Urinary incontinence is a serious issue that affects millions of women. The frequent urge to frequently use the bathroom to urinate—no matter where you are or the time of the day—can be downright debilitating and highly embarrassing. So is involuntary leakage.

Not all urinary incontinence issues are the same, but they almost always lead to some embarrassment and impact self-esteem and quality of life. Thankfully, new advancements in aesthetics and medicine allow these bladder- and pelvic floor-related issues to improve sans surgery or medication.


What Causes Urinary Incontinence?

Put simply, urinary incontinence is the involuntary release of urine leakage. And the reasons why it happens differ, too.

For starters, urinary continence can arise from stress placed on the bladder that causes urine to leak out. Known as stress incontinence, coughing, laughing, exercising, and sneezing can all trigger the trickling and leaking of urine.

There’s also urge incontinence, the sudden, unannounced urge to urinate frequently and intensely.

Lastly, there is mixed incontinence, a combination of stress and urge incontinence.

The only way to entirely prevent unwanted urination at inopportune times is by seeking the appropriate treatment and identifying the cause, which will help limit bathroom trips and embarrassing mishaps—strengthening the pelvic floor (the muscles that sit at the bottom of the pelvis and support the pelvic organs, which include the bladder, rectum, and reproductive organs) aid in controlling a weak bladder so that it’s less likely to leak. However, when the pelvic floor is weak, the muscles cannot correctly support the internal organs, and it can be difficult to control urination.

The reasons why urinary incontinence occurs are endless, but the most common offenders are childbirth, menopause, hormonal imbalances, and aging.

The most compelling way to improve a frail pelvic floor and better support the pelvic organs to control incontinence is with Emsella.

What is Emsella?

If you think Kegels are the way to tighten the pelvic floor muscles, then you haven’t met Emsella.

This major game-changing treatment for those with urinary incontinence is sometimes called the Kegel throne since it can intensely stimulate the pelvic floor with high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM). Think of Emsella as the equivalent of doing about 11,000 Kegel in half an hour. The HIFEM energy encourages and strengthens the pelvic floor muscles to better prevent urinary leakage.

Emsella is FDA-cleared for helping to improve urinary incontinence, but many women find improvement in their sexual life with the treatment too.

The non-invasive technology has revolutionized women’s intimate wellness and health by vastly helping those who suffer from incontinence. A series of about six 30-minute treatments over a few weeks can significantly alter the ability to withstand the impulse to urinate frequently or uncontrollably, making the days of leakage a thing of the past.

How Does Emsella Work?

Emsella poses no work on the patient—you literally sit on the unique Emsella chair, completely clothed, and let the treatment do the heavy lifting.

During a treatment, the chair sends HIFEM energy waves to the pelvic floor muscles causing them to contract. As the pelvic floor muscles become more substantial over time, they are better equipped to support and protect the organs in the area and control leakage and urinary incontinence.

Unlike other treatments that claim to improve urinary incontinence, Emsella delivers specialized electromagnetic energy in a series of thousands of pelvic floor muscle contractions. The HIFEM energy forces the muscle to contract and then relax in a repetitive pattern similar to doing Kegels but at a much more intense and faster rate, known as supramaximal contractions, which are far more than what the average person can achieve on their own. In addition, each muscle contraction re-educates and strengthens the pelvic floor, making incontinence less of an issue. Muscle stimulation helps to improve overall bladder control.

While a series of Emsella treatments is required to reap the procedure’s benefits, patients like that it is painless and non-invasive, making Emsella a quick and easy option. There’s also no downtime, so you can immediately resume your routine after each treatment.

How Long Is an Emsella Treatment?

One of the many benefits of Emsella is that the treatments are quick—about 30 minutes each.

However, you’ll need to schedule about six treatments over three weeks to reap the full benefits. Some patients may require fewer or more treatments depending on the severity of their condition.

Like most non-invasive treatments, the results from Emsella are long-lasting but not permanent. Therefore, it is often recommended to maintain the results with yearly touch-ups.

What Does an Emsella Treatment Feel Like?

Emsella is a non-invasive and painless treatment. That’s because there’s no insertion of a device into the body. Instead, the entire treatment occurs while sitting on the Emsella chair, which emits HIFEM energy to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.

Over the past few years, the Emsella treatment has become increasingly popular because of its ease of use and comfort. However, while some patients find Emsella to create a strange but not uncomfortable sensation, others feel more of a shock and rattling vibrations.

At first, the feeling of energy passes from the chair to the pelvis, forcing the muscles to contract. As this happens, there may be a tightening or clenching feeling, but often there’s no pain. Some patients say this portion of the treatment feels akin to a vibrating sensation.

The treatment can also be dialed up or down according to your threshold and what you find comfortable. Those with thinner skin and more sensitivities in the region may find the procedure intense at first. However, if any discomfort is experienced, it’s often a cramp or spasm that quickly subsides.

Beyond the tightening and vibrating feelings, there’s also warmth experienced during the treatment, which is normal and part of the blood-stimulating effects of Emsella. As soon as the treatment is completed, any feeling of heat quickly dissipates. Post-treatment, there may be some mild soreness for a few hours.

How Soon Will I See Results from Emsella Treatments?

The results of an Emsella treatment (a series) can vary from patient to patient. Some say they can see a reduction in urinary incontinence with a single session, while others need to complete the entire course of treatment to see the effects. 

Remember, these types of solutions are not intended to be quick fixes. On average, most patients require a series of six treatments over three or four weeks to see the effects of the process. With each treatment session, the pelvic floor muscles become stronger and gain the ability to contract more, preventing urinary incontinence.

Typically, the results seen from Emsella will improve over the next six months as the muscle-tightening outcome continues.


The primary advantage of a series of Emsella treatments is a stronger pelvic floor for fewer bladder and urine leakage issues thanks to a focused dose of HIFEM energy that supports the muscles in the area.

But beyond improved pelvic floor muscles, Emsella has other benefits and keeps patients returning for it repeatedly.

  • It’s painless
  • It’s a non-invasive and easy-to-perform treatment
  • There’s no surgery, incisions or stitches involved nor anesthesia
  • It’s quick and safe
  • It makes for a dramatic improvement in terms of quality of life
  • It can improve sexual function and even desire
  • It can help improve back pain


Many patients can reap the benefits of Emsella, especially those looking for a non-invasive way to improve urinary incontinence, regardless of the cause.

Emsella works for all ages and degrees of incontinence too.


An Emsella treatment varies in cost from provider to provider, and those in large cities often charge more.

In addition, the number of sessions needed to obtain your desired results will also influence the overall cost.

To determine the cost of your Emsella treatment, call our office to schedule a consultation, where we will put a custom program together to correct your current concerns.

Common FAQs

Most treatment plans consist of six sessions, but everyone differs. Each treatment takes about 30 minutes, and you will need two weekly sessions for about three weeks. To determine the exact protocol that's best suited for your needs, set up a consultation today!

You may notice improvement after a single session, but most patients need to finish the entire course of treatment to see the final results. However, they will continue to improve over the next six months as the muscle strength increases with time.

Emsella is very safe and is a low-risk, non-invasive treatment for urinary incontinence. There are no reported adverse effects from Emsella. However, some patients may not be considered good candidates for medical reasons, which can be determined during your consultation.  

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