EmsellaTM Chair: Fighting Urinary Incontinence
Do you suffer from involuntary bladder leakage, particularly when exerting yourself or sneezing? Urinary incontinence is one of the most common concerns among adults, especially women who have had children, but also for individuals who are experiencing normal age-related changes. Something as simple as a laugh, a cough, or an unexpected surprise can cause a leak, leaving the individual feeling out of control and embarrassed. Fortunately, there is a shockingly east treatment available: a nonsurgical, noninvasive, revolutionary new magnetic pulse chair called Emsella by BTL Aesthetics. Dr. Mark Richards, our board-certified plastic surgeon, offers this innovative technique at our practice. During your initial consultation, he will determine if Emsella can help you regain control where you need it most.
- What Is EmsellaTM?
- EmsellaTM Process
- EmsellaTM Benefits
- EmsellaTM Experience
- EmsellaTM Treatments
- EmsellaTM Cost
What Is EmsellaTM?
Emsella, sometimes called the “Kegel Throne,” is a device that looks like a chair that is designed to provide magnet induced contractions of the pelvic floor muscles, tightening and toning these tissues to lift the pelvic floor. Emsella is a noninvasive technique that can also strengthen the vaginal canal, achieving an effect similar to a “Kegel” exercise, albeit at a much greater rate and strength of contraction than a person could achieve on their own.
How Does EmsellaTM Work?
The Emsella chair emits electromagnetic energy, similar to but stronger than an MRI magnet, which can feel like a pulsing sensation or vibration. This energy causes your pelvic floor muscles to contract repeatedly, much like what would occur if you performed a Kegel exercise on your own. These muscles are responsible for controlling bladder release. Once they are strengthened by regular treatment, you should experience much fewer “accidents” or leaks and feel greater control over when you urinate. The FDA trial reported more than 97 percent success rate with this treatment!
What Are the Benefits of EmsellaTM?
In addition to strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and elevating the pelvic floor, Emsella treatment usually can:
- Reduce or eliminate stress urinary incontinence
- Minimize urgency-related urinary incontinence
- Reduce or eliminate vaginal laxity
- Improve sexual satisfaction, for some
What Does EmsellaTM Feel Like?
The Emsella chair experience is totally noninvasive. You keep your clothing on and simply sit on the device as you would any seat. The electromagnetic energy feels a bit like vibration—some patients even say that it can feel pleasant. You should not have pain or significant discomfort during the approximately 30-minute session. Each treatment session is equivalent to performing 11,000 Kegel exercises! Additionally, patients have no downtime and can return to normal activity immediately following the procedure.
How Many EmsellaTM Sessions Will I Need?
While everyone is unique, most individuals will benefit from a series of six Emsella sessions, performed twice weekly. After this, a yearly maintenance session (or more) can help you to preserve the results you achieved. Each session lasts about 30 minutes, and there should be no recovery time. If we recommend a different schedule for your treatment plan, we will go over what the optimal approach is for you during your initial consultation.
How Much Does EmsellaTM Cost?
Another advantage of the Emsella therapy is the relatively low cost. The price of Emsella is $250 for individual treatments, but we offer discounted prepaid packages of six treatments as an added convenience. If you would like to consider a payment plan, we work with a number of reputable medical financing agencies that offer appealing rates for qualified applicants. Please ask us for information during your first visit if you would like to know more.
Would you like to learn more about the Emsella chair? Talk to our medical team today to request a consultation with Dr. Richards. Your privacy is always our number one priority.