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The chair that does your Kegel exercises for you
The BTL Emsella™ is a non-invasive solution to incontinence and an advanced alternative to manual pelvic floor exercises, popularly known as Kegels. Each 28 minute session delivers intensive electromagnetic pulses which simulate up to 11 200 muscle contractions. You can start to feel results from just 4 to 6 sessions.
It is a 28 minute ‘lunchtime’ procedure that has no downtime and is suitable for almost all patients suffering from symptoms of incontinence such as urine leakage during daily activities or the feelings of looseness in your vagina.
Most patients experience a noticeable improvement in the symptoms after the very first session on the Emsella chair, however a course of 2 treatment sessions a week is recommended over 3 weeks, therefore resulting in a total of 6 treatments. Patients can return to their normal daily activities immediately after the procedure.
Emsella works by stimulating the body’s regenerative processes using a high-intensity electromagnetic field. It activates motor neurons and tightens the cells of the vaginal wall to build strength to restore support for pelvic organs. No preparation is required and it is an effective solution for both women and men as it enhances sensation in the pelvic area and relieves the symptoms of incontinence without surgery or medication which means very little risk and no pain.
Where can I have the treatment?
Dr Novikova will assess you and determine if it is the appropriate treatment for you, you can also bring a referral from your GP. The practices are in Sandton, Johannesburg and Gardens, Cape Town.
How many treatments do I need?
The required number of treatments will be recommended following your assessment and will depend on the severity of your symptoms. The general rule is 2 treatment sessions a week, every week over the span of 3 weeks.
You may require further treatments if the desired result has not yet been achieved at the end of the recommended treatment course. Everybody is different and Dr Novikova will advise you appropriately.
How much will it cost me?
An initial video consultation at a cost of ZAR 500 can determine your suitability for the treatment. Each Emsella treatment is ZAR 1 300 and a 6 session treatment package at ZAR 7000. However, Dr Novikova is currently offering a 50% off discount for the month of June which makes the consultation fee ZAR 250, each session ZAR 750 and the 6 session package ZAR 3500.
Please note, Dr Novikova’s practice is not contracted to any medical aid providers but has partnered with MediFin to offer different financing options should you require them, for more information please click here.
How soon can I book the treatment?
You can make a booking for an Emsella consultation here. If there is an appointment available on the day of your consultation, you can book a treatment immediately.