Acoustic Shock Wave for Erectile Dysfunction

Blood flow is critical to a man’s erections. When a man is sexually stimulated, arteries widen so that his penis can fill with blood. The blood is what gives the penis the firmness needed for vaginal penetration. A man who has problems with blood flow to the penis may have weaker erections or may be unable to have erections at all.

Clinical trials of shockwave therapy for ED have had encouraging results. The process has been well tolerated by patients. Many men have found that their erections have improved and they are able to have intercourse. Men with more severe ED may still need to take ED medication in addition to having shockwave therapy.

Officially called low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (Li-ESWT), the procedure is more commonly known as shockwave therapy.

Treatment consists of noninvasive low-intensity sound waves that pass through erectile tissue, restoring natural erectile function by clearing plaque out of blood vessels and encouraging the growth of new blood vessels. The shockwave treatment offers a cure in that it reverses the problems that cause the dysfunction in the first place.

Because Acoustic Wave Therapy alters the penis itself, it is considered a long-term solution. Other methods of ED treatment — such as pills or injections — often only last for a measured amount of time. Comparatively, shock wave therapy has been shown to treat ED over multiple sessions, and can deliver long-lasting results.

At Fountain of You MD we recommend Acoustic Shockwave Therapy for those who have erectile dysfunction due to a lack of appropriate blood flow in their penis. However, It can also be an effective experimental treatment for other types of erectile dysfunction disorder. Because the impact of the acoustic sound waves is minimal, men who have not experienced success with other methods of erectile dysfunction treatment may want to consider this therapy.

Shockwave therapy generally consists of six treatments, two sessions a week for three weeks. It is an absolutely painless procedure. A triple numbing cream is applied about an hour before the procedure, At most, you may experience a tingling sensation in the treated area.

To potentially improve results, the shockwave therapy is often combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is usually injected after the fifth treatment. PRP is a type of regenerative therapy that causes the release of new growth factors to improve erections.