November is Bladder Health Awareness Month. According to the National Association for Continence, over 25 million women suffer from some form of incontinence, typically Stress Urinary Incontinence, the leaking of urine caused by exercise, coughing, laughing, etc; or Urge Incontinence caused by an uncontrollable urge to urinate, usually on very short notice, often resulting in leaks or accidents.
*individual results vary
The media is just learning of the newest treatment, recently FDA approved, the BTL EMSELLA. The EMSELLA uses HIFEM (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) field to stimulate and cause contractions of the muscles around the pelvic floor, strengthening the pelvic floor and surrounding tissues.
One 28 minute treatment will produce 11,200 contractions!
"Simplest procedure a woman could ever do for herself - just sit in a chair and change your life", says Dr. Shelena Lelfi (Dr. Shel), an OB/GYN in Sugar Land Texas who participated in the FDA trials for the device.
The EMSELLA is a disruptive technology to traditional Urogynecological treatments:
- FDA approved for both Male & Females
- Stress, Urge & Mixed Incontinence
- Non-Surgical, Non-Invasive procedure performed on a completely clothed patient
The treatment protocol is a total of 6 sessions, 2 per week for 3 weeks.
The cost of EMSELLA is typically $1,500 to $2,500 for 6 treatments and varies around the country.