The New ‘Mommy Makeover:” HIFEM Technology
What if one technology can help diastasis recti and incontinence in a matter of 30 minutes? Betty Cravens, owner of Simple Radiance Medspa, shares how HIFEM (Hi-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) can empower women to take back their lives quickly and painlessly without surgery.
Seemingly different, diastasis recti and incontinence are both caused by weakening muscle. And while women’s health has come a long way, traditional solutions for diastasis recti and incontinence have been invasive, ineffective and expensive. Betty Cravens believes women deserve access to the best technology to address their issues easily, without pain and in a comfortable environment.
“HIFEM is exactly what I look for in a new product! It truly revolutionized how we treat muscle loss for aesthetics and medical conditions such as diastasis recti and Incontinence,” says Cravens.
What is HIFEM?
Simply put, HIFEM technology induces muscle contractions. What makes HIFEM different is the ability to interact with motor neurons to create supramaximal muscle contractions not achievable through normal means. In one 30-minute session, HIFEM technology, found only in EMSCULPT and EMSELLA, can simulate up to 10,000+ contractions.
What is diastasis recti and its effect on women’s health?
Diatasis recti or abdominal separation occurs when the rectus abdominis (otherwise known as the six-pack muscle) pulls apart. During pregnancy the pressure from a growing baby can cause these muscles to stretch and thin, separating from the connective tissue that binds the abs together. The rectus abdominis works together with the pelvis and lower back to help you move and transfer weight and holds the uterus, intestines and other organs in place. Abdominal separation is not harmful, but can cause lower back pain, urinary incontinence, constipation, pain during sex and pelvic or hip pain.
How is abdominal separation traditionally treated?
Once the connective tissue gets stretched out, it can be difficult to rebuild core strength and bring your muscles back together. Doing traditional crunches can make the condition worse by tightening the muscles, pushing them further apart. Until recently, surgery was the only option to repair the diastasis recti by stitching the abdominal wall together. Surgical procedures are highly invasive and are generally considered to be “cosmetic” surgery.
Can HIFEM help diastasis recti?
Introduced in 2018, EMSCULPT is the only FDA-cleared body-sculpting treatment to simultaneously reduce fat and build muscle. As described above, the proprietary HIFEM technology found on EMSCULPT induces 20,000 supramaximal contractions in 30 minutes. It strengthens the abdominal wall effectively pulling the muscles back together reducing the diastasis recti. EMSCULPT is non-invasive with zero downtime.
What causes urinary incontinence?
Childbirth is a contributing factor in the development of urinary incontinence. However, equally as important are age and menopause. As the pelvic floor muscles weaken, the pelvic organs are not properly supported. The organs press on the bladder causing leakage or urgency. Although it is not life threatening, urinary incontinence negatively impacts quality of life by affecting daily activities, sexual and interpersonal relationships, psychological well-being and social interactions. Many women report embarrassment, anger and depression.
How is incontinence traditionally treated?
Although incontinence is a big problem for many women, standard treatment for urinary incontinence is lacking. Treatments range from floor muscles exercising (kegels) and intravaginal electrostimulation or drug treatment with side effects. Surgery is an option, but not without risk and downtime. Most women resort to wearing pads and suffer physical and mental limitations.
What is EMSELLA?
EMSELLA revolutionizes the HIFEM technology to provide those suffering from incontinence with a completely non-invasive solution. Patients stay fully clothed during their 30-minute session, sitting comfortably on the EMSELLA chair. HIFEM is administered treating the entire pelvic floor with 11,000+ muscle contractions or kegel equivalents. EMSELLA is FDA-cleared for the treatment of incontinence. In a study, patients treated with EMSELLA…
- 81 percent reported significant reduction in their symptoms.
- Approximately 70 percent of patients reported a decrease in the number of pads used
- Quality of life significantly improved for all women in the study
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The EMSuite also sculpts biceps, triceps and calves with the new contour applicators as well as the original abdominals and buttocks. So, along with the Mommy Makeover, the EM Suite is also the perfect Daddy Do-Over.
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