Suffering from a leaky bladder can become a major hindrance to daily life, but with EMSELLA, you can finally regain control of your body. As you age or have children, your once-strong pelvic muscles may weaken, which is one of the main culprits behind urinary incontinence.
Fortunately, EMSELLA’s innovative technology uses electromagnetic energy to tighten pelvic floor muscles — all without surgery or invasive procedures. In fact, clinical studies have shown that 95% of patients say EMSELLA improved their quality of life.
Sexual Wellness & Urinary Incontinence
EMSELLA is designed to help treat urinary incontinence, specifically stress incontinence, urge incontinence and mixed incontinence. It helps improve pelvic floor muscle strength, which can contribute to overall pelvic health, sexual wellness and core stability.
Zero (no downtime)
By tightening and strengthening pelvic floor muscles, EMSELLA promotes re-education to reduce the occurrence of urinary leaks.
Since EMSELLA promotes thousands of supra-maximal contractions in a single session, you could experience improvement after your first treatment. Results will continue to improve after future sessions in the following weeks.
When you don’t have to worry about urinary incontinence, you may find that your confidence levels spike, allowing you to feel better each day.
You’ll first meet with us for a free consultation to examine your pelvic floor muscles and discuss your goals for EMSELLA in St. Louis.
Electromagnetic energy causes thousands of supra-maximal pelvic floor contractions to strengthen and re-educate the muscles.
Once your procedure is complete, you don’t have to worry about downtime. Most patients can resume their normal daily activities, including sexual intercourse, immediately following the treatment.
We usually recommend a series of six treatments, with two treatments performed each week, for the best results.
A good candidate for EMSELLA treatment is someone who experiences urinary incontinence or desires to improve their pelvic floor strength. EMSELLA is suitable for both men and women of all ages, and the treatment can address various types of incontinence.
More specifically, ideal candidates for EMSELLA may include:
During your consultation at The Lifestyle Center, Dr. Moore can determine if EMSELLA is the right treatment for your unique needs.
Individuals who are not ideal candidates for EMSELLA include:
Nursing women should reach out to their healthcare provider before considering EMSELLA to determine if it is a safe and suitable treatment option for their unique situation.
Stress incontinence and urge incontinence are two distinct types of urinary incontinence that involve involuntary leakage of urine. They differ in their causes and triggers:
Stress incontinence occurs when physical pressure or stress is exerted on the bladder, leading to unintentional urine leakage. This kind of incontinence is more common in women than men, and it is often caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles or a weakened urethral sphincter.
Common triggers for stress incontinence include:
Urge incontinence, also known as overactive bladder, involves a sudden and intense urge to urinate, followed by involuntary leakage of urine. This type of incontinence is caused by involuntary contractions of the bladder muscles, making it difficult to hold urine until reaching a toilet.
Common factors contributing to urge incontinence include:
Fortunately, EMSELLA can treat stress incontinence, urge incontinence and mixed incontinence (a combination of both types of incontinence).
The unique EMSELLA technology is designed to maximize comfort, making the treatment virtually painless. Most patients describe the treatment as similar to the sensation of performing Kegels (pelvic floor exercises) and say it is very comfortable.
You may notice some improvements in your symptoms after your first treatment session, but more significant results aren’t typically experienced until after a few sessions. The full benefits will be noticeable approximately two to four weeks after completing the full series of six sessions.
It’s essential to remember that each individual’s response to EMSELLA treatment may be different, and the timeline for experiencing noticeable results can vary accordingly. Factors that can affect how soon you feel the results include the severity of your pelvic floor weakness, your body’s response to the treatment and your adherence to the recommended treatment plan.
While EMSELLA is primarily designed to treat urinary incontinence and strengthen pelvic floor muscles, it may have secondary benefits, including a slight tightening of the vaginal canal. The High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology used in EMSELLA treatments induces powerful contractions in the pelvic floor muscles, leading to increased strength and tone in these muscles. As a result, some patients may experience a modest improvement in vaginal tightness.
It’s important to note that EMSELLA is not specifically designed as a vaginal tightening treatment. If vaginal laxity is a primary concern, it’s best to discuss this with Dr. Moore. He can recommend alternative treatments, such as radiofrequency-based therapies, specifically designed to address vaginal tightening.
Generally, the positive effects of EMSELLA treatments can last anywhere from six months to two years. However, some patients may experience a gradual decline in the improvement of their urinary incontinence symptoms or pelvic floor strength over time.
To maintain your results and continue benefiting from EMSELLA, we recommend undergoing maintenance sessions. The frequency of these maintenance sessions will depend on your individual needs and may be recommended every few months or annually, as determined by your provider.
Lifestyle modifications can also help prolong the benefits of EMSELLA, such as practicing pelvic floor exercises, maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding activities that can strain the pelvic floor.
EMSELLA is a non-invasive and safe treatment option. Most patients experience no side effects or downtime. However, some individuals may experience mild discomfort or muscle fatigue during or after the treatment session.
The Lifestyle Center is dedicated to not only treating but also educating our patients. Located in the Ladue-Frontenac area of St. Louis, we’re proud to offer the widest selection of aesthetic procedures in the area to help you get your dream body. We are not a one-and-done provider; rather, we take a holistic approach to help you look and feel your best.
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