Anti-Aging Q & A
What does anti-aging mean in urology?
Urologists diagnose, treat, and manage conditions that affect the male and female urinary tract system. While certain urologic problems, such as urinary tract infections (UTIs), happen to people of all ages, many conditions affect aging adults disproportionately.
Which conditions can anti-aging treatments correct in urology?
Some of the most common urologic conditions that affect adults as they age include:
Vaginal atrophy refers to the thinning and drying of that vaginal wall. This is typically the result of the natural loss of estrogen that occurs when you age.
Much like vaginal atrophy, vaginal dryness often occurs when your production of estrogen begins to slow. Not only does this leave you more prone to bacterial infections, but it can also make sex painful and uncomfortable.
Erectile dysfunction (ED)
While erectile dysfunction, the inability to achieve and maintain an erection, often happens after a night of drinking or during times of stress, it typically affects men as they age and stop producing high amounts of testosterone.
Your skin naturally loses collagen and volume as you age, and so does your vaginal tissue. Vaginal laxity can stretch your vaginal tissue, and lead to a saggy appearance and lowered sexual response.
Which anti-aging treatments do urologists offer?
Dr. Michel and the Comprehensive Urology team perform several anti-aging treatments to help you look and feel your best, including:
ThermiVa non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation uses radiofrequency energy to tighten vaginal tissue, improve vaginal muscle tone, and increase lubrication for a more fulfilling sexual experience. This quick, 30-minute treatment helps improve vaginal laxity without surgery or downtime.
Botox is an injectable treatment that paralyzes the muscles and reduces wrinkles. At Comprehensive Urology, the team can inject this anti-aging treatment directly into your bladder muscles to treat bladder dysfunction and frequent urination.
Dr. Michel and the team use both platelet-rich plasma therapy and stem cell therapy to repair the damage that frequently occurs with age. stem cell therapy can help improve the symptoms of erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence.
For more information on the anti-aging treatments available at Comprehensive Urology, call the office or book an appointment online today.