How Many Sessions of Shockwave Therapy will I Need for ED?
If you’re looking for pain-free, surgery-free, and drug-free treatments for erectile dysfunction (ED), you’re not alone. This common problem impacts at least 40% of men by age 40 and, unfortunately, only increases with age to nearly 70% of men by 70. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do.
At LaSara Medical Group, our team specializes in the latest treatments designed to restore sexual dysfunction without the need for painful, invasive therapies and surgery. Here’s what you need to know about shockwave therapy and how many sessions it takes to see results for erectile dysfunction.
How shockwave therapy treats erectile dysfunction
You can experience ED for a variety of reasons, but many men develop issues achieving and maintaining an erection because of reduced blood flow to the penis. In these cases, shockwave therapy for ED can offer a highly effective treatment solution.
When you have shockwave therapy, we deliver single pulses of energy to areas within your penis with poor blood flow. This concentrated energy moves faster than the speed of sound, enabling it to pass seamlessly through the outer tissue of your penis so it can reach damaged blood vessels and soft tissue deep inside.
Exposing these areas of degeneration to high levels of focused and consistent energy helps trigger cell regeneration. As healthy, new blood vessels and tissue return to the site, you experience improved blood flow, which makes it easier to achieve and sustain a satisfying erection.
What to expect from shockwave therapy
The thought of exposing your penis to high levels of energy may sound painful, but shockwave therapy is completely painless and doesn’t require any anesthesia or numbing treatments. Each of our treatments takes between 25-35 minutes and has no downtime, so stop by on your lunch break and resume regular activities immediately.
During your appointment, you undress and sit comfortably on an exam table. To administer your treatments, we first apply a sonic gel to your penis. This substance helps transmit the healing energy as we run the shockwave handpiece along the shaft of your penis and crura — the area where your penis attaches to your body. As the shockwaves penetrate deep inside your penile tissue, you may experience a mild, tingling sensation, but there’s no pain or discomfort during your treatment session.
Because shockwave therapy restores your sexual function by triggering the healing process on a cellular level, we usually recommend a series of up to 12 treatments to achieve optimal, long-lasting results. You can expect to see improvements in your ED symptoms throughout your shockwave therapy sessions as healthy tissue and blood vessels return to the treatment site.
To see if shockwave therapy is right for you, schedule an appointment by calling our offices in Tustin, San Diego, or Los Angeles, California, or by booking online today.