For many years, those suffering from near-sightedness (myopia) were limited to using glasses or contact lenses. However, with the invention of Lasik surgery, patients were able to treat the underlying issue, eliminating the need for either. Suddenly with a quick and easy procedure, people could restore their eyesight, with results that lasted for years.
Similarly, treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) historically has been limited to medications or injections for a short-term boost sufficient to achieve an erection. These options do not treat the underlying issues that cause erectile dysfunction, and may cause unwanted side effects.
In recent years, urologists have started using a quick and painless non-invasive treatment option called Shockwave therapy (also known as Pulsewave therapy) to remedy ED. Shockwave therapy uses low-intensity sound waves to stimulate the growth of blood vessels in the penis, thereby improving blood flow and restoring erectile function.
Patients typically experience little to no pain or discomfort during or after the procedure and notice an improvement in erectile function within a few weeks. The treatments are highly effective, with success rates approaching 85%-90% according to clinical studies. Many patients no longer need medication and the results can last up to 2 years.
If you’re considering treatment for ED, consider asking your provider about Shockwave therapy. Our doctors at Atlas Men’s Clinic would be happy to discuss whether this could be an effective option for you.