FotonaIncontiLase™ Urinary Incontinence Treatment
IncontiLase® is a patent-pending, non-invasive Er: YAG laser therapy, that is designed to treat mild and moderate stress urinary incontinence by non-ablative photothermal stimulation of collagen neogenesis, shrinking and tightening of vaginal mucosa tissue and collagen-rich endopelvic fascia, and subsequently giving greater support to the bladder.
What is stress urinary incontinence?
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a common problem that occur in women that causes the involuntary loss of urine. This can occur during coughing, sneezing, laughing, or physical exertion such as running or climbing stairs.
What are the causes of SUI?
The cause of involuntary loss of urine is by the weakening of the urethral closure mechanism, which is the result of changes in the pelvic floor region. The main contributing factors to this are vaginal child birth, obesity and aging.
What are the traditional treatment options?
Until now SUI were treated non-invasively through muscular training, known as Kegel exercises, these are only marginally effective since they rely on daily compliance. SUI can also be treated invasively with a surgical implant known as a Urethral Sling. The procedure requires hospitalization, recovery time and could potentially cause serious complications.
How does IncontiLase™ work?
IncontiLase treatments are performed using the Fotona SP Dynamis advanced 2940 nm Er: YAG non-ablative laser to thermally induce collagen remodelling in the vestibule and urethral orifice as well as the anterior vaginal wall, which causes restructuring and regrowth of the collagen. This results in thickening and tightening of the vaginal walls and urethra to improve atrophy and prevent urine loss.
This simple procedure is non-surgical and 30 minute in-office is highly effective, pain free and safe.
You can leave immediately after the procedure and continue your everyday routine. There could be some minimal sensitivity after the procedure and a transparent discharge for 2-3 days afterwards. Sexual intercourse is not recommended for at least 1 week after the procedure.
A series of 2 or 3 IncontiLase treatments every 3-5 weeks is recommended to achieve optimal improvements with SUI symptoms.