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How It Works

HOW DOES
BTL EMSELLA WORK?

BTL Emsella is an innovative development in the field of pelvic health, changing women’s lives across the world. Using High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic, (HIFEM) technology, BTL Emsella is one of the easiest, most relaxing, and non-invasive treatments available to help reduce urinary leakage and dribbles, and free women from incontinence.

By the time you come in for a BTL Emsella treatment, you will likely have weak or atrophied muscle support around your pelvic floor. This is what causes many women to suffer embarrassing urinary incontinence or decreased sexual satisfaction. Strengthening these muscles, and helping them to become tighter will go a long way in improving the patients’ quality of life.

With BTL Emsella you don’t have to think about whether you are doing it right. Under the direction of your doctor, you need only sit comfortably and wait out the treatment. There is no discomfort and rather than have to work on it every day, or twice a day, you will only need twice-weekly appointments.


WHAT IS INCONTINENCE?

The most common type of incontinence is stress incontinence, which happens when the pelvic floor muscles become weaker. Usually the pelvic floor muscles wrap tightly around the urethra, holding everything together, after childbirth and the menopause, the muscles can become weaker causing incontinence. This means that the muscles don’t wrap so tightly around the urethra and bladder, and can relax at some inconvenient times, leading to embarrassing leaks!


HOW CAN YOU TREAT
STRESS INCONTINENCE?

A common treatment for stress incontinence is Kegel exercises which gradually strengthen the pelvic floor muscles by regularly tensing and relaxing them. These can be effective, but are time-consuming and difficult, with slow progress, and for women with particularly weak pelvic floor muscles, are often not possible.

Traditionally, Kegel exercises have been recommended as the most effective non-invasive means of improving pelvic floor muscle strength. Unfortunately, it is difficult for many to identify the correct muscles to work on and maintain the necessary focus. Consequently, the success rate with these exercises can vary anywhere between 30-90%. For those with more severe forms of incontinence, Kegels are not helpful.

Certain risks can occur when Kegels are done incorrectly. From further weakening the pelvic floor muscles to tightening so much as to make intercourse painful, there are many ways this approach can go wrong for a patient.


THE TREATMENT PROCESS AT ESTRADA CLINIC

Consultation

The process begins with a consultation during which we will go over medical history and symptoms to determine if this is a suitable treatment for you.

During the Treatment

During your session, all you have to do is take a seat comfortably on the Emsella chair. It is in a private section of the clinic so you can have privacy as you go through the treatment. There isn’t any need to undress or change into a gown, so you can stay in your clothing and remain seated for a 28-minute session. You may experience some tingling but there is no pain or other discomforts. You can bring a book or something to listen to that will keep you occupied for that duration.

During each session, you will have experienced the equivalent of about 11,000 Kegels. This procedure helps to not only strengthen existing muscles but also build new muscle fibres and stimulate proteins. This also helps to enhance the neuromuscular control of the bladder.

The normal treatment takes about six to eight sessions, conducted over the course of two to three weeks. You should be able to experience some improvement right from your first session with the most noticeable difference by the sixth session.

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

Treating Stress Incontinence With BTL Emsella

BTL Emsella uses its HIFEM technology to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles without you having to tense consciously. The electromagnetic currents help to trigger muscular contractions, which ‘works out’ the muscles in the same way Kegels would! Using High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology, BTL Emsella stimulates the pelvic floor muscles. This is done much the same way Kegel exercises work, only at a greater intensity, speed and without conscious effort. This technology generates electromagnetic currents which create a magnetic field around the pelvic floor. This field then triggers the contractions that give the muscles an intense workout. Your muscles become stronger and tighter with each session. With BTL Emsella, the muscles are targeted without you having to think about it, meaning it can actually tense your muscles far more than you could on your own. This is called the supramaximal level of contraction, and means the BTL Emsella can deliver the equivalent of around 11,000 Kegel exercises in one treatment. The treatment also triggers the production of new muscle fibres and proteins, to make the muscles stronger and tighter and improve the link between your pelvic floor muscles and the brain, helping you prevent leaks in the future.

The BTL Emsella is FDA approved, and gives women a non-surgical, unintrusive and comfortable alternative to many other treatments for incontinence. There isn’t any recovery or downtime after a BTL Emsella treatment, and unlike a lot of other similar treatments, it can be carried out without you even having to get undressed! The treatments take just under half an hour per session, and you can feel the results within two to three sessions.

If you think that BTL Emsella may be right for you, contact Estrada Clinic on 0800 772 3952, and see how we can help improve your pelvic health or Get in Touch in the form below.

Frequently Asked Questions

The results of BTL Emsella treatment can be seen as soon as after the first treatment in some women. However, we recommend a minimum course length of six to eight weekly treatments to see optimum results from the treatment, and most people see and feel results after two or three treatment sessions.

The procedure is not at all painful, and many people bring along friends or family to chat to during treatment. You may also want to bring a book or magazine to read while on the Emsella chair.

Some women feel the tensing and relaxing of the pelvic floor muscles during treatment, but this has been described as a very similar sensation to regular kegel exercises, and isn't uncomfortable.

A single BTL Emsella treatment takes less than half an hour - 28 minutes to be precise!

While some women will feel results after the first treatment, a minimum of six weekly or biweekly sessions is appropriate to feel the optimum results of BTL Emsella. We'll tailor your treatment plan to you and your body to create the most effective results.

If you are struggling with stress incontinence, BTL Emsella might be the perfect treatment for you.

BTL Emsella can improve the symptoms of stress incontinence caused by menopause or childbirth, as well as other intimate health conditions, including vaginal laxity and difficulty reaching orgasm.

However, if you are pregnant, have a pacemaker, have metal plates in your body, such as hip replacements or if you have a copper coil or IUD, then BTL Emsellais not suitable for you, and we can help give you the information you need to choose a different treatment in these cases. You should also remove any intimate piercings before treatment with BTL Emsella.

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