Shockwaves (SWs) Treatment FAQ
What is Shockwave therapy for ED and how it works?
Shockwave therapy is also known as extracorporeal shockwave therapy, it applies high frequency acoustical waves to the male genitals and helps to break up the micro-plaque in existing blood vessels and stimulate the growth of new blood vessels, improving quality of erections, sensitivity, ED and symptoms of Peyronie's Disease that affects more than 10% of men of different ages.
What is ED?
Erectile dysfunction is a type of sexual dysfunction that is characterized by the inability to get or keep an erection during sexual activity.
What is Peyronie’s Disease?
Peyronie’s Disease is a connective tissue disorder. It is the growth of fibrous plaques in the soft tissue of the penis, usually the plaque and the scar tissue forms in the thick sheath of tissue surrounding the corpora cavernosa. It causes pain, abnormal curvature, erectile dysfunction, indentation, loss of girth and shortening.
How many treatments are needed?
Typically 6 to 12 treatments are recommended, depending on the severity of symptoms and the patient’s goals.
Is the effect temporary?
The benefits may last over 2 years. Once or twice a year maintenance is recommended.
How long Shockwaves are used in medicine?
The Shockwave Therapy has been used in Europe for about 15 years. It's relatively new in the U.S. This therapy, is also known as Soundwaves, Acoustic waves and GAINSWaves. It is used in Europe, U.S. and Canada.
Is it safe?
Shockwave therapy is noninvasive and very safe.
Is Shockwave therapy supported by research?
There are over 30 clinical studies supporting the effectiveness and safety of shockwave therapy for sexual health.
How many treatments will I need to improve my sex life?
You may notice some benefits after 1 or 2 treatments. Usually, a course of 6 to 12 treatments is recommended.
What are the contraindications for Shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy should not be used on patients with active prostate cancer and penile implants.
Can Shockwave therapy be combined with other ED treatments?
Yes it can be used in combination with all other ED treatments such as PRP therapy, P shot, ED medications, a penile pump.
What are other indications for Shockwave Therapy?
It is a treatment used in pain management, urology, cardiology, and orthopedics.