Let’s Talk about EMSELLA & Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a concern for millions of Americans. Bladder leakage or an uncontrollable urge to urinate can cause embarrassment and disrupt your daily life. Fortunately, Lucienne Salon & Medical Spa in South Jordan, Utah, has a completely noninvasive way to improve your symptoms: EMSELLA. Keep reading to learn more about this groundbreaking treatment and how it can help.

What is Incontinence?

Anyone can suffer from urinary incontinence. It’s a common condition that results in loss of bladder control and uncontrollable leakage, especially when laughing, coughing or sneezing. For many people, a leaky bladder is more than a medical problem — it’s a concern that can negatively affect your emotional, social and intimate health. It can also cause unwanted embarrassment and leave you always looking for the bathroom.

Urinary incontinence can develop in men and women of all ages for a number of reasons. Typical causes include the following:

  • Weakened pelvic floor muscles
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Hormonal changes
  • Bladder infections or inflammation
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Loss of neuromuscular control

Stress incontinence is the most frequently occurring type of urinary incontinence, and it happens when the bladder and pelvic floor muscles fail to hold the urine in place. As a result, activities that put pressure on the bladder, such as laughing, sneezing or exercising, can cause a leakage. There are also several other types of urinary incontinence that are often experienced by both men and women.

Types of Urinary Incontinence

Normally, the brain and bladder work together to control urinary function. As the bladder fills, its walls expand and pressure is exerted that tells you it’s time to go. Then, the brain sends a message to the muscles surrounding the bladder and forces them to contract, emptying the stored urine. At the same time, muscles around the urethra relax and allow it to flow out of the body. This process requires the cooperation of the brain, nerves and a number of muscle groups to function properly. But sometimes, the weakening of these components can disrupt our ability to ‘hold it’ and lead to involuntary leakage.

There are five main types of urinary incontinence, but most are easily treatable by devices like EMSELLA that strengthen the pelvic floor and bladder muscles. For best results, it’s important to know which type of incontinence you have and its underlying cause.

Stress Incontinence

Stress incontinence is one of the most common forms of urinary incontinence, affecting one-third of all women at some point in their lives. It can also occur in men, but the prevalence tends to be lower. Risk factors for stress incontinence include pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, nerve injuries, pelvic surgery, obesity and prostate cancer. These concerns can put pressure on the bladder and weaken the pelvic floor muscles.

Urge Incontinence

Urge incontinence is sometimes called an overactive bladder. It results in a frequent, sudden need to urinate, often followed by a small amount of leakage. Some people may also not be able to get to the bathroom in time. Urge incontinence can interfere with daily life and make it difficult to enjoy normal activities. Medical conditions like diabetes or Parkinson’s that cause nerve damage can lead to urge incontinence, but it may also stem from bladder problems or infections.

Overflow Incontinence

Overflow incontinence happens when you can’t empty your bladder completely, which leads to unexpected leakage. In men, the most common cause of overflow incontinence is an enlarged prostate, but it can also be caused by weak bladder muscles, blockages, nerve damage and certain medications.

Mixed Incontinence

More than half of people with stress incontinence also have urge incontinence. When both occur simultaneously, it’s known as mixed incontinence. You may have this type of incontinence if your bladder leaks while laughing, sneezing or coughing and you frequently experience a sudden urge to urinate that can’t be ignored.

Functional Incontinence

Functional incontinence is caused by physical or mental impairments that make it difficult to get to the bathroom in time. Otherwise, bladder function is normal. Treatment for this type of incontinence involves improving a patient’s mobility and removing barriers to the toilet.

How Can EMSELLA Help?

EMSELLA is a revolutionary FDA-cleared treatment for urinary incontinence that works by stimulating muscle contractions to strengthen and improve bladder support. A noninvasive and nonsurgical solution, EMSELLA uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to restore neuromuscular control and relieve symptoms quickly and comfortably, with no downtime or recovery. It has been proven effective in up to 95 percent of patients experiencing stress, urge, overflow or mixed incontinence.

  • Targets the entire pelvic floor for comprehensive treatments
  • Appropriate for all genders, ages and body types
  • Symptom improvement after just one treatment
  • Comfortable, noninvasive HIFEM technology
  • Convenient sessions last less than 30 minutes

What to Expect From Your Emsella Treatment

EMSELLA gives you freedom from urinary incontinence by increasing the strength of your pelvic floor to better support your bladder. It is completely noninvasive and there are no probes, lasers or needles involved. You’ll notice a difference after your first appointment, but most patients receive a series of six treatments over the course of three weeks for maximum effectiveness. Our team will recommend the best approach for your needs.

During treatment, you’ll remain fully clothed as you recline comfortably in the EMSELLA chair. Then, waves of HIFEM energy will be emitted to trigger thousands of muscle contractions that strengthen and tighten your pelvic floor. You’ll be able to feel this happening, but it isn’t painful or uncomfortable. Each treatment delivers the equivalent of thousands of Kegel exercises, which are beneficial for both men and women. Afterward, you can return home and immediately resume your normal routine without restrictions or downtime.

Ready to Learn More?

Don’t let urinary incontinence hold you back and stop you from living in the moment. Reclaim control of your bladder with EMSELLA at Lucienne Salon & Medical Spa. To learn more or schedule a consultation, call us today and we’ll help you get started. You can reach our Daybreak office at 801-280-9990, or our Riverpark office at 801-601-8282.