Incontilase

Many women leak urine from time to time. The involuntary loss of urine during coughing, sneezing,
laughing, or physical exertion such as dancing, running or climbing stairs, is a condition known as
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). The Laser Clinic - Amman was one of the first clinics in the
middle east to offer a non-surgical and pain free treatment to fix/improve Urinary Incontinence.


What is IncontiLase?

A simple, non-surgical 15 Minute procedure
For mild to moderate Stress Urinary Incontinence
Quick Walk-in / Walk-out procedure
Safe and Effective
Minimal Discomfort

What causes Stress Urinary Incontinence?

Vaginal childbirth, obesity and aging contribute to changes in the pelvic floor region that can
weaken the urethral closure mechanism. Until now the only options were muscular training known
as Kegel exercises or a surgical implant known as a Urethral Sling. Kegel’s are only marginally
effective because they rely on daily compliance. Surgery requires hospitalization, recovery time,
and potentially serious complications.

How does IncontiLase work?

IncontiLase is a simple, non-surgical laser treatment that is highly effective. During the procedure a
special attachment, similar to a speculum used during a pap test, is inserted into the vagina.
Through this the vaginal region is treated with short laser pulses through a small hand piece. The
photo thermal heating affects collagen in both the vaginal walls and the urethra. This causes
restructuring and regrowth of the collagen. The result is thickening and tightening of the vaginal
walls and urethra to prevent urine loss. An added benefit is that it will also tighten the vagina.
Results from clinical studies confirm that IncontiLase is an effective, safe, comfortable treatment for
symptom relief in patients with mild or moderate SUI.

94% of women reported that Stress Urinary Incontinence improved significantly.
68% were completely free of SUI after 120 days.

What to expect with a IncontiLase treatment?

IncontiLase treatments are simple and quick. No anesthesia is required, you walk in and walk out
and there are no complications or incisions. The procedure is incisionless and painless, with no
cutting, bleeding, or downtime. A special handpiece, similar to a speculum as used during a Pap
test, is inserted into the vagina. The vaginal region is then treated with subablative laser pulses. No
special pre-op preparations or post-op precautions are necessary. You can immediately return to
normal everyday activities. Your treatment is provided by a sensitive and highly qualified specialist.

How long does it take to do the IncontiLase procedure?

It is a quick walk-in, walk-out procedure that takes about 15-20 minutes to perform. Expect to be at
the clinic no longer than one hour in total.

What will it feel like during the IncontiLase Procedure?

Some patients may experience mild pain or a burning, itching sensation during the treatment at the
entrance to the vagina. For most patients, however, the treatment is usually well tolerated.

What should I expect after IncontiLase?

After the treatment you can leave and carry on with your daily routine with some restrictions.
There may be some mild swelling and redness after the procedure and a transparent discharge for
2-3 days. No continuing or lasting post-treatment pain has been noted.

Can I exercise after the IncontiLase procedure?

Prolonged periods of sustained exercise are not recommended for two weeks. Avoid activities that
increase pressure on the bladder and treatment area for one month such as heavy lifting.

Can I have sex after IncontiLase?

After the treatment you should take care to avoid trauma to the treated area. Sexual intercourse is
not recommended for one, (preferably two) weeks after the procedure.

Can I wear tampons after IncontiLase?

Refrain from inserting tampons into the vagina for four weeks.

How soon will I feel results after IncontiLase?

Results vary from patient to patient. It is recommended that you keep a diary prior to and after
your treatment to record the instances and frequency of urine loss. The full result will take up to
four months to develop.

Can I still have more children after the treatment?

The treatment in no way inhibits your ability to get pregnant or deliver children vaginally.

How many IncontiLase treatments are required?

Although in Europe they tell the patient that she needs only one treatment, we usually tell our
patients to expect 2 - 3 sessions. We have found that there are some differences between us and
europeans.

Can I have IncontiLase if I already have an existing sling in
place?


Patients can be treated safely with an existing sling in place, should it fail and they begin leaking
again.

Can I have the treatment if I am menstruating?

No. It is best to time the treatment during the first phase of your menstrual cycle.

Is the IncontiLase procedure the same as the IntimaLase
Procedure?


No. IntimaLase target the entire circumference of the vaginal canal but will do little or nothing to
correct Stress Urinary Incontinence. IncontiLase target only the anterior wall of the vagina. It will
result in some tightening of the vagina but not to the same degree that IntimaLase will.