Incontinence – It Happens

Incontinence, while often not talked about for fear of embarrassment, affects far more people than you might think. In fact, if the number of people suffering from incontinence were a country, it would be the third largest country in the world, with over 423 million people living with incontinence worldwide. The NHS estimates that 3-6 million people in the UK struggle with incontinence.

Incontinence is something that many people suffer with, but unfortunately, isn’t widely discussed, and many sufferers don’t actually seek out treatment. There are a variety of treatments available, and so many people just don’t know enough about the options they have.

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The most common type of incontinence is known as stress incontinence, and is also the most prevalent type of incontinence among women. You may be experiencing stress incontinence if you find that you leak when you sneeze, cough, laugh, jump or lift heavy objects.

Stress incontinence is caused by a weakened pelvic floor. Your pelvic floor muscles are the muscles that hold the bladder in place and normally control continence. They are usually wrapped tightly around the bladder, but can become weakened or loosened by a significant event, such as childbirth. Our pelvic floor muscles also generally weaken over the course of our lives, making stress incontinence the most common form of incontinence among menopausal and post-menopausal women.

The most commonly prescribed treatment for stress incontinence and weak pelvic floor muscles are Kegel exercises, which involve voluntarily tensing and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles. However, they can be time consuming and aren’t always effective, especially for more severe cases of stress incontinence. In cases like these, other treatments are available, such as the Ultra Femme 360, the revolutionary non-surgical treatment available at Katie Alex Aesthetics.



Ultra Femme 360 is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that can be carried out in minutes, with incredibly effective results. The treatment uses radiofrequency waves to trigger collagen production in the walls of the vaginal canal, leading to a strengthening of the muscles in the area and a reduction in the symptoms of stress incontinence. It is a completely painless treatment and takes less than 10 minutes to carry out in Katie Alex’s private clinic in Altrincham, Cheshire.

As one of only a handful of Ultra Femme 360 practitioners in the whole country, Katie is changing the lives of women struggling with incontinence across Cheshire and the North West, and is known by her client base as the ‘Cheshire Fairy Godmother’!

To find out more about Ultra Femme 360 or any of the other treatments offered at Katie Alex Aesthetics, or to book your free Ultra Femme 360 consultation, contact the clinic on 0161 327 1734.