Stress incontinence results from poor support of the urethra from weakened pubocervical tissue. This tissue fails to act like a backboard for the urethra to become compressed when coughing/sneezing/exercise.(Similar to an old floppy bed mattress with no support). Stress incontinence also can occur because of poorly contracting urethral muscles. Anything that affects the tissue or muscles can lead to urinary leakage.
ThermiVA contracts the pubocervical tissue to cause a firmer backboard, which provides a pressure floor upwards to compress the urethra that is getting pushed downward (Similar to a new much firmer bed mattress) The radiofrequency has healing effects on the muscles, tissues and nerves. So it brings stretched out muscles into a tighter stronger unit to increase pressure when contracted to improve the continence mechanism of the urethra.Lastly, when dealing with Overactive Bladder (OAB) the healing effects on the nerves allow them to become more sensitive to pressure changes and contract tighter. These nerves that have been injured by previous childbirth or menopausal changes will no longer be overactive or spastic. Those who suffered from overactive bladder will now feel a reduction in the need to urinate frequently or suddenly.*