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 localised 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.

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 $480 per session depends on type of treatment, plus the cost of your re-usable glass speculum (approximately $99 prices as off Mar 2023)

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. 

Injectable collagen stimulation injections have been available since early 2000s.  

The information on this page for Bio-Stimulators will assist your understanding during your consultation with our doctor.  Due to TGA regulations, we cannot put before and after photos on our website.

Overtime we see too many patients' faces over-filled using temporary gel products. 

Temporary gels are water binding materials that occupy space in the tissues until the materials breakdown over 6-12 months.

Traditional wrinkles treatments, including temporary volumising gels do not improve the quality of the skin.  In fact after mid 20s, we lose about 1% of collagen per year from our face, causing our skin to be thinner as we age.  After menopause we lose even more collagen, up to 30% in the first 5 years of menopause, both in our skin and our bones.  

Collagen stimulators and bio-regenerative type products, on the other hand, has a bio-stimulatory effect, and most patients who use collagen bio-stimulators will notice an improvement in the quality of their skin initially, followed by a gradual increase in volume over a couple of months.  Results from collagen bio-stimulation injections may vary between individuals, but in general, results last longer than traditional temporary gel fillers.

There are a few types of collagen bio-stimulator in the Australian market and each have their unique benefits and disadvantages.  Our doctors will discuss the possible benefits of some of these bio-stimulators as well risks of these products during and post injections. 

It is also important to know how to incorporate bio-stimulators as part of your rejuvenation journey, when combined with other treatments such as Lasers, traditional cosmetic treatments and other energy based devices.  

You will need a thorough consultation, treatment planning and informed consent prior to collagen Biostimulator treatments. 

You may also need to have a few months interval between your previous treatments and collagen biostimulator treatments. 

Injectable Bio-stimulators are prescription only medicines in Australia and a doctor's consultation is essential.  

Main benefits:  

Improvements in volume occur gradually over a few months and provides natural looking result.  For some types of collagen stimulators, a few treatments may be required. 

Once your skin forms its own collagen, it takes longer for this collagen to breakdown.

Hence, results may last 12-24 months, longer than the average temporary gel products.  

For patients who have lost a lot of volume in their face and likely to require lots of temporary gel products, or patients who "burn" through their temporary gel quickly,  biostimulators may be an alternvative option in the long run.  This happens in women who have high metabolism or peri- and post-menopausal women. 

The aesthestic management of menopausal women is different to treating a women who is younger.  Women start to lose collagen with declining oestrogen levels, a whole decade before the onset of menopause, so replacing this collagen is sometimes more important than just filling the face. 

As collagen remodelling and collagen contraction occur overtime, most patients will also notice  "firmness" in the skin that is rarely achievable using traditional temporary gel products. 

Collagen Biostimulators are useful for reducing temporal hollowness, firming lateral high cheek, lateral jawline including pre-auricular region, jowls, neck and decolletage as well as hands. 


Higher upfront cost (when compared to traditional cosmetic injections) and for some biostimulators, a few treatments are required. 

Results are not immediate, as collagen production takes time, the improvements occur over a few months. 

Collagen Biostimulators are not suitable for lips and the thin skin around the eye (periorbital) region as there is a small risk of nodules.  Hence non biostimulatory treatments are required in these areas. 

Some patients with active autoimmune disorders may not be suitable for bio-stimulator injections.  A full medical history is essential to exclude contra-indications.

Other treatment risks are similar to traditional cosmetic injections includes pain, bruising, swelling, foreign body reaction, lumpiness, vascular occlusion and blindness.