The loss of bladder control is a common and often embarrassing problem that can affect lifestyle and self-confidence. At Dr Emma Clinics, we offer a two effective solutions to treat persistent female incontinence, focusing on post-natal women and menopausal women; Urolon and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy.

Urolon is a revolutionary new procedure that has been safely used in Europe for several years to treat Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and is now available to us.

Urolon treats the cause of SUI by helping to seal the urethra, a mechanism which can be lost as a result of aging, menopause or childbirth. The weakening of connective tissue and urethral muscles, combined with a gradual loss of collagen within the walls of the urethra can result in unwanted leaks and a frequent feeling of needing to ‘go’.

A one-off walk-in, walk-out treatment, Urolon is a specialist filler which interacts with the tissue in the surrounding area and increases the natural collagen levels in the urethra. This means that, even as the filler naturally dissolves, the body itself stimulates the formation of new collagen and very quickly improving both continence and confidence.

Most patients receiving Urolon see instant results, and this positive effect which can remain for two or more years, including during daily life, sporting activity, and intimate moments.

After an initial consultation, the Urolon procedure can be carried out on the same day, taking no more than 20 minutes. We administer a local anaesthetic before injecting Urolon using a special applicator. The patient is able to leave the clinic almost immediately after the procedure.

What is Stress Urinary Incontinence?

Stress incontinence is defined by the International Continence Society as “the complaint of involuntary leakage on effort or exertion, or on sneezing or coughing“.

Approximately 1 in 3 women will experience some form of stress incontinence during their lifetime.

How common is stress urinary incontinence?

About 200 million people around the world are beleived to endure some form of Urinary Incontinence, the unintentional and accidental loss of urine.

Most are adult women, and the most common type is stress incontinence, which affects approximately half of those with UI.

Other forms of Urinary Incontinence include urge incontinence (about 1 in 5 people with incontinence experience this form)and mixed incontinence (affecting about one third), but Urolon is specifically designed for targetting stress incontinence.

If you are experiencing these other types of incontinence, please do get in touch using the form on this page to discuss possible treatment options.

What is Urolon?

Urolon is an innovative treatment for Stress Urinary Incontinence in women. It contains the FDA-approved compound polycaprolactone suspended in a gel carrier, which stimulates the production of collagen to replace lost tissue in the urethra and help prevent SUI

Urolon is injected using a cystoscope to precisely target the injection, and the procedure usually involves three deposits made at different points in the wall of the urethra.

Is Urolon safe?

Urolon was approved for use in Europe, with a CE certification, after extensive investigation and clinical study. No serious complications occurred during the study, and the technology of Urolon has already been used for the treatment of over 1 million aesthetic dermatology patients with no significant issues.

Urolon is a bioresorbable substance - meaning that, in time. the body naturally breaks down the materials used and disposes of them through the normal excretive processes.

While this does mean that the effects of the treatment can only last without renewal for a limited time (around 2 years, though sometimes longer) it is also a beneficial aspect in terms of safety. In the unlikely event of any negative reaction, patients can be assured that the Urolon material will naturally fade away over time, rather than being permanently retained in the body and requiring intervention to remove.

This reduces the chance of any long-term complications and also means that, should you later wish to change to an alternative treatment, there will be no clash between Urolon and your preferred approach.

Does Urolon treatment hurt?

Urolon is injected into the Urethra, which will first have local anesthetic applied to minimize discomfort.

Urolon treatment is a very quick procedure, lasting only around 15-20 minutes, and patients are able to leave the clinic  very soon after treatment.

How to arrange an appointment:

  • Call Dr Emma Clinics on 028 3025 0943 (if out-of-hours, leave a message and we’ll reply soonest)
  • Complete and submit our enquiry form, remembering to state the treatment you want to book in the comments section

If you’re a new patient, you must register with Dr Emma Clinics before you can book a treatment. An initial Urolon consultation with Dr Emma or one of our clinicians is part of the registration process, which costs £105. You have the option to request a video consultation. To arrange your Urolon consultation, get in touch by phone or form (see above).

If we’ve already seen and treated you at one of our clinics, you’ll already be registered as a patient and you can arrange an appointment directly (see above).

You can view the prices for all of our treatments on our Pricing page

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