If you’re like a lot of folks, just the suggestion of needing a bathroom prompts an uncontrollable need to head for the nearest restroom.
If this is you, you should know that you aren’t alone with this problem. According to the National Association for Continence, more than 25 million women suffer from some form of incontinence. Unfortunately, many people spend way too many hours of the day (or night) distracted by the need to find the restroom, using it, and anticipating the need for the next trip.
The problem of incontinence is distracting, time consuming and negatively affects quality of life for many individuals. Incontinence can make it difficult to feel confident, to focus on a task and to relax and enjoy life’s most treasured moments.
A common form of this problem is “urge incontinence,” characterized by an uncontrollable urge to urinate, usually on very short notice, which can result in accidents. Both men and women can experience “Nocturia,” which means frequent trips to the bathroom at night. This interrupts sleep patterns and can leave individuals exhausted. The most common form of incontinence is “stress incontinence” – the leaking of urine caused by coughing, sneezing or exercise. Sadly, for those with incontinence, even laughing may not be a laughing matter.
The staff at Skin Restoration want to see you take your time and mental energy back for yourself. We are excited to announce what we think is the most promising option for those with mild to moderate urinary incontinence. The Emsella is an FDA approved breakthrough technology that is now being offered by urology and gynecology specialists throughout the country. Emsella is a chair that uses high frequency electromagnetic energy to stimulate pelvic muscle contractions and thus, strengthen or reeducate the muscles. Sitting on this chair for 25 minutes stimulates the body to perform over 11,000 Kegel exercises (more than most people could do in a year).
After six treatments, individuals report having stronger pelvic muscles and better control of urinary function. An Emsella treatment is painless and noninvasive. Individuals remain fully clothed and there is no down time. Scientific studies report that 95% of patients treated with Emsella report an improvement in their quality of life. After a treatment series, patients report that they reduce or can fully eliminate the use of hygienic pads. They also have fewer or no nighttime bathroom trips. Frequent urges are reduced, and a manageable lifestyle can be achieved.
Of course, no conversation about a treatment is complete without discussing potential side effects. The manufacturers and providers who use Emsella are happy to say that no adverse effects have been reported, ever. But there is one side effect that bears mentioning. Many women who receive Emsella treatments report that their sexual contraction is stronger and thus, more pleasurable. We have had a few individuals request treatment for this reason.
The Emsella is located at the Skin Restoration Center near downtown in Prescott. The Skin Restoration Center was recently voted Best Medispa by readers of a local newspaper. We have become well known for our ability to improve appearance with simple treatments such as Botox, lasers and dermal fillers. We are also proud to be the only provider of incontinence treatment with the Emsella in Northern Arizona.
We do want to be clear that nothing can replace the relationship you have with your Primary Care Provider. If you are experiencing urinary incontinence, talk to your provider to rule out any underlying illnesses or complications. For uncomplicated urinary incontinence caused by pelvic floor weakness, Emsella can help. You can get a free consultation and arrange treatment by calling 928-308-0519.
Take back your time and mental energy for yourself. You are worth it! QCBN
By Carol Johnson RN, MSN, NNP-BC
Carol Johnson, RN, MSN, NNP-BC, LSO, is a nurse practitioner and the founder and director of Skin Restoration. In addition to her practitioner credentials, she is licensed by the State of Arizona as a medical director for a laser facility. She has taken numerous courses in advanced injecting and laser treatments. Johnson particularly enjoys meeting people and helping them make good choices to care for their appearance.