Yes – Finess is the first and the most clinically tested bladder leakage solution cleared by the FDA for consumer use. In a multicenter clinical study1 over 350 women used Finess for over 30,000 use days. Using multiple measures, Finess was demonstrated to provide women a significant reduction in leakage episodes and volume, and significant improvements in women’s perception of the severity of their incontinence and in their overall quality-of-life.
1 Brubaker et al, “The External Urethral Barrier for Stress Incontinence: A Multicenter Trial for Safety and Efficacy”, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vol. 93, No. 6.
In the clinical study, Finess was demonstrated to be very safe. Finess is made using materials that have a proven history of use in medical devices. The foam body is made from a material used in a number of medical applications in contact with sensitive tissue, including wound dressings. The principal component of the hydrogel adhesive is also used in other devices such as contact lenses and in permanent medical implants.
Some women may feel Finess. Most women, however, are unaware of it because the soft, flexible foam material makes it very comfortable to wear. The Instructions for Use enclosed with each package of Finess explain what to do if you feel any discomfort using Finess.
That depends on how you choose to use it. In the clinical study women made Finess their primary source of protection from leakage throughout most of the day, and used an average of four. You may choose to use it less frequently, for particular periods of time when you feel you are at a higher risk of a leak or when being discreet about leak protection is really important. After using Finess for a couple weeks you’re likely to figure out where and when it works best for you.
Finess is designed for use by women with SUI. It is not for women with urge incontinence, sometimes also referred to as Overactive Bladder (“OAB”). Some women have both SUI and urge incontinence, and this is referred to as mixed incontinence. For some of these women, Finess may provide some reduction of their leakage episodes or give them added confidence that they can make it to the bathroom before involuntarily urinating.
You don’t have to insert Finess anywhere – you simply place it over your urethral opening. Here’s how:
Complete instructions and illustrations are packaged with each box of Finess. After you’ve placed Finess a few times it should become very quick and easy.