As you may be aware, 1 in 3 women suffer from Light Bladder Leakage (LBL), but many are too embarrassed to seek out help. Incontinence can be triggered by a variety of factors, with menopause being one of the major factors. A new non-surgical solution is available that is painless and is proven to be safe and effective for the treatment of LBL – helping many women regain their bodies and their confidence.
Australian non-surgical solution – Incontilase
Sydney based expert Dr. Herbert Hooi of Cosmetic MD (www.cosmeticmd.com.au), is a leading medical director at Cosmetic MD in Telopea, who offers the non-surgical solution of IncontiLase, a revolutionary laser treatment for light bladder leakage.
The advantages of IncontiLase compared to conventional surgical procedures are many – It’s a painless, non-invasive walk-in/walk-out procedure requiring no incisions, anaesthesia, or downtime that clinical studies have shown to be safe and effective for the treatment of mild and moderate light bladder leakage.
The procedure takes about 60 minutes which includes both the consultation and the actual treatment, followed by a second treatment 4 to 6 weeks later.
- Incontinence affects up to 37% of all Australian women (1)
- Over a three month period, 50% of Australian women aged 45-59 years of age experienced some degree of mild, moderate or severe urinary incontinence (2)
- 65% of women in a GP’s waiting room report some type of urinary incontinence, yet only a small percentage of women report having sought help from a health professional (3)
- Over half of the women living in the community with incontinence are aged under 50 years – some 1.7 million women – with the number projected to rise dramatically by 2030 (4)
- The Continence Association of Australia has identified anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, a loss of desire for intimacy, and a sense of grief at their inability to control this bodily function as common among women suffering from urinary incontinence
Dr Hooi, who is one of a select few across Australia to perform the Incontilase procedure, says that this walk in/walk out procedure will empower those affected by LBL.
“LBL or incontinence can cause daily discomfort and reduce productivity for many people in the workforce,” Dr Hooi explains.
“We specialise in the Incontilase procedure to help Australian women take back control of their bodies to enjoy daily activities like running, workouts or even the simple things like picking up children and grandchildren for play.”
“We opened our clinic in Telopea to offer a more intimate location for our clients, away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD.”
For more information visit www.cosmeticmd.com.au.
(1) Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, 2006
(2) Byles & Chiarelli, 2003: Help seeking for urinary incontinence: a survey of those attending GP waiting rooms,
Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal).
(3) Deloitte Access Economics report into the economic impact of incontinence in Australia