Emsella treatment

As we age, we often face physical changes that can impact our quality of life. Conditions associated with weakened pelvic floor muscles, such as incontinence, become common, especially for women who have gone through childbirth.

The good news? You’re not alone, and there are solutions! Emsella is a revolutionary treatment that can help you reclaim your comfort and freedom.

Your Path to a Stronger Pelvic Floor

Emsella is a nonsurgical, noninvasive treatment designed to address conditions like urinary incontinence, weakened pelvic muscles and certain types of sexual dysfunction. This innovative treatment utilizes high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to stimulate your deep pelvic floor muscles, restoring neuromuscular control that might have weakened over time.

Emsella is unique, not just for what it does but also for how it does it. Imagine sitting on a chair, fully clothed, while receiving treatment. That’s the Emsella experience! It’s as simple as sitting, relaxing and letting the Emsella chair do the work.

What Does Emsella Treat?

Emsella’s primary function is to treat conditions related to weakened pelvic floor muscles. Treatable conditions include:

  • Stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
  • Urge urinary incontinence (UUI)
  • Mixed incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Sexual dysfunction due to weak pelvic muscles

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

Stress urinary incontinence is a condition where urine leaks when there’s sudden pressure on the urethra or bladder, which causes the sphincter muscles to open briefly. With activities such as coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercise, individuals with SUI might experience an involuntary loss of urine.

Urge Urinary Incontinence (UUI)

Urge urinary incontinence, also known as “overactive bladder,” is characterized by the sudden, intense urge to urinate followed by an involuntary loss of urine. People with this condition often need to urinate frequently, even throughout the night.

Mixed Incontinence

Mixed incontinence is a combination of both stress urinary incontinence and urge urinary incontinence. This means individuals with this condition may experience urine leakage due to physical exertion as well as the sudden, uncontrollable urge to urinate.

Fecal Incontinence

Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, leading to unexpected leakage of stool. This condition can result from damaged muscles or nerves in the rectum due to aging, childbirth or surgery.

Postpartum Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction refers to a group of conditions resulting from weakened or damaged pelvic muscles during childbirth. These conditions can include urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pain during sex.

Sexual Dysfunction Due to Weak Pelvic Muscles

Weak pelvic muscles can lead to sexual dysfunction in both men and women. In women, it can result in discomfort during sex and reduced sexual sensation and arousal. In men, it can contribute to problems like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

Are You a Good Candidate for Emsella?

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Emsella is a safe procedure for adults of all ages who are experiencing symptoms related to weakened pelvic floor muscles. However, it is most commonly used by older adults who are more likely to experience these issues due to factors like aging, childbirth and menopause.

Emsella might not be suitable for everyone, such as pregnant women or individuals with certain medical conditions or implanted devices. Be sure to discuss any medical conditions or concerns with your Ridenour Plastic Surgery team before your Emsella treatment.

Is Emsella Only for Women?

While Emsella is often marketed toward women, particularly those who have experienced childbirth, men can also benefit from Emsella treatments. Conditions like urinary incontinence and weakened pelvic muscles can affect all genders, especially as we age. Emsella can be an effective treatment for these conditions in men as well, helping to strengthen pelvic muscles, improve urinary and fecal control, and improve sexual health.

At your consultation at Ridenour Plastic Surgery, we can help determine if Emsella is the right fit for your specific needs and conditions.

Preparing for Your Emsella Procedure

Getting ready for an Emsella treatment is a breeze. The procedure doesn’t require any special physical or dietary preparation. Wear comfortable clothing to your visit, and you’re good to go!

Your Emsella Procedure Process

During the Emsella treatment, you’ll simply sit on the Emsella chair, which will deliver the high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy to your pelvic floor muscles. You’ll remain fully clothed throughout the 30-minute session, as the electromagnetic waves used in the procedure can pass through clothing. You might feel a tingling sensation during your treatment, but rest assured, the Emsella procedure is not painful.

Post-Treatment: Emsella Recovery Insights

Recovery after an Emsella treatment is virtually non-existent. You can get back to your daily activities right after your session with no downtime or restrictions.

You might notice a slight tingling sensation, muscle fatigue and soreness in the treated area that lasts for a day or two. However, these are typically very mild and do not interfere with daily life.

How Many Emsella Treatments Will I Need?

The number of Emsella treatments needed varies depending on individual circumstances and the severity of the condition being treated. However, a typical treatment plan often consists of six sessions over the course of three weeks, with treatments scheduled twice a week.

At Ridenour Plastic Surgery, we will develop a personalized treatment plan to address your needs.

How Long Does It Take to See Results From Emsella?

The results of Emsella can be life-changing and fast-acting. Many patients report feeling a difference after their first or second session, and improvements generally continue over the course of treatment. Maximum results are usually observed a few weeks after the completion of the full course of treatment.

How Long Do Emsella Results Last?

The longevity of Emsella results can vary based on individual factors, but many patients see lasting improvement in their symptoms for a year or more after treatment. Following the initial course of treatment, some patients may choose to have maintenance sessions every few months to help prolong the results.

While Emsella can significantly improve symptoms related to weakened pelvic floor muscles, it’s not a permanent cure. Lifestyle factors, aging and other health conditions can continue to affect your pelvic health over time. Therefore, ongoing management strategies, such as lifestyle modifications and pelvic floor exercises, may be recommended in addition to Emsella treatments.

Is Emsella Better Than Kegels?

Emsella and kegel exercises both aim to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, but they approach this goal in different ways and can have different levels of effectiveness.

Kegel exercises are a type of physical exercise where you contract and relax your pelvic floor muscles repeatedly. They can be very effective when done correctly and consistently, and they don’t require any special equipment or appointments.

On the other hand, Emsella uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology to stimulate and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. A single Emsella session can induce thousands of supramaximal pelvic floor muscle contractions, which are extremely powerful contractions that you can’t achieve voluntarily. This technology can target a broader range of muscles than kegels and is particularly beneficial for individuals who may have difficulty performing kegel exercises correctly.

The Investment: How Much Does Emsella Cost?

The cost of Emsella treatment varies depending on the number of sessions required, which can be determined during your consultation. To find out the specific cost of your Emsella treatment, schedule a consultation at Ridenour Plastic Surgery in St. Louis. We’re here to provide you with personalized advice and care.

Schedule a Consultation

Are you ready to redefine your freedom from incontinence and other conditions related to a weakened pelvic floor? We’re here to guide you through every step of the Emsella process, from consultation to post-procedure care. To take the first step, schedule your consultation at Ridenour Plastic Surgery in St. Louis today! Let’s start your journey to comfort, freedom and a better quality of life with Emsella.

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