What is Acoustic Wave Therapy?

Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) is a fast, non-surgical and painless treatment used to stimulate tissue regrowth and improve blood circulation in damaged tissue. It works by introducing low-energy sound waves into painful areas of the body, stimulating the body's own regenerative potential. This proven technology has been used for years to successfully treat venous and soft tissue damage, and is now available to improve and repair the penis. Mechanically, the sound waves break the microplaque in the arteries and induce neovascularization, allowing more blood to be directed to the penis.

Patients experience increased sensitivity and firmer and longer lasting erections. The treatment begins with a topical anesthetic solution applied to the patient's genitals. Different solutions with different strengths are used, depending on the patient's health and individual response to pain. If a patient is especially nervous about pain, a dorsal block of the penis can be used to completely block the nerve response during therapy. The emergency specialist will monitor the numbness to ensure that the effect wears off as soon as possible, 2 ½ to 4 hours. Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) has many benefits, including immediate and lasting relief from acute and chronic pain, improved mobility and lifestyle, increased blood flow in damaged tissue, and improved sexual arousal and overall sexual function.

It is not recommended for people who have a circulatory or nervous disorder, joint replacements, infections, cancer, bleeding disorders, open wounds, or who are pregnant. Sound wave therapy is an integrative procedure that uses high-energy acoustic sound waves to stimulate tissue repair and pain relief. McMahon uses the Medical Wave ESWT device to direct these sound waves to the tissue that causes pain. McMahon applies gel to the treatment area, then moves the ESWT device over the target and sends the acoustic waves to the target. Sound wave therapy decongests aging blood vessels and stimulates the growth of new blood vessels, a process known as angiogenesis. This process uses low-intensity, non-invasive acoustic waves to cause neovascularization directly within the penis.