Shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction
Globally, 322 million men are projected to suffer from sexual performance issues due to declining vascular function by 2025. Many women experience sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives ranging from low sexual desire, sexual arousal disorder, orgasmic disorder, and sexual pain disorder (dyspareunia). Psychological and medical issues play a role. These must be addressed to maximize treatment outcomes.
Shockwave therapy has been shown to enhance sexual health by improving blood ﬂow to the genitalia and bring spontaneity back.
What is Shockwave Therapy
Shock wave therapy also medically referred to as Low Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (Li- ESWT) in Urology was first introduced for stone fragmentation in the 1970s. Since then, it has successfully evolved for use in other medical specialties. It is now used in orthopedics, cardiology, and the treatment of erectile dysfunction due to its anti-inflammatory benefits, stimulation of angiogenesis/neovascularization (new blood vessels) and neurogenesis effects (new nerve cells).
Shock wave therapy emits high energy acoustic waves. These waves then cause mechanical stress to the underlying tissues. The shear stress sets off a cascade of tissue healing responses that induces neovascularization and angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels) to restore better blood flow and natural function to the treatment site.
Does it hurt?
Shockwave therapy is a pain-free office treatment procedure. It requires no injections, no topical anesthetics, or pills. There is no recovery downtime following treatments.
How many treatments do patients need to start seeing its effects?
Typically, a standard treatment plan consists of six sessions: two 15-minute sessions per week for three weeks. We offer free medical examinations to determine your treatment plans.
The PRIAPUS SHOT (P-SHOT)
The Priapus Shot (P-Shot) was named after the Greek god for fertility. It is a non-invasive medical therapy for erectile dysfunction. It involves drawing a patient’s blood and separating the red blood cells from the plasma in a centrifuge. The protein-rich plasma is then injected into the penile shaft.
How long is the procedure?
Typically, this office procedure is performed in under 30 minutes.
What is the down time?
There is no downtime. Patients can resume normal activities including sexual intercourse on the same day of the procedure.
How many treatments do I need?
Two shots are given 6 weeks apart. A maintenance booster shot may be needed every 6-12 months.
How soon should I expect to see results from the P-Shot?
Results are usually seen within three to four weeks. Some men have reported results as early as one to two weeks.
Does the procedure hurt?
There is some discomfort with the needle sticks however, the procedure is well tolerated. The penile shaft is numbed with topical numbing cream about 15-20 minutes and this greatly reduces the pain sensation.