In recent years, more light has been shed on the issue of erectile dysfunction. As of last year, we know that nearly 30 million American men live with this condition. We also know that the worldwide prevalence of erectile dysfunction is expected to be 322 million men by 2025. These statistics only arm us with the knowledge that treatment options are a must. From here, doctors and device manufacturers continue working to better understand the factors that contribute to erectile dysfunction and how to address them. One that we are aware of is impaired blood flow to the penis. While there may be coexisting factors that need to be addressed, impaired blood flow to the penis can be treated with an innovative outpatient treatment called GAINSWave. Here, we discuss how this treatment works and why you may want to schedule your consultation at Imago medical spa to see what it can do for you.
What is GAINSWave ED Treatment?
The GAINSWave treatment is designed to stimulate blood flow to the penis without surgery. It does so via shockwave pulse therapy. This modality has been used therapeutically for many years. Doctors utilize shockwave therapy to treat muscle pain and to break up kidney stones. This is to say that it has been proven safe and effective for a variety of conditions. Shockwave therapy is merely pulses of sound waves that promote healing. In the treatment of ED, shockwaves work by breaking up the plaque that is preventing adequate circulation through the blood vessels of the penis. GAINSWave also stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and stem cells. In this way, the treatment addresses the root cause of erectile dysfunction, rather than treating the symptoms of the condition.
What is GAINSWave Treatment Like?
A GAINSWave treatment is completely non-invasive, quick, and comfortable. It takes less than 30 minutes each visit, but may require multiple sessions to achieve optimal results. The number of treatments a man needs depends on several factors, including his age, goals, and general health. In addition to treating ED, GAINSWave is also performed to treat Peyronie’s Disease. There is no downtime needed for recovery and no pain associated with treatment. Men can go right back to their normal activities after their appointments. Expected improvements achieved with GAINSWave include:
- An increase in spontaneous morning and nighttime erections
- Faster onset of erectile dysfunction medications such as Viagra
- Potential decrease in dosage of erectile medications
- Enhanced penile sensitivity
- Better sexual performance
- More robust orgasms
Following an initial series of treatments, as recommended by the physician, the results of GAINSWave treatment are expected to last up to one year. Treatment may be repeated periodically as needed to maintain sufficient blood flow and sexual wellness.