If you suffer from incontinence, odds are you feel alone and embarrassed by your condition. But you’re not alone -- it’s estimated that up to 17% of women in the United States have some degree of urinary incontinence. And thanks to the efforts of medical practices like Columbus Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetic Surgery, you can gain the upper hand on incontinence. Dr. Gene Meisenberg offers EMSELLA™, a noninvasive urinary incontinence treatment, to his patients in Brooklyn, New York. To better control your bladder, call or book an appointment online.
There are several different types of urinary incontinence, but far and away the most common among women is stress incontinence. Stress incontinence means that anytime there’s a stress on your bladder, such as a sneeze or a cough, you experience urinary leakage.
There are many reasons why stress incontinence strikes women, namely:
When you carry a child, the muscles in your pelvic floor, which are responsible for keeping your bladder in place, can weaken under the strain of the fetus. After you give birth, it may be difficult to regain that musculature, leaving you with residual urinary incontinence.
For women who are in perimenopause or menopause, one of the unfortunate side effects of age and the drop in hormones is a loss of collagen in their tissue, including the tissue that makes up the pelvic floor. This loss of elasticity leads to weakened tissue and, in many cases, stress incontinence.
After much research, Dr. Meisenberg decided to offer the EMSELLA system to his patients. This innovative machine strengthens the muscles in your pelvic region by working your muscles with electromagnetic waves. These waves quickly contract and relax the muscles in your pelvic floor, essentially giving them an intense workout, all while you sit and relax.
With the EMSELLA, you simply sit on the device while it does the work for you. In fact, in just one session, the machine delivers the equivalent of 11,000 Kegel exercises (Kegels are exercises where you contract your pelvic muscles and hold for 10 seconds).
You are fully clothed during your treatment, which takes 28 minutes. The electromagnetic waves are noninvasive and perfectly safe.
Most women should undergo six treatments over the course of three weeks in order to ensure that their muscles are properly strengthened.
Some women see results after just one treatment. Most results are gradual, as you continue through your treatments, building muscle strength with each visit.
Once you’ve achieved the results you want, you should count on returning every 12-18 months for follow-up treatments that help you maintain control over your bladder.
To learn more about the revolutionary EMSELLA system, call Columbus Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetic Surgery, or book an appointment using the online scheduler.