Emsella Chair – At last a solution for incontinence which is estimated to affect over six million people in the UK, and hundreds of millions of people worldwide. However, it is still seen as a taboo subject by many, and around half of women who suffer from urinary incontinence won’t ever seek help or treatment for their condition.
At Elite Aesthetics, we are passionate about breaking taboos around intimate health. Dr. Shirin Lakhani, our practice leader and medical director is an industry leader in the fields of women’s health and intimate health for men and women. We offer a variety of treatments to help improve our patient’s intimate health and provide medically approved solutions for a variety of intimate conditions, including vaginal laxity, erectile dysfunction, sexual dysfunction and incontinence. We treat clients across Kent and the South East, including Bexley, Bexleyheath, Greenhithe, Tunbridge Wells, West Malling, Gravesend, Bromley and the surrounding areas.
As we age, the muscles that hold our bladder and control continence often become weaker, and this can be exacerbated by the steep drop in oestrogen and collagen during the menopause, as well as vaginal childbirth, which puts great strain on the muscles in the area. Normally, these muscles, known as the pelvic floor muscles, hold the bladder tightly to give it support and create a muscular barrier that we need to consciously relax to urinate. However, if these muscles become stretched, weakened or damaged in some way, there isn’t this strong muscle barrier, and it may be harder to control the bladder, leading to leaking, dribbles and difficulty holding urine for longer periods of time.
There are 3 common types of urinary incontinence, urge, stress and mixed. There are a variety of reasons each form of incontinence may manifest, and they all can lead to significant discomfort, embarrassment or loss of freedom and independence. For many sufferers of incontinence, when you go out, you may have to plan your day around managing your symptoms, including where the nearest toilet is at all times, whether you have enough pads and what kind of clothes you should wear. It can also stop people from taking part in their hobbies and the things they enjoy doing, like sports and social activities.
The Emsella chair, created by award-winning medical and aesthetics manufacturer BTL, aims to help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles again and give patients back control of their bladder. It is a completely painless, non-invasive and non-surgical treatment used to improve the symptoms of incontinence and can be carried out in less than half an hour per session. Unlike many non-surgical incontinence treatments, it is completely non-invasive and can be carried out fully clothed.
The Emsella chair uses HIFEM (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) frequencies to independently target the pelvic floor muscles and muscles at the neck of the bladder. This causes the muscles to contract and release, in the same way standard kegel exercises do. However, with the Emsella chair, the muscles are given a workout equivalent to 11,000 kegel exercises per treatment session!
BTL Emsella is so effective as it contracts the pelvic floor muscles to what is called the supramaximal level. As the treatment targets the pelvic floor muscles directly, and doesn’t require neuromuscular control, they can contract far more than they would consciously, creating the highly effective results that we see from our patients that simply can’t be achieved using manual kegel exercises alone.
The Emsella treatment also triggers the body’s natural production processes to create new muscle fibres and proteins, which further strengthens and tones the pelvic floor and bladder muscles, and improves the neuromuscular links between the brain and the bladder, which helps significantly to treat the symptoms of urge incontinence.
A course of 4-6 treatments are usually recommended to see optimum results, and some patients experience highly effective results from as soon as the first treatment.
There are generally three common types of urinary incontinence: Stress incontinence, Urge incontinence and mixed incontinence. BTL Emsella technology can be used to treat all three types effectively.
Stress incontinence is the most common form of incontinence, and is characterised by a difficulty holding urine when the bladder is put under physical strain, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, jumping or lifting heavy objects.
Stress incontinence occurs when the pelvic floor muscles and the muscles at the neck of the bladder become weakened. For many sufferers, this is caused by the muscles naturally weakening as we age. As collagen is lost, muscles all over the body weaken and lose tone, and the pelvic floor muscles are no exception.
Stress incontinence can also be caused by vaginal childbirth, as, unsurprisingly, the muscles in this area are put under significant strain during vaginal childbirth. Generally, regular continence is restored from around six weeks to three months after giving birth, however, in cases where there has been a particularly long, complex or difficult birth, multiple vaginal births or birth to larger babies, regular continence may not return without intervention.
Urge incontinence is caused when the detrusor muscles in the wall of the bladder don’t extend and contract in the way they normally should. Normally, the detrusor muscles expand as the bladder fills, and then contract as the bladder empties, in conjunction with the relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles. However, in cases of urge incontinence, the detrusor muscles contract irregularly, causing the sensation of needing to urinate, even when the bladder is empty or nearly empty. This is also known as an overactive bladder.
Urge incontinence is generally caused by an underlying condition, including diabetes, urinary tract infections (UTIs) or neuromuscular conditions.
Mixed incontinence occurs when the symptoms of both stress and urge incontinence are present, and can be caused by a variety of conditions, including a combination of stress and urge incontinence conditions.
Emsella is unique among intimate health treatments as it offers highly successful results in a completely non-invasive treatment. Patients can sit, read a book or magazine, and talk to friends and family fully clothed while having an Emsella treatment, without any embarrassment or discomfort.
Emsella treatment takes less than half an hour per session, and is not at all painful, so your experience with us will always be quick and comfortable.
Emsella also targets the muscles directly, allowing the treatment to be effective for stress, urge and mixed incontinence. This makes the treatment a brilliant alternative to traditional kegel exercises, as they are time consuming, difficult, take a long time to have any significant effects, and in some more severe cases, aren’t actually possible, due to a severe weakness in the pelvic floor muscles. In these cases, Emsella is an effective and simple treatment to help increase the strength of the pelvic floor muscles quickly, and reduce the symptoms of incontinence.
At Elite Aesthetics, we carry out a full consultation process before any one of our treatments. During this consultation, we will go over the treatment processes, the kind of results you can expect from treatment and how the treatment works. We’ll give you the opportunity to tell us about your condition, any treatments you’ve tried in the past, the results you hope to see and your medical history, to ensure you’re suitable for treatment. The extensive consultation process also allows you to get to know our staff and clinic and make sure that we are the right choice for you.
As a medically led clinic, we don’t ever overtreat patients or give them a treatment that is not medically appropriate for them, and for any patient where we feel this is the case, we will work closely with this patient to find a suitable alternative.
When you arrive at our clinic for your Emsella treatment, you will be greeted by our friendly staff. Emsella treatment is incredibly simple, and all you need to do is sit on the chair for 28 minutes while it works its magic. The treatment isn’t painful, though some patients do feel a muscle tensing sensation during treatment.
After treatment, there is no downtime, and you can get back to your day straight away. Some patients feel results straight away after the first treatment, though others will need to carry our several treatment sessions to feel results.
We also offer a complete package to maximise the results of your Emsella treatment, and help rejuvenate your intimate health. This package includes:
At Elite Aesthetics, we are passionate about intimate health and breaking traditional taboos when it comes to treating intimate issues, such as incontinence. Dr. Shirin is one of the UK’s foremost health professionals in the field of intimate health, specifically women’s intimate health, and is a UK ambassador for several of the intimate health treatments we offer at Elite Aesthetics. She is an ambassador for the Ultra Femme 360 treatment and Emsella chair by BTL, and was the first female doctor trained in carrying out the O-Shot and P-Shot procedures, and is now the UK trainer for these treatments.
We have been featured in The Times Magazine for the various treatments that are available at Elite Aesthetics to help treat issues with intimate health. Dr. Shirin has also been featured extensively in the UK press talking about intimate health and incontinence, and the treatments that are available to help sufferers get their lives back, including in several national newspapers and live on ITV’s This Morning. She is passionate about breaking the taboos around intimate health and incontinence in mainstream public discourse, one treatment at a time.
Dr. Shirin has over 20 years of experience in medicine, and is an experienced and highly-qualified aesthetic doctor. She has also worked as a GP and has carried out specialisms in urology, minor surgery and anaesthesiology, as well as holding a postgraduate diploma from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Since leaving the NHS in 2013 to found Elite Aesthetics, Dr. Shirin has remained fully registered by the General Medical Council (GMC number 4634863), and follows their standards of Good Medical Practice.
She is an award-winning aesthetic doctor, having been recognised by the Kent Health and Beauty Awards as one of the best aesthetic practitioners in the area, and by the My Face, My Body Awards, one of the most prestigious industry awarding bodies. Dr. Shirin is also an advocate for the development of ethical practice in the aesthetics industry, and the clinic is accredited by the CQC, England’s largest independent healthcare assessor, and by Save Face, which is a register of safe non-surgical aesthetic clinics that requires us to follow a stringent set of care and safety standards in everything we do. Save Face put great emphasis on the patient’s right to make safe, client focused, informed care choices when they go for non-surgical aesthetic care, something Dr. Shirin and Elite Aesthetics are completely committed to providing.
At Elite Aesthetics, we are passionate about giving all of our clients safe, high-quality, effective treatments to help free them from the symptoms of incontinence and make them feel like themselves again. We’re dedicated to safe and ethical aesthetic practice, as well as breaking taboos around intimate health to help more women find the solutions to their intimate health concerns.
Elite Aesthetics is situated on the banks of the river Thames, close to the Greenhithe and Ebbsfleet train stations, with quick and easy access into central London. We offer our revolutionary treatments all over Kent and the South East, including the Maidstone, Sidcup, Orpington, Dartford, London and Kings Cross areas.
To find out more about our treatments for intimate health and incontinence, any of the other non-surgical treatments we offer at Elite Aesthetics, or to book your consultation, contact Dr. Shirin and the team and see how we can change you life and free you from incontinence.
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Dr. Shirin is a fully-trained and highly-experienced aesthetic physician, who works diligently to ensure a 5 star quality service, and brings an honest and ethical approach to every one of our clients. With over 20 years of experience in the medical field, including several years as a GP and a sub-speciality in anaesthetics, Dr. Shirin is fascinated by the harmony between medicine and aesthetics, and with her expertise, Elite Aesthetics is able to offer effective, doctor-led treatments to vastly improve the lives of our clients.
To find out more about how we’ve put a smile on customers faces in the past, read our testimonials below for first-hand accounts of a variety of our treatments. You can also find out more about what we think at Elite on our blog, as well as reading more about what the press says about us. Our delighted clients hail from areas including Dartford, King’s Hill, Gravesend, Bromley, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, and West Malling – as well as from further afield.
Had a consultation with Elite yesterday, I must say I was a bit nervous, but Charlotte was so friendly and helpful.
I was given lots of advice and was given products that were within my budget.
I was able to pick the products up with an hour, all the safety restrictions where in place and worked very well.
I was very excited to use my new skin care products.
And I was not disappointed, they were amazing and my skin felt amazing too.
I was 100% satisfied with the service I received from the moment I called Elite, every member of staff was friendly and professional.
I am looking forward to attending the clinic to have some treatments very soon.
Thank you ladies for all your help and for making me feel at ease and confident with the viviscal professional products I purchased.
Elite is an outstanding professional clinic with high standard treatments. All the staff members are friendly and offer you honest opinions when it comes to products and treatments. This is a welcoming clinic that I can 100% recommend. Treatments are spoken through and explained in detail, also aftercare. Confidential pictures are taken to review progress which is great. I have been going nearly a year now and am happy with all the treatments I’ve had, wouldn't go anywhere else. (Dermal Fillers Bromley)
Charlotte was great and gave some good advice for my skin! Thank you and will definitely recommend your services now I know where you are :)
A great discovery in the neighbourhood ! There is no need to go up to London for a beauty treatment of any kind. You'll find a whole range of different treatments suiting all age groups and concerns. Welcoming, reassuring, friendly, professional, high tech. I shall be back for more. I love the results of the Thread Lift I had.
Great clinic, lovely, clean and modern. Charlotte was excellent, knowledgeable about the treatment whilst also friendly. The facial itself was very enjoyable and my skin looks and feels tighter and smoother. I highly recommend the Hydrafacial Treatment.
Dr Shirin’s professional approach fills you with confidence. The clinic is modern and efficiently run. They certainly do their utmost to help and advise their clients. I am 100% satisfied that I made the right decision in choosing Elite Aesthetics!
We have extensive knowledge and experience in the medical and aesthetics industries, but we know that above all, the results matter! All of our treatments are vigorously tested in-house before we offer them to our clients to ensure they are safe, effective and will give you, our wonderful clients, the results you want. Your happiness, well-being and satisfaction are at the very core of everything we do here at Elite Aesthetics, and as a result we will never over-treat or carry out a procedure that Dr. Shirin, deems inappropriate or unsafe. Ethical treatment guides our practice, and we aim to become an industry leader in this respect. This means you can always feel confident that you are in safe hands when you choose Elite Aesthetics.
Our practice is led by our founder, Dr. Shirin Lakhani, who is an advocate for greater regulation in the aesthetics industry. Dr. Shirin and Elite Aesthetics believe greater regulation is vital to the development of aesthetics industry as a whole, and as such, our clinic’s philosophy is based on providing doctor-led care to the highest, medically approved standards. We adhere to stringent ethical and medical principles ensuring all the procedures we offer are safe and effective. Dr. Shirin is also fully registered with the GMC (reference number 4634863), and Elite Aesthetics is Save Face accredited, an endorsement recognised by the UK Government, The Department of Health, NHS England and the CQC (Care Quality Commission).