Acoustic Wave Therapy for ED:
A treatment that improves Erectile Dysfunction without Surgery or Medication
Millions of men worldwide are affected by the condition known as erectile dysfunction (ED). It is characterized by the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. ED can have many causes, including physical, psychological, and lifestyle-related issues. While the risks of ED increase with age, it is not always considered a normal part of aging, and there are various treatment options available to help restore erectile function. Alpha Men’s Center specialists in Philadelphia apply a comprehensive approach to ED treatment. Apart from hormone therapy in cases where it is reasonable, our qualified healthcare providers may recommend acoustic wave therapy (AWT), also known as low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (Li-ESWT). This therapy involves using low-intensity sound waves to stimulate blood flow to the penis, which can improve erectile function; the waves stimulate the corpora cavernosa (the penile arteries) and associated nerve tissue. AWT is a non-invasive treatment option that does not require drugs or surgery and is safe and well-tolerated in clinical trials. Depending on each case and patient, this treatment might be applied on its own or combined with other medical procedures.
How does Acoustic Wave Therapy Work for ED
AWT delivers low-intensity sound waves to the treated area, stimulating the growth of new blood vessels and improving blood flow. This can enhance the erection and prolong its duration. AWT can also help to break up any plaque buildup that may impede proper blood flow to the penis.
A handheld device delivers the shock wave to the penis during the treatment. The procedure is typically performed in a clinical setting and does not require anesthesia or sedation. It may cause minor discomfort for some patients, while the majority of people undergoing the procedure do not report any significant pain or discomfort. A typical treatment session lasts approximately 20 minutes, and multiple treatment sessions may be required for optimal results.
Benefits of Acoustic Wave Therapy
Applying AWT for treating ED has multiple benefits, including improved blood flow, non-invasiveness, safety, a high success rate, and long-lasting effects. AWT has been proven effective in improving erectile function, with a high success rate reported in clinical trials. The effects of the therapy can last for several months or even years, providing long-term positive changes in the patient’s health and sexual performance. AWT can also be used in combination with other ED treatments, increasing the chances of sustainable results.
Possible Side Effects of Acoustic Wave Therapy
The most common side effects are mild pain or discomfort during the procedure and mild bruising or redness of the treatment area. Thankfully, in most cases, a numbing gel is applied to help minimize discomfort. In rare cases, AWT can lead to blood clots or infection, but a thorough evaluation is done to make sure that this therapy is right for you. At Alpha Men’s Center, we always inform the patients about possible consequences beforehand and perform the procedure according to the highest medical standards to minimize the risks of the aforementioned side effects.
How Much Does Acoustic Wave Therapy for ED Cost?
The cost of AWT for ED depends on the number of treatment sessions required. Alpha Men’s Center is fully transparent about the costs of our service. Therefore we provide cost estimation for our potential clients in advance and are ready to answer all questions during a confidential consultation.
AWT and Stem Cell Therapy for Chronic Pain Relief
AWT may be beneficial for those suffering from chronic pain in addition to treating ED. Individuals seeking pain relief may also consider a separate treatment option called stem cell therapy. Stem cells in the body can differentiate into many different types of cells, aiding in healing. By introducing stem cells into the affected area, patients suffering from chronic pain may benefit from improved function and reduced pain. Every type of unique problem needs a unique solution, so a consultation can help you identify which treatment is recommended and right for you. There are many different options, and Alpha Men’s Center has many trained professionals to help you make the choice that’s right for you.