Over time, the pelvic floor muscles can weaken, making it difficult to maintain control over the bladder. Our EMSELLA® treatment strengthens pelvic muscles using high-frequency electromagnetic energy.
How Is Urinary Incontinence Treatment Performed?
EMSELLA is designed to look like a chair, allowing patients to sit on it comfortably and completely clothed. Once activated, the device will begin to send out high-frequency electromagnetic energy directly into the pelvic floor. This causes the associated muscles to tightly contract over and over again. Functioning much like traditional exercise, these contractions damage the muscle fibers and stimulate the body's natural ability to repair the tissue, which leads to stronger muscles in the area. An at-home treatment, known as Kegels, works similarly, though one 30-minute session with EMSELLA is the equivalent of about 11,000 Kegels. These contractions are not typically described as painful, though patients do describe feeling tingling. Throughout the procedure, patients often feel comfortable enough to read, watch TV, or carry on a conversation, making it even easier to pass the time.