Low-intensity shock wave therapy (LI-EDSWT) is a novel technique to restore erectile mechanism by stimulating blood vessels (angiogenesis) in penile tissue. A shockwave is composed of three parts: a short pulse, a brief maximum intensity positive (shock) pressure, and a longer negative pressure period. When Li-ESWT is applied to penile tissue, it stimulates growth factors specific to blood vessels (vascular endothelial growth factor), recruits stem cells, and contributes to the formation of new blood vessels in the penis.
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Improved blood flow to the penis is essential to getting and maintaining an erection. Li-ESWT has been demonstrated to increase the production of nitric oxide to improve blood flow to the penis. Li-ESWT also plays an important role in treating neurologic causes of erectile dysfunction by stimulating nerve regeneration.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for Low-intensity shock wave therapy?
You may be a candidate for Low-intensity shock wave therapy if you have mild to moderate erectile dysfunction. You may also be an ideal candidate if you have taken PDE5 inhibitors and have responded well. To determine if Low-intensity shock wave therapy is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bortecen of SoHo Men’s Health today.
What can I expect when receiving Low-intensity shock wave therapy at SoHo Men’s Health?
When receiving Low-intensity shock wave therapy at SoHo Men’s Health, you can expect to have a wand-like device applied to your penis. This device will deliver mild shockwaves to the penis that will help stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and stem cells. In most cases, you can expect this procedure to be painless, however you may feel a slight tingling. Most treatments last approximately 15-20 minutes.
What can I expect after receiving Low-intensity shock wave therapy?
After receiving Low-intensity shock wave therapy, you should be able to return to your normal daily activities. Most treatment plans recommend having at least two sessions per week for three weeks. Although most men respond well to six treatments, additional treatments may be needed in some cases. Generally speaking, the treatment results tend to last for about a year.