By Dr. Nathalie Leroux
Cutting-Edge Technology in Women’s Health.
Urogynecology is a subspecialty of gynecology that focuses on treating muscle dysfunction in the pelvic floor, caused by muscle fibre and/or neurological trauma during childbirth.
Aging is also a contributing factor that affects the quality of tissue. Surgery is one option for treatment, but the risk of the recurrence of prolapse is high, due to the poor quality of the existing tissue. Recent technological advances have made it possible to renew collagen and elastin and rejuvenate mucus membranes, muscle fibres, and nerves. These advances allow surgery to be avoided in some cases and improve patients’ quality of life.
High-intensity focused electromagnetic therapy (HIFEM Emsella) can strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor which act as a hammock to hold organs in the correct place within the pelvis. The device triggers 11,000 pelvic floor muscle contractions during each session without any effort from the patient. The strength of the muscle contractions created during the treatment is far superior to what is possible to do on your own with Kegels. For patients who suffer from urinary incontinence, there is a 95% increase in patients’ quality of life and 67% of them can stop using incontinence protection.
Estrogen is the most important hormone for vaginal mucosa and menopause causes its levels to drop. During menopause, vaginal dryness can cause women to experience pain during sexual intercourse. Laser vaginal therapy can relieve this symptom by regenerating the vaginal mucosa. An evaluation by a gynecologist can determine if a patient is a good candidate for the treatment.
Radiofrequency (RF) is also used to treat vaginal atrophy; the warming of the tissue also helps to tone the vaginal wall.
Finally, it’s important to mention that the combined use of RF and HIFEM on abdominal muscles (Emsculpt NEO) helps to reduce fat and tone muscles. These muscles work together and help stabilize the pelvic floor.
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