For a long time, women have accepted that with childbirth, menopause and ageing comes varying degrees of urinary incontinence - leaking urine upon a sneeze, cough or laugh before hurriedly arriving at the toilet. Furthermore, traditional methods of treatment, such as surgery, come with longer downtimes as well as greater discomfort and risks.
Remain Fully Clothed
Target Entire Pelvic Floor
Childbirth – particularly natural birth – can be traumatizing for the pelvic floor muscles. Subsequently, menopause and its resultant decrease in estrogen can also thin the urethral lining, further increasing the likelihood and severity of urinary incontinence.
The physical, social and emotional costs are huge – it is common for many women to end up withdrawing from exercise, social events and sexual activity.
Using high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) to target and engage the pelvic floor muscles, it induces supramaximal muscle contractions in the area at a rate of 11,000 contractions per 30-minute session.
This treatment – done with the patient casually seated on a special chair, fully clothed – stimulates and strengthens the deep muscles of the pelvic floor evenly, thus re-educating the muscles and restoring neuromuscular control so you can get back to going about your daily activities as per normal.
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
MBBS (S’pore), MMed (O&G), FRCOG (London), FAM (S’pore)
With over 20 years caring for women’s reproductive health and their pregnancies, Dr Ann Tan is no doubt a
fervent advocate for women’s physical and emotional wellbeing.
With childbirth and menopause being a natural part of many women’s lives, Dr Tan is keenly aware of the ups and downs of these events, and strives to support each woman as they journey through different stages in their lives.
It depends on the individual. On average, however, it will take around 6 treatments of 30 minute each, over the course of 3 weeks.
No, you can resume your normal activities right after your treatment session.
You will feel a tingling sensation and some muscle contractions, but it is manageable. Patients have been known to sit and read a magazine during the course of their treatment!
It is suitable for women of all ages who are suffering from urinary incontinence or vaginal laxity.
Some patients observe improvements after one session; but results usually continue to improve over the next few weeks with subsequent follow-up treatments.