Emsella is a non-invasive HIFEM technology-based treatment for urinary incontinence. Dr. Nazemi’s patients often have a number of questions about Emsella. Let’s answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
How does Emsella work to treat urinary incontinence?
The Emsella device emits HIFEM waves (high intensity focused electromagnetic energy) to strength weak pelvic floor muscles through supramaximal contractions. As the pelvic musculature strengthens, you will regain bladder control and involuntary leakage will reduce.
How many treatments will I require?
We recommend a series of six treatments of 30 minutes each at the rate of two to three treatments per week. A few months after your treatment, you may choose to have periodic maintenance treatments for extended benefits.
Does Emsella treatment cause pain?
No, most patients will not experience any significant pain or discomfort and will require no anesthetic. You can expect a mild tingling sensation while your pelvic muscles contract at high intensity. But the treatment involves no cuts, needles, medications, and no post-treatment downtime.
How soon will I be able to see noticeable results?
After your first Emsella treatment session itself, you may experience some improvement in incontinence. Results will improve with each treatment session. Most patients report satisfaction even six months to a year after their Emsella treatment program.
My pelvic floor has weakened after pregnancy. Can I benefit from Emsella?
Child bearing can stretch your pelvic floor muscles, causing urinary incontinence. You are likely to be excellent candidate for Emsella, whether you have undergone a cesarean section or a vaginal birth.
My physician has prescribed medications to reduce my incontinence since I reached menopause. Will Emsella help me?
Although post-menopausal medications may provide symptomatic relief when your pelvic support muscles have weakened, Emsella can deliver more sustainable long-term results without any unpleasant side effects.
Do you recommend Emsella for men?
Male urinary incontinence is a common concern. While Emsella treatment is a proven and widely accepted solution for women, some studies indicate that men with bladder weakness could also benefit from this non-surgical procedure.
Is Emsella treatment safe and approved?
Emsella device is FDA-cleared for providing pelvic floor muscle stimulation using electromagnetic energy to restore bladder control. The procedure is completely non-surgical and non-invasive with no reported side effects or complications related to the device.
Is Emsella a science-backed treatment?
As many as five scientific research studies have been published to show the safety and efficacy of Emsella treatment for urinary incontinence. Over 95% of the participants in these studies reported an improvement in their quality of life, while over 75% reported a reduction in their usage of absorbent pads.
What are the different types of urinary incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is primarily classified into three separate categories:
- Stress Incontinence: Involuntary urine leakage occurs when pressure is exerted on the bladder (such as, when you exercise, laugh, sneeze, or cough).
- Urge Incontinence: This refers to a sudden, frequent, and uncontrollable urge to visit the bathroom to urinate.
- Mixed Incontinence: Some patients show combined symptoms of both urge and stress incontinence, which is called mixed urinary incontinence.
Why do women experience urinary incontinence?
The primary cause of female urinary incontinence is weakness of the pelvic floor musculature. These muscles perform the support function for pelvic organs and bladder control. Aging, menopause, childbirth, weight issues, illness, or heredity factors may cause the pelvic support muscles to weaken, resulting urinary incontinence.