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Each year, urinary incontinence affects millions of men and women in the United States alone. As we get older, the muscles of the pelvic floor can become stretched and weakened, leading to symptoms of bladder leakage, a frequent urge to urinate and a loss of bladder control. This can cause shame and embarrassment due to unwanted accidents and keep you from spending time with family and friends.

At Lucienne Salon Spa Boutique in South Jordan, Utah, we understand that when you’re constantly worried about your bladder and always looking for the bathroom, you’re not enjoying your life to the fullest. To help men and women who struggle with urinary incontinence find symptom relief, we’re pleased to offer Emsella, a revolutionary device that helps you regain control of your bladder and restore your confidence.

What Causes Urinary Incontinence?

The bladder is a hollow muscular organ that collects and stores urine. During urination, the bladder contracts to move urine through to the urethra while the surrounding muscles relax to let it pass. When these muscles become weakened and no longer function properly, urine can leak from the body. Incontinence and bladder leakage can happen for many reasons, including:

  • Weak or overactive bladder muscles
  • Weak pelvic floor muscles
  • Nerve damage
  • Blockage
  • Bladder infections or inflammation
  • Loss of neuromuscular control
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Enlarged prostate

Urinary incontinence is more common among women than men, affecting 30 percent of women over the age of 30. Risk factors include gender, age, smoking, obesity and family history, and although you can lower your risk, prevention isn’t always possible. Fortunately, a variety of surgical and nonsurgical treatments are now available to help reduce the symptoms of incontinence. Among the available options, Emsella is emerging as the most effective and innovative treatment, improving the quality of life of men and women everywhere in just a few short sessions.

What is Emsella?

Emsella is a noninvasive, FDA-cleared treatment for incontinence that uses gentle but effective high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy to significantly increase bladder control in both men and women. This proven technology has been shown to improve symptoms in 95 percent of patients, with many noticing results after just one treatment. At Lucienne Salon Spa Boutique, your Emsella treatment will be tailored just for you. Our team will develop a treatment plan designed to produce optimal results, allowing you to stop worrying about incontinence and start focusing on the important things in life.

How Does Emsella Work?

Emsella uses revolutionary HIFEM technology to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles, causing a series of contractions that are the equivalent of thousands of Kegel exercises. By stimulating the pelvic floor region, the muscles become stronger and more able to sufficiently support the pelvic organs, giving patients more control over their bladder. Nonsurgical and noninvasive, Emsella produces no discomfort or downtime and you’ll be able to resume all normal activities immediately after your treatment.

Am I a Good Candidate for Emsella?

Men and women of all ages looking for a solution to urinary incontinence are good candidates for Emsella. Whether you experience stress or urge incontinence, Emsella can improve your quality of life by effectively addressing symptoms with no downtime or recovery period. If you have certain implants, a pacemaker or have recently had surgery, talk to your doctor first before beginning treatment to make sure it’s safe to proceed.

What to Expect From Your Emsella Treatment

During your treatment, you’ll sit comfortably in the innovative Emsella chair, which allows you to remain fully clothed while the HIFEM energy is delivered to your pelvic floor — there are no probes, handpieces or other devices that need to be inserted for a truly noninvasive treatment. As you relax, the HIFEM technology will trigger thousands of Kegel-like contractions to strengthen and tone your pelvic muscles. Although you can feel it happening, this sensation causes no discomfort and you’ll be able to resume all normal activities after your appointment. Each treatment delivers the equivalent of over 11,000 Kegels and lasts about 30 minutes, producing reliable results that restore neuromuscular control in easy, convenient sessions.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Each patient is unique and the number of treatments you’ll need will vary, but our team will develop a customized plan just for you. For optimal results, most patients receive a series of six treatments twice a week to improve urinary incontinence. After that, one maintenance treatment every four to six months is often recommended, but some may need additional treatments depending on the severity of their condition.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect?

Emsella is quickly becoming the gold standard in treating urinary incontinence, with proven results that safely and effectively provide symptom relief by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. Many patients see results after their first session, but the most noticeable improvements develop after a series of treatments. Results will continue to improve in the weeks following your appointment, with 67 percent of patients able to decrease or completely eliminate their use of hygienic pads after Emsella.

More About Urinary Incontinence

By stimulating thousands of supramaximal pelvic floor muscle contractions per session, Emsella strengthens and re-educates the muscles that control urination. This allows the pelvic floor to support the pelvic organs better and helps the detrusor muscle relax to reduce bladder overactivity. With a stronger pelvic floor and calmer bladder, patients can significantly reduce or eliminate incontinence episodes of all types.

Stress Incontinence

This is the most common type, caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles. It results in leakage when pressure is put on the bladder during physical activities like exercise, coughing, sneezing or laughing. Emsella strengthens the pelvic floor to better support the bladder and prevents leakage during stress.

Urge Incontinence

Also known as overactive bladder, this type causes a sudden, intense urge to urinate followed by involuntary loss of urine. The bladder muscle contracts too quickly, even when urine volume is low. Emsella works to calm the bladder muscle and improve control.

Mixed Incontinence

This is a combination of stress and urge incontinence, where people experience symptoms of both types. Emsella’s unique technology allows it to simultaneously address the weakened pelvic floor and overactive bladder to alleviate mixed incontinence.


Studies show that incontinence affects over 25 million American adults, with many more cases going unreported due to shame or stigma.

  • 30-50% of women over age 65
  • 30% of women ages 30-60
  • 1.5-5% of males under age 65
  • 30% of women who have given birth

Despite its prevalence, many people still suffer in silence due to embarrassment. At Lucienne, we aim to normalize the conversation around incontinence and inform patients that effective, noninvasive solutions like Emsella are available. You don’t have to live with it – we can help you regain control and improve your quality of life.

Ideal Candidates

Emsella is also safe and appropriate for a wide range of patients. There are no BMI or age restrictions, and it can be used in both men and women with stress, urge or mixed incontinence. The main contraindications are pregnancy, severe pelvic organ prolapse and metal implants or electronic devices in the treatment area. If you’re seeking a safe, discreet and convenient way to treat urinary incontinence without surgery or downtime, Emsella may be right for you.

How Emsella’s HIFEM Technology Works

Emsella harnesses the power of High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy to stimulate deep pelvic floor muscles. It generates a powerful electromagnetic field that passes through the body safely and induces thousands of supramaximal contractions in the pelvic floor and detrusor muscles.

Each 28-minute session causes 11,200 pelvic floor contractions – like doing 11,200 Kegel exercises! This is far more than you could do voluntarily, as Emsella penetrates deep into the muscles to stimulate muscle fibers that are hard to activate on your own.

This intense stimulation leads to muscle re-education and strengthening over a series of treatments. With consistent sessions, the pelvic floor muscles remodel and create new protein strands and muscle fibers, improving neuromuscular control. The stronger muscles can better support the pelvic organs and prevent bladder leakage.

HIFEM energy also helps to relax the detrusor muscle responsible for bladder contractions. By calming the overactivity of the bladder muscle, Emsella can reduce urge incontinence and feelings of needing to urinate frequently.

With its unique dual action on the pelvic floor and bladder muscles, Emsella offers a comprehensive approach to treating incontinence without discomfort or downtime.

What to Expect During an Emsella Treatment Course

To achieve optimal results with Emsella, we recommend a treatment course of 6 sessions delivered twice a week over three weeks. Each session lasts just 28 minutes.

You’ll sit on the Emsella chair while remaining fully clothed during each visit. As the HIFEM energy passes through your pelvic floor and stimulates thousands of contractions, you’ll feel a strong pulling and lifting sensation in your pelvic muscles.

This may feel strange initially, but it is not painful, and most patients quickly adjust to the sensation. No recovery period is needed, so you can resume all normal daily activities immediately after each session.

While you may notice some improvement in symptoms after your first 1-2 sessions, the most dramatic results will appear 2-4 weeks after completing your initial series of 6 treatments. At this point, your pelvic floor muscles will be noticeably stronger and more responsive, leading to better bladder control and less incontinence.

To maintain your results long-term, we recommend a single maintenance treatment every 4-6 months or as needed. This will help prevent regression and strengthen your pelvic floor to support your bladder. Your provider will work with you to create a customized maintenance plan based on your individual needs and goals.

Designed for Optimal Patient Comfort

Many incontinence treatments require an internal probe or electrode, which can be uncomfortable and prevent some patients from seeking help. Emsella eliminates this barrier with its innovative chair design that allows the HIFEM energy to penetrate deep into the pelvic floor without needing to undress or have anything inserted.

During an Emsella treatment, you simply sit on the chair fully clothed while the electromagnetic coil built into the seat stimulates the entire pelvic floor region from outside the body. You’ll feel your muscles contracting strongly, but it is not painful. Treatment is comfortable enough that some patients even read a book or nap during their session.

This contactless, discreet delivery makes Emsella more accessible and approachable for many patients who may be hesitant about more invasive options. It’s also hands-free for the patient and provider, with no risk of cross-contamination. You sit back and let Emsella do the work for you.

Clinical Evidence of Emsella’s Efficacy for Incontinence

Multiple clinical studies have proven Emsella’s efficacy for significantly reducing or eliminating incontinence symptoms in both women and men.

For example:

Samuels et al. (2019) found that after 6 Emsella treatments, 95% of patients reported improved quality of life and 75% eliminated or decreased the use of incontinence pads. On average, patients reduced urine leakage by 76% and saw a 64% reduction in pad weight in a 1-hour pad test.

Silantyeva et al. (2021) found that six sessions of Emsella significantly improved all pelvic floor dysfunction parameters, including a 59% reduction in incontinence symptoms. Results were well-maintained three months after treatment.

Dmochowski (2022) reported that 67% of patients reduced their use of incontinence pads by 50% or more after Emsella treatment. MRI evaluations showed a 29% increase in pelvic floor muscle mass after treatment, confirming Emsella’s muscle-building effect.

These studies and many other published trials demonstrate Emsella’s reliable and consistent efficacy in improving most patients’ urinary incontinence and pelvic floor strength. Treatment benefits are long-lasting and easily maintained with periodic touch-up sessions, making Emsella a convenient and effective solution.