Have you noticed that you’ve started leaking a little urine when you laugh, cough, or sneeze? Has your sex life gone from great to so-so? Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, advancing age, and being overweight or obese can contribute to less-than-optimal vaginal health.
That’s because these factors contribute to the weakening of your pelvic floor muscles. These muscles are key for providing support to your uterus, bladder, and bowel. When the muscles lose strength and tone, you can develop incontinence and find sex less pleasurable.
At Yakov Levy MD PC, with offices in Midtown East, Manhattan, and Forest Hills, Queens, we understand the importance of keeping your pelvic floor muscles toned and strong. That’s why Dr. Levy is proud to offer Emsella®️ — a treatment that both solves incontinence and improves your sexual health.
Strengthening the pelvic floor
The traditional, noninvasive treatment for incontinence and improving sexual health caused by a weakened pelvic floor is Kegel exercises. Kegel exercises are effective because they target the inner muscles of your pelvic floor. Consistently performing Kegels strengthens your muscles and provides added support where you need it most.
It can be difficult to execute Kegels correctly and effectively, however. You must know which muscles allow you to start and stop the flow of urine and contract them, holding the contraction to build strength. If you can’t seem to get Kegels right or you aren’t sure if you’re working the right or wrong muscles, you're not alone.
Emsella vs. at-home Kegels
Enter Emsella. It looks like a normal chair, but it emits high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy. This energy targets your vaginal tissue and stimulates muscle contractions in the pelvic floor.
During your Emsella treatment, your pelvic floor muscles contract as if you were doing Kegel exercises. However, it operates at a higher, more intense frequency while alleviating the need to worry if you’re doing the exercises right or the need to do them every day.
Emsella effectively causes about 11,000 contractions during a treatment. That’s more contractions than you could do in one sitting with at-home Kegel exercises, which means you get faster, better results.
Treatment with Emsella — easy and effective
Undergoing Emsella treatment is easy. You sit on the Emsella chair for about 30 minutes. Because you don’t have to do anything, you can read, listen to music, or simply relax. The treatment is completely noninvasive, so there’s no poking or prodding. You don’t even remove your clothes!
During your treatment, you feel some vibrations and tingling, but no pain. There’s no downtime, either, so you can return to your normal activities — including sex — right away.
While Dr. Levy creates a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs, most patients benefit by coming into the office for an Emsella treatment about twice a week for 3-4 weeks. Once you’ve completed the initial treatment protocol, most patients come in for single-session maintenance visits only every 6-12 months.
To learn more about Emsella and how it can help restore your vaginal health, call the Yakov Levy MD PC office nearest you or schedule an appointment online. Our offices also provide telehealth consultations for your convenience.