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Did you know that stress urinary incontinence is most prevalent in women between 40 and 59 years? Overall urinary incontinence impacts 53% of women over 20, but what about men?

Urinary incontinence in women is often in the headlines, but men are not immune to bladder issues. If you have struggled with incontinence or have been told you need to strengthen your pelvic floor, an Emsella treatment might be the ideal choice for you!

Luckily, we will break down how Emsella works for women and men, along with its host of additional benefits, so keep reading for more information!

What Is Emsella?

The Emsella chair is a technology-based device that requires patients to sit on and helps improve pelvic floor musculature. How does it work? 

Emsella uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic waves that cause supramaximal pelvic floor contractions, similar to a kegel exercise. These direct contractions are non-invasive and pain-free, helping improve strength in as little as one session. The FDA has cleared this therapeutic tool for weak pelvic floor muscles, and current data suggests it is safe. 

Emsella Benefits

The most popular use of Emsella is for urinary incontinence (more on that below). But Emsella treatments reach far beyond that. When you break down what Emsella does, it facilitates a stronger pelvic floor. 

Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles that line the bottom of your pelvis. They support various organs such as:

  • Bladder
  • Bowels
  • Sexual function

A weakened pelvic floor causes more than urinary incontinence. It can lead to:

  • Vaginal prolapse
  • Difficulty recovering from childbirth
  • Difficulty recovering from prostate surgery
  • Rectal prolapse

Strengthening your pelvic floor is always recommended after surgery for one of the organs listed above or following childbirth. The go-to method is kegel exercises.

However, other strengthening techniques include bridges and squats. Emsella helps facilitate similar muscle contractions in less time and achieves better maximal contraction. The end result is a stronger pelvic floor that avoids long-term medical complications or future surgeries. 

Emsella for Urinary Incontinence

One of the primary benefits of an Emsella treatment is to treat urinary incontinence. On average, approximately one out of every four women will experience urinary incontinence

Pregnancy, aging, and other medical factors can cause bladder leaks. Sometimes, incontinence only occurs when someone laughs, sneezes, or coughs. Other times, it can happen sporadically and can lead to reduced self-confidence, especially when going out with friends or family. 

The Emsella chair is a non-invasive and safe option to treat urinary incontinence. The high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) waves stimulate pelvic floor musculature and facilitate contractions. 

Essentially, Emsella works similarly to kegel exercises, although the results are more extreme. As an example, the Emsella chair mimics nearly 11,000 kegel exercises in under 30 minutes. This is virtually impossible to try and accomplish independently. 

These overwhelming statistics make an obvious case for why you should use Emsella for women and urinary incontinence. But what about men? 

Studies found that approximately 100 million men globally suffer from urinary incontinence. In population groups in the United States, they found that about 22% of men experienced episodes of incontinence

While these numbers are less than women’s, it is still impactful. Although, fewer men report seeking help for incontinence. This makes Emsella for men a pain-free and easy solution to managing incontinence symptoms. 

Emsella for Men

Many men experience incontinence after prostate surgery. Why? 

During prostate surgery, especially radical prostatectomy, one of the main valves that control urinary input and output is removed. While other valves help with continence, these slight changes could result in urine leakage. Other contributing factors may be:

  • Age
  • Weight
  • Urethra characteristics

In some cases, incontinence subsides after a few months. Unfortunately, the accuracy of urinary incontinence data is a bit cloudy. Experts suggest anywhere from 2.5% to 90% of post-radical prostatectomy patients could have urinary problems

Retraining pelvic floor musculature plays a critical role in recovery. Rather than going through lengthy therapy sessions, Emsella treatments are widely used as a reliable strengthening tool.  

Emsella for Women

Many women (and men) assume incontinence is directly linked with age. While age plays a factor, especially in menopausal women, there is more to the story. 

Most women experience weakening pelvic floor musculature after childbirth. What can this result in?

  • Loss of bladder control
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Organ prolapse
  • Painful sex
  • Vaginal flatulence
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Increased urgency
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Patients often assume that painful sex or reduced vaginal lubricant could signify a sexually transmitted infection. It is essential to rule out other health factors, but your pelvic floor can help with sexual intimacy and pleasure.

If you notice some of these signs post-partum, don’t neglect them. Instead, reach out to a local clinic, try an Emsella treatment, and start noticing a difference!

Is an Emsella Treatment Safe for Men and Women?

An Emsella treatment is not solely designed for one gender. It is non-invasive, making it a safe tool for men and women.

Along with Emsella treatments, talk to your doctor about ongoing symptoms or other therapies. While Emsella is an excellent tool, you should not neglect a healthy lifestyle, exercise, and regular physicals with your physician. 

Schedule Your Next Emsella Treatment

Whether you have noticed incontinence, changes during sex, or have undergone pelvic surgery, an Emsella treatment can help. Men and women have noticed a difference in using Emsella for pelvic floor strengthening. 

Rather than spend hours performing kegel exercises daily, Emsella simulates thousands in thirty minutes. Ready to get started?

At Chin Up! Aesthetics, we specialize in several body treatments and minimally invasive procedures. Contact us today and get scheduled for your next Emsella treatment!

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