June 2019 Newsletter
From the Desk of Dr. Balharry ...
One of the most exciting times in a couple’s life is the birth of a child. The pregnancy brings a couple together in a very different way and is the start of the family circle. BUT – pregnancy takes a toll on the mother’s body!
During pregnancy, the weight of the baby, amniotic fluid and uterus are supported by the muscles in the pelvic floor. Then, with a normal delivery, the forces of labour stretch those pelvic floor muscles and the other soft tissues in the pelvis. There may be an episiotomy or tear involved also. If all goes well, these tissues heal back to normal and everything feels good again.
Sadly, life doesn’t always work like that and a large percentage of women find themselves having problems with their pelvis after the pregnancy is over. This often presents as urine loss with coughing, sneezing or exercise. Many women find that they are embarrassed at the gym because of loss of bladder control or, when running, get uncomfortably wet. This laxity can also affect intimate relations and a loss of self esteem. So, what can be done?
There are physiotherapists who specialize in just this very kind of issue. They can help with guidance through exercise techniques to try to improve the muscle quality in the pelvic floor. One of the most exciting treatments to become available over the past few years has been the advent of using lasers for tightening the pelvic floor.
I use the Fotona Incontilase laser for this purpose as it was the pioneer laser in Europe for this very need and, as a result, has the best history, especially regarding successful outcomes. This laser treatment is painless, causes no injury to the tissues and has no recovery time. Two treatments, a month apart are recommended. In the past two newsletters, I have talked a lot about PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) which is derived from your own blood. When PRP is injected in to the pelvic floor right after a laser treatment, there is an even better healing result which could mean no urine leaking, no discomfort, no odours and no soiled clothes.
This is something that any mother who ends up feeling a bit loose and having trouble controlling their bladder, should seriously consider. It can also have a positive effect on intimate relations. If you are in doubt as to whether this is right for you or not, a simple consultation, at no charge, can determine that for you. Then you can enjoy that little one even more – nothing better.
Hair and Scalp Health Tips by Anna ...
I am very excited to talk about a great hair care line that we carry!
Ethica is an anti-aging and stimulating hair care line that we carry at the Canmore MediSpa & Laser Centre. I am personally using this line and I love it! We carry the Shampoo, Conditioner, Ageless Topical and the Corrective Topical.
Here are some key facts:
The products are anti-aging for the scalp, follicle and hair shaft. Using this line of products accelerates the speed of growth, reduces shedding and protects and strengthens the hair. The products improve volume, smoothness and shine. They reduced frizz, static and flyaway hair and are a great for detangling, leaving the hair soft. They are also heat and colour protective. They balance PH and moisture levels and do not weigh down the hair shaft.
The Corrective Topical can be used after chemotherapy to rebuild the follicle and maximize hair count.
A balanced blend of biotech and botanicals provide a professional-level salon hair line, with all anti-age components and active stimulators in one.
When I was gathering the ingredient list there were so many that I had to limit it down to the most important ones.
Here they are:
- Arginine - an amino acid that improves blood flow
- Biotin – thickens the hair and stimulates growth
- Caffeine - increases blood circulation
- Grape Seep Extract - keeps hair lustrous and scalp healthy
- Panthenol - a protein that improves moisture retention
- Reishi Mushrooms - great antioxidants
- Rooibos - strengthens and prevents premature graying
- Trichogen – stimulates and thickens hair and reduces shedding
These are absolutely amazing ingredients that help produce amazing products! Stop in today to try them out. I am certain you will be hooked!