What is IncontiLase®?
Whether due to age or childbirth, many women suffer from incontinence. It's a more common problem than you may realize. However, few people report it to their doctors because they're embarrassed by it. You don't have to be embarrassed anymore.
At TCC, we offer IncontiLase® incontinence treatment, which is a non-surgical, non-invasive, and painless method for decreasing or eliminating incontinence in women. IncontiLase® is an Er:YAG laser system that offers high precision and no need for any type of anesthesia.
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What is Incontinence?
There you are, sitting at work with all your colleagues around you, when you suddenly sneeze—and feel a small amount of urine leak out. You feel panic because you have to get up to go to the restroom, but will they see what happened? Will they know?
This is a common scenario for millions of women around the world. It's called stress urinary incontinence, and it's the most common type of incontinence. It means that when you increase pressure on your bladder by something as simple as coughing, sneezing, exercising, or even just laughing, urine leaks from your bladder and is involuntarily expelled from your body. It can be a tiny amount, or even what feels like a gush.
Stress urinary incontinence is caused by weak pelvic floor muscles and connective tissues that support the bladder. Because those muscles and tissues are often weakened by vaginal childbirth, it's not just a problem for older women, although it does occur more often as women age.
If you suffer from incontinence, it's important to know you're not alone. It's difficult to say with certainty how many women suffer from incontinence. Because many women find it to be an embarrassing problem, they don't talk to their doctors about it.
Instead, they deal with it alone, try to control it as best they can, perhaps by doing Kegel exercises, which don't truly provide any noticeable improvement. If you're incontinent, you may also buy bladder protection products such as pads and absorbent adult underwear. This means that in addition to constantly worrying about having "accidents," you're also spending a lot of money over time to avoid having anyone learn of this problem.
You don't have to spend all that money, or live in constant fear of these "accidents." You don't have to live with incontinence. Come in for a consultation, and we'll answer all your questions and discuss IncontiLase® incontinence treatment. You can be assured of absolute privacy, and we'll do everything we can to make you feel comfortable and safe while talking about such an intimate issue. We're here to help you.
How Does IncontiLase® Incontinence Treatment Work?
The first thing to know is that at TCC, IncontiLase® incontinence treatment is performed in the absolute privacy of our comfortable, state-of-the-art clinic. It's a non-surgical, non-invasive, outpatient procedure that doesn't involve any incisions, bleeding, or sutures, which means you can return to your normal daily activities immediately afterward. No one will be able to tell you've received incontinence treatment.
The IncontiLase® system uses an Er:YAG laser, which contains an erbium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet to refract light, and create the beam used for non-ablative (non-wounding) treatments. All that is to say, it's a high-tech, highly effective device used for many delicate applications due to the fact that it causes no injury to the skin, and is painless, although you may feel just a bit of discomfort during the procedure.
The IncontiLase® incontinence treatment repairs and tightens the connective tissues supporting the bladder. The procedure is performed inside the vagina, where microsecond-long laser pulses create a controlled temperature increase within the vaginal tissue. The immediate effect of this heating is that the collagen and vaginal mucosa tissues shrink, and the vaginal wall becomes tighter.
This stimulation allows the body to naturally continue the regeneration and repair process after the treatment is complete, giving the bladder increased support so it can return to normal functioning.