Emsella Chair for Urinary Incontinence and Intimacy Wellness in Women and Men
Women don’t usually discuss urinary incontinence, so it may surprise many to learn how common it is: between 20% to 50% of women experience overactive bladder or urinary incontinence.1 Bladder leakage or urinary incontinence in women is a result of weakened pelvic floor muscles, which may be the result of menopause, genetics, childbirth, age, or other factors. Men may also suffer from urinary incontinence, which is typically related to an enlarged prostate.2
In both men and women, urinary incontinence is often caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles. Weakened pelvic floor muscles can also diminish the satisfaction men and women gain from intimacy.
Urinary incontinence and intimacy issues can be difficult to talk about, but the good news is that there is treatment for men and women. At Elle Aesthetic Arts and Plastic Surgery in Northern Virginia, we offer pelvic floor muscle strengthening and toning with the revolutionary Emsella chair.
Emsella for Male and Female Incontinence
Emsella is a non-invasive treatment approved by the FDA for overactive bladder and stress urinary incontinence. Overactive bladder, or OAB, is the sudden and frequent urge to urinate.3 Stress urinary incontinence, or SUI, is the involuntary leakage of urine that may occur when a person laughs, coughs, runs, or lifts something heavy.4 These conditions are caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles: the muscles that support the pelvic organs and allow the release of urine to be controlled. Emsella strengthens the pelvic floor muscles in both men and women.
Emsella is a revolutionary treatment chair that emits electromagnetic energy designed to stimulate up to 10,000 Kegel exercises. This causes the pelvic floor muscles to contract, helping them to become stronger and more toned.
Emsella for Intimacy
The pelvic floor muscles support all of the pelvic organs, and they play a significant role in intimacy wellness. In a woman, weak pelvic floor muscles contract during an orgasm and weak pelvic floor muscles can make it difficult to achieve sexual satisfaction. Weak pelvic floor muscles in men may lead to erectile dysfunction. By strengthening and toning the muscles of the pelvic floor, Emsella can improve intimacy for both women and men.
Why Choose Elle Aesthetic Arts and Plastic Surgery for Emsella Treatment?
At Elle Aesthetic Arts and Plastic Surgery, we only offer our patients treatments that we feel confident will benefit them. As a plastic surgeon with decades of experience, Dr. Larry Lickstein personally investigates each treatment we offer and each piece of equipment we bring into our practice. He has thoroughly investigated Emsella and determined that it is both safe and effective for our patients.
All of our medical spa treatments are overseen by our Director of Medical Aesthetics, Zineb Moussafir, who brings many years of expertise to our practice.
The Emsella Treatment Experience
There is no preparation necessary for treatment with Emsella. Patients simply sit, fully clothed, on the treatment chair. Over the course of a 28-minute treatment session, the chair initiates tens of thousands of Kegels, or pelvic floor muscle contractions. Treatment is not painful and no recovery or downtime is required.
Of course, each body is unique, so Emsella results vary. The majority of our female patients who have been treated with Emsella see a marked improvement in their OAB or SUI symptoms. In a recent study, 95% of women treated with Emsella reported a significantly improved quality of life. Of the women studied, 62% said they could reduce or eliminate the use of incontinence pads.5
Frequently Asked Questions About Emsella
How many treatments will I need?
Some of our patients have seen significant reductions in stress urinary incontinence and overactive bladder symptoms after a single Emsella treatment. For optimal results, we recommend two treatments each week for three weeks, for a total of six treatment sessions.
Is Emsella painful?
No. Our patients report no pain, only a mild tingling sensation during Emsella treatment.
Contact Elle Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery
If you struggle with stress urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, or intimacy problems, we understand that this is a difficult issue to talk about. Our compassionate staff is ready to help you treat your symptoms in a supportive and fully confidential environment. To learn more about Emsella, please contact our Northern Virginia plastic surgery center and medical spa.
1 Nitti VW. The prevalence of urinary incontinence. Rev Urol. 2001;3 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):S2-S6. Available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1476070/. Accessed March 1, 2022.
2 National Institute on Aging. Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults. Available: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/urinary-incontinence-older-adults. Accessed March 1, 2022.
3 Mayo Clinic. Overactive Bladder. Available: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/overactive-bladder/symptoms-causes/syc-20355715. Accessed March 1, 2022.
4 U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Stress Urinary Incontinence. Available: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/urogynecologic-surgical-mesh-implants/stress-urinary-incontinence-sui#:~:text=Stress%20urinary%20incontinence%20(SUI)%20is,of%20urinary%20incontinence%20in%20women. Accessed March 1, 2022.
5 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 March 1, 2022.