Urinary incontinence is something many women struggle with on a daily basis. Yet many women do not seek help or treatment. But left unaddressed, urinary incontinence is likely to get worse with time.
At Spa West in Westlake, OH, we offer a female urinary incontinence treatment known as Emsella to help women of all ages regain control of their pelvic floors and reduce urinary incontinence.
Learn everything you need to know about this one-of-a-kind treatment below.
What Is Emsella?
Emsella is a unique, non-surgical treatment designed to address urinary incontinence in women. Emsella uses electromagnetic energy to induce thousands of rapid supramaximal muscle contractions within your pelvic floor to help strengthen it and minimize urinary incontinence.
What Causes Urinary Incontinence in Women?
Although anybody can struggle with urinary incontinence, it is more common in women. In general, urinary incontinence is caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles. This weakening can be caused or exacerbated by several factors, including:
- A sedentary lifestyle
- One or more vaginal births
Regardless of what causes your urinary incontinence, Emsella may be able to help.
5 Benefits of Emsella
Emsella female urinary incontinence treatment comes with several layers of benefits that make it an attractive treatment option for women who struggle to control their bladders.
1. Decreases Stress and Urge Urinary Incontinence
By strengthening your pelvic floor muscles, Emsella can address some of the most common types of urinary incontinence: stress incontinence and urge incontinence.
Stress incontinence happens when a small to moderate amount of urine leaks when there’s pressure on your bladder. Stress incontinence can happen when you:
- Lift heavy objects
By contrast, urge incontinence refers to a sudden and intense urge to urinate, followed by a loss of bladder control. Many women who struggle with urge incontinence have a hard time making it to the bathroom in time during the night.
By decreasing urinary incontinence, Emsella can lessen your dependency on pads and help you enjoy everyday activities without worrying about leaks.
2. Improves Sexual Function
For many women, a welcome benefit of Emsella treatment is improved sexual function and satisfaction. Stronger pelvic floor muscles can help tighten the vaginal walls and make it easier to achieve orgasm. Emsella can also improve the quality of your orgasms.
Emsella increases blood flow to your pelvic area, which results in increased sensitivity and sensation in the entire vulva, including the clitoris. This makes both sex and masturbation more gratifying for women who may have lost some sensitivity with age.
3. Results Continue to Improve over Time
You may experience an improvement in urinary incontinence after just one Emsella treatment. But the results continue to improve with subsequent treatments. Most women need a series of six Emsella treatments to achieve their desired results.
A typical Emsella treatment plan consists of two treatments per week — with two to three days between treatments — for three weeks.
4. Treatment Is Comfortable and Convenient
For many women, the thought of pelvic contractions conjures up painful memories of childbirth. You’ll be happy to know that Emsella treatment is completely comfortable and non-invasive. You don’t even have to take your clothes off to receive the treatment.
During treatment, you simply sit on the chair-shaped Emsella device, fully clothed, and relax while Emsella works its magic. The contractions caused by Emsella are similar to Kegels but are exponentially stronger, faster, and more intense.
Some women report a gentle tingling sensation during Emsella treatment, but there’s no discomfort associated with Emsella.
5. No Downtime
Emsella treatments only take about 30 minutes to complete, and once they’re done, you are free to go about your normal day. There is absolutely no downtime required after Emsella treatments and no real recovery period.
There are no guidelines or restrictions you must follow after treatment. Emsella treatment is what we like to call a walk-in, walk-out treatment.
This convenient process makes it easy to integrate your Emsella treatment plan into your regular weekly routine without having to rearrange plans or take time off work.
How Can You Maintain the Results of Emsella Female Urinary Incontinence Treatment?
Once your initial treatment plan is complete, regular Kegels and other muscle exercises can help maintain the results. If urinary incontinence begins to creep back into your life, a short series of follow-up treatments can nip the problem in the bud.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Emsella?
In general, Emsella is right for anyone whose incontinence is not caused by medication, illness, or underlying neurological disorders. Additionally, Emsella is not appropriate for women with any kind of metal implants or IUDs, since the Emsella chair uses a very strong magnet.
Even though it is more common in women, men who struggle with urinary incontinence can also use Emsella to find relief.
What Happens During a Consultation?
During your consultation at our office, we will review your medical history and discuss your symptoms to determine whether treatment with Emsella could provide relief from your urinary incontinence. We will also explain the procedure in detail and answer any questions you may have about how it works or what to expect.
Our consultations are casual. We do everything we can to make sure you are always comfortable while you’re in our office.
Book Your Emsella Consultation
At Spa West in Westlake, OH, we are excited to help you reduce your dependency on pads and panty liners, regain control over your bladder, and improve your sex life with Emsella treatments. Give us a call today to book your Emsella consultation.