Do you experience bladder incontinence in one form or another? While embarrassing, it is a common occurrence for women due to childbirth, aging, and even menopause. If you’re like the over 25 million people in the United States*, it’s not uncommon to have to plan your activities around having a bathroom nearby. Now, thanks to the BTL EMSELLA®, you can do something about it, other than surgery, and improve your quality of life.
What is EMSELLA?
EMSELLA is a FDA-approved, non-invasive chair device that you sit upon for treatment. The first of its kind, it utilizes High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology – the same technology used for MRIs – to rehabilitate weak pelvic floor muscles. The device’s non-invasive chair design allows you to remain fully clothed for the treatment, which consists of six 30-minute sessions. In each short session, the technology provokes 11,000 muscle contractions, which is equivalent to performing 11,000 Kegel exercises. Results can be felt after a single session and typically continue to improve over a few weeks after the full series.
What is the treatment like?
It’s literally as easy as sitting on a chair fully clothed for 30 minutes. During treatment, the nurse turns the chair on and has dialogue with you to ensure that you are positioned properly for maximum treatment results. You can read a book or magazine or relax during treatment. The nurse can adjust the levels of electromagnetic energy waves according to your preferences. While you may feel the pelvic muscles slightly contract, the treatment does not cause any pain. When it’s done, you are on your way with absolutely no residual effect, downtime, or restrictions.
Will the treatment work for me?
Everyone is different, but the majority of women who have done at least 6 treatments within 3 weeks have had positive results and do notice a difference in their bladder control.
*National Association for Continence. Facts and Statistics.