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What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a protocol utilizing low-intensity extracorporeal acoustic waves to improve men’s sexual health. Applying acoustic waves to the soft tissues of the male genitals, results in the repair of existing blood vessels and the growth of new blood vessels. This protocol allows the penis to accept more blood, leading to better quality erections.
How does it work?
Shockwave therapy helps promote healing and growth. This treatment sends acoustic waves into the genitals, and through mild shear stress, trigger a series of biological reactions that result in the release of angiogenic factors. In other words, it promotes the repair of existing blood vessels and the creation of new blood vessels, resulting in improved blood flow. Better blood flow translates to better erection quality and sexual performance.
What are the benefits of this therapy?
By expanding existing blood vessels and generating new ones, shockwave therapy helps to improve blood flow to the penis and offers men these benefits:
- Decreased Recovery Time between Ejaculations
- Improved Erection Quality
- Relief from the symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction and Peyronie's Disease
- Harder and Fuller Erections
- Improved Sexual Performance
- Improved Sensitivity
Why haven’t I heard of this?
While shockwave therapy has been in Europe for nearly two decades, it's relatively new to the market in the U.S. This therapy is spreading throughout the U.S. and Canada, making its way onto top media outlets such as Men’s Health Magazine and Fox News.
Is it safe?
This the safest ED treatment available to men. Throughout the literature on shockwave therapy for ED and Peyronie’s, no significant adverse events have been reported. The therapy is noninvasive, drug-free, needle-free and surgery-free.
Are the claims of GainsWave supported with research?
GainsWave protocols were developed from the science of over 40 clinical research studies supporting the effectiveness of shockwave therapy for sexual health. You can read more here.
How is GainsWave different from other ED/Performance enhancing treatments?
What separates GainsWave from other ED treatments is that it’s completely safe and noninvasive. With over 40 studies conducted on shockwave therapy for ED, there have been no major adverse effects reported. Another key differentiator is its long-term effects. By addressing the root cause of ED, reduced blood flow, GainsWave prevents patients from resorting to consistent medication use, or dangerous surgeries. Couples can now reclaim their spontaneity with lasting results that are not dependent upon a pill to kick in.
How many treatments will I need to improve my sex life?
Depending on your medical condition, you may only need 1 treatment. Mild to moderate ED protocols typically range between 6 and 12 treatments. However, you may notice some benefit after 1 or 2 treatments. If you are experiencing severe erectile dysfunction, you may need additional treatments. We have ED plans available to cover an initial 12 treatment session with a 12-month follow-up. We are here to make you well again.
How long are treatments?
Treatments are administered in our office. A quick 20 minute visit, once or twice a week over a 3-4 week period.
Are treatments painful?
The vast majority of men would say "No." That said, discomfort and/or pain are relative and unique to each person. If you do experience discomfort, a mild numbing cream is available.
What is the recovery time from a treatment?
No recovery time is needed after each treatment. You can return to your normal daily routine immediately after a treatment.
How long does it last?
The science behind shockwave therapy reveals benefits lasting up to 2 years. Patients can continue to receive ongoing treatments as part of maintenance protocol.
Am I a candidate?
GainsWave works to treat the symptoms of erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease for those suffering from both conditions, as well as men just looking to improve their sexual performances. Shockwave therapy should not be used on patients with active prostate cancer or with penile implants. Talk to your doctor if you have any of these conditions or are on anticoagulant therapy. This treatment is safe for men who have had their prostate removed or have been cured of prostate cancer. Our doctors may require a statement from your urologist or oncologist before beginning treatment however if you have been treated for prostate issues within the last year.
Is shockwave therapy covered by insurance?
Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy to improve men’s sexual health is currently considered 'experimental' by most insurance companies and, most likely, not be covered by insurance. We will provide you with an insurance SuperBill that you can use when filing insurance on your own behalf. The initial consultation should be reimbursable. When you consider the many benefits that regular sex contributes to your health, you don't want to ignore ED issues. Many of us don't think twice about spending thousands of dollars on many optional expenses in our lives, such as home improvements, auto or motorcycle modifications and other hobbies. Isn't our sexual health, at least, as important?
What is the cost?
The cost of SwissWave therapies can vary. It all depends on the number of treatments needed to give men the full relief from their symptoms that they need to achieve better sexual health. Typically 6 to 12 treatments are recommended, depending on the severity of symptoms and the patient’s goals. Keep in mind that the effects of therapy lasts for years, saving thousands of dollars on prescription ED medications. The cost for 1-12 treatments ranges from $500-$1900, depending on your condition. We have other plans available.
Is financing available?
Yes, no matter your credit score we have a financing option available for you.
How can I make an appointment?
Call 919-585-7760 and speak to Val to make an appointment. Or click here to send us an email request.