IncontiLase® stress incontinence treatment

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    2-3 years

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Complaints can arise after pregnancy and childbirth, due to stretching of the pelvic floor tissues and trauma, or start during menopause on account of hormonal changes. This is a very common problem – urinary incontinence occurs in 16% of women who have given birth to 3 children and in 25-60% of menopausal women.

Urinary incontinence is caused by the weakening of the supporting structures around the urethra, the pelvic floor muscles or the urethral sphincters. During coughing, sneezing, jumping or lifting heavy loads, the total pressure of the muscles of the abdominal cavity and bladder exceeds the counter pressure of the urethral sphincter muscles, causing urine to escape involuntarily from the bladder.

The most common treatments for stress-related urinary incontinence are physiotherapy of the pelvic floor and surgical treatment by means of sling surgery, both methods aiming at supporting the tissues around the urethra. Urethral function will improve and urinary incontinence will disappear or decrease. Unfortunately, physiotherapy does not always give the desired result, while surgical treatment is not recommended for mild forms of urinary incontinence, and surgical treatment is also not suitable for women who still want to give birth.

A new non-surgical treatment for stress-related incontinence is laser therapy. Initial studies have shown that the effect of laser treatment is comparable to the result of surgical treatment. Laser treatment has very few contraindications and side effects.

How does the laser treatment work?

Fotona 2940 nm Er:YAG IncontiLase is a laser procedure developed for the treatment of stress-related urinary incontinence, during which laser impulses with a precisely controlled thermal effect (short-term increase in tissue temperature) are directed to the area of the entrance to the vagina, the urethra and the front wall of the vagina.

As a result of the treatment, collagen undergoes remodelling, collagen fibers become shorter and the synthesis of new collagen fibers starts. This improves the firmness and elasticity of the vaginal mucosa and collagen-rich fascia surrounding the urethra. As the surrounding tissues will start to provide sufficient support to the urethra, the function of the urethra will improve and urine incontinence will stop.

The Inconti-lase procedure is most effective for mild to moderate stress-related incontinence. For the best treatment result, the laser treatment should be performed two or three times in every 4 weeks. The achieved result will last for at least a year.


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