During an erection, the arteries expand to increase blood flow to the penis. However, if those arteries have narrowed or are blocked, it can be difficult to achieve or maintain an erection, resulting in a condition known as erectile dysfunction (ED). Fortunately, there are quite a few treatment options available, one of which is shockwave therapy for ED. To learn more about this revolutionary treatment technique offered by the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine, get in touch with a sexual health specialist today.
- No Pills
- No Injections
- No Surgery
- No Pumps
What Is Shockwave Therapy?
Officially called low-intensity shockwave therapy (LISWT), shockwave therapy is a type of regenerative medicine. It uses low-intensity sound waves to create micro-trauma to the tissue, stimulating the body’s own healing response. As a result, shockwave therapy helps increase blood supply by clearing plaque out of blood vessels. It also encourages the growth of new blood vessels.
Differing from pills, penile injections and other treatments, shockwave therapy directly treats the cause of ED, not the symptom. That’s why it proves effective in men with ED who are unresponsive to conventional medication, like Viagra, Levitra, Cialis and Stendra, as well as in patients partially responsive to prescription drugs.
How It Works
Shockwave therapy is a painless, in-office treatment for ED – although some men report a tingling sensation in the treated area. During the procedure, the clinician will apply a probe, which has been coated in a special gel, to the penis. In one session, different areas of the penis are typically targeted. Each session usually lasts about 15 to 20 minutes, and the average patient requires a total of six treatments within a three-week period to see results.
Benefits of Shockwave Therapy for ED
As previously mentioned, shockwave therapy helps increase blood flow to the penis. And as a result, many men living with impotence experience improved erections. Besides unclogging arteries to the region, shockwave therapy can help men achieve successful intercourse without pills, injections, pumps and surgery. Still, in more severe cases of ED, men might need to take oral medications in addition to receiving shockwave therapy.
Schedule an Appointment
Want to learn how shockwave therapy can help ED? Call the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine at 973-218-9400 to set up an appointment at our Millburn, NJ office.
Call 973-218-9400 for more information and to schedule an appointment.