Those who suffer from urine incontinence can now access a break-through treatment that helps strengthen their bladder muscles and pelvic floor in a completely non-invasive and painless way. HI-EMT or High Energy Focused Electromagnetic Wave technology is a non-invasive, drug- and surgery-free treatment that can help strengthen and increase the core and pelvic muscles to resolve the most common underlying cause of incontinence, weak pelvic muscles.
What is Urinary incontinence (UI)?
Urinary incontinence (UI), or the loss of bladder control or overactive bladder, is quite common and can be an embarrassing problem. It can range in severity from urine leaking upon sneezing/coughing or for no reason, to getting a sudden strong urge to urinate that you can’t get to the bathroom in time. Most medical studies estimate that between 5% of individuals suffer from urinary incontinence. It can happen at any age, but is most common in women over fifty years old.
What is HI-EMT and how can it help with incontinence?
HI-EMT treatment is also known under the name brand EmSculpt® and it comes with a chair adaptor to provide “Core to Floor” therapy. It uses a combination of high-intensity focused electromagnetic wave stimulation (HIFEM) and HI-EMT waves designed to build and strengthen the core muscles and pelvic floor specifically to combat conditions such as incontinence or leakage due to weak bladder or pelvic floor muscles. It not only helps with urinary incontinence due to weak pelvic floor muscles, but also can help with fecal incontinence. This treatment causes the pelvic floor to become stronger and larger, thus improving blood flow to the pelvic floor. It strengthens the core, including the abdominals of the major core (rectus abdominis, external oblique, internal oblique, transverse abdominis) and the gluteus maximus of the minor core. Core muscle groups not only help solve many cases of UI, but can protect the spine, maintain trunk stability, maintain correct posture, improve athletic ability and reduce the chance of injury, provide structural support to the whole body, and create a more youthful-looking body. A reported beneficial additional effect in men is an improvement in erections and women benefit from tightening and strengthening the vaginal muscles.
What can I expect with a HI-EMT treatment for incontinence?
If you are a good candidate for this break-through treatment, you will be prescribed a certain number of sessions (between 3-18), depending on the severity of your condition. Each session lasts about 30-40 minutes and creates thousands of pelvic floor muscle contractions, which is comparable to thousands of kegel exercises. Patients may remain fully clothed and seated for treatment. Through HIFEM waves sent via the chair adaptor, the pelvic floor muscles are stimulated and this can restore neuromuscular control. It is painless and no recovery time is necessary so patients can resume their day as normal after each session.
Who is suitable for HI-EMT treatment for incontinence?
This technique can provide beneficial muscle tightening and relief from incontinence for most patients suffering from UI due to weak pelvic and core muscles. However, pregnant and lactating women should not be treated. For women who are close to menstruation, if they receive treatment, menstruation may come earlier or they may experience stronger abdominal cramps. Therefore, we recommend that they avoid treatment during this period. If the body has the following conditions, people cannot receive treatment: metal or electronic implants at the treatment site, pacemaker implantation, defibrillator implantation, neurostimulator implantation, drug pump implantation, malignant swelling, epilepsy, or recent surgery.
Is it safe and is it painful?
HI-EMT is an FDA-cleared therapy and this breakthrough technology has obtained the dual safety and effectiveness certification of FDA and CE. The process is painless and non-invasive. There is no need for anesthesia. You will sit on a chair that will be used to apply high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy to the target area. The feeling during treatment is best compared to how your muscles feel during intense exercise.
How long will I see an effect after the treatment and how long will it last?
To achieve the desired results, a Balanced Medical Solutions provider will determine how many sessions you need. Most patients need at least 4 treatments. The best effect is 2-4 weeks after the course of treatment. The effects can be up to six months. However, some people may need additional treatments for best results. If you take the course every 2-3 months, you can better maintain your core and pelvic muscle strength.
Your initial consultation and evaluation will help determine which immune-boosters are right for you. To find out if you are a good candidate for HI-EMT therapy to solve your incontinence issues, request an appointment now through our online calendar or call or text us to (510) 679-3300.