Roughly one-third of the American population deals with an embarrassing and inconvenient problem: urinary incontinence. If you, too, deal with unexpected leakages or sudden urges to use the bathroom, we have good news.
Here at Stellar Skin and Laser in Tempe, Arizona, Cindi Kerzie, RN, CMLT, and our team offer EMSella® treatments to alleviate urinary incontinence for men and women. What’s more, this treatment can support sexual wellness, too.
Should you consider EMSella? Let’s take a look.
Treating urinary incontinence
Emsella can treat all three types of urinary incontinence: stress urinary incontinence, urge urinary incontinence, and mixed incontinence.
The types of urinary incontinence
Stress urinary incontinence — which is the most common type — occurs when your body can’t properly seal off its flow of urine. As a result, stress on your bladder — such as the stress resulting from sneezing, laughing, coughing, or lifting something heavy — can cause urine to leak out.
Urge urinary incontinence is characterized by a sudden, uncontrollable need to use the bathroom, and mixed incontinence affects a person with both stress and urge incontinence.
How EMSella works
EMSella works by strengthening your pelvic floor muscles, the very muscles that are responsible for controlling your bladder. Aging, childbirth, and a number of other things can take a toll on your pelvic floor through the years. Fortunately, this treatment can reverse pelvic floor weakness.
EMSella is like hitting the gym for your pelvic floor. It sends electromagnetic energy safely through your skin into your pelvic floor, causing muscular contractions there. In the same way that contracting your bicep muscles will help build those muscles, contractions in your pelvic floor can help develop stronger muscles in that region.
Additionally, because EMSella strengthens and tones the pelvic floor, it can help women enjoy more comfortable, more satisfying intercourse, too. We also offer EMSella treatments specifically designed to improve sexual health. We can perform this treatment in tandem with your EMSella urinary incontinence treatments, or we can perform the two treatments separately.
What to expect with EMSella
EMSella is a comfortable, convenient treatment. It’s noninvasive and requires no downtime. Treatment takes just 30 minutes, and most people report that all they feel is a tingling sensation as their pelvic floor muscles contract.
Some people achieve full bladder control with one EMSella session, but we usually see the best results with six sessions spaced over three weeks.
To learn more about this groundbreaking urinary incontinence treatment — or the EMSella treatment for sexual health — don’t hesitate to book an appointment online or over the phone with Stellar Skin and Laser today.