BTL Emsella Specialist

Patricia Nevils, M.D. -  - OBGYN

Vibrant Woman Health Center

Patricia Nevils, M.D.

OBGYN located in Lafayette, LA

SAY NO TO INCONTINENCE  Strong pelvic floor muscles support the pelvic organs and are used to stop the flow of urine. In women, the pelvic floor can become weak as a result of pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. Weakened pelvic floor muscles mean your internal organs are not fully supported and you may develop urinary incontinence. Women experiencing incontinence go through their lives wearing irritating pads every day and restricting physical activity including exercise, travel, and intimacy with a partner. In men, prostate issues and aging can cause problems with urination, such as a hesitant, interrupted, weak stream; urgency; and leaking or dribbling; or more frequent urination, especially at night. Patricia M. Nevils, MD of Vibrant Woman Health Center, Lafayette, LA is excited to offer BTL EMSELLA™, an FDA-cleared option for the treatment of male and female incontinence. The technology provides an easy, effective, and completely non-invasive treatment option for urinary incontinence, empowering people to address an often-private health issue that can dramatically impact their quality of life. Call the office, or book an appointment online, to find out how you can benefit.


Benefits of Pelvic Floor Muscles Exercises:

  • Improve bladder and bowel control without surgery or drugs. 
  • Improve recovery from childbirth and gynecological surgery.
  • Improve recovery after prostate surgery. 
  • Increase sexual sensation and orgasmic potential
  • Increase social confidence and quality of life.





What is Incontinence?

20 million women and 5 million men in the US suffer from urinary incontinence.  Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary leakage of urine.  There are three different types of urinary incontinence:

  • Stress incontinence is when there is exerted pressure on the bladder causing leakage.  
  • This can be caused by coughing, laughing, sneezing, or exercising.
  • Urge incontinence is the sudden, intense urge to urinate frequently.
  • Mixed incontinence is a combination of both stress and urge incontinence.

What causes urinary incontinence?

Incontinence is caused by a weakening of pelvic floor muscles, often a result of childbirth, menopause, and the natural aging process.  In men, prostate issues and aging can cause problems with urination.  

How can I treat my incontinence?

Treatment options depend on the type of incontinence:

Urge Incontinence -  Medications are available, but their effectiveness is not always certain and a wide range of side effects are present, including dry mouth, constipation, and dizziness.

Stress Urinary Incontinence - Strengthening the pelvic floor with Kegel exercises can be difficult to perform because of the decreased level of pelvic floor muscle awareness and inability to contract these muscles selectively.

Behavioral changes such as quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol, losing excess weight, and avoiding physical activities (e.g., jumping, running, etc.) can help but don’t treat any underlying causes.

Surgery is an option for stress incontinence but comes with risks and may not be successful.

BTL Emsella™ is the first device of its kind and is revolutionizing the intimate health and wellness of both men and women by providing those suffering from all types of incontinence with a completely non-invasive option.  The “chair” design of the device itself allows you to remain fully clothed for treatment, with no pain or downtime, so patients can walk out immediately following treatment.  



How does BTL EMSELLA work?

BTL EMSELLA™ is a special chair utilizing High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic technology (HIFEM) to cause deep pelvic floor muscle stimulation without getting undressed!  A single BTL EMSELLA session brings thousands of Kegel-like contractions which help you train your muscles without any effort.  Scientific research has shown that 95% of treated patients reported significant improvement in their quality of life.*  Patients without any specific diagnosis who would just like to have a stronger pelvic floor report a 70.6% improvement in orgasmic response, lubrication, and sexual life satisfaction after the sixth session**

How long does an Emsella treatment last?

Dr. Nevils will tailor a treatment plan developed specifically for you.  A typical treatment takes about 30 minutes while you remain fully clothed.  A full treatment series of 6 sessions, scheduled once or twice a week and separated by at least 2 days, is necessary to maximize treatment efficacy. Depending on the severity of your incontinence, more treatments may be needed.   

What does an Emsella treatment feel like?

You will experience tingling and pelvic floor muscle contractions during the procedure but there is typically no pain and no anesthesia is required. You may resume daily activities immediately after the treatment.

How fast will I see results from Emsella treatments?

You may observe improvement after a single session. The results will typically continue to improve over the next few weeks.** Most patients report a significant reduction in the use of pads. A recent clinical study demonstrated that 100% of patients had better awareness of pelvic floor muscles as a result of treatment, with 95% of patients treated reporting satisfaction and significant improvement in their quality of life following six treatments with BTL EMSELLA™*.

*HIFEM Technology Can Improve Quality of Life of Incontinent Patients. Berenholz J. MD, Sims T. MD, Botros G MD. Individual results may vary.

**Results and patient experience may vary.


How long do the results last?

Like all muscles, the pelvic floor weakens without continued use and exercise. The gains in pelvic floor muscle strength from Emsella will diminish over time. Depending on your age, general health, initial severity of your incontinence, the benefits can last anywhere from 4 to 12 months. In the initial studies, benefits lasted for 6 months or more. A single maintenance treatment is recommended to continue the benefits of pelvic floor training. These may be necessary only once a year but, in some people who had severe symptoms, a single session may be necessary every 3 months or so to keep the pelvic floor strong.

Why can’t I just do Kegel exercises?

You certainly can but one Emsella treatment session is the equivalent of 12,000 Kegels. Most people with incontinence find it difficult to perform Kegels due to weak pelvic floor muscles much less 12,000 high-intensity ones in 28 minutes!

With BTL EMSELLA™, treating incontinence has never been easier! Sit comfortably, while fully clothed, and let BTL EMSELLA restore bladder and pelvic muscle control without time-consuming exercises and no recovery time!

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