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IncontiLase® is a gentle laser procedure for treating stress and mixed urinary incontinence. Mild heating of tissue triggers the formation of new collagen and strengthening of the tissue, which helps to minimize unwanted urine leakage.
Intimalase delivers SMOOTH™ laser pulses to the surface of the vagina and vulva. Intimalase® has been shown to increase sexual pleasure and positively affect overall quality of life in treated women.
RenovaLase® is a laser treatment for menopause-associated vaginal dryness that delivers gentle Fotona SMOOTH® laser pulses to stimulate renewal of the vaginal mucous surface, which can then produce improved levels of lubrication and relieve vaginal dryness and discomfort.
With ProlapLase® treatment, therapeutic laser light is delivered through the vagina to the problematic prolapsed areas and to the whole surface of the vagina. The results of the ProlapLase® procedure are strengthening of the tissue and a reduction in the prolapse stage.
How do the Fotona SMOOTH® treatments work?
The treatments work by stimulating the body’s own regenerative potential. Laser pulses are delivered to the tissue in an optimal, patented laser mode that produces gentle heat pulses in the vaginal mucosal lining, stimulating the formation of new collagen and strengthening vaginal wall support.
Are there any age-limitations for the treatments?
The treatments are recommended for adult women of all ages. The effectiveness of the treatment may be reduced with advanced age due to the decreased capacity of the body’s natural regeneration process, which is the mechanism behind the Fotona SMOOTH® procedures.
Are women required to have a gynecological examination prior to taking the treatment?
Yes, they should consult their gynecologists and have a standard gynecological examination, including a pap-smear, prior to starting the treatment.
Can women who are going through menopause have the treatment?
Yes, menopausal women can have the treatment. In the case of severe dryness and irritation, it is recommended to first start with the RenovaLase® treatment, which has been specially developed to treat the symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause. This can then be followed up with treatments for stress urinary incontinence or prolapse, if needed.
How many treatment sessions are necessary?
Two to three procedures with 4-6 week intervals are standardly performed and achieve optimal results. However, some patients may require additional treatments.