One particular form of erectile dysfunction, called Peyronie’s disease, results in a bend in the penis. Patients suffers from painful erections and deformities in their penis that cause anxiety and discomfort. The main symptom of Peyronie’s disease is the formation of scar tissue on the top, bottom, or side of the penis, causing painful erections or severe curvature. These deformities may make sexual penetration more difficult. Scar tissue may cause shrinkage or shortening of the penis.
Xiaflex is a naturally occurring collagenase enzyme that is involved in tissue repair. Xiaflex is the first FDA-approved medication for the treatment of moderate to severe Peyronie’s disease
Collagenase breaks down collagen, a protein that forms in scar tissue. By breaking scar tissue, Xiaflex treats the cause of Peyronie’s disease directly.
At SoHo Men’s Health, our treatment aims to break down the scar tissue and to build-up of new collagen in the penis. Treatment modalities include collagenase (Xiaflex) injections to the penis and shockwave therapy to dissolve the scar tissue and improve blood circulation.