Battle of the Bladder – Women Win!
Before heading to BlogHer ’17, I was introduced to Finess, a new bladder leakage solution designed specifically for women. I had the chance to check it out before heading there and was happy to see they were present as one of the sponsors at the conference! This is a great product! Let me tell you more about it.
Let’s face it, being a woman definitely has its challenges, but bladder leakage is not one that was talked about too much until recently. Anyone who has been affected by SUI (Stress Urinary Incontinence) knows that it royally sucks and makes life a lot harder than it needs to be! Thank goodness there are products out there to help out so y0u can get through the day without embarrassment or frustration.
Finess is a specifically designed for women affected by bladder leakage. Unlike absorbent pads that can show through clothes and cause discomfort and odor, Finess is a small soft foam patch that gently seals over the urethral opening to prevent leaks from happening. Their goal is to provide women with a discreet and comfortable option for those annoying little leaks so they can sneeze or exercise without worry.
Stress Urinary Incontinence is a real issue – affecting 1 in 4 women! It’s something that many women feel embarrassed about and even have fear about people finding out. Unfortunately, this fear and embarrassment often keeps them from opening about their struggle – with women waiting an average of two years before even talking to their doctors!
Having SUI does not mean you are less of a woman than others, it is something that we as women face! In fact, one of the most common causes is childbirth. Many of these women would love to get back into their active lifestyles, but feel held back by leaks.
More About Finess
The Finess Softpatch is an entirely new approach to the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (“SUI”). Women no longer need to walk around with a bulky, soggy, smelly absorbent pad in their underwear. Worn externally over the urethra — the opening where urine passes out of the bladder – Finess works by stopping bladder leaks before they happen. Finess enables women to resume or continue doing the activities they love. Our hope is that they can live more, worry less, and laugh often.
Stress urinary incontinence or SUI happens when a woman’s bladder leaks a little bit of urine during a “stress event” – a sneeze, cough, laugh, lifting a heavy object or other physical activity. SUI most commonly occurs in women during and after menopause, as well as post-partum. If you suffer from SUI, you are not alone – it is estimated that 1 in 4 over the age of 40 women experience SUI.
Finess is the first and most clinically tested FDA cleared solution to prevent or decrease episodes of bladder leakage in women with stress incontinence.
Finess is placed over the urethral opening and the specially formulated hydrogel adhesive gently seals it in place until it’s removed. When increased abdominal pressure is placed on the bladder – from a sneeze, laugh, or a cough – Finess prevents the urine from escaping.
Finess is proven to be safe and effective. In a multicenter clinical study that evaluated 346 women over the course of a 90-day study period using over 120,000 Finess patches, Finess provided a significant reduction in leakage episodes and volume. In addition, Finess considerably improved women’s perception of the severity of their incontinence and in their overall quality of life.
Until now, the only options women had for dealing with SUI were absorbent pads, internal bladder supports, and surgery. Finess stops bladder leakage before it actually happens, allowing women to avoid the irritating and often embarrassing effects of wearing bulky pads.
Finess can be worn anytime during the day or night as well as during exercise. While some women may feel Finess, the majority of women find it very comfortable to wear, enabling them participate in everyday activities without worrying about unexpected leaks. Finess must be removed before showering, while swimming and during sexual intercourse.
Finess is made in the USA from materials that have a proven history of use in medical applications. The foam body is made from a material often used for medical products in contact with sensitive tissues. The principal component of the hydrogel adhesive is also used in other devices such as contact lenses and permanent medical implants.
Finess is designed for women with SUI. It is not intended to be used by women with urge incontinence, sometimes also referred to as Overactive Bladder (OAB).
Finess is available for purchase directly on the havefiness.com website, or on Amazon.
Have you heard of Finess before? What do you like about it?
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I am so glad I don’t have to deal with this yet. I’m pretty sure I will at some point. Just being a woman puts you at risk for this. Thanks for sharing this!
This is an issue that affects a lot of women. It’s good to see new products being developed to help with this problem.
This sounds like a really easy solution for SUI problems. Being able to go out and be active without worrying about leaks must be nice!
What an interesting product. I have never actually heard of an SUI before so this is good information I am always want to understand my body better.
Wow! This is all the way next level for women. I think they finally got it right with this one.
I’ve seen this advertised on my Pinterest feed for months now. I’ll admit at first sight, it looks like it would be extremely uncomfortable. I don’t have to deal with this yet, but I’m sure that at some point in the future I might. I’ve had two kids, and that with age is always a risk factor.
The Finess Softpatch is sure to be a game changer for so many women. I had no idea so many women are effected by it. I will have to share this post with my friends.
This seems like a great product! After having two children, this is definitely something that I need!
This sounds like an amazing alternative for the pads that are available today. It’s important that we have options like this because it makes us feel more confident. I like the design.
I need this in my life. Always have to cross my legs when I sneeze.
It really does look like a great option for SUI. I haven’t heard of it before today, but should I need this type of product in the future, I’ll be sure to try Finess first!
I’ve never heard of this product before until now. I’m glad that there are products available like this though to help.
I’ve never heard of this product before. Nice that women have options when it comes to dealing with this issue.
I’ve never heard of this product before. This is an easy solution to surprise leaks. I will check this out.
I have seen this advertised but I didn’t really get how it worked. Thanks for sharing the details with us!
This is the first I’ve heard of this and it’s really interesting. Thanks for sharing
Uh wow, I’ve never heard of Finess. It’s very interesting. I’m gonna go research it a bit.
Oh wow never heard of this brand! After having three kids I could totally use it!
It is good to know that there are so many different products out there that help women in need. I have never heard of this, but it sounds helpful. I think it is wonderful that this very common problem is talked about more and that companies are creating products that actually help.
This is the first time I read about Finess. I am glad though that there are more options for women with urinary incontinence. Any product that helps women maintain confidence in themselves is a winner for me.
I had never heard of Finess before. I can only imagine how much it is going to help women that suffer from SUI with their confidence levels.
I saw this in a magazine and wondered how it worked. Thanks for the explanation! So good that there’s more out there to bladder control than just pads!
After babies things are just different! This looks like an interesting product that would be a great option for active women.
This is a great remedy for a problem that no one wants to talk about. It really affects so many and can make you feel normal again.
This product will be a great help to most women. Some people don’t like to talk about urinary incontinence but I guess, we can’t do anything – we have to deal with it.
I did not know that SUI affected 1 in 4 women over 40! That is a significant number of women! I am glad that there are products like Finess that would help address this issue and bring back the confidence of the women.
How cool is this. I know after 7 kids this can sometimes be an issue for me so this is something to consider!
What an amazing product. Anything to restore a woman’s confidence is amazing.
This is wonderful. I love it when products restore women’s confidence.
I am going to tell my mom about this product for her bladder leakage. I have it occasionally myself so I’d like to give it a try as well. I love that I wouldn’t have to wear pads.
I have heard of this product on another blog last year. This is something that I would love to try. Working out is hard when you feel like you are constantly having to worry about having an accident.
It’s nice to see SUI is becoming less of a taboo topic and that more companies are coming out with unique alternatives to pads.
I don’t know how I feel about Finess. As some others have mentioned it doesn’t look so comfortable, but if you do have SUI, it’s nice to the option to try different products and concepts.
This is something I really want to try. Sneezing and laughing can become embarrassing due to LBL.
I am glad they are coming up with new innovative ways to help people! What a cool little device.
I haven’t heard of Finess, but it looks like a great option for women dealing with SUI. It makes me so sad to read that statistic that most women wait 2 years to talk to their doctor about it… it’s not anything to be ashamed of!
I have said it before and will say it again. I have had issues like this since I was 25. I would sneeze and have to squeeze my legs so tight in the process. Terrible terrible feeling, and being so young I felt alone and helpless. It’s good to know I am not the only one that deals with this though. I am not alone. I am going to have to give this a try!
I hear you about the bladder issue and it’s so nice that we have this product and many others. I’ve never tried this one though and it’s really unique and interesting. I’d love to give it a go, the design is the first of its kind.
What an informative post! It is shocking how long it takes for women to discuss these things with their doctor and at what point does one decide they should do that. Hopefully, posts like yours make women feel more secure and open about discussing it with their doctor!
Haven’t personally been affected with this but I’ve watched my mother and grandmother struggle with it for years without any solution! This actually looks like a great idea and I wish it was available in my country.
This really sounds great and good alternative for pads many women suffer from SUI and this would be perfect
This product definitely has a lot of people excited to try it. I am not sure how it would work or if it would be comfortable.
I got the chance to learn a bit about Finess during BlogHer where they had a booth. I think it’s awesome that you can have all the bladder control you need with both comfort and discretion.
This looks like it would be so beneficial. I am definitely for anything that helps women overcome bladder leakage because it doesn’t have to be a hindrance.