Health & Beauty

No more ‘ooops’ moments…

The days of rushing to the ladies or feeling particularly panicky and uncomfortable in public could soon be over, with revolutionary treatment that promises results within weeks.

First off, why have health issues such as Urinary Stress Incontinence become such a talking point recently?

Several factors have changed in the past few years. Partly women now feel more able to speak openly about feminine health issues, and there have also been concerns surrounding severe side effects from the surgical option for treating Urinary Stress Incontinence, TVT surgical mesh. Since the Scottish Government called for their use to be suspended in 2014, millions of women in the UK now have no option other than to wear ‘incontinence’ feminine underwear.

What causes these issues?

Childbirth is the major factor for most women, however, menopause, hormonal cancers, diabetes and other severe health issues can contribute to Urinary Stress Incontinence as well. Statistics show that over 32% of women in the UK suffer from Urinary Stress Incontinence, and women are five times more likely to develop severe symptoms that impact on their lifestyle.

Why is the CO2RE Intima treatment so successful?

It’s painless, quick and at The Women’s Clinic, we try to make sure patients feel comfortable and relaxed from the first moment of contact. We are women in our mid-fifties with many years of life experience, children and menopause behind us, so we feel we are able to give each woman individual attention with empathy, sympathy and understanding. We are busy women who want to be able to continue being all of the things that life now expects of women who are getting older. We strive to give women hope that they will be able to resume ‘normal’ life again with just 1-3 treatments. The procedure includes an in-depth consultation, a smear test if required, and a full gynaecological examination in our beautiful feminine consultation treatment rooms.

How is the treatment experience?

The treatment itself is painless. A small probe is inserted gently into the vaginal canal after an examination and the laser is rotated 360 degrees, moving in one centimetre increments until the full canal has been treated. The whole procedure should take no more than 15 minutes. Mild symptoms may be present with the first treatment only – ¬¬these may include mild cramps, discomfort or spotting a few hours after the procedure. You will be able to continue normal activities immediately.

When will I start to feel improvements to my lifestyle?

Usually there will be a noticeable improvement within a week to two weeks. Things such as not rushing to the toilet in a panic, being able to wait longer between visits to the ladies’ room, a change in temperature from outdoors to indoors not causing such an urge to rush to the bathroom… very soon you’ll stop worrying about needing incontinence pads or extra ‘emergency’ underwear. Within a month, there will be a slight feeling of everything just feeling more firm and comfortable, and this will continue to improve even with just one treatment – although up to three are advised for older women or those with severe symptoms.

Who will be treating me?

You are in very safe and experienced hands with Dr. Iwona Reid and Amanda Pook, who have over 50 years of experience in healthcare and laser aesthetics between them. They feel very passionate about this subject and have strived to make the whole experience as pleasant, rewarding and comfortable as possible.

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