Vaginal Laser Incontinence IncontiLase Treatments Brisbane

Vagina Laser Incontinence IncontiLase Treatments Brisbane

IncontiLase® is a new patent-pending, non-invasive Erbium YAG laser therapy for the treatment of mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence.  The Erbium laser stimulates collagen production along the vaginal canal; remodelling the existing collagen fibres, tightening of the vaginal mucosa, improvement of the vaginal architecture, which provides support for the bladder.

IncontiLase is similar to the “Mona Lisa Touch”.  The “Mona Lisa Touch” uses Carbon Dioxide laser (ablative type) and IncontiLase uses non-ablative Erbium laser.  The Erbium laser is gentler to the vaginal tissues compared to carbon dioxide.

The indications for IncontiLase therapy are mild to moderate stress- and mixed-urinary incontinence (SUI). Preliminary clinical studies show that the response rate is above 80%, is easy-to-perform and a safe procedure.  IncontiLase has been used in over 30 countries worldwide since its release and the results validated  in different countries.

IntimaLase is a similar treatments using a slightly different setting for the treatment of “Relaxed Vaginal Syndrome”.  This is usually the result of childbirth, menopause or ageing.  Patients may report symptoms from relaxed vaginal canal.  Now it is possible to use the Erbium Laser to treat this condition.  A course of 3-5 treatments may be required, 4-6 weeks apart.

Similarly RenovaLase is another treatment to help relieve local symptoms of menopause, which include painful intercourse and vaginal dryness, or for women who are unable to use topical oestrogen because of a history of sensitivity to oestrogen cream or breast cancer, or perimenopausal women who have tried topical vaginal oestrogen, plus topical moisturisers and still have genitourinary symptoms who are looking for other options of treatment. 

Laser treatments should be treated as medical procedures and you should make an appointment to have a thorough assessment with Dr. Janet first.  This may require an update of your pap smear, microbiological testing, and other examinations prior to treatment.  The initial well woman check will attract a Medicare rebate.

The actual Laser treatments do not attract medicare rebates, hence private fees are charged, and start from $499 per session depends on type of treatment, plus the cost of your re-usable glass speculum (approximately $99 prices as off Mar 2024)

Unique advantages of IncontiLase® for your patients

A major advantage of IncontiLase is that the procedure is incisionless and fairly painless, with no ablation, cutting, bleeding, or sutures. Recovery is extremely quick without need for the use of analgesics or antibiotics.

Usually two sessions are recommended to alleviate mild or even moderate stress urinary incontinence. No special pre-op preparation or post-op precautions are necessary. Patients can immediately return to their normal everyday activities.

Studies confirm that IncontiLase is an effective, safe and comfortable treatment option for symptom relief in patients with mild and moderate Stress Urinary Incontinence.

Generally a course of 2-3 treatments are recommended. There is also a fee to purchase a re-usable glass speculum.  You will need to bring your own speculum back each treatment.