A Novel Treatment for Female Urinary IncontinenceEmsella is a new treatment for women with incontinence, a common problem affecting over 19 million women in the United States. The treatment involves the use of HIFEM technology to treat and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. The Emsella device is shaped like a chair, so patients can sit to receive their treatment. They do not have to remove their clothes and can walk-in and walk-out without any invasive procedure. The HIFEM technology emits focused electromagnetic energy that induces supramaximal muscular contractions in the pelvic floor region. This deep muscle stimulation offers benefits over Kegel exercises. The procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of urinary incontinence in women.
The treatment involves at least six sessions which are performed twice a week over a three-week period. Each session takes approximately 30 minutes. The treatment has been shown to strengthen muscles, increase blood flow, help restore neuromuscular control, and increase production of collagen and elastin, in addition to strengthening the muscles.