Incontinence is an intimate concern that can be addressed using the Fotona Dynamic laser system.
IncontiLase treatments are suited to patients with mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence, with several scientific studies proving that the Fotona laser system is both a safe and effective solution. The following Compendium of Clinical Studies speaks to the effectiveness of Incontilase as a solution for incontinence.
This non-invasive treatment works by stimulating collagen production, which shrinks and tightens the vaginal mucosa tissue, providing the bladder with greater support.
Once Dr Omarjee determines that IncontiLase treatments would be beneficial to you, the process is simple and quick.
No anaesthetic is required to complete this treatment and patients are free to return to their usual activities directly after their session. During an IncontiLase treatment, a speculum-type handpiece that emits laser pulses is inserted into the vagina. The laser produces a heating effect that stimulates collagen production and tightens the walls of the vagina as well as the urethra. Once these structures are strengthened, it helps prevent urine loss.
The average IncontiLase procedure takes about 20 minutes to complete and is very similar to a pap smear. Patients generally require two to three sessions spaced a month apart to reap the full benefits of this treatment.
No special medication is required after an Incontilase treatment plan and patients can expect to experience the full results of their treatments after four months.
It’s recommended that patients refrain from sexual activity for two weeks and should rather not use tampons for four weeks. Anything that might cause trauma to the treated area should be avoided, which includes anything that could add pressure to the bladder. Any strenuous activities and heavy lifting should be avoided for two weeks after treatment.
Age, obesity and childbirth are the most common contributors to stress incontinence because of the pelvic floor changes that occur. A weak pelvic floor affects the urethral closure mechanism, which is when urine leakage occurs. While Kegel exercises and surgery were once the only way to treat incontinence, advanced technologies such as the Fotona Dynamis system have changed this.
Once the specialised handpiece is inserted into the vagina, short laser pulses are used to increase the production of collagen, which has a tightening effect on the vaginal walls as well as the urethra. These structures are gradually strengthened and thickened, which reduces the symptoms associated with urinary incontinence. Vaginal tightening is an added benefit of this treatment.
This procedure is very basic and doesn’t require an anaesthetic or incisions. Patients may feel a warming and a slight vibrating sensation during treatment but no discomfort.
The following treatments can be performed using this advanced laser technology:
Before any Fotona laser treatments are performed, a detailed consultation and examination process with Dr Omarjee will be required.
During your consultation, your unique concerns as well as your medical history will be reviewed to determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for this treatment.