SHOCKWAVE THERAPY IS A SAFE, NON-INVASIVE AND PAINLESS TREATMENT FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION (FAQ)
Treatment is conducted 6 times, once or twice a week, for 15-20 minutes in the privacy of your doctor’s office. Using the Dornier Aries SmartFocusTM applicator and ultrasound gel, your doctor/therapist applies the shockwaves all over the surface of your penile shaft and crus.
Most patients report improvement a few weeks after they have begun treatment.
Shockwaves creates structural changes within the penile tissue while oral medications have only a temporary vessel widening effect. Hence pills have to be taken when needed whereas shock waves have a longer lasting effect.
Using shockwaves to treat ED is a very new treatment option and long-term results are not available yet. Physicians assume that the improvement time depends on the severity of the ED, the underlying cause and the age of the patient and ranges between 6-24 months or longer.
No. However, you may feel the waves and hear the device working. The physician will see to your comfort throughout the treatment.
No. Complications are extremely rare and might include light bruising or tiny skin lesions which heal within
a few days without treatment. However, there are a few contra-indications where shockwave therapy must
not be applied. Talk to your doctor to determine if shockwave treatment is right for you.
No. You can resume normal daily activities after the procedure. Sexual abstinence is not required.
Usually not. As a privately insured patient, you might want to ask your health insurance whether it covers
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Clinical trials have shown a significant improvement in erectile function over the course of 1-2 years following the treatment.