EMFEMME 360™ vs. Emsella™: Which Treatment Is Right for Me?

Pregnancy, childbirth and menopause are momentous stages in a woman’s life that can create many positive experiences. But they can also result in physical changes that affect your well-being and sexual wellness.

The physical and hormonal changes that happen when you go through these three stages can weaken your pelvic floor muscles and change your vaginal wall. As a result, you may develop urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness and pain during sex. These symptoms can interfere with your ability to function as you used to and prevent you from doing things you enjoy.

If you are experiencing urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness and pain, then you may be a good candidate for either EMFEMME 360™ or Emsella™. Here is more information about each treatment to help you decide which one might be right for you.

What Is EMFEMME 360™?

EMFEMME 360™ is a noninvasive vaginal rejuvenation treatment. It uses revolutionary radiofrequency (RF) technology to address common female wellness concerns. EMFEMME 360™ can help address vaginal laxity after childbirth and treat symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), such as:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal itching
  • Tenderness and pain
  • Lack of lubrication
  • Pain with sex

The device is FDA-cleared to treat the above medical conditions to provide temporary relief from pain, spasms and poor blood flow.

Using RF energy, the device’s single-use probe that is inserted into the vagina delivers volumetric (360°) heating to the entire vaginal wall area. The controlled and mild heating to 104-113°F (40-45°C) increases blood circulation and collagen and elastin production. The result is a thicker vaginal epithelium (the outer layer of tissue) for better lubrication as well as a tighter and stronger vaginal wall.

As far as efficiency goes, clinical studies show that 83% of treated women resume their sexual life pain-free and that 94% of the treated women had significantly improved estrogen levels within vaginal wall cells. And where safety is concerned, the device can track and control tissue uniformly to reduce the risk of burns and injury.

What is particularly attractive about the EMFEMME 360™ treatment for patients is its short duration and convenience. In only eight minutes per session and after only three to four treatments, you can enjoy the results for six to 12 months. To enjoy your results even longer, we recommend “touch-up” appointments every 18 months.

What Is Emsella™?

Emsella™ is a noninvasive and FDA-cleared treatment developed by BTL for urinary incontinence and sexual wellness. The Emsella™ device is chair-shaped and uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy to induce powerful muscle contractions in the pelvic floor.

Hormonal and physical changes from pregnancy, childbirth and menopause can all weaken pelvic floor muscles, leading to urinary incontinence and poor sexual functioning. While Kegel exercises are a free and convenient way to tighten pelvic floor muscles, it takes time before you can see improvement, and many people do not perform them correctly.

Emsella™, on the other hand, leads to improvement in urinary incontinence in as little as three weeks. That’s because it delivers the equivalent of 11,000 Kegel contractions in half an hour. Most patients require six to eight treatments to reach maximum improvement.

The Emsella™ treatment is also comfortable and pain-free. For this treatment, you sit fully clothed on the chair-shaped device as it emits HIFEM energy into your pelvic floor for about 30 minutes. You may feel mild tingling and contractions during your treatment and no pain during and after. To help pass the time, bringing a book, your phone or another form of entertainment is a good idea. You can resume your usual routine immediately after treatment.

Regarding efficiency, clinical research found that 95% of treated patients reported an improved quality of life. However, some women need to have regular maintenance treatments to enjoy the benefits of this treatment for as long as needed. The pelvic floor muscles can weaken again, especially if you don’t exercise regularly.

EMFEMME 360™ vs. Emsella™

Because both EMFEMME 360™ and Emsella™ address feminine health, you may have trouble deciding between these two treatments. Here is a quick rundown of what each treatment is about to help you decide:

  • EMFEMME 360™ is more “invasive” with the probe-like applicator that needs to be inserted directly into the vagina to deliver treatment. The Emsella™ treatment does not require you to undress and involves no direct skin-to-device contact.
  • EMFEMME 360™ addresses sexual wellness and possibly urinary issues by improving the strength and lubrication of the vaginal wall. The Emsella™ treatment does this by strengthening weak pelvic floor muscles.
  • EMFEMME 360™ is ideal for women in their postmenopausal years because it treats issues caused by reduced estrogen production. Emsella™ can be a great option for new moms and postmenopausal women dealing with a weak pelvic floor.
  • EMFEMME 360™ may be best if your primary concern is vaginal dryness and poor sexual functioning. Emsella™ may be ideal if urinary incontinence is your main concern, be that due to childbirth or menopause.
  • The EMFEMME 360™ treatment is quick — lasting only 8 minutes and requiring just three to four sessions spaced one to two weeks apart. Emsella™ takes a little longer as each treatment lasts about 30 minutes, and most patients need six to eight treatments.

At the end of the day, which treatment you should choose is something you want to discuss with your provider. They will look at your medical history and help you decide on the best treatment option to address your unique concerns.

Learn More About Women’s Wellness at Lucienne Salon & Medical Spa

At Lucienne Salon & Medical Spa in South Jordan, UT, we take women’s health and well-being seriously. Our goal is to offer clients safe, effective and convenient treatments in a comfortable setting that will improve their confidence and well-being. That is why we offer both EMFEMME 360™ and Emsella™ to our South Jordan clients concerned about urinary incontinence and poor sexual functioning. If you think you may benefit from one of these treatments, feel free to call us today at 801-280-9990 to schedule a consultation.