What is IncontiLase?
IncontiLase is an Er:YAG laser therapy used to treat urinary stress incontinence in women.
How does IncontiLase work?
IncontiLase utilises a narrow handpiece that emits controlled laser energy to induce heating in the tissues of the vestibule and urethral orifice, and along the anterior vaginal wall.
This controlled heating stimulates collagen remodelling and new collagen production in the tissues inside the walls to create better support for the bladder and improved continence function.
What can I expect from treatment?
During the treatment, a speculum is used to protect the vaginal wall. A narrow laser handpiece is inserted into the speculum to deliver short laser pulses to the vaginal wall from inside the vagina.
Some patients experience mild discomfort, such as a burning or itching feeling during the treatment, but it is generally tolerated very well. There may be mild swelling after the procedure, followed by a clear discharge for 2-3 days afterward. This is completely normal for this treatment.
There may be some initial tightening of the vaginal tissues, but because collagen takes time to regenerate itself, you may need more than one treatment and results may take some time to become apparent.
Is there any scientific evidence behind this treatment?
Clinical studies indicate 94% of patients reported improvement and 68% of patients claimed to be free of stress incontinence symptoms 120 days after treatment.