Emsella services offered in Arlington, TX

Emsella® by BTL Industries, Inc., is a game-changing, noninvasive treatment for urinary incontinence. The skilled team at the Institute for Hormonal Balance in Arlington and Prosper, Texas, specializes in helping women and men stay healthy and vital as they age. Incontinence is a common age-related problem that’s easier to treat when you have choices like Emsella. Don’t put up with the embarrassment and discomfort of urinary incontinence. Call the nearest office today or book an appointment online to learn more about Emsella.

Emsella Q&A

What is Emsella?

Emsella is unlike any medical treatment you’ve ever seen. The device is simply a chair you sit in while remaining fully clothed. The cutting-edge technology built into the chair sends painless electromagnetic energy into your pelvic floor muscles.

The energy causes thousands of muscle contractions in a short time, strengthening the pelvic floor muscles significantly faster than standard Kegel exercises.

Why does Emsella target the pelvic floor muscles?

The pelvic floor muscles are appropriately named because they create a floor for your pelvic cavity. They support your bladder and bowels and, in women, hold the uterus and vagina in place.

Your pelvic floor muscles encircle the urethra (the tube carrying urine out of your body) and anus, controlling the flow of urine and bowel movements. That’s why strengthening them with the Emsella chair improves incontinence.

Additionally, these muscles have an important role in your sexual health. They contribute to erections in men and enable women to orgasm. Treatment with Emsella may improve erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation and enhance orgasms.

What types of incontinence are treated with Emsella?

Emsella is FDA approved to treat stress incontinence and urge incontinence. Stress incontinence, the most common type in women, causes urine leakage when laughing, coughing, sneezing, lifting, or performing other activities that put pressure on your abdomen.

Urge incontinence, also called an overactive bladder, causes a sudden need to urinate. The urge is so strong you may leak urine before reaching the bathroom.

Weak pelvic floor muscles are one of the top causes of stress and urge incontinence. The muscles may weaken for many reasons, including:

  • Age-related muscle loss
  • Frequent heavy lifting
  • Being overweight
  • High-impact exercises
  • Persistent coughing
  • Constipation
  • Prostate surgery

However, women most often develop stress incontinence after delivering babies vaginally (stretching the muscles) or after menopause when low estrogen weakens the muscles.

What should I expect during Emsella treatment?

You don’t need to do anything except sit in the chair for 30 minutes. You can read, catch up on email, or simply relax. You’ll feel the muscle contractions, but they’re not painful.

Your provider determines the number of treatments you’ll need, but most people need about six sessions over three weeks (two sessions weekly). 

Call the Institute for Hormonal Balance or request an appointment online to learn if treatment with Emsella can help your incontinence.