Urinary incontinence is common in the United States, affecting about one-quarter to one-third of Americans. Women are twice as likely as men to experience urinary incontinence. If leaking urine embarrasses you, you don’t have to live with it. The family medicine physicians at Southwest Family Medicine Associates in Dallas offer IncontiLase® to treat mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence without surgery or downtime. Schedule an appointment with Southwest Family Medicine Associates over the phone or online to learn more.
IncontiLase is a noninvasive laser therapy your Southwest Family Medicine Associates practitioner uses to reduce stress urinary incontinence. This type of incontinence is associated with leaking urine that occurs when you place pressure on your bladder by laughing, exercising, coughing, sneezing, or lifting something heavy.
If you suffer from stress incontinence, noninvasive IncontiLase uses laser therapy to help you reap the following benefits:
Laser energy gently heats vaginal tissue without needles, medicines, cutting, surgery, or downtime. Four months after treatment, 68% of women report no incontinence and 94% report overall improvements in urinary incontinence.
Prior to treatment, your Southwest Family Medicine Associates provider reviews your medical history and symptoms and may complete a physical exam to determine if you’re a good candidate for IncontiLase treatment. If so, no special preparation is necessary before the procedure.
Your practitioner applies laser energy to vaginal tissue using a hand-held device. You might feel a slight warming sensation during the procedure, which can last about 20-30 minutes.
Because there’s no downtime associated with IncontiLase, you can resume your normal everyday routine right after treatment. However, your doctor might recommend abstaining from sexual intercourse and strenuous physical activity for about two weeks and avoiding tampon use for four weeks. You don’t require any medication or special post-treatment care.
Your practitioner may recommend 2-3 IncontiLase sessions spaced about one month apart to achieve the most desirable outcome.
Your Southwest Family Medicine Associates practitioner lets you know if you’re a good candidate for IncontiLase treatment based on the type and severity of urinary incontinence symptoms. The technology is safe and effective for just about everybody suffering from stress incontinence.
Don’t let a sneeze, cough, or laugh cause leaking urine at inopportune times when simple, noninvasive IncontiLase treatments are available at Southwest Family Medicine Associates. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to learn more about this revolutionary procedure.