Emsella is a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment for individuals who suffer from urinary incontinence. Most people shy away from speaking about it, but incontinence is a common problem among women. Whether you experience urge incontinence- a sudden need to urinate before involuntarily urinating, or from stress incontinence- urinary leakage, Emsella can help. Also hailed as the ‘Kegel Throne,’ the Emsella treatment chair offers a non-surgical, safe, and effective treatment to strengthen the pelvic floor.
Optimum ABQ is a leading provider of Emsella treatments in Albuquerque, NM. Optimum ABQ is proud to offer Emsella as one of many treatments for complete wellness and care for women. With more than 100 years of combined experience, the Optimum ABQ team provides the best treatments with optimal results. Book a complimentary consultation to learn more about Emsella and discover if this revolutionary treatment is right for you. Call Optimum ABQ today at (505) 207-0192 to get started.
The most common causes of urinary incontinence for women are vaginal childbirth, aging, and menopause. Surveys show that 1/3 of all women in America are affected by urinary incontinence. When you urinate, contracting muscles force urine out of the bladder and into the urethra. At the same time, sphincter muscles around the urethra relax to release urine out of the body.
Incontinence is when the muscles or nerves that help release or retain urine become damaged. The two most common urinary incontinence types are stress urinary incontinence and urge incontinence.
Stress incontinence is the most common type of urinary incontinence. It refers to urine leakage during movements (coughing, laughing, sneezing, jumping, etc.). The leading causes of this are vaginal childbirth or menopause. Stress incontinence is a result of weakened or stretched tissues supporting the bladder. The weakening of these tissues compromises the bladder’s ability to exert pressure downward on the sphincter muscles that keep the urethra shut. In effect, muscles are prevented from closing as tightly as they need to for urinary retention during physical stress.
Urge incontinence refers to a sudden ‘urge’ to urinate. This is then followed by an involuntary leak or urination. Urge incontinence occurs due to abnormal nerve signals causing muscles in the bladder to contract. When the overactive muscles of the bladder overpower the sphincter muscles that close the urethra, urinary retention is lost.
Stress and urge incontinence can be improved by strengthening the bladder’s muscles. Pelvic floor exercises, or Kegels, strengthen the muscles and tissues that support the bladder. These pelvic floor exercises are the most commonly prescribed treatments for improving urinary incontinence.
Emsella is the first non-surgical device of its kind. Its FDA-cleared for the treatment of vaginal laxity and urinary incontinence. The device is an ergonomic chair equipped with High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic technology (HIFEM). During the treatment, a fully clothed patient sits on a chair. Emsella then delivers electromagnetic energy that penetrates the pelvic floor, activating neurons to signal pelvic muscles to contract.
In just one 30 minute Emsella treatment, over 11,000 supramaximal pelvic floor contractions occur. This is the equivalent of 11,000 Kegels. As a result, the pelvic floor muscles are strengthened, the vaginal wall becomes tightened, and tissues supporting pelvic organs are rebuilt. These effects lead to a decrease in urge and stress incontinence, improved urine retention and as a bonus, sexual satisfaction.
As with most medical treatments, results will vary*. Although some patients report an improvement in bladder control after one treatment, most opt for a complete treatment plan of 6 Emsella sessions. These 6 treatments happen twice a week, for three weeks. Certain Emsella research shows that 95% of patients who followed the average 6 session protocol reported improved quality of life just 3 weeks after Emsella. Research also shows that two-thirds of the patients eliminated or reduced their need for pads to catch leakage.
Emsella cost will vary per patient depending on the number of sessions prescribed in their unique treatment plans. During a consultation with Optimum ABQ, a specialist will discuss Emsella prices in full detail. Then, if Emsella is suitable for you, we customize a treatment plan to meet your needs and budget.