Using Elitone

Elitone® is FDA-cleared for use without a prescription.

Elitone is used at your convenience in the privacy of your home. A GelPad is placed on your perineal (pubic) area and then connected to a tiny controller. After putting on your clothes, clip the controller to your waistband, and press a button to start the treatment. During treatment, you can walk around and continue your daily routine. After 20 minutes of treatment, the controller turns off automatically.

A User Manual accompanies the device and includes easy-to-follow instructions, plus our How to start using ELITONE video is a great resource.

Women report a tingling sensation where the GelPad contacts the skin. Internally, you should feel stimulation for 6 seconds then 6 seconds of “rest.” This sequence repeats 100x during the treatment.  A few minutes into the treatment, your skin may feel a little numb.  Elitone is specially developed with PMW technology to send signals safely and comfortably through the skin to reach the muscles and treat urinary incontinence [unlike low-frequency devices like TENS for pain management].

  • Elitone treatment is based on a proven pelvic floor therapy called electrical muscle stimulation (e-stim). The device’s signal is similar to the current your brain uses to tell muscles to contract. Internally, you should feel a tightening for 6 seconds.
  • Elitone URGE treatment is based on neurostimulation around the bladder directly. You may feel a pulsing for 6 seconds, but not a tightening.

Treatment outcomes vary by individual. Most women see a continued reduction in leaks after the initial 6-week therapy. After achieving your goal, we recommend periodic maintenance sessions. For some women this may be a couple of sessions per week. For others it’s a few sessions per month. Listen to your body and treat as needed.

Most women do not need to shave or wax, but trimming hair is often helpful. The gel used in the GelPads can be applied over hair and will not pull hair when removed. However, there does need to be good skin contact. Some women in our clinical study said they shaved or trimmed hair for best results.

Some women report similarities to Kegel exercises with Elitone, but not all. A common reason for ineffective Kegels according to one study is 25% of women do not perform Kegels correctly. They either contract the wrong muscles or fail to hold the contraction long enough, often because the muscles are already so weak. Elitone does the Kegels longer and stronger than you can on your own. Elitone also focuses on the muscles surrounding the urethra, instead of the entire pelvic floor structure. Elitone URGE will not feel like Kegels.

Perhaps. The biggest factor we saw with the speed of improvement is the degree of intensity coupled with consistency of treatment. You can treat more than the recommended schedule, but remember your pelvic floor muscles need to recover after a “workout,” and just as with regular exercise, it’s possible to fatigue the muscles, reducing the benefit.

Rest assured, as an FDA-cleared device, it has passed all biocompatibility tests. The gels in the GelPads are non-toxic hydrogels, which means it is mostly salt-water. The gel is slightly sticky and originates from the wound-care industry, which means that it does NOT pull hair and is very gentle.

We get this question a lot. A stronger pelvic floor does often lead to more sexual sensation or better orgasms. While we cannot make any specific claims regarding Elitone, many customers (and their partner) notice a difference in the bedroom.

Elitone is FDA-cleared as a treatment for stress urinary incontinence in women, and Elitone URGE for urge incontinence. This means that it was found to be both safe and effective. The most common side effects are skin irritation and muscle fatigue, and these most often occur when the device is used more than the recommended amount. Both are typically addressed by taking a few days off from treatment.

When you receive your Elitone it is important to thoroughly read the User Manual. It explains proper operation and how to avoid misuse.

To read a complete list of contraindications click here.

Purchasing Elitone

The Starter Kit is $399  which includes the device and 2 GelPad packs (enough for the initial treatment).

The Bundle is $503 which includes the device and 6 GelPad packs.

You can buy from the SHOP page. If there is a sale, coupon codes will be shown on the Order page. We do not advertise sales on any other website, and other discount websites will likely have fake codes.

We understand this is a major purchase and also know that early intervention yields the best results. We believe so strongly in early, conservative treatment that we’ve partnered with PayPal and Affirm to provide flexible payment options, and SIKA to pay hassle-free with with HSA/FSA accounts.  (See below FAQs for those options.)

In the end, you’re already paying for your incontinence. An NIH study showed that the average annual cost of not getting treatment is $750/year from pads and extra laundry. Unfortunately, without treatment, incontinence symptoms typically get worse.  And the worse your symptoms become the less likely a full recovery is possible.

Both PayPay and Affirm offer quick loans subject to an eligibility check and approval (it won’t affect your credit to check). You must set up an account with them, but they make it easy. Note: You may need to click “see more” on PayPal to see PayPal Credit which is up to 6 months no interest (not Pay Monthly which does have interest). Also, if you get denied monthly options on one platform, try the other one! See below instructions from the Checkout page..

PayPal → Click next to PayPal → Hit the Pay Later button

  • Log into PayPal and look for your options (not all options will be available to everyone):
    • PayPal Credit: No interest if paid in 6 months or less. Enter: date of birth, SSN last 4 digits, phone, annual income after taxes → Review & Agree
      • If you don’t see an option for PayPal Credit, you may need to hit (SEE MORE)
    • Pay Later: Payments start one month later
      • Pay in 4: four interest-free payments within two months
      • Pay Monthly: With interest, pay in 6 months

Affirm → Click next to Affirm → Hit the Place Order button (wait for the popup window)

  • You will need to create an affirm account, after they ask a few questions.
    • Pick your plan and that’s it. Likely there is interest.

Some insurance providers cover a portion of the cost of Elitone and Elitone URGE.  Please note that in most cases this is a long process, and has many requirements including prescription and documented 4 weeks of pelvic floor muscle exercises, and often chart notes. Please also note that Medicare Advantage is NOT the same as Medicare and often presents more hurdles, including in-state-specific requirements.

Please see the reimbursement information that may be helpful.

Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings accounts (HSA) are programs that allow you to set aside money (before taxes) for specific healthcare expenses. Many accounts don’t “roll over” from year to year, so Elitone can be a great option to use up funds before the end of the year.

We’ve teamed up with Sika Health to help you redeem your FSA/HSA funds for eligible Elitone purchases. Simply shop as usual then choose the Sika payment method at checkout. No receipts, no reimbursements, no hassle.

We are now shipping Elitone to the United Kingdom, unfortunately, we cannot ship Elitone URGE overseas.

We usually ship next business day USPS or UPS. Depending on your distance from CT it can take typically 3-5 business days to be delivered.

Rest assured, packages ship in plain brown boxes and are reasonably small (roughly 10 x 6 x 3 inches).