With the EMSELLA® Chair, you will experience 11,000 perfectly completed Kegels—in just 28 minutes. The best part? You remain fully clothed the whole time. This truly life-changing device is freeing people from urge and stress incontinence, allowing them to experience the freedom they have been seeking.
How do you know if EMSELLA® is right for you? If you experience any degree of urinary incontinence, this treatment may benefit you.
Do you pee a little when you sneeze, jump, or exercise? Do you ever leak when you laugh? Do you find yourself needing to know where the closest bathroom is at all times? Do you get up in the middle of the night to pee? Do you wish you didn’t have to wear an adult diaper or pad? If you have one or all of these symptoms, or experience similar symptoms, the EMSELLA® chair could be right for you.
How does EMSELLA® Work?
While urinary incontinence does often appear as a part of ageing, it can also affect younger women. Did you know that nearly ⅔ of postpartum women and post-menopausal women suffer from some sort of urinary incontinence? Don’t let these issues take away from your quality of life. A consultation with Dr. Lovett, gynecologist, will determine whether EMSELLA® is the right treatment for you.
The muscles which span the bottom of the pelvis and support the pelvic organs are known as the pelvic floor muscles. When these muscles are strengthened, they can adequately support your pelvic organs and give you control over your bladder and bowel. When these muscles are weak, the pelvic organs lack proper support and ultimately lead to difficulty controlling the release of urine.
EMSELLA® utilizes electromagnetic energy to deliver thousands of supramaximal contractions to these pelvic floor muscles in a single session. The stimulation leads to regained control over the pelvic floor muscles and bladder, ultimately leading to the improvement of urinary incontinence.
What can I Expect to Experience During my Treatment?
The EMSELLA®—sometimes called the Kegel Throne—is shaped like a chair. To receive treatment, you simply sit on the chair, fully clothed, and the provider will turn on the device. She will instruct you on how to position yourself on the chair so that you feel the contractions in the correct spot on your pelvic floor. During your first treatment, the provider will stay in the room during the treatment to ensure that you are comfortable and to answer any questions that you may have. She will also control the intensity of the treatment to maximize the results.
During the treatment you will experience tingling and pelvic floor muscle contractions. Although you will feel it, most patients do not describe the procedure to be painful. The ability to control the intensity also allows you time to get used to the sensation.
Since this treatment is completely non-invasive, you will be able to stand up and resume all daily activities immediately afterwards with no downtime or recovery! You may observe improvement after a single session, and results will typically continue to improve over the next few weeks. Most patients require 6 sessions, booked twice a week for 3 weeks. Regular quarterly maintenance is recommended to retain your results.
After your Treatment
- You may experience mild tingling, fatigued muscle and possible tenderness in the area following your treatment.
- After the treatment, any soreness or tenderness in the area may last 24-48 hours.
- Some women may experience mild bleeding following treatment.