Regardless of your age or how many children you have, you deserve to feel confident as you go about your day. Frequent stops to use the restroom and clenching your thighs together when you sneeze do not make for a full and happy life. The fact that stress urinary incontinence is common does not make it right. We are pleased to offer Emsella treatment to help you feel like your best self!
BTL EMSELLA is a great option for women of any age who desire a non-invasive solution for urinary incontinence and improvement in their quality of life. Due to factors such as the body’s normal aging, childbirth or menopause, the pelvic floor muscles decondition and insufficiently support the pelvic organs. These factors directly correlate with urinary incontinence. Schedule an Emsella consultation with Dr. Brendan E. Smith today by dialing (843) 705-8940!
What is Emsella?
Stress urinary incontinence is one of the most common symptoms of pelvic floor weakness. If you have carried and birthed babies or have simply gotten older, this condition may not be foreign to you. Statistics indicate that nearly 20 million women experience some degree of urinary incontinence. The condition affects approximately one-quarter of all women, according to reported symptoms, and yet you may feel uncomfortable discussing this issue with your doctor. We hope that you may rediscover your confidence and comfort. Regaining control over your pelvic health without having to perform thousands of Kegel exercises could be the ideal solution. This is what Emsella can do. This non-surgical, non-invasive treatment can help rebuild your pelvic strength in comfortable, 30-minute sessions.
Who Is an ideal Candidate for Emsella Treatment?
You may be an ideal candidate for Emsella if you:
- Accidentally leak urine when you sneeze, laugh, cough, or exert yourself.
- Avoid certain exercises that you know will cause accidental urine leakage.
- Carry a bit of extra weight.
- Are approaching or have reached menopause and are struggling with accidental urine leakage.
- DO NOT have a pacemaker or other implanted device.
BTL EMSELLA is the first device of its kind and is FDA-cleared for treating urinary incontinence in women.
What Are the Benefits of Emsella?
Historically, the way women have been taught to maintain or regain pelvic strength has been to perform Kegel exercises. They sound simple, convenient, and easy. If you've tried to perform Kegels, you may have found them to be anything but easy. If you do not perform these pelvic floor exercises just right, you do not achieve the desired improvements. To correct pelvic floor function, some women receive help from a pelvic floor specialist who teaches specific exercise techniques. Some undergo plastic surgery or urogynecological procedures such as "sling" surgery that implants surgical mesh to fortify bladder control. Emsella is much simpler and more comfortable, and it engages the pelvic floor to the equivalent of 10,000 Kegel "squeezes." There is no surgical technique involved, no anesthesia needed, and also no downtime.
You don't even have to remove your clothing to undergo Emsella! And, with very little disruption to your daily life, you can significantly improve the symptoms of urinary incontinence. Finally, 95% of patients who have received Emsella report significant improvement in bladder control and, as a result, improved quality of life.
- A non-invasive procedure with no recovery time.
- Remain fully clothed during treatment.
- Restores bladder and pelvic muscle control without time-consuming exercises.
- A comfortable procedure that lets you relax during the 28-minute treatment.
- You may observe improvement after a single session.
- Results will typically continue improving over the next few weeks.
- Results after about six sessions, scheduled twice a week. Patients have reported a significant pad reduction.**
The Emsella Procedure
If you think Emsella may help you feel more comfortable and confident, your first step is to consult with a trained provider. In our Okatie, SC office, we begin with a thorough consultation to ensure that the symptoms you are experiencing can be addressed with this technology. Your input is essential to this process. It is important to be specific about your medical history and your symptoms, down to the factors that cause urinary leakage, such as running, jumping, or sneezing. Emsella treatments do not require anesthesia, preparation, or downtime. Treatments are completely non-invasive. While you sit comfortably on the Emsella Chair, reading or relaxing, the seat of the device stimulates your pelvic floor using controlled, high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology. As the treatment progresses, you may feel a tingling sensation or mild cramping, but zero pain. The tingling sensation indicates the supramaximal pelvic floor contractions are occurring as intended. The entire visit lasts less than an hour. You may notice some degree of improvement after just one Emsella treatment. However, you may need up to six 30-minute sessions to achieve lasting results.
Recovery and Aftercare for Emsella
One of the reasons that Emsella is a popular treatment for urinary incontinence is that there is no required recovery time. After your appointment, you can go right back to your normal activities, feeling excited about what is to come. You may experience some improvement after your very first session. Keep in mind, though, that some people feel as though their symptoms worsen for a short time. This phenomenon is not well-understood. However, with there is ample evidence of improvement after subsequent treatments. There is no recovery and aftercare associated with Emsella treatments, just continued improvement in the strength of your pelvic floor!