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Emsella

Emsella is a non-invasive medical device that uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles.

Emsella

Emsella is a non-invasive medical device that uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles. This technology is designed to treat urinary incontinence in women and men. The device uses electromagnetic waves to stimulate the muscles of the pelvic floor, causing them to contract and relax. The treatment is painless and non-invasive, and patients can sit comfortably on the device while it works. Emsella is FDA-approved for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and urge incontinence in women.

Who is this for?

Candidates for Emsella treatment are typically men and women who suffer from urinary incontinence, particularly stress urinary incontinence or urge incontinence. Stress urinary incontinence is characterized by leakage of urine during physical activities such as sneezing, coughing, or exercising, while urge incontinence is characterized by a sudden and strong urge to urinate that can lead to involuntary leakage.

 

Emsella treatment is generally recommended for individuals who have not responded to other treatments such as pelvic floor exercises or medication. It is also recommended for individuals who are unable or unwilling to undergo surgery for their condition.

Downtime

One of the advantages of Emsella treatment is that there is no downtime or recovery period required. The treatment is non-invasive, so there is no need for incisions or anesthesia. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment session, and there are no restrictions on physical activity or exercise.

 

Emsella treatment sessions typically last around 30 minutes, and patients can sit comfortably on the device while it works. The number of sessions required may vary depending on the individual's specific condition and the severity of their symptoms, but many patients experience improvement after just a few sessions.

 

It is important to note that some patients may experience mild soreness or discomfort in the treated area immediately following the session, but this typically subsides quickly and does not interfere with daily activities.

Preparation & Aftercare

Pre-care instructions:

  1. Avoid sun exposure: It is important to avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks before the treatment. Sun exposure can increase the risk of skin damage and may interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment. Please do not come to your appointment with an active tan. You will not have your treatment done at this appointment.

  2. Avoid certain skincare products: Avoid using exfoliating agents, retinoids, or any other products that may irritate or sensitize the skin for at least one week before the treatment.

  3. Shave the treatment area: If the treatment area has hair, it is important to shave the area the day before the treatment. This will help to minimize discomfort during the procedure and ensure optimal results.

Post-care instructions:

  1. Apply cool compresses: Applying cool compresses to the treated area can help to reduce redness, swelling, and discomfort. Use a clean cloth or gauze soaked in cool water.

  2. Use a mineral sunscreen: It is important to protect the treated area from the sun Use a mineral sunscreen with an SPF of at least 40  and reapply every two hours.

  3. Avoid certain skincare products: Avoid using exfoliating agents, retinoids, or any other products that may irritate or sensitize the skin for at least one week after the treatment.

  4. Avoid heat exposure: Avoid hot showers, saunas, and hot tubs for at least two days after the treatment. Heat exposure can increase the risk of skin damage and may interfere with the healing process.

  5. Be gentle with the skin: Avoid rubbing or scratching the treated area and be gentle when cleansing the skin. Use mild, fragrance-free products and avoid using scrubs or exfoliating brushes for at least one week after the treatment.

Alternative Treatments

There are several alternative lifestyle changes that may help improve symptoms of urinary incontinence in addition to or instead of Emsella treatment.

Some of these include:

  1. Bladder training: Bladder training involves gradually increasing the time between trips to the bathroom to help increase the amount of urine the bladder can hold and improve control.

  2. Dietary changes: Certain foods and drinks, such as caffeine, alcohol, and acidic foods, can irritate the bladder and contribute to urinary incontinence. Making dietary changes, such as reducing or eliminating these items, may help improve symptoms.

  3. Weight loss: Being overweight or obese can put extra pressure on the bladder and pelvic muscles, making urinary incontinence more likely. Losing weight through diet and exercise may help improve symptoms.

  4. Medications: Certain medications, such as anticholinergics, can help reduce overactive bladder symptoms and improve urinary control.

  5. Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be recommended to treat urinary incontinence, particularly in cases of severe or long-standing symptoms.

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