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Banish SUI and UI with BTL Emsella™ treatment and say no to incontinence in Bend, OR

BTL Emsella PIC Unit chairAre you among the one in four women aged 30 to 59 that can’t run or exercise without worrying about stress or urge incontinence? Like nearly half of them, are you reluctant to talk with your family doctor about this distressing women’s intimate health issue? Do you long for a nonsurgical solution with no drug or surgery related side effects? Then it is time to explore discreet, painless BTL Emsella™ treatment at EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center in Bend, OR.

Non-invasive treatment

Involuntary urine leakage affects quality of life four countless women, causing emotional distress and presenting hygienic concerns. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is loss of support for the urethra from deconditioned pelvic floor muscles, usually a result of vaginal childbirth, or body aging associated with hormonal changes during menopause. Urge incontinence (UI) causes bladder contractions and a relentless desire to use the restroom. Some women have a combination of the two types!

Until now, medical treatment generally consisted of medications many trips to a physical therapist or pelvic floor surgery. EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center is pleased to add Emsella™ to their nonsurgical treatment technologies FDA approved for mixed stress and urge incontinence and bladder control.

While the Ultra Femme 360 improves SUI, Emsella™ takes relief a step further with significant improvement for patients with SUI, UI, or both.

This effective treatment is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  • The FDA-cleared device delivers deep pelvic floor muscles stimulation, using proprietary HIFEM® Technology. High-intensity focused electromagnetic energy is delivered to pelvic floor muscles, stimulating contractions similar to Kegel exercises, but more intense and high-repetition 11,000 supramaximal Kegels in under 30 minutes, these are done at 100% more than can be achieved naturally.
  • All you do is relax, fully clothed, in the special Emsella™ chair, for about a half hour. Treatments are pain-free and you are able to resume daily activities immediately.
  • A series of six sessions (twice a week for three weeks) is recommended to develop new motor patterns that improve muscle strength and lift the pelvic floor, for continence control.

Experienced Bend, OR physician offers BTL Emsella™ treatment

Call (541) 303-9155 to schedule a visit with Dr. Marlene Covey at EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center. She has more than 30 years of experience in gynecology and has helped many women overcome incontinence issues. As a female physician, Dr. Covey understand your concerns and how difficult it can be to voice them. Yet patients find it easy to open up to her in this discreet, relaxed atmosphere.

Ten common questions about BTL Emsella™ treatment

Emsella™ is a game-changing therapy for improvement in urinary incontinence in women. It is a nonsurgical, non-pharmaceutical, and completely noninvasive method of strengthening pelvic floor muscles to restore natural body function. Emsella™ is designed to help you regain control of your bladder, and your self-confidence. One treatment provides benefits equivalent to 11,000 supramaximal Kegels.

Women with mild to moderate leakage – SUI (stress urinary incontinence) from vaginal childbirth or muscle laxity associated with aging, may achieve significant relief or full resolution of incontinence. The vaginal canal and surrounding tissues stretch during the birthing process. This weakens the pelvic floor, the muscular base of the abdomen just above the pelvis that helps to support proper position and function of the bladder and other organs. In some cases, especially with two or more pregnancies, these tissues do not bounce back to their original condition, allowing involuntary urine leakage.

Hormonal changes during menopause also weaken pelvic floor muscles. During and following this time of life, a woman may develop difficulty with bladder control – a need to use the bathroom frequently or urgently. Emsella™ effectively treats UI (urge incontinence) – “overactive bladder” with contractions that create a strong urge to go “right now.”

Most reasonably healthy women are good candidates for Emsella™, since there is no risk of drug interaction or surgical complications.

Multiple layers of muscle and connective tissues form a hammock from the tailbone to the pubic bone. This sling keeps the bladder and other organs in place . . . when the muscles are strong and resilient. Often a doctor’s first advice for a woman experience bladder control issues is a program of Kegel exercises, and it can be effective for mild cases of incontinence. Kegels involve isolating, squeezing, and holding pelvic muscles, repeatedly. Many women don’t know how to perform Kegel’s properly, or simply do not have time in their busy schedules for this routine.

The success of Emsella™ treatment is rooted in HIFEM® Technology. The device delivers high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy that triggers thousands of deep muscle contractions – something like Kegel exercises, but faster and more intense. It strengthens and lifts pelvic floor muscles naturally, supporting the bladder and relieving unexpected pressure from sneezing, coughing, laughing, or lifting. Plus, some women experience improvement in sexual function.

Radiofrequency and laser vaginal rejuvenation techniques are used off label by an experienced Doctor to encourage the collagen production by heating the tissue safely to thicken and tighten internal vaginal and external vulvar tissues. These treatments also have not received a specific FDA approval as Emsella has. These treatments provide some additional pelvic support that may help with stress urinary incontinence. Emsella™, however, is focused on toning pelvic floor muscles and reprograming motor patterns to reduce stress and urge incontinence, or a combination of these conditions.
Relaxing! All you do is sit back in the comfortable Emsella™ chair and read, catch up on phone calls, or simply decompress. You don’t even have to remove your clothing. A treatment session takes about half an hour, and there is no downtime, so you can return to work or play right away.
No. Most patients describe the sensation as strange or unusual at the first session but adapt quickly. It feels something like repeated tugging on the pelvic floor, with contractions becoming stronger as intensity is increased in progressive sessions. However, treatment should not be painful. If this is the case, it is generally because of an inexperienced provider.
Just like it takes time to tone your abs with sit-ups, results from Emsella™ require a little patience – about three weeks. During this time you are scheduled for two sessions each week and improvement continues for several weeks thereafter. Some women, though, see noticeable change after the first treatment.
Very. Emsella™ is cleared by the Food and Drug Administration specifically for mixed incontinence for women. There are no side effects such as those associated with medications, including urinary retention which can result from Botox injections for incontinence.
Yes. An initial study reveals a 95 percent success rate evaluated as overall improvement in quality of life. Most exciting is that patients maintained these results through six months. Sixty-seven percent were able to totally stop using hygienic pads, and 40 percent reported ability to perform proper pelvic floor muscle contractions after treatment.
Ask! Before scheduling treatment, find out if the provider you are considering is a medical doctor, experienced in gynecology. Ask if he or she has completed Emsella™ training from BTL, and how many procedures have been administered.
At EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center, Dr. Covey performs all Emsella™ treatments. You get a woman’s compassion combined with three decades of experience in gynecology. With a well-rounded medical background and a wealth of innovative technologies at her fingertips, Dr. Covey is in a great position to answer questions, describe treatment options, and develop a personalize treatment plan that helps you feel and look the way you want to.
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