Stress Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Tightening, and Pelvic Floor Muscle Strengthening Treatments in Singapore
Let’s look at two treatments that are available in Singapore to address vaginal laxity and urinary incontinence – the Exilis Ultra Femme 360 and the Tesla Muscle Former.
Stress urinary incontinence or the involuntary leak of urine is most commonly experienced after pregnancy due to a weakening in the pelvic floor muscles, especially when an episiotomy cut is made in the pelvic floor muscle during delivery to allow the baby to come out more easily. Sometimes there may also be damage to the nerves that control the bladder. Up to one third of women experience some form of urinary incontinence after delivery, and this can happen when we sneeze, cough or during sexual intercourse.
Our pelvic floor muscles can weaken too as we age. Ageing also adds to the problem of vaginal laxity which can lead to stress urinary incontinence as we lose collagen from our body. So, whether a woman has given birth or not, as they grow older, they will have some degree of vaginal laxity. Women who suffer from stress urinary incontinence often feel distressed and embarrassed as it is not something they can control.
Effective treatments for stress urinary incontinence
We often read about how Kegel exercises can strengthen our pelvic muscles and stop stress urinary incontinence. It is recommended that one does the exercises at least three times a day for three months to see positive results. However, many women may not be sure of the right way to perform the Kegel exercises or that they are not doing it consistently due to their busy routine.
The good news is there are non-invasive methods in Singapore to improve vaginal laxity and train our pelvic floor muscles with our current medical technology. This includes the Exilis Ultra Femme 360 and Tesla Muscle Former.
“Tesla Muscle Former works on tightening the pelvic floor muscles externally. Exilis Ultra Femme 360 helps to tighten the vaginal walls with a thin wand to induce collagen production. This combination treatment is synergistic in treating vaginal laxity and strengthening our pelvic floor muscles to treat stress urinary incontinence,” says Dr. Mavis Pak of Halley Body Slimming Clinic.
Exilis Ultra Femme 360
Exilis Ultra Femme 360 is a non-invasive, no downtime feminine rejuvenation treatment that harnesses the power of radio frequency (RF) energy to treat the vaginal canal and the labial area.
RF waves emit heat from the Exilis Ultra Femme 360 wand to disrupt collagen fibres which encourages blood to flow to that area. New collagen then begins to form. Collagen and elastin fibres are thus restored, improving vaginal laxity.
During the treatment, a disposable tip is inserted into the vaginal canal, and moved back and forth along it. This procedure tightens the vaginal canal and improves lubrication, giving the patient better sensitivity.
Tesla Muscle Former (Tesla Chair)
The Tesla Muscle Former employs Functional Magnetic Stimulation (FMS) to activate the pelvic floor muscles. This treatment delivers a focused magnetic field, inducing pulses of electrical current along the body’s nerve pathways. The process activates motor neurons, prompting contractions in the targeted muscles.
Within a single 45-minute session, the Tesla Muscle Former can accomplish 75,000 muscle contractions and releases which is impossible for a normal person to replicate. This contractions mimic the effects of Kegel exercises but at a heightened intensity and frequency.
As a result, there is volumetric growth of pelvic floor muscles. Patients suffering from urinary incontinence greatly benefit from the Tesla Muscle Former treatment due to the strengthening of their weakened pelvic floor muscles. With this, patients can regain their life quickly without having to spend time on Kegel exercises or wait in frustration for Kegel exercises to work.
Stress urinary incontinence, vaginal laxity, and feminine rejuvenation are not easy topics to bring up as these are very personal and private issues. But advancements in medical science and technology have made treatments accessible and can make a significant difference in your life. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, feel free to reach out to Dr. Mavis Pak from Halley Body Slimming Clinic for a consultation on your suitability for this treatment.
*The use of this treatment/product is dependent on the clinical assessment and judgement of a medical professional. Please consult a medical doctor for an informed discussion on the use of this treatment/product.
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