Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction
What is Wave Therapy?
Wave Therapy is a new, cutting-edge treatment modality allowing for strong, spontaneous, long-lasting erections without the need of pills, injections, or invasive surgery. This is a relatively painless procedure that can be done in the office in under 10-minutes. Typically, 6 total treatments are needed to achieve the desired outcome. Results can last for months to years, maximizing a man’s (and partner’s) overall sexual satisfaction. It is also cost-effective long-term as alternative treatments require continuous use of somewhat costly medication.
The Wave Therapy technology has been used for over 15 years internationally to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), and is FDA-cleared for use on soft tissues. There are over 100 studies validating the positive effects of wave therapy in the medical literature. Most men experience side effects from ED medications and would prefer an actual cure of the disease instead of a band-aid to help with symptoms. Please see below for some high-quality studies validating Wave Therapy as an effective cure for ED.
Wave Therapy has many other names. It can be called Low-intensity Shockwave Therapy (LIST), Low-intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (Li-ESWT), Shockwave Therapy (SWT), or Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT). All names deliver the same effective ED treatment – don’t let the jargon confuse you.
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Dr. Dhir Explains Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction
What are the benefits of Wave Therapy?
- Non-invasive and SAFE
- Enhances strength of erections and overall sensation
- Improves sexual performance
- Minimize the need for medication, shots, and creams for erectile dysfunction which are inconvenient and expensive
- Re-introduce spontaneity back into your love life
- Benefits are long-term
How does Wave Therapy Work?
Wave therapy uses non-invasive, high-frequency acoustic sound waves directed at the penile tissues and nerve bundles. This technology treats the cause of ED, which usually involves decreased blood flow due to plaque buildup and inflammation.
Wave therapy is unique in that it treats the actual problem at the cellular level by promoting new blood vessel formation (angiogenesis) and breaking up micro-plaque. Compare this to medication and injections, which can lose their effectiveness over time and only mask the symptoms of ED instead of treating the actual cause.
Ideal Candidates for Wave Therapy?
Men who face problems getting an erection and may have been diagnosed as having erectile dysfunction may find that wave therapy is an excellent solution. It is also capable of helping men who find it difficult to sustain an erection and have problems with their sex life.
This innovative technology can help those who have tried various treatments unsuccessfully. Patients undergoing the procedure can expect significant benefits that last. Specific qualifications and candidacy can be determined during the time of your consultation. Ideally, patients should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations.
How Does Wave Therapy Work?
Wave therapy utilizes shock waves which are high-energy sound waves that can be precisely targeted to specific areas of the body. Shock waves are audible and can stimulate tissues within the body and have been used for treating injuries. These waves are capable of stimulating the flow of blood. This helps promote faster healing. When used to combat ED, the shock waves work to increase blood flow in the penile area to improve erections.
How many treatments are needed?
- 1 treatment weekly for 6 weeks is recommended
- Each treatment session lasts approximately 10 minutes
- Maintenance treatments or “boosters” may be used to enhance or maintain great results
- Please note there is no downtime after treatments and no restrictions afterward
How Long Does Wave Therapy Take?
While the needs of each individual vary, the treatment itself will require multiple sessions that last about 15 minutes each. The specific number of sessions needed will be determined during your consultation. We’ll discuss the treatment process and your goals to help develop the ideal treatment plan for your specific needs.
Is Wave Therapy Painful?
The shock waves using during a wave therapy treatment are low energy pulses that do not cause any pain when being administered. Some patients liken the experience to a mild tingling sensation. If you’re considering the treatment, you can rest easy knowing that there is no downtime for recovery and you can safely return to your normal daily activities.
Is Shock Wave Therapy safe?
The shock waves used during this treatment are considered safe for use. One of the biggest advantages of wave therapy is that it is a non-invasive treatment. There are no injections, incisions, or long periods of downtime to worry about. This makes it safe and patient-friendly.
Is Wave Therapy Backed by Clinical Studies?
There are over 100 clinical studies currently documenting the positive effects of Wave Therapy. If you would like copies of an article below or wish to discuss further, please contact us.
1. Lu Z, et al. Low-intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment Improves Erectile Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. European Urology 2017.
2. Kitrey ND, et al. Penile Low Intensity Shock Wave Treatment is Able to Shift PDE5i Non-Responders to Responders: A Double-Blind, Sham Controlled Study. Journal of Urology 2016.
3. Man L, Li G. Low-intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Urology 2017.
4. Clavijo RI, et al. Effects of Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Sexual Medicine 2017.
5. Tsai CC, et al. Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Can Improve Erectile Function in Patients Who Failed to Respond to Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors. American Journal of Men’s Health 2017.
6. Zhou ZJ, et al. Short-Term Efficacy and Safety of Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in Erectile Dysfunction: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International Brazilian Journal of Urology 2017.
7. Kalyvianakis D, Hatzichristou D. Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy Improves Hemodynamic Parameters in Patients with Vasculogenic Erectile Dysfunction: A Triplex Ultrasonography-Based Sham-Controlled Trial. Journal of
Sexual Medicine 2017.
8. Gruenwald I, et al. Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy – A Novel Effective Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction in Severe ED Patients Who Respond Poorly to PDE5 Inhibitor Therapy. Journal of Sexual Medicine
9. Fojecki GL, et al. Effect of Low-Energy Linear Shockwave Therapy on Erectile Dysfunction-A Double-Blinded, Sham-Controlled, Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Sexual Medicine 2017.
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Dr. Dhir is a board-certified urologist with over 10 years of clinical experience and has been achieving great results using Wave Therapy. For any additional questions, please Request a Consultation and live demonstration.