BTL Emsella®: The New Surgery-Free Solution for Female Urinary Incontinence

Apr 16, 2024
BTL Emsella®: The New Surgery-Free Solution for Female Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence can be tough to talk about, but there’s no reason to be embarrassed about this surprisingly common condition. Read on to learn more about its causes, types, and the state-of-the-art treatment Emsella®.

Urinary incontinence — or the involuntary leaking of urine — can wreak havoc on your life and affect everything from your social activities to your mental health. Fortunately, a number of treatment options are available including Emsella®, a noninvasive breakthrough procedure designed to help retrain your pelvic floor muscles.

 At The Breast Place in North Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Jennifer Beatty and our skilled team help women facing health challenges navigate their journey with hope and compassion. Whether you're dealing with breast cancer, struggling with urinary incontinence, or seeking empowerment through aesthetic and wellness treatments, we can help.

Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence can be embarrassing, but you’re far from alone with this issue. It affects about 30% of women age 30-60 and can significantly impact daily activities.

Certain changes over the span of a woman's life can contribute to this condition, including pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. Aging can play a role, too, as can certain neurological disorders.

Incontinence types

Stress incontinence results from pressure on the bladder while doing everyday things like laughing, coughing, exercising, or lifting something heavy. Urge incontinence occurs when you have a sudden, strong urge to go immediately and urine loss results.

 A bladder that doesn't fully empty can lead to overflow incontinence. Not being able to make it to the bathroom in time due to a physical or mental issue is known as functional incontinence.

 Some people have a combination of types.

Treatments for incontinence

The good news is that there are a variety of treatment choices depending on the type of incontinence you’re dealing with and how much it is affecting your life.

 Lifestyle modifications like doing exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, making modifications to your diet, and practicing certain bladder habits like emptying on a regular schedule help some people. Others may need medication or even possibly surgery.

 Another option for certain women is using high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology. That’s where surgery-free Emsella comes in.

Pelvic floor therapy and HIFEM technology

The pelvic floor consists of muscles and connective tissues and plays a crucial role in urinary continence as well as other health issues, such as preventing pelvic organ prolapse.

 Women experiencing stress incontinence and urge incontinence often have a weakened pelvic floor. HIFEM therapy with Emsella is a nonsurgical, noninvasive cutting-edge treatment that uses the high-intensity focused electromagnetic wave to stimulate intense supramaximal muscle contractions to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.

 Typically treatment consists of a 30-minute session twice a week for a period of three weeks. You remain fully clothed and sit in the chair, and it delivers thousands of pelvic floor muscle contractions to retrain your muscles.

If you’re living with urinary incontinence, there’s no reason to suffer in silence. Click to book an appointment at The Breast Place, or call the office today at 843-797-1941 to find out if Emsella could be right for you.