Alma vShape is a radiofrequency surgical device that was approved by the FDA in June 2007. This revolutionary technology is a non-invasive, outpatient treatment option for women suffering from the effects of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). As a non-surgical solution to SUI, Alma vShape works by relaxing overactive muscles to strengthen pelvic floor support and restore bladder control. Alma vShape has been shown to help patients achieve outcomes that are on-par with traditional surgical options for stress urinary incontinence, but it is more convenient and comes with far fewer risk factors. In fact, vShape can offer relief from SUI in as little as one treatment session.
VShape is a solution that isn’t based on medication, nor does it require surgical intervention. This state-of-the-art system uses targeted radiofrequency energy to deliver heat to the desired location – in this case, the overactive muscles responsible for bladder control.
The heat applied by vShape causes the tissue of these overactive muscles to heat up. When these muscles begin to heat, they become incredibly soft, which opens up space within the surrounding tissue. The open space creates a supportive environment for the bladder neck and urethra, which can stay closed at all times – even during physical activity or when coughing or sneezing.
The heat generated by vShape is delivered very precisely to the intended target area, making it remarkably safe. Heat energy spreads out quickly upon contact with human tissue (which has a much higher thermal conductivity than air), which means that vShape treatments are highly controlled and direct – minimizing risk and maximizing precision.
In fact, vShape has been shown time and again to be safe for use in medical procedures. Because of the device’s exceptional safety record, it is now FDA-approved and can be used as a stand-alone treatment option – both in the hospital and at the doctor’s office.
It is possible to experience the benefits of vShape immediately following a single session – but outcomes can vary from patient to patient. This is because each person’s case of SUI requires a customized treatment plan, which should be discussed with a physician prior to undergoing an Alma vShape treatment. In general, patients typically report high satisfaction rates with the Alma vShape system. In fact, 70% of patients who received a single treatment session were satisfied with their results and would recommend this unique approach to treat SUI to family and friends.
Unlike surgical options for SUI, vShape is a non-invasive outpatient treatment option. Furthermore, Alma vShape treatments are most often covered by insurance companies. Because a single session is all that’s needed to provide relief from SUI symptoms, patients can save significant time and money when compared with traditional procedures. While the initial investment may seem high, it is easily offset by the short time commitment and long-term benefits.
Patients with allergies to dairy products, fermented foods, or soybeans should not receive Botox Cosmetic injections. Also, if you are pregnant you should not undergo this treatment nor should you have an injection done while breastfeeding. If you suffer from a heart condition or eye disease such as Horner’s Syndrome then botox is also off-limits for you.
Whether you’re suffering from incontinence issues because of pregnancy, aging, or childbirth injuries – treating SUI has never been more accessible. By speaking with a specialist at Wellington Revive, you’ll learn how vShape can help address the root cause of your uncontrolled bladder leakage. Call us today to schedule an appointment.