Before treating incontinence, it is definitely worthwhile to find out what incontinence is – with specific questions. This is because there are cases (for example, urinary incontinence due to nerve dysfunction, spine injury, side effects of medication, urge incontinence) for which laser treatment cannot be used. (In this case, other therapies are warranted.)

The literature names cases where treatment (Er: YAG laser) is not recommended. These can be:

  •  Urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Injuries or bleeding around the tissue to be treated (vaginal vestibule and anterior vaginal wall)
  • One of the following urinary disorders:
    • excessive bladder capacity (<300 cc),
    • residue after discharge> 50 cc,
    • spasmodic bladder,
    • vesicoureteralis reflux (VUR),
    • bladder stones,
    • bladder tumors,
    • urethral stenosis and bladder neck stenosis
  • Abnormal wound formation
  • Infection or inflammation of the treated area
  • Excessive exposure to sunlight (tanned skin)
  • History of photosensitivity disorder or drug treatment with photosensitivity
  • Pregnancy
  • Irradiation of the gonads
  • Diabetes
  • Collagen and connective tissue disorders
  • Wound healing and wound formation disorders
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Heart or lung disease
  • Vascular problems (including general circulatory disorders)
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Abnormal obesity
  • Epilepsy
  • Fever
  • Taking iron supplements or anticoagulant therapy
  • Take a medicine to treat severe acne within 6 months
  • Systemic or oral antifungal therapy within 6 months
  • Use of vasodilators
  • Gold therapy
  • Insulin-dependent diabetes (written consent of the GP is required)
  • Cancer in the area to be treated
  • Autoimmune disorders, e.g. lupus
  • Previous seizures
  • Herpes simplex infection in the treated area
  • Impossibility to display the area to be treated
  • Malignant preoperative histological finding
  • Anatomical observations inconsistent with the diagnosis