Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex. The occasional problem with getting an erection is normal and not cause for concern, however when this starts to become a frequent and ongoing issue, you should seek out a consultation at our sexual health clinic. We offer many solutions for erectile dysfunction, one of which is Shockwave Therapy.
What is Shockwave Therapy?
This non-invasive treatment consists of high-intensity sound waves that help to clear away plaque from the blood vessels, as well as stimulating the growth of new blood vessels. This process ultimately generates a natural mechanism in the treated area which increases overall blood flow to the penis, creating firmer erections and helping to improve erectile dysfunction.
This method has been proven to produce results for up to one year. The therapy is safe, fast, and does not require any surgery or medications.
How Does it Work?
Shockwave therapy is administered with a wand-like device placed near different areas of the penis. Our medical specialist will move the device over you for about 15 minutes while it emits gentle pulses. No anesthesia is required.
The pulses trigger improved bloodflow and tissue remodeling in the penis. Both of these changes can lead to erections sufficient for sex.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
We recommend 6-12 treatments for maximum effectiveness. At Inovo, we offer a more powerful treatment than typical protocols, focusing the waves on 11 areas compared to 5, along with 9000 “shocks” versus the typical 3000.
Is Your Treatment Radial Shockwave Therapy or Focus Shockwave Therapy?
Unlike many other sexual health clinics, we offer exclusively Radial Shockwave Therapy. The two types of shockwaves differ substantially in their depth of tissue penetration, ability to focus the shockwave, and the rapidity of the rise and fall of pressure (shape of the shockwave). While many sexual health clinics use Focus, we believe Radial to be the best treatment for dealing with erectile dysfunction issues. Radial is also much more cost-effective for the patient while being similar or better in performance than Focus.
Here are some studies we have taken into consideration when weighing the relative performance of Radial vs Focus: