Most people who receive shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction (ED) usually experience benefits within one to three months. The initial results, which can be seen in the first few weeks, can be dramatic. However, there is still not enough research and long-term data to determine how long the treatment could last, if the effects of the treatment could go away, or if additional treatment will be needed later on. Each treatment continues its progress, which can be seen in spontaneous erections within 24 hours after the appointment and in an improvement in sexual performance during the time between treatments.
This progress is constant and offers regular improvement until the final results are achieved. The length of time it takes for shockwave therapy to work depends on several factors, such as the patient's age, medical history, and the severity of ED.
Shockwave therapyis designed to treat erectile dysfunction with high-frequency, low-energy shock waves directed at the penis. It works by repairing and strengthening the blood vessels in the penis and improving blood flow.
It is important to note that shockwave therapy is not yet approved for the treatment of ED and further studies are needed to understand its full potential effectiveness. Shockwave therapy is favorably viewed as a way to treat ED and is generally recommended for patients who don't respond well to medications or who don't want more invasive treatments. Most people can return to normal activities the next day after shockwave therapy, but your urologist will discuss whether you should restrict your activity for longer to recover. It is also important to distinguish shock wave therapy from radio wave therapy, which is commonly advertised as a non-invasive treatment for ED available in medical and non-medical centers.
Low-intensity shock wave therapy (LiSWT) is the medical term used by urologists to describe acoustic wave therapy, also known as shock wave therapy. Low-intensity shock waves have been shown to grow new blood vessels and improve blood flow in the penis, which is essential for erections. This makes shock wave therapy one of the most effective and long-lasting treatment options for ED. Shockwave therapy helps dissolve fibrous scar tissue and treat this condition, helping to restore a man's sex life.
Unlike some medications, this treatment does not offer instant, short-term results. Instead, it works with the body to produce lasting improvements that usually happen after 6 to 12 treatments.