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The EMSella Chair For Urinary Incontinence + Overactive Bladder
The EMSella Chair is for women seeking relief from stress incontinence or wanting to enhance their intimate wellness. This revolutionary non-invasive treatment restores bladder control by improving neuromuscular control of the pelvic muscles.
If you’re suffering from an overactive bladder, you’re not alone. Urinary incontinence affects anywhere from to 20% to 50% of women1, and factors such as childbirth and menopause can increase its prevalence in the female population significantly. What’s more, while many women are intimately familiar with how an overactive bladder affects their quality of life, they don’t realize that there are options other than wearing a pad and see urinary incontinence as something that has to be lived with. Fortunately for millions of women, the EMSella chair offers a groundbreaking effective treatment for those with mild to moderate bladder leakage. If you find that you leak urine when you sneeze, cough, laugh, or even while you exercise, EMSella can help restore your pelvic floor muscles to the way they used to be—improving your bladder function. Dr. Sarah Mess is proud to offer the EMSella chair to her patients in the DMV area as part of a comprehensive intimate wellness program.
The EMSella Procedure
EMSella is an FDA-approved medical device in the form of a chair that stimulates the pelvic floor using electromagnetic energy to strengthen and tone weakened pelvic muscles. In a painless and simple procedure, patients are instructed to sit on the EMSella chair fully-clothed for 30 minutes. During this time, EMSella will simulate roughly 10,000 kegel exercises, toning your pelvic floor muscles and strengthening your bladder control.
What Does EMSella Treat?
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
Stress Urinary Incontinence, while common, is a disruptive and concerning condition that causes women to leak urine when they sneeze, cough, laugh or exercise.
This common condition affects one in 11 people.2 Overactive bladder causes a urinary frequency that can be disruptive, as well as an urgency to urinate that can be problematic if there’s no bathroom nearby.
How Does EMSella Work?
There are many reasons why the pelvic floor muscles weaken, from childbirth and menopause, to genetics and even the natural effects of aging. When this happens, these muscles can weaken to the point where it can be difficult to feel where they are, much less isolate and target with strengthening exercises. EMSella however, can identify, isolate and contract the pelvic floor muscles at rapid speed, returning neuromuscular control to the pelvic floor and jumpstarting the restorative process.
Most women need two EMSella treatments per week for 3 weeks, for a total of 6 treatments. After the treatment period, most patients notice a dramatic improvement in bladder control and strengthened muscles.
EMSella can also be paired with other treatments such as diVa Vaginal Laser for more comprehensive intimate care.
FAQs About EMSella
Does EMSella Hurt?
No, EMSella does not hurt and requires no downtime. You can proceed with your regularly scheduled activities immediately following your appointment.
Is EMSella Used For Any Other Conditions?
Yes, patients who do not have issues with overactive bladder or urinary stress incontinence choose to use EMSella for its intimate benefits. Many women experience a dramatic improvement in their enjoyment of sexual intimacy.
What Can I Expect From My EMSella Treatment?
EMSella is a quick and easy noninvasive treatment that takes roughly 30 minutes. All that’s required is that you sit and relax, fully clothed, in the patented EMSella chair. The treatment is completely painless and has no side effects. Some patients report some mild tingling during their treatment, as well as contractions in the pelvic floor, but these sensations don’t cause any discomfort. After your EMSella treatment, you can immediately resume your normal activities without any required restrictions or downtime.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect From EMSella?
Every patient is different; some women experience a decrease in urinary incontinence symptoms after one treatment, while others need the full six treatments. However, EMSella results continue to improve gradually with each treatment session. Of patients who underwent sessions using high-focused electromagnetic energy like EMSella treatments, 67% were able to reduce or eliminate the use of pads for urinary incontinence, and 95% reported a significant improvement in their quality of life.3
What Does EMSella Cost?
A package of 6 EMSella treatments costs $1,800.
Join the countless women who have solved bladder control issues and changed their lives for the better with EMSella. Contact us for more information or to set up your personal consultation with Dr. Sarah Mess.
1 Reviews In Urology. The Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1476070/. Accessed October 21, 2020.
2 Cedars Sinai. Overactive Bladder. Available at: https://www.cedars-sinai.org/health-library/diseases-and-conditions/o/overactive-bladder.html#:~:text=While%20overactive%20bladder%20is%20most,often%20in%20their%20mid%2Dforties. Accessed October 21, 2020.
3 Berenholz, J., MD, Sims, T., MD, Botros, G., MD. HIFEM™ Technology Can Improve Quality Of Life For Incontinent Patients. Available at: https://staydrycenters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Emsella-White-Paper-1.pdf. Accessed November 3, 2020.