Most people who receive shockwave therapy for ED usually experience benefits within one to three months. Initial results can be quite dramatic, and some studies have shown that the effects of treatment can last up to two years. However, there is not yet enough research and long-term data to determine how long the treatment might last, if the effects of treatment could go away, or if you will need additional treatment later. Acoustic wave therapy works best for men who have mild to moderate erectile dysfunction, which usually means that medications such as Viagra work well or at least help.
Low-intensity shockwave therapy on the penis may help men with severe erectile dysfunction (ED) who do not respond to conventional treatment with phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE) inhibitors. Shockwave therapy helps the body to dissolve fibrous scar tissue and treat this condition, helping to restore a man's sex life. Shockwave therapy may work better for people with this condition, as experts believe it increases blood supply. Shockwave therapy may be suitable for almost all men with erectile dysfunction, especially those with mild to moderate symptoms.
Low-intensity shockwaves have also been shown to grow new blood vessels and improve blood flow in the penis, which is essential for erections. The energy from shockwave therapy stimulates the growth of new blood vessels through a process called angiogenesis. Most people can return to normal activity the day after shockwave therapy, but the urologist will discuss whether you need to restrict your activity longer to recover. With this treatment, you can say goodbye to temporary results and enjoy the effects of shock wave therapy for two to three years. Personal factors, such as lifestyle choices and overall health, influence this schedule, but treatment has been shown to be much more permanent than most other options.
The results are long-lasting and can be more permanent. Although extremely rare, it has been reported that acoustic wave therapy may have induced veno-occlusive vascular insufficiency. While acoustic wave therapy is suitable for most men suffering from erectile dysfunction, there are some conditions or contraindications that mean that acoustic wave is not an option.