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DO YOU HAVE A LEAKY BLADDER?

Posted by Dr. Tasha Shamlin on 07/07/14

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Genityte® is a new laser treatment being offered by The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge for several medical conditions that result from pelvic floor relaxation.  These conditions include leaking urine, vaginal wall prolapse (weakening) and leaking stool.  Genityte® uses a form of infared light.  The safety and benefits of infared light have been established over the past 40 years. We safely deliver broad band infared light through the skin, targeting the layer of skin responsible for structural support. Advanced technology combined with advanced treatment protocols have resulted in this very successful new treatment option for dramatic toning of the skin, muscle, and connective tissue of the pelvic floor.

Through the natural process of childbearing and aging, women loose elasticity, collagen and tone in the pelvic floor. It is normal for women to complain of urinary leaking after coughing, sneezing, and during exercise due to these changes called stress incontinence.  Kegel (pelvic floor) exercises sometimes help but do not completely alleviate these symptoms.  Some women have unrelated urinary urges and increased daytime and nighttime frequency due to urge incontinence.  Genityte® has been shown to improve stress incontinence by 80% and mixed stress and urge incontinence by 70%.  FDA improved surgical procedures whereby foreign material is surgically placed for support under the opening where urine exits called the urethra is called a “sling”.  

Many sling procedures have had multiple complications and have been pulled by the FDA. These procedures only treat stress incontinence and Genityte® is a definite competitor for appropriate patients after evaluation.  With Genityte®, there is no downtime, NO PAIN, and this procedure does not require any anesthesia or recovery.

Genityte® is also very successful in improving tone in the vaginal wall and pelvic floor, therefore, treating prolapse of the vagina, bladder (cystocele) and rectum (rectocele).  This procedure restores structure and therefore it also restores function.  Symptoms such as rectal incontinence, hemorrhoids, pelvic discomfort, and decreased rectal tone improve and in many instances completely resolve.  Many women also enjoy the secondary benefits of vaginal rejuvenation as a result of the Genityte® treatment although this is not the reason we perform this treatment.

The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge is the only facility in Louisiana offering Genityte ®. The Dr. Shamlins are two of seven physicians in the United States performing this procedure.  

 

Why choose Genityte®? There are no limitations of age or skin color and this procedure is extremely safe with remarkably consistent results. There are no limitations with severity of leaking.   It can treat very mild as well as very severe leaking.  There is no limitation for use in patients with a sling or previous surgery. If you are interested in more information, please visit our website at www.themedicalspaofbatonrouge.com or call us at 225-216-7885 to schedule your physician consultation. 

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