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Significant improvement in 77% of patients

IncontiLase®

Stress urinary incontinence treatment

A gentle treatment with powerful results in reducing unwanted urine leakage

  • a safe treatment for stress urinary incontinence
  • incisionless, minimally invasive
  • no anesthesia needed
  • walk-in/walk-out procedure
  • little-to-no downtime
  • high success rate and patient satisfaction
What is IncontiLase®?

IncontiLase® is a gentle laser procedure for treating stress and mixed urinary incontinence. Laser light in a patented Fotona SMOOTH® pulsing mode is delivered to the vaginal surface through a specially designed delivery system that is designed to be gentle and painless. It results in mild heating of the tissue, which triggers the formation of new collagen and strengthens pelvic support, helping to effectively stop or minimize involuntary urine leakage during physical activities, coughing or sneezing. The treatment works best in mild and moderate stress urinary incontinence patients, with very good results in for severe stress urinary incontinence as well. Mixed incontinence patients get relief in stress symptoms.

How does IncontiLase® work?

IncontiLase® works on connective tissue in the vaginal mucosa, with emphasis on the anterior vaginal wall. It improves urethral support through photothermal strengthening of the vaginal mucosa tissue. The resulting collagen neogenesis and remodeling leads to shrinkage and tightening of irradiated tissues and a reduction of unwanted urine leakage.

Unique advantages of IncontiLase® for your patients

For the majority of patients, two sessions of IncontiLase® with a one-month interval were sufficient to alleviate mild or even moderate stress urinary incontinence. No special pre-op preparations or post-op precautions are necessary. Patients can immediately return to their normal everyday activities. Additional advantages of IncontiLase® are that the procedure is incisionless and virtually painless, with no ablation, cutting, bleeding, or sutures. Recovery is extremely quick without need for the use of analgesics or antibiotics.

Excellent results from numerous clinical studies

The effectiveness of IncontiLase® has been shown in numerous clinical studies, which have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals.

The effect of IncontiLase® therapy on the improvement of the grade of urinary incontinence (UI) before treatment and 1 year after the procedure. Novel minimally invasive laser treatment of urinary incontinence in women. Ogrinc UB, Senčar S, Lenasi H. Lasers Surg Med., 2015: 47(9): 689-97.

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Scientific Evidence Behind Fotona SMOOTH® Treatments in Gynecology

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Selected Abstracts

Stress Urinary Incontinence

IncontiLase® is an effective and durable non-invasive treatment for stress urinary incontinence – study in 175 women with a 12-month follow-up

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Doctors for Ladies

Prof. Barry O’Reilly, Head of the Department of Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery

Cork University Maternity Hospital

Cork, Ireland

»My patients have been very happy with the idea of an office-based solution for stress urinary incontinence. In particular, it is an ideal option for young women who have not yet completed their family and for women with young... children who are not yet mobile (both groups that would not be appropriate for mid-urethral sling surgery). It has also proven to be an ideal option for women who cannot take time off from work as well as for those who have concerns related to the use of mesh in stress incontinence surgery. Our patients are very aware of the international concerns that have been raised with regard to transvaginal mesh, and despite reassurances about stress incontinence surgery, many are keen to look at newer options like transvaginal laser therapy.

I think we have reached a very exciting time in gynecological surgery with the use of transvaginal laser therapy. This is a unique therapy with a great future and it is important that gynecologists and urogynecologists embrace the future.«

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Doctors Video Testimonials

Jorge Ernesto Gaviria Parada, MD

Head Chief of the Laser Platform at the Fotomedicine Institute of the Teknon Medical Center

Barcelona, Spain

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Marco Gambacciani, MD

Pisa University Hospital

Pisa, Italy

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Aleksandra Novakov Mikic, MD, PhD

Poliklinika NOVAKOV i sar.

Novi Sad, Serbia

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Tamas Major, MD, PhD

Debrecen Gynecology Laser Center

Debrecen, Hungary

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Liora Bunzl, MD

Dr. Zipora-Liora Bunzl

Vienna, Austria

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Top Doctors FAQ

Can the IncontiLase® treatment be performed in cases of severe incontinence?

Yes, we can expect some degree of improvement in most cases, decreasing unwanted leakage and the use of pads, while complete dryness is reached in a much smaller percentage of cases compared to the dryness rates in patients with mild and moderate incontinence.

How do the Fotona SMOOTH® procedures differ from other, similar laser procedures in gynecology?

All Fotona SMOOTH® treatments are based on a patented mode of Er:YAG laser pulses that are delivered to the vaginal wall mucosa, generating controlled and optimal distribution of heat within the tissue and enabling collagen remodeling and neocollagenesis.

The 2.94 μm wavelength, in conjunction with the patented Fotona SMOOTH® mode delivery, allows for a highly controlled, safe procedure with no impact to any critical structures, including any penetration or disruption of the mucosal surface. That makes the procedures gentle and safe, without compromising effectiveness.

How soon should the patients expect results after having the procedure?

Although an improvement of symptoms is usually noticed already a few days after the procedure, optimal results start to show from one month to six weeks after the initial treatments, as the effects are due to the formation of new collagen in the treated tissue.

Are the results permanent?

The results have been shown to be stable up to 18 months post-treatment. After this they start to slowly diminish. A maintenance treatment of one session per year is thus advised after the initial series of sessions to achieve lasting optimal results.

What is the down time for the patient?

This is a walk in / walk out procedure, although, patients should abstain from lifting heavy objects and undertaking long periods of sustained exercise for a period of up to 14 days.

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FotonaSmooth® Lasers

IncontiLase® can be performed using following lasers:

FotonaSmooth® SP

  • Two complementary laser wavelengths in one system: 2940 nm Er:YAG and 1064 nm Nd:YAG
  • Fotona SMOOTH® mode technology for non-invasive treatments
  • Er:YAG VSP technology for cold to warm ablation
  • Non-surgical treatments of lesions of the vagina and uterine neck
  • Nd:YAG for additional clinical and aesthetic applications

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FotonaSmooth® XS

    • 2940 nm Er:YAG laser
    • Fotona SMOOTH® mode technology for non-invasive treatments
    • VSP technology for cold to warm ablation
    • Non-surgical treatments of lesions of the vagina and uterine neck

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