If you’re one of the millions of men who have erectile dysfunction, consider shockwave therapy. Shockwave therapy is a safe, non-invasive treatment that provides excellent results. At Comprehensive Urology in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Kiarash Michel, MD, and the team of expert urologists offer low-intensity shockwave therapy (LISWT) also known as GainsWAVE®. To schedule your appointment, call the office or book online today.
Shockwave Therapy Q & A
What is shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy, also known as low-intensity shockwave therapy, or PulseWave therapy is a non-invasive treatment designed to help men improve the strength and duration of their erections.
If your erections are too soft or too short to participate in sexual intercourse, it can negatively affect your confidence and self-esteem. PulseWave therapy provides a painless, drug-free treatment option to achieve long-lasting and satisfying erections. Some men also use it to improve their quality of erections as a whole.
How does shockwave therapy work?
Shockwave therapy (referred to by some as GainsWAVE®) uses low-intensity sound waves to enhance blood flow to your penis.
During a shockwave therapy appointment, your Comprehensive Urology provider applies a numbing gel to your penis. Once the numbing gel sets in, you lie down, and your provider positions the shock wave device.
The advanced technology uses sound waves to break down micro plaques while encouraging the growth of new, healthy blood vessels. Ultimately, this process improves circulation and stimulates dormant growth factors and stem cells.
In combination, these processes enable you to achieve stronger and more sustainable erections. Some men also experience a longer duration during intercourse and enhanced sensations.
Is shockwave therapy safe?
Shockwave therapy is safe and well-tolerated. It doesn’t use medications or surgery, so you don’t have to worry about uncomfortable chemical side-effects or lengthy recovery time. In fact, following treatment, you can return to your normal routine right away.
You might not need it any longer if you’re already taking a prescription medication to relieve the symptoms of erectile dysfunction. Clinical studies show that 70-80% of men who undergo shockwave therapy stop taking oral medications altogether.
How many shockwave therapy treatments will I need?
The number of shockwave therapy treatments you’ll need depends on your health history, goals for treatment, and the severity of your symptoms.
The providers at Comprehensive Urology usually recommend a series of six treatments––twice a week––for three weeks. If you’re still not seeing a difference in your erections following your initial plan, your provider might recommend another round.
The majority of men experience stunning results. Additionally, the benefits of GainsWAVE treatment last for 1-2 years.
If erectile dysfunction is negatively affecting your sex life, explore your treatment options. To schedule your appointment at Comprehensive Urology, call the office or book online today.