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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 can strike at any time—including the most inopportune moments—and affects the quality of life for countless women, causing emotional distress and presenting hygienic concerns. Many women, both young and old, struggle daily with the embarrassing and often debilitating effects of this condition. 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! Incontinence can be caused by one or more issues, including:

  • Weakened elastin and collagen fibers due to natural aging processes
  • Neuromuscular control loss
  • Changes from pregnancy that persist after labor and delivery
  • Weakened muscles in the pelvic floor

Many women believe incontinence is an unavoidable part of the aging process, but fortunately, effective treatments are available! Until now, medical treatment generally consisted of simple advice to do more Kegels, many trips to a physical therapist, or costly and invasive pelvic floor surgery. EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center is pleased to add Emsella™ to their nonsurgical treatment technologies that are FDA approved for mixed stress and urge incontinence and bladder control. The results are long-lasting and can help you confidently live your life without worry about accidental leakages or incidents again.

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 muscle stimulation, using proprietary HIFEM® technology. High-intensity focused electromagnetic energy is delivered to pelvic floor muscles, stimulating contractions similar to Kegel exercises, but with more intensity and higher repetitions. In fact, it is the same as performing 11,000 supramaximal Kegels in under 30 minutes at 100% effort, achieving more strengthening and control than you could possibly do with Kegels on your own.
  • All you do is relax, fully clothed, in the special Emsella™ chair, for about a half hour. Treatments are non-invasive and 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.

The treatment has no side effects or downtime and you can notice life-changing improvement in as little as three weeks!

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 non-invasive 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 the 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), or “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 complication

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 who experiences 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 Kegels properly, or simply do not have time in their busy schedules for this routine.

The success of Emsella™ treatment is rooted in high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy or HIFEM® Technology. The device delivers HIFEM 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 re-programming 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 tingling 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, and the vast majority of patients report no discomfort during the procedure. If pain is experienced, 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 a 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 an overall improvement in the 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 the ability to perform proper pelvic floor muscle contractions after treatment.
At EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center, Dr. Covey oversees all of our licensed healthcare providers who perform 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 personalized treatment plan that helps you feel and look the way you want to.
At EsthetixMD, we are proud to be the leading medical spa in Bend, OR, offering a wide array of minimally invasive and non-surgical treatments to help you look and feel your best. With our warm and relaxed environment, you can feel comfortable asking Dr. Covey about your feminine concerns and receiving this effective treatment to help you overcome incontinence issues. Call EsthetixMD in Bend, OR at (541) 303-9155 to schedule an appointment today!

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EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center is dedicated to providing safe, effective medical and cosmetic solutions that help men and women look and feel their best. Our med spa clinicians team are all certified and comprises of Dr. Jamie McAllister; Dr. Jeffrey Scott; Dr. Marlene Covey; Amy Milne, RN; Jennifer Preston, RN; Rebecca Covey; Cri Tillia; Kali Booher; Sarah Wiley; Sara Nicole Will; Celia Coe; Jauna Bottmiller; Nicholas A. Miller; Kela Covey.
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