Most people who receive shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction usually see benefits within one to three months. The initial results (in the first few weeks) can be dramatic. The results of this treatment will continue to improve over the course of several weeks. Between 8 and 12 weeks after treatment, you can expect to get the best results, meaning you won't suffer from any chronic pain that interferes with your mobility and overall well-being in your daily life.
Each treatment continues as you progress, resulting in spontaneous erections within 24 hours of the appointment and improved sexual performance during the interval between treatments. However, this progress is constant and offers regular improvement until you get the final results. Unlike some medications, this treatment doesn't offer instant, short-term results. Instead, it works with the body to produce lasting improvements.
This usually happens after 6 to 12 treatments. This makes shock wave therapy one of the most effective and long-lasting treatment options for erectile dysfunction. There are several factors that can affect how long it takes for shockwave therapy to work, such as the patient's age, medical history, and the severity of erectile dysfunction (ED). Shockwave therapy is designed to treat erectile dysfunction with high-frequency, low-energy shockwaves aimed at the penis.
Shockwave therapy helps the body dissolve fibrous scar tissue and treat this condition, helping to restore a man's sex life. Studies show that shockwave therapy can be painless for other uses and can even be a non-invasive method to help reduce pain after surgery. Shockwave therapy seems to be most effective for people with vasculogenic erectile dysfunction, which is a blood vessel disorder that affects blood flow to penile tissue. Some doctors may still offer shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction, but its use outside of a research setting is not considered to be indicated on the label.
The shockwave device used for this treatment is a portable tool that generates energy from sound waves and sends it through the body. Shockwave therapy may be a viable option for men who haven't gotten the results they wanted with other types of erectile dysfunction treatments. Shockwave therapy is favorably viewed as a way to repair and strengthen penile blood vessels and improve blood flow.