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Shockwave Therapy for ED: What Does a Session Look Like?

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For men who suffer from Erectile Dysfunction (ED), the symptoms can quickly have a negative impact on their quality of life. If you have ED, you might notice a lack of sex drive, decreased sensitivity, being unable to get an erection, or having difficulty maintaining an erection.

The good news is, shockwave therapy is a non-invasive solution that can minimize or eliminate the symptoms. Shockwave therapy uses sound waves to stimulate natural blood flow to the penis without the use of drugs, surgery, or other invasive procedures. The low-intensity sound waves are pulsed through the erectile tissue, helping to restore natural erectile function and clear plaque from blood vessels, thereby enhancing blood flow.

In this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about a shockwave therapy session for ED.

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What To Expect During Your Session

During your first appointment, your healthcare provider will conduct a health evaluation and ask questions about your symptoms. If you’re determined to be a candidate for treatment, they will explain what you can expect during a shockwave therapy session.

When the treatment begins, a numbing agent is placed on the soft tissue of your genitals. This helps to minimize any potential discomfort.

Then using a specialized shockwave therapy device, acoustic wave therapy is applied for several minutes to the area. This process increases blood flow to the penis and removes any buildup of plaque, improving sexual performance.

Specifically, shockwave therapy works by using high-frequency low-intensity shock waves to increase blood flow to the penis. The pressure waves delivering mechanical force to body tissues remove any micro plaque that might have built up, which then naturally increases blood flow to the area and encourages new blood vessels to form. This results in harder, more sustainable erections.

The session typically lasts 20 minutes and is an outpatient procedure with no downtime. You will most likely need additional sessions over the course of several weeks and months to experience the full benefit of treatment. Many men report noticing the benefits of shockwave therapy after six to twelve sessions.

Side effects, while limited, can include mild bruising, temporary numbness, or a tingling sensation in the areas where treatment was applied. You might also experience a spontaneous erection within 24 hours of each session. Severe side effects are rare but can include damage to the penile tissue or infection.

Is Shockwave Therapy Painful?

Most men report the treatment is not painful and that they feel a slight tingling sensation. A numbing agent is applied at the beginning of treatment to minimize any potential discomfort.

What are the Benefits of Shockwave Therapy For ED?

Shockwave therapy for ED can provide a variety of benefits, including:
  • Improved sexual performance
  • Harder, more sustainable erections
  • Increased spontaneity
  • Enhanced sensitivity
  • Increased confidence
  • Effective treatment for Peyronie’s disease by breaking up scar tissue

How long the benefits of treatment will last depends on the individual. Some men might experience improved sexual performance for up to 3 years. However as mentioned, most men will need between 6 to 12 sessions before experiencing the benefits of shockwave therapy.

What is the Cost of Shockwave Therapy For ED?

Shockwave therapy can cost anywhere between several hundred dollars to $2500 or more for treatment. However, costs will vary based on the number of sessions needed. Your healthcare provider should be able to provide you with an estimate of how many sessions you might need during your first appointment.

If you’re struggling with sexual dysfunction, speak with a Gameday ED Specialist today to determine if shockwave therapy is right for you.

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