With the ever-evolving landscape of treating erectile dysfunction, men no longer have to accept the frustrating and embarrassing effects this condition takes on their sexual wellness, masculinity and self-confidence. Oral medications like Viagra and Cialis, injections and topical creams are popular and effective options for enhancing your ability to get and maintain an erection. However, many men don’t want to rely on medications that are needed “in the moment” and risk ruining the spontaneity of intimacy with their partner. Fortunately, these treatments are no longer your only options for managing erectile dysfunction.
At Body Symmetry MD, our men’s wellness experts are thrilled to offer acoustic wave therapy to our patients struggling with the debilitating effects of erectile dysfunction. If you are interested in an effective and long-lasting treatment that addresses the actual cause of your erectile dysfunction and not just its symptoms, acoustic wave therapy may be the solution you’ve been waiting for.
Who is a Candidate for Acoustic Wave Therapy?
Acoustic wave therapy can be an appropriate treatment for just about any man who has erectile dysfunction. As a nonsurgical and noninvasive treatment, men can enjoy the benefits of this effective procedure at any age without limitations. Men interested in acoustic wave therapy should have mild to moderate erectile dysfunction and have realistic expectations about what results they can achieve. Patients should also be prepared to return for maintenance appointments if their results wear off to continue benefiting from the treatment.
Acoustic wave therapy can be performed as a stand-alone procedure or in conjunction with additional treatments that improve the symptoms of erectile dysfunction. In addition to acoustic wave therapy, Body Symmetry MD offers PDE5 inhibitors, penile injections, transdermal cream, nutraceuticals, and PT141 peptides that are each uniquely compounded to help men achieve and maintain successful erections.During your initial consultation, our providers will carefully listen to your concerns and goals to make an expert recommendation as to which treatment or combination of treatments will work best for you.
How Does Acoustic Wave Therapy Work?
While many erectile dysfunction treatments focus on addressing the symptoms, acoustic wave therapy treats the source of the issue. The symptoms of erectile dysfunction stem from a lack of proper blood circulation to the genitals and tend to worsen with age. Since erections are the result of increased blood flow to the penis, inefficient or weakened blood vessels can make achieving or maintaining an erection a challenge or even impossible for many men.
Acoustic wave therapy, often referred to as shockwave therapy, uses the energy of acoustic waves to stimulate a process called neovascularization within the penis. Neovascularization causes new blood vessels to be produced in the body, thus improving blood flow to the region where the sound waves are applied. The sound waves also work to break up plaque that can accumulate in the arteries of the penis, opening them wider to increase blood flow to the area. Acoustic wave therapy can regenerate aging blood vessels as well as stimulate the production of new blood vessels to create a comprehensive rejuvenation of the penis and its functionality.
What Can I Expect From My Acoustic Wave Therapy?
As a noninvasive treatment, acoustic wave therapy is not considered to be uncomfortable or painful for the majority of our patients. There is no anesthesia required, although patients may experience a tingling sensation in their treated areas. To administer the therapy, your provider will apply a small probe to the penis that will be moved around it to target different areas of tissue. Treatment sessions will typically last between 15 and 20 minutes, and there is no downtime needed for recovery.
What Results Can I Expect From Acoustic Wave Therapy?
While many men will experience improvements from a single acoustic wave therapy treatment, most men will need a series of six treatments for truly noticeable and lasting results. Appointments can be scheduled once or twice per week, depending on your condition and your Body Symmetry provider’s recommendation. After completing your acoustic wave therapy treatments, you can expect to see results that continue to improve over several weeks as the circulation in your treatment area improves and new blood vessels are formed.
Once your full results have been achieved, you will notice drastic improvements to the frequency, duration and firmness of your erections. Clinical studies have shown that results can last up to two years following the completion of your acoustic wave therapy treatments, but individual results can vary. You may repeat the procedure as necessary if aging continues to affect your circulation or your symptoms of erectile dysfunction resurface.
If erectile dysfunction has taken a toll on your ability to enjoy a healthy sex life, it’s time to take back control. With acoustic wave therapy, we can address your symptoms at their source to improve your circulation and your intimate life. Body Symmetry offers a variety of sexual wellness treatments for men that can be used to design a customized treatment plan that corresponds to your needs and goals. To learn more about acoustic wave therapy, call the Body Symmetry MD office today at 833-789-2639 to schedule your in-person consultation.