We talk with a lot of women who are curious about Flyte. There are so many women living with bladder leaks. They want answers! And at Pelvital, we want to help women determine if Flyte is a good fit and support them along the way. So here are our top 10 questions that women ask about Flyte. Keep in mind, if you don’t see your question here, you can connect with our on-staff pelvic floor physical therapist who is happy to answer your questions about Flyte, SUI and the pelvic floor.
1. How do I know this will help me?
Flyte is intended for strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles, which has been found to help women with stress urinary incontinence. Flyte helps women with mild, moderate and severe SUI. It’s backed by 15 years of research and development including rigorous clinical studies to prove it is safe and effective. In clinical trial, most women using Flyte were dry or near dry in 2 – 12 weeks. For many women, Flyte’s benefits are life changing. Check out Is Flyte Right to read more. We can’t guarantee that all women will be dry after 6 weeks of using Flyte (the standard treatment time), but we do offer a money back performance guarantee to eliminate the risk.
2. Do other women see improvements?
We talk with women every day who are able to eliminate or substantially reduce their SUI. And this is consistent with our clinical trials. In our Norwegian clinical study, 82% of women with mild or moderate SUI were continent in only 6 weeks, and 77% of the women who responded to a 2-year follow up question reported continued continence. (Data on file at Pelvital). In our US clinical study, we included women not only with mild or moderate SUI but also with severe SUI, which is rare for studies of conservative treatments — most conservative treatments perform poorly for severe incontinence. In as little as 2 weeks, we found 37% of these women reported being dry or nearly dry and 71% by 12 weeks.
3. Is this like estim?
Flyte is not electrical stimulation (estim). There are no electrodes and Flyte does not force your muscles to contract through electrical stimulation, which some women find uncomfortable. Instead, Flyte uses a technology called mechanotherapy to leverage the body’s natural healing process to improve and restore the pelvic floor muscles, giving you a stronger pelvic floor. There are other home-use pelvic floor devices on the market that use estim or simply teach you how to perform a Kegel by providing biofeedback. Flyte’s mechanotherapy treatment is backed by clinical evidence and is FDA cleared.
4. How does mechanotherapy work?
The cells in our body are designed to sense change in our environment and then respond to that change. When you use Flyte, the first step of our mechanotherapy is the wand. The Flyte wand is designed to make contact with the pelvic floor, providing a gentle, therapeutic stretch on the muscles. The second step of our mechanotherapy, is when the wand delivers the mechanical pulses (that feel like a slight vibration) to stimulate the pelvic floor. These two steps work together to create a cellular response in the pelvic floor by generating improved strength and tone as a response to our mechanotherapy – giving you more control over your bladder.
5. What’s up with the size of the wand? It seems big?
Many women ask us about this! We want you to know that there is science behind the size and function of the wand. The wand is sized to make contact with the pelvic floor muscle and provide a gentle, therapeutic stretch while inserted. The wand’s internal electronic components deliver specially designed and clinically tested mechanical pulses to stimulate the pelvic floor. The pulses work together with the therapeutic stretch to deliver an effective mechanotherapy treatment for stress urinary incontinence. Nearly all women who have used Flyte are able to use the wand without an issue, but not everyone is a candidate for Flyte. We offer a money back guarantee, so trying Flyte is risk free. Listen to Leah talk more about the science inside the Flyte wand in this video:
6. How is Flyte packaged?
Flyte is packaged in a discrete, sleek, re-usable, sturdy box that is convenient and safe for storage of your device between treatment sessions. It’s shipped in a standard brown cardboard shipping box. Watch our unboxing video below:
7. What if I just had a baby or surgery? Can I still use Flyte?
Do not use Flyte if you have given birth or have had genitourinary or pelvic surgery in the past 6 weeks. Do not use Flyte if you have had vaginal surgery within the last 3 months. If either of these describe you, make sure you have been cleared by your doctor or surgeon before pursuing Flyte.
8. How long do I use Flyte?
Flyte is designed to work fast — in as little as 5 minutes per day for a 6-week standard treatment time. Some women may take longer than our standard treatment time and may benefit from continued use of Flyte.
9. Can I keep using Flyte after 6 weeks?
Yes. Each woman is different and some women find they need continued treatment beyond our standard treatment time. After 6 weeks, some women will want to continue as a maintenance program to further improve strength and tone of their pelvic floor.
10. What does it feel like to use Flyte?
The mechanotherapy in the Flyte wand is painless. During use, women may sense sense a slight vibration – these are the mechanical pulses from the wand. Most women say Flyte is easy to use. The wand is made of medical grade silicone. We recommend applying a water-based vaginal lubricant to the wand to make insertion easier. There may be some discomfort when using Flyte the first few times. This is normal for an intravaginal device and is similar to some of the muscle fatigue you might feel after starting a new exercise program.
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