What is shockwave therapy for ED?
Shockwave therapy for ED is well established non-invasive medical procedure that has been used for over a quarter of a century to treat a variety of conditions. A shockwave is an intense but very short acoustic energy wave, which travels faster than the speed of sound. Shockwave therapy stimulates the growth of new and better blood vessels when the applied to the penis.
An erection starts in the brain! Sensory or mental stimulation, i.e. sexual arousal, is followed by a burst of a brain chemical called nitric oxide which functions as a neurotransmitter.
Nitric oxide causes the smooth muscle enzyme guanylate cyclase to produce a messenger called cyclic guanine monophosphate (cGMP), which acts to increase the size of blood vessels carrying blood to the penis, and decrease the size of vessels carrying the blood out. Thus making the penis erect.
Why do people choose shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction?
Shockwave therapy for ED is the only non-invasive erectile dysfunction treatment that can give you permanent results without the need for surgery or injections. It is totally natural method for the creation of new blood vessels and allows you to enjoy spontaneous erections, natural intercourse and a rejuvenated sex life.
Is shockwave therapy for ED painful?
No it is not painful. You may experience some mild discomfort and tingling, but should not view a visit to Mansmatters with the same trepidation as visiting a Dentist!
Will I experience any marks or bruising from shockwave therapy?
No you will not experience any marks or bruising and there will be no external indications that you have had any treatment.
Do I need any preparation before a therapy?
No preparation is required for your weekly therapies. Prior to your first visit we will request that you provide certain information about yourself.
Will I be fit for work after shockwave treatment?
At the end of each of your shockwave therapy sessions you can immediately resume your life as before.
Are there any side effects from Shockwave therapy?
There are no know side effects of shockwave therapy!
What does your programme consist of?
An initial consultation takes place at our Richmond clinic where you will be screened and assessed for the programme. Following this you will be scheduled for 8 weekly shockwave therapies lasting 30 minutes each and consultations with our team of experts.
Can I have breaks in the 8 week programme?
We recommend that the programme runs on schedule from start to finish with no more than a two week break where possible. If there are longer breaks in the programme, additional shockwave therapies maybe required.
Do you offer a visiting service?
The vast majority of our shockwave therapy for ED patients are treated in our clinic in Richmond upon Thames. We have made special arrangements with Embassies to treat international clients and can consider special circumstances.
How do you safeguard my privacy?
From when you first contact us we can agree methods of communication that will ensure you total privacy is protected. You should also read our privacy discretion and confidentiality page.
What makes you different from other Erectile Dysfunction shockwave clinics?
Firstly not all shockwave technology is the same. We use Swiss engineered Storz DUOLITH® SD1 equipment which allows us to use effective focussed shockwaves.
Secondly, very few clinics treat both the cause and effect. Many of our patients have suffered emotional distress because of the ED and other physical decline which has compounded the condition. Our programme has a team of experts that addresses these issues.
How quickly will the treatment work?
Every patient is different. We have had some patients reporting positive improvements and spontaneous erections after the first few treatments.
Is shockwave treatment effective?
Non-invasive treatment (no injections, implants or under the knife surgery). There are no drugs to be taken or any side effects. The early indications are that the treatment improves the quality of erections in over 80% of patients with vasculogenic ED or diabetes.