When you’re tired of dealing with erectile dysfunction and want to take action to fix it, you have a few potential treatment options. One of the leading treatment options available to ED patients is shockwave therapy, as it’s proven to be highly effective and long-lasting. However, you might have a few questions before you decide to try it out. If you’re interested in receiving shockwave therapy, check out the top answers to frequently asked questions about shockwave therapy for ED.
What Is Shockwave Therapy?
Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, or “shockwave therapy” for short, is a cutting-edge, non-invasive treatment for erectile dysfunction. This treatment uses sound waves directed at the penis to combat the leading causes of ED in men. For example, micro-plaque in the penis’s blood vessels, scar tissue, and a lack of proper blood flow are all leading causes of physical ED in many men. Instead of only temporarily increasing blood flow like ED pills, shockwave therapy goes after the main obstacles that inhibit blood flow and sensation to provide a long-term ED solution.
When a patient receives shockwave therapy, a clinician moves a wand-like device on their penis, with this device sending sound waves toward the penis. These sound waves then dissolve plaque formation in blood vessels to free up any blockages so that more blood flow can pass through them. The sound waves also stimulate dormant growth factors and stem cells, leading to new blood vessel growth and rejuvenation of male erectile tissue.
What Is Shockwave Treatment Used For?
As an effective treatment for ED, shockwave therapy has been used to treat erectile dysfunction in many men. Alongside its ability to combat ED, it’s also proven to be successful at treating Peyronie’s disease, which is characterized by fibrous scar tissue. Shockwave therapy helps men with Peyronie’s disease by using sound waves that heal penile scarring and plaque formation. By healing scar tissue, shockwave therapy also reduces the curvature of the penis, which many men with Peyronie’s disease experience.
In addition to ED and Peyronie’s disease treatment, shockwave therapy has long been used in other medical settings. For example, it’s commonly used for kidney stone disintegration and sports injury recovery. This widespread use in multiple clinical settings makes shockwave therapy an incredibly versatile and safe treatment option for many conditions.
Is Shockwave Therapy Effective at Treating ED?
The effects of shockwave therapy in treating ED have been studied for many years, with over a hundred clinical research studies demonstrating its effectiveness. In fact, these studies show that shockwave therapy has a greater than 75% success rate in treating ED.
What Can I Expect During Shockwave Therapy? Is Shockwave Therapy Painful?
When you receive shockwave therapy, you should expect the treatment to be quick, easy, and safe. Typically, treatments last around 15 to 20 minutes, with a clinician using a handled, wand-like device to administer the shockwaves onto the penis.
While the clinician administers the shockwaves, they’ll move the wand-like device on the penis so that every part of it receives the benefits of the sound waves. As a non-invasive treatment, shockwave therapy is not painful. During treatment, you should only feel a tingling sensation, and immediately after treatment, you can get right back to your life without any restrictions.
When Will I See Positive Results From Shockwave Therapy Treatment?
While every patient is different, most patients see positive results from shockwave therapy within three to six weeks, with some patients even reporting spontaneous erections 24 hours after treatment. Additionally, GAINSWave® has found that patients usually need around 6 to 12 sessions to achieve their ED-related treatment goals.
How Long Do the Positive Results of Shockwave Therapy for ED Last?
The positive results of shockwave therapy tend to last around two years. Due to its long-lasting effects, ED sufferers can often eliminate their dependence on ED pills or other treatments designed to enhance erections. As a result, men can build their confidence by never having to reach for a pill or device before they have sex. During and after this two-year period, you may want to receive maintenance treatments to extend the positive effects.
What Can I Expect After Shockwave Therapy?
Once you’ve finished a shockwave therapy appointment, you can go right back to your life without any restrictions. As a non-invasive, painless treatment, shockwave therapy makes it so patients don’t have to delay sex or change their lifestyle even immediately after receiving treatment. Besides not restricting your life, you can expect to have better sex, increased confidence, and stronger erections following successful treatment.
Find a GAINSWave-Certified Shockwave Therapy Provider Near You
If you think shockwave therapy treatment for ED is right for you, turn to GAINSWave. As the leader in sexual wellness, GAINSWave is proud to help men reclaim their masculinity and improve their sex life with shockwave therapy. Our GAINWave-certified providers must meet rigorous standards for care and equipment prior to certification, ensuring you receive the gold standard in shock therapy for erectile dysfunction. We also offer a nationwide network of providers to make it easy for men to find care.
Learn more about shockwave therapy for ED today. If you’re ready to give shockwave therapy a try, take our short candidate questionnaire. Once your candidacy is determined, find a GAINSWave-certified shockwave therapy provider near you with our provider locator.