BTL Emsella is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for stress urinary incontinence and urge incontinence. The machine is designed to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.
The treatment is delivered by comfortably sitting in an ergonomic chair fully clothed for thirty minutes and uses advanced electromagnetic energy to engage all the muscles of the pelvis and produce thousands of pelvic floor muscle contractions simultaneously. The action is similar to Kegel exercises, however, with far more intensity. A 30 minute session is equivalent to the intensity of 11,200 pelvic floor exercises.
Performed in the comfort of our clinic
6 treatment cycles of 30 minutes, over 3 weeks
No downtime, you can go back to your normal activities following the procedure
Its aim is to restore neuromuscular control in the pelvic region, particularly pelvic floor muscles and the bladder. By doing so, the pelvic floor muscles are strengthened and improved dramatically, the vaginal walls are tightened and urinary and urge incontinence is decreased.
The results are both instantaneous and ongoing. With as few as six treatment cycles in three weeks, patients strongly agree their incidence of stress urinary incontinence was improved by 95%!
After seeing issues first hand with pelvic mesh and slings for pelvic reconstructive surgeries, gynaecologist, Dr Sonya Jessup set out to find a safe and effective non-surgical option for patients.
“I discovered a device out there using electromagnetic energy and I was fascinated by the possibilities,” she says. Emsella is the first device of its kind and in the USA it is FDA-cleared for treating urinary incontinence and vaginal laxity in women.
"It fits into my practice because not everyone wants to undergo a three-month pelvic floor physical therapy treatment. Some patients are unable to feel or effectively engage their pelvic floor muscles with voluntary contractions. Patients are searching for a more effective and shorter treatment."
The most common pelvic floor issues following childbirth are urinary incontinence, with a sneeze, cough, or even laughter enough to produce leakage and vaginal laxity, which is a sense of ‘openness’ in the vagina and can lead to a decreased sensation during sex. Additionally, the stretching and increased laxity of the tissues causes the bladder to sag over the anterior wall of the vagina, which can interfere with the proper function of the bladder when it is full.
Patients are generally intrigued at first, Dr. Jessup explains. "They can not really believe that a chair is capable of contracting the pelvic floor with the strength that it does. When they sit on the chair for a couple of minutes, then they realise this is different in magnitude to any pelvic floor exercises they have done in the past”. She says that patients feel the forcefulness of the contractions in their pelvic floor and realise that the treatment could make a huge positive change in their lives.
Read Dr Jessup’s recent interview on the Emsella chair with Now to Love.