Will I Notice Improvement After My First EMSELLA® Treatment?
Urinary continence can be frustrating and embarrassing, and it can affect virtually anyone, regardless of age, gender, or lifestyle. For patients hoping to avoid the side effects and other downsides of incontinence medications and surgeries, EMSELLA can be a fantastic option. At NoSweat Fort Wayne, board-certified physician and wellness expert Dr. Philip Rettenmaier helps patients stay drier and feel more confident with the noninvasive and convenient EMSELLA treatment. Keep reading for a closer look at what to expect during and after an EMSELLA chair treatment, including when you can expect to start noticing an improvement in your symptoms.
Is there a nonsurgical way to treat incontinence?
Yes! While there is certainly no shortage of medications and invasive surgeries designed to improve urinary incontinence, many patients prefer a gentler, more natural treatment option. For these patients, the EMSELLA chair may be useful. It is important to note, however, that there are several different types of incontinence, as well as a multitude of factors that can contribute to a person’s urinary incontinence symptoms. Ideal candidates for treatment with EMSELLA are men and women whose primary concern is stress urinary incontinence associated with weakened pelvic floor muscles due to one or more of the following:
- Weight fluctuation
- Chronic cough
- Repetitive heavy lifting and other exercise
How does EMSELLA work?
During your treatment for urinary incontinence in Fort Wayne, IN, you’ll sit directly on the EMSELLA device, which closely resembles a normal chair. There is no need to disrobe for EMSELLA treatment, further adding to its convenience. During the treatment, which lasts for about 30 minutes, the EMSELLA device will emit high-frequency electromagnetic energy to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles, causing them to contract and – over time – become tighter and stronger. This ultimately helps reduce urinary leakage with laughter, sneezing, coughing, jumping, and other activities, and it can also improve a patient’s sexual function and experience.
Does the EMSELLA chair hurt?
As the EMSELLA chair simulates Kegel-like contractions in the pelvic floor muscles – almost 11,000 of them – patients may experience a pulling or tingling sensation, but most men and women report no discomfort during treatment.
How soon will my incontinence improve after EMSELLA treatment?
One of the most exciting benefits of treating urinary incontinence with EMSELLA is that most patients experience a noticeable improvement in their urinary symptoms after just one session. To achieve the optimal outcome, patients can expect to undergo a series of 4 – 6 EMSELLA treatments over the course of about one month. Following each EMSELLA treatment, patients can expect their urinary incontinence symptoms to continue to improve. With routine maintenance treatments every few years, many patients enjoy consistent, reliable dryness that allows them to once again enjoy all that life has to offer with comfort and confidence.
Kick incontinence pads to the curb with the EMSELLA chair in Fort Wayne, IN
If you’re tired of running to the restroom multiple times an hour or being embarrassed by unexpected urinary leakage, you may be a candidate for EMSELLA treatment. To learn if EMSELLA may be right for you, call NoSweat Fort Wayne to schedule your discreet consultation with board-certified physician and Fort Wayne, IN EMSELLA provider Dr. Philip Rettenmaier today.