Shockwave Therapy for Peyronie’s Disease Treatment
You want to make it a night to remember… but then the pain, plaque, and disabling penal curvature sabotage you again. You’re not alone. Peyronie’s disease affects as many as 1 in 11 men, though not all of them experience the same degree of pain and erectile dysfunction.
This connective tissue disorder can be likened to arthritis of the penis. Although its exact cause is unknown, research suggests Peyronie’s may develop after trauma – like bending or hitting – causes bleeding and subsequent scar tissue (plaque) buildup in the penis. After a trauma, the penis can regrow scar tissue that doesn’t stretch during erection, causing curvature and making erections and sex painful.
Genetics and aging also appear to play a role. Tissue changes lead to easier injury and slower healing as men get older. This puts them at greater risk for developing Peyronie’s.
Shockwave Therapy is a nonsurgical procedure that delivers pressure waves to penis plaque to break it up and stimulate healing (the same approach that has been breaking up kidney stones for decades).
Our Novus sexual health specialists have studied and refined Shockwave Therapy for Peyronie’s disease, and provided relief for dozens of men without dangerous surgeries or costly medications. To schedule, a discreet consultation with our compassionate, highly skilled specialists call today!
How does Shockwave Therapy work?
Like an airplane breaking the sound barrier with a super sonic boom that can shatter a car window, Shockwave Therapy shatters painful scar tissue.
Like glass, scar tissue is non-elastic – that’s why it prevents normal movement and function, weakening surrounding normal tissue, and often causing further painful damage.
Shockwave Therapy functions like a “controlled explosion.” Low frequency acoustic shockwaves travel through damaged penal plaque where they:
- exert pressure to stimulate cells
- release free radicals like nitric oxide which interact with bio-molecules
- increase blood circulation and widening blood vessels
- break down fibrous scar tissue
- decrease calcification
- stimulate cell regeneration
- reduce pain
- improve muscle spasticity
- restore normal motor function
- enable quicker return to pleasurable sex
An Australian study administered low intensity Shockwave Therapy to men who had PD longer than 6 months. Two thirds of patients had tried oral medications with no results. After Shockwave treatment, they reported improvement in penile curvature, plaque hardness, and penile pain. No complications were reported.1
This minimally invasive regenerative therapy treats Peyronie’s disease by eliminating pain while restoring erection firmness and duration. And because this procedure is performed in our office, there’s minimal downtime and no hospital stay required.
The Shockwave Therapy for Peyronie’s Disease Treatment procedure
Our sexual health specialists usually sedate or anesthetize patients during the Shockwave procedure to help them remain still and reduce possible discomfort.
Then, via a hand-held probe called a lithotripter, Novus specialists will begin to administer low frequency sound waves, creating a focused, acoustic pulse that aims to break up the scar tissue cells with minimal collateral damage. You may experience shaking or an intense vibration during from the Shockwave Therapy machine. The entire procedure may take about 15 to 20 minutes.
It often takes 3 treatments to resolve the condition, and we recommend patients book 3 consecutive weekly sessions to gain the full benefits of Shockwave Therapy.
There are no known side effects of Shockwave Therapy. Occasionally, patients have experienced a mild diffuse pain within a few hours of treatment that lasted 24 hours at most. Most men experience pain reduction by that time.
Who is not a candidate for Shock Wave Therapy?
Although this Peyronie’s disease treatment is regenerative and non-invasive, it may have harmful effects when administered in bodies that have increased sensitivities due to life stages or other immune system conditions.
Shockwave Therapy may cause contraindications in:
- patients under 18 years of age
- patients with infections
- patients with open growth plates or metal pins
- patients with malignant tumors
- patients with nerve or circulation disorders
- patients taking anticoagulants
Reserve Your Appointment Today
Whether it’s caused by aging or injury, you don’t have to suffer from Peyronie’s disease and dwindling self-esteem. To discover how Shockwave Therapy can restore your sexual enjoyment and minimize or eliminate your symptoms, call and speak with our compassionate and discreet specialists today !
1. Eric Chung University of Queensland, Department of Urology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane. Peyronie’s disease and low intensity shock wave therapy: Clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction rate in an open-label single arm prospective study in Australian men Korean J Urol 2015;56:775-780.