urinary incontinence is defined as the involentary leakage of urine. due to factors such as the body's natural aging, childbirth, or menopause, the pelvic floor muscles decondition and insufficiently support pelvic organs, which directly correlates with urinary incontinence. in order to improve symptoms, it is important to strengthen these muscles.
emsella is the hifem procedure that utilizes electromagnetic energy at a high frequency to cause pelvic floor muscle stimulation completely non-invasively. similar to the contractions you perform when doing a kegel exercise. what makes this treatment effective is the in-depth penetration and stimulation of the entire pelvic floor area. a single session brings you thousands of intense contractions that you would not be able to do on your own. these contractions are very helpful when it comes to muscle strengthening and re-education.
over 200 million people worldwide are affected by urinary incontinence. if you leak urine when you cough, sneeze, or engage in sports activities, need to go to the bathroom often, or have experienced sexual dysfunction, emsella may be the right treatment for you. emsella is not the right option for you if you are currently pregnant, have metal implants, a tumor, or heart disorder. for a full range of contraindications, please contact us.
during the emsella treatment, you will be completely clothed, yet we recommend loosely fitted clothing to help acheive the best positioning during treatment. when the treatment starts, you will feel slight tingeling and vibrations in your pelvic floor muscles that will then turn into full muscle contractions. this will be completely comfortable and tolerable. if not, please let your provider know and they will adjust accordingly. take this 28-minute session to relax, read a magazine, or watch television. you will be able to return to normal activities right after the treatment.
the protocol for emsella is generally six 28-minute treatments, scheduled twice per week. your personal treatment plan will be discussed during your initial consultation with our staff to fit your wellness goals. follow up treatments may be needed six to twelve months after your initial series, depending on your plan. 95% of patients have seen a significant improvement in their quality of life following their initial treatment series.
emsella treatments offer results with no recovery time, high success rates, and uses non-invasive technology. other urinary incontinence treatments, such as bladder sling surgeries, have a longer recovery time with a higher chance of failure that are performed invasively.