Have you been experiencing “accidents” since giving birth? Urinary incontinence after childbirth is quite common but can still be difficult to live with. This issue results in frequent and involuntary losses of control, which can make social situations uncomfortable. If you’re struggling with urinary incontinence, there is hope. At McLean & Potomac Dermatology, we offer ThermiVa® treatments to help you address your most intimate concerns. Schedule an appointment at one of our locations today to learn more today.

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What Causes Urinary Incontinence?

Several issues can cause urinary incontinence but is often the result of stress or pressure being put on the bladder. Stress incontinence is typically related to pregnancy, a weakening of the pelvic floor muscles due to childbirth, or other effects of aging.

How Do We Address Urinary Incontinence?

The ThermiVa® procedure feels like a vaginal ultrasound. A small probe will be used to heat the area gently. Slight discomfort may be experienced while undergoing treatment. Typically the discomfort is mild and temporary during the procedure and localized within the treatment area. During the treatment, you should feel warmth and pressure and provide ongoing feedback to the healthcare provider performing the treatment. Treatment time is approximately 30-40 minutes. There is no anesthesia necessary.

What to Expect From Treatment

You may experience the warmth and mild pink to red appearance of the skin that usually dissipates in about 30 minutes post-procedure. Mild swelling may occur immediately post-procedure. Light spotting may occur for 5-7 days after the procedure. 

You may experience urge incontinence for up to 1-2 days, which you can prevent if you urinate more often. Intercourse is safe on the same day as treatment. Post-treatment care guidelines will be provided following treatment. Please schedule your follow-up appointment 3 weeks after for further treatments with the office. Three treatments are recommended for best results.

Find Urinary Incontinence Treatments in McLean, VA, or Potomac, MD

ThermiVa® is an effective treatment for addressing urinary incontinence and other intimate health issues. Sessions with this device are non-surgical and don’t require extensive downtime. Schedule a consultation at one of our offices to learn more about this device and all it can do for you.

You can reach us by messaging us through the Klara app on this website or giving us a call at (703) 356-5111.

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Ready to get started? Find a location near you and schedule your appointment to experience the best dermatological and aesthetic care around. You can reach us by messaging us through the Klara app on this site or texting (703) 215-2139.