IncontiLase® and IntimaLase®

Non-invasive Laser treatment for Stress Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome, and Vaginal Atrophy.

The laser has a photothermal heating effect on collagen in both the vaginal walls and the urethra, which causes restructuring and regrowth of the collagen. This results in thickening and tightening of the vaginal walls and urethra to improve atrophy and prevent urine loss.

This is a simple 15-minute procedure and is highly effective, pain-free and safe. A special attachment, similar to a speculum as used for a pap smear test, is inserted into the vagina and during which the entire vaginal region is treated with short laser pulses through a small handpiece. Usually, 3 treatments are required. 

Post-treatment you can leave immediately, and continue with your usual daily routine. There may be some minimal sensitivity after the procedure and some clear discharge for 2-3 days post-treatment. Sexual Intercourse is not recommended for 1 week after the procedure.

What is Stress Urinary Incontinence?

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is a common issue among woman that causes unintentional urination, for example, when coughing, sneezing, laughing or from physical exercise. 

What are the causes of SUI?

SUI is caused by weakening of the urethral closure mechanism resulting in changes in the pelvic floor area. This weakening may be caused by birth, obesity, and aging. 

What are the traditional treatment options?

Until now, SUI was treated non-invasively with muscular training, otherwise known as Kegel (pelvic floor muscle training) exercises. However, the success is dependent on daily compliance to such training. SUI can also be treated surgically with a Urethral Sling. This procedure requires hospital time, recovery time and has the potential to cause serious complications.

What is vaginal relaxation & atrophy?

Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS) is defined as laxity of the vaginal wall and possibly results in the loss of friction and sexual satisfaction. Vaginal atrophy refers to the thinning of the vaginal wall, often occurring post menopause and is also associated with dryness.

What are the causes of vaginal relaxation & atrophy?

Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome is often caused by the overstretching of the vaginal wall during childbirth, and increasingly so with the number of births. This may also be caused by congenital tissue weakness and natural aging. Vaginal atrophy usually occurs post-menopause due to the lack of estrogen.

What are the traditional treatment options?

Traditionally, VRS could only be effectively treated through invasive treatments such as anterior or posterior vaginal plastic surgery. There are post-operative complications associated with these surgeries and a high level of dissatisfaction. The treatment options for Atrophy associated with menopause, typically involve hormone therapy.