How EmSella Chair Works
BTL EMSELLA™ is FDA approved to treat urinary incontinence in both women and men, who experience bladder leaks due to coughing, laughing or exertion – as well as those who have sudden urges to urinate.
EmSella treats both stress urinary incontinence and urge urinary incontinence. Stress incontinence is bladder leaking with coughing or jumping, and is linked to both vaginal childbirth and menopausal changes. Urge incontinence, on the other hand is characterized by a sudden, strong need to urinate – often without warning. Urge incontinence can be the result of diet, weight gain, smoking and certain medical conditions such as diabetes.
During the EmSella procedure you sit on the EmSella chair – remaining fully clothed. The device emits electromagnetic waves that cause a tingling feeling as they contract the pelvic floor muscles. Thousands of contractions per second engage all of the muscles of the pelvis at once, and is the equivalent of doing many thousands of Kegels in less than a half hour.
A typical treatment takes about 30 minutes and patients typically require 6 sessions, spaced once or twice a week. Many patients observe improvement in bladder leaks after just a single session. And the results will typically continue to improve over the next few weeks.
There is no downtime, and patients may resume daily activities – including work, exercise or sexual intimacy – immediately after the treatment. In clinical studies, after 6 treatments, 67% of patients reduced or completely eliminated the use of urinary pads. And a full 95% of EmSella patients reported an improved quality of life.