Dr. Sidney B. Smith
Board Certified Dermatologist
Summer is here again and we are all on the go. We’re going to the gym, the park, the swimming pool, boating, but wait, unfortunately many people, especially women, modify their activities due to some form of urinary incontinence (leakage). Yes, I said leakage. Leakage is even common when women sneeze, laugh, cough, and exercise, but with DermaCare’s EMSELLA there is hope.
We should not be afraid to talk about our bodies and especially when something abnormal occurs that negatively impacts our quality of life, pleasure, and fitness. Unfortunately, it is common for women to avoid activities because of embarrassing leakage. Don’t believe the untrue myths about leakage being normal, just a part of aging, too many fluids, only option is surgery, etc. Now is the time to take control, gain control, and stop being embarrassed.
The International Continence Society defines this problem as “involuntary loss of urine that is a social or hygienic problem”. According to the National Association for Continence, over 25 million Americans live with bladder leakage. It starts at only 1 in 4 women over 18 years old experience leakage but the incidence rises with age and with some estimates of over 50% of people affected. Pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause are also contributing factors to additional leakage.
What can be done? There are numerous options from kegels to pills to surgery. One exciting new option is the BTL EMSELLA. 95% of the patients reported significant improvement in their quality of life in recent scientific research. Yes, 95% of the patients reported significant improvement with their leakage.
The EMSELLA is a FDA cleared non-invasive treatment for leakage. You sit fully clothed on the EMSELLA chair for 28 minutes twice a week for three weeks. While on the chair, you experience tingling while the pelvic floor muscles are contracting. It will almost seem too simple to believe until you try it yourself and experience the great results.
So how does the EMSELLA work? The HIFEM (high-intensity Focused Electromagnetic) technology causes the pelvic floor muscles to contract. This helps strengthen and retrain the muscles. During one session you will experience 11,000 muscle contractions – essentially kegels done correctly. Yes that is a lot, but necessary for you to take control of this leakage problem.
It’s time to say goodbye to the embarrassing leakage. Call DermaCare (509-783-5050) today to see if you are a candidate for the EMSELLA to help you take control of your Life, Pleasure, and Fitness again.