Procedures

Fotona treatment for Urinary Incontinence

What Is a Laser Treatment of Urinary Incontinence?

Erbium Yag laser is an innovative technology to treat urinary incontinence. This therapeutic treatment is supported by a high-precision Erbium Yag 2940 nm laser, and consists in a photothermal tightening of the anterior urinary bladder—including the urethra.

Fotona’s technology proposes several technical specifications and settings that enable an accurate configuration of the laser energy when put on the collagen-rich mucous membrane of the vagina. Neocollagenesis and remodeling result from this process, and generate a contraction and tightening effect on the vaginal tissue. This contraction is not permanent and lasts 12 to 18 months.

Very few studies have examined laser treatments in gynecology. However, there are some dermatological studies based on the very same fundamental concepts. Clinical evaluations have shown a high-efficiency level, and a probative satisfaction rate.

According to our Urinary Incontinency Treatment Policy, the vaginal tightening is automatically included.

How long is the treatment?
This is a safe, easy and incision-less treatment, and lasts about 30 minutes.
Does the procedure require anesthesia?
Mostly uncomfortable, the treatment is often completed without anesthesia, or with an anesthetic cream applied on vagina external area.
How long is the recovery?
The recuperation time is extremely short without using painkillers. During the first month, patients can quickly get back to their day-to-day activities that don’t require any physical effort. It is advisable to wait for 1 to 2 weeks before getting back to sexual activity.
How does the procedure work?
You must book a medical consultation with Dr. Marois before getting the treatment done to make sure you do have an effort urinary incontinence, and to check the integrality of your vaginal tissue.

The laser treatment is completed at Dr. Marois’s clinic by a physiotherapist specialized in Perineal Rehabilitation to maximize the success of the process as well as your satisfaction.

We schedule a first 1-hour appointmentwith the physiotherapist to complete an evaluation, explain the intervention in details, or give you advices on new behaviors or physical exercises you could integrate into your life, if necessary.

The laser treatment is administered during thesecond appointment, which lasts between 30 and 45 minutes.

A third and last 60-minutes appointment is scheduled a month later to check out the results of the first treatment and to check if a second session is needed. If necessary, the second treatment is realized on the spot.

If urine leakage happens 12 to 18 months after the treatement, we will possibly consider another intervention according to the severity of the initial urinary incontinence.

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Dr. Marois is a urologist who is not a member of the Régie d’Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ). As such, the clinic can not claim the RAMQ for the payment of his services. If you consult Dr Marois, you must pay for the services rendered.

Cancellation of appointment:

To ensure the smooth running of the clinic and a minimum of courtesy towards other patients and our staff, we ask you to notify us 48 hours in advance for the cancellation of a consultation, 5 working days in advance for a surgery at the office and 21 working days in advance for a major surgery. If these deadlines are not respected, a cancellation fee of 50% of the service will be charged.

Change of appointment:

We understand that events occur, so we ask you to provide us with at least a 24-hour notice for any change in their appointment; we will be happy to accommodate you, the best we can. However, if you fail to inform us within this timeframe or do not show up, we will charge a $ 100 fee.

Thank you for your understanding.

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