In recognition of World Continence Week (21-27 June), we’ve rounded up the treatments and devices your spa or clinic can offer as treatment.
Continence may not be as exciting as skin rejuvenation or as aesthetically pleasing as injectables and body sculpting. But it’s an important topic that’s impacting the wellness and lifestyles of 1 in 4 Australian adults.
In fact, the stats are quite staggering. According to data published by the Continence Foundation of Australia, up to 10% of men and 38% of women in Australia suffer from urinary incontinence. Over half of those women are under the age of 50. And, only 31% percent of GP patients who report issues with continence seek help from a medical professional.
As we take the week to focus on what is often a topic too embarrassing to talk about, get to know some of the technology that’s helping women and men across Australia regain their confidence and continence.
EMSELLA by BTL Aesthetics
EMSELLA is a non-invasive technology that uses electromagnetic energy to induce thousands of supramaximal contractions in the pelvic floor. These contractions help to re-educate the muscles responsible for urinary tract control.
It’s suitable for both men and women and requires bi-weekly sessions for three consecutive weeks. Each of the six required treatments only take 28 minutes. And, patients can remain fully clothed making it comfortable and convenient.
TESLA Chair by Cryomed
The TESLA Chair uses functional magnetic stimulation to strengthen and repair deep muscle structures including the pelvic floor. It’s used to treat urinal and faecal incontinence including urge, mixed and stress incontinence as well as incontinence after child birth.
During treatment, the electromagnetic waves are directed into the treated area at a magnetic field strength of 1.7 Tesla. It’s a painless treatment and the ability to stay clothed is an added comfort for patients. A course of 6-10 treatments is recommended.
kegelEX by medaesthetics
kegelEX technology is used to stimulate the pelvic muscles and restore neuromuscular control using electromagnetic stimulation. This non-invasive treatment requires no downtime and simply stimulates the muscles without needing any contact with the skin.
It can be used to treat all types of incontinence in men and women including post-partum and requires 2-3 treatements per week for a recommended 3-4 week period.
Is you clinic thinking about investing in technology to treat incontinence? Let us know in the comments.
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