable. We understand how embarrassing it can be to experience leakage and how uncomfortable it may be to wear pads. As physicians, our goal is to open the channels of communication, discuss any urinary incontinence and related sexual issues, and offer you the most up-to-date treatment with the best possible outcomes. Our patients have experienced great success with Votiva FormaV and we are happy to offer it to you as one of many options for vaginal rejuvenation at our South Miami and Doral practices.

Schedule a consultation online today and see if Votiva FormaV is the right treatment for you.