Calgary laser treatment to reduce Stress Urinary Incontinence
What is IncontiLase?
IncontiLase® is a simple, safe, non-surgical laser treatment that causes restructuring of the tissue and regrowth of collagen. Anti-Aging treatments, they are not just for your face! After IncontiLase treatment, 81% of women that previously suffered from severe urinary incontinence were free of symptoms or had very mild symptoms. Can't hold it when you sneeze, laugh, jump or run? Many women leak urine from time to time. The involuntary loss of urine during coughing, sneezing, laughing, or physical exertion such as dancing, running or climbing stairs, is a condition known as Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI).
IncontiLase is a non-surgical solution to improve or fix mild to moderate Stress Urinary Incontinence
A simple, non-surgical 15 Minute procedure
For mild to moderate Stress Urinary Incontinence
Quick Walk-in / Walk-out procedure
Safe and Effective
Simple and Safe Procedure
No Burning or Cutting
What causes Stress Urinary Incontinence?
Vaginal childbirth, obesity, and aging contribute to changes in the pelvic floor region that can weaken the urethral closure mechanism. Until now the only options were muscular training known as Kegel exercises or a surgical implant known as a Urethral Sling. Kegel’s are only marginally effective because they rely on daily compliance. Surgery requires hospitalization, recovery time, and potentially serious complications.
How does IncontiLase work?
IncontiLase is a simple, non-surgical laser treatment that is highly effective. During the procedure, a special attachment, similar to a speculum used during a Pap test, is inserted into the vagina. Through this, the vaginal region is treated with short laser pulses through a small handpiece. The photothermal heating affects collagen in both the vaginal walls and the urethra. This causes restructuring and regrowth of the collagen. The result is thickening and tightening of the vaginal walls and urethra to prevent urine loss. An added benefit is that it will also tighten the vagina.
What to expect with an IncontiLase treatment?
IncontiLase treatments are simple and quick. No anesthesia is required, you walk in and walk out and there are no complications or incisions. The procedure is incisionless and painless, with no cutting, bleeding, or downtime. A special handpiece, similar to a speculum as used during a Pap test, is inserted into the vagina. The vaginal region is then treated with subablative laser pulses. No special pre-op preparations or post-op precautions are necessary. You can immediately return to normal everyday activities. Your treatment is provided by a sensitive and highly qualified specialist.
You no longer need to let urinary incontinence stop you from enjoying those special moments. Give us a call to schedule your virtual or in-person consultation and learn how IncontiLase can help you regain control.
How long does it take to do the IncontiLase procedure? +
It is a quick walk-in, walk-out procedure that takes about 15-20 minutes to perform. Expect to be at the clinic no longer than one hour in total.
What will it feel like during the IncontiLase Procedure? +
Some patients may experience mild pain or a burning, itching sensation during the treatment at the entrance to the vagina. For most patients, however, the treatment is usually well tolerated.
What should I expect after IncontiLase? +
After the treatment you can leave and carry on with your daily routine with some restrictions. There may be some mild swelling and redness after the procedure and a transparent discharge for 2-3 days. No continuing or lasting post-treatment pain has been noted.
Can I exercise after the IncontiLase procedure? +
Prolonged periods of sustained exercise are not recommended for two weeks. Avoid activities that increase pressure on the bladder and treatment area for one month such as heavy lifting.
Can I have sex after IncontiLase? +
After the treatment you should take care to avoid trauma to the treated area. Sexual intercourse is not recommended for one, (preferably two) weeks after the procedure.
Can I wear tampons after IncontiLase? +
Refrain from inserting tampons into the vagina for four weeks.
How soon will I feel results after IncontiLase? +
Results vary from patient to patient. It is recommended that you keep a diary prior to and after your treatment to record the instances and frequency of urine loss. The full result will take up to four months to develop.
How many IncontiLase treatments are required? +
Only one, although some patients may require a second treatment. This will be discussed at the time of your post treatment follow-up appointment. If a second treatment is required it will be done without charge within a period of six months post-treatment.
Can I still have more children after the treatment? +
The treatment in no way inhibits your ability to get pregnant or deliver children vaginally.
Can I have IncontiLase if I already have an existing sling in place? +
Patients can be treated safely with an existing sling in place, should it fail and they begin leaking again.
Can I have the treatment if I am menstruating? +
No. It is best to time the treatment during the first phase of your menstrual cycle.
Is the IncontiLase procedure the same as the IntimaLase Procedure? +
No. IntimaLase target the entire circumference of the vaginal canal but will do little or nothing to correct Stress Urinary Incontinence. IncontiLase target only the anterior wall of the vagina. It will result in some tightening of the vagina but not to the same degree that IntimaLase will.
How will I know if I am a candidate for IncontiLase? +
Not everybody is a candidate for IncontiLase. There are some precautions and contraindications. These will be discussed with you at the time of your consultation after completion and review of a medical screening questionnaire.
Are there any risks or possible complications? +
Yes. These will also be discussed at the time of your consultation.