Incontinence Treatment

Dr. Eliot Ghatan is a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical School and has completed a dermatology residency at McGill University, which included some training in plastic surgery. He is a board certified dermatologist with more than 25 years of experience in dermatology & cosmetic surgery. Prior to his training in dermatology, Dr. Ghatan had special training in Surgery at Einstein and Montefiore Hospitals, completed a residency in Medicine, as well as a residency in Primary Care Medicine. Dr. Ghatan has served as a dermatological surgeon at the Brooklyn Veterans Administration Hospital and as attending dermatologist at the Brooklyn Hospital. He offers a wide range of dermatological services, including Brooklyn incontinence treatment with the Fotona laser.

Although urinary incontinence can affect both men and women, it occurs more frequently in women. Urinary incontinence is the unintentional passing of urine through the urethra. There are two categories of urinary incontinence – stress and urge. Women who suffer from urinary incontinence linked to stress are unable to avoid leakage of urine when coughing, sneezing, doing exercise or during physical exertion. Those who suffer from urge incontinence feel a strong need to urinate but are unable to hold on until they get to the toilet resulting in a leak of urine which soaks clothes. Brooklyn incontinence treatment addresses both types of leakage. Several causes can lead to urinary incontinence, although it is chiefly due to loss of elasticity in the pelvic cavity muscles. As a result, women who suffer from urinary incontinence will often have one (or more) of the following characteristics: old age, menopause, excess weight, pregnancy, hysterectomy, a history of recurring urinary infections, Caesarean section, weakening of the muscles that line the bladder, and an overactive bladder.

The Fotona laser is an effective tool of the Brooklyn incontinence treatment. It entails the application of a beam of light (the laser) which heats the vaginal walls and stimulates collagen neogenesis in the vagina to allow the female genitalia to naturally regain their original structure without the need for surgery or anesthesia. In other words, it is a technique that seeks to increase the tone and firmness of the tissues treated leading to continued enhancement in the ability to hold urine. The Fotona laser is a painless, non-invasive, simple procedure that does not require post-operative care and allows women to resume their everyday lives straight away. Moreover, it does not require or involve any incisions, cuts, stitches or bleeding –unlike surgery– and no painkillers or antibiotics need to be taken after the procedure. Give Dr. Ghatan a call today to see if the Fotona laser is right for you.

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