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Shockwave FAQ

Due to the overwhelming patients’ interest in shockwave for erectile or sexual dysfunction, we have decided to publish a list of our most frequently asked questions regarding shockwave therapy. If you have any further questions contact our office and schedule a consultation to speak with one of our erectile or sexual dysfunction specialists.



What is Shockswave & female shockwave?

Shockwave is a protocol utilizing low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy to improve men’s sexual health. Shockwave therapy is an acoustic wave that when applied to the soft tissue 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 and sustainable erections.


Female shockwave is a revolutionary procedure that uses low-intensity sound waves to restore sensation, natural lubrication, and eliminate urinary incontinence. The procedure increases cell signaling in blood vessels, which increases blood flow to nerves and the vaginal lining.



How does shockwave work?

Shockwave therapy that helps promote healing and growth. This treatment sends acoustic waves into the genitals, and through mild shear stress, triggers 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.


What are the benefits of shockwave therapy?

By expanding existing blood vessels and generating new ones, this therapy helps to improve blood flow to the penis and vagina, offering men and women these benefits:

Decreased Orgasm Refractory Period

Improved Erection Quality

Harder and More Full Erections

Improved Sexual Performance

Improved Sensitivity

Increases sexual pleasure

Enhances sensitivity

Increases lubrication

Significantly better orgasm


What is the cost for shockwave?

The cost can vary. It all depends on the number of treatments needed to give men and women full relief from the symptoms that they need to achieve better sexual health. It can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars.  Typically 3 to 12 treatments are recommended, depending on the severity of symptoms and the patient’s goals. Keep in mind that the effects can last for years, saving thousands of dollars on prescription ED or sexual dysfunction medications.


Why haven’t I heard of shockwave?

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.


Is it safe?

Shockwave therapy is the safest ED and sexual dysfunction treatment available to men and women. Throughout the literature, on shockwave therapy for sexual dysfunction, no significant adverse events have been reported. Shockwave is a non-invasive and drug-free treatment.


Are the claims behind Shockswave supported by any research?

Yes, the Shockswave protocols has numerous clinical research studies supporting the effectiveness of shockwave therapy for sexual optimization health.


How many treatments will I need to improve my sex life?

For maximum results, shockwave protocols range between 3, 6, and 12 treatments. However, you may notice some benefits after 1 or 2 treatments.


PDE5 inhibitors increase blood flow to the penis and vagina, causing sexual arousal and function. Brand names include Viagra, Cialis, Stendra, and Levitra. Another common treatment we use to treat sexual dysfunction is testosterone treatment, which low testosterone in men and women is typically the leading cause of ED and sexual dysfunction. Although testosterone has many other benefits that significantly improve your health and longevity.


For those that do not respond well to traditional PDE5 inhibitor treatments, we offer a new peptide treatment that has been another breakthrough in treating sexual dysfunction symptoms.


Bremelanotide PT-141 (peptide) was developed from the peptide hormone Melanotan II. It causes sexual arousal and spontaneous erections in men. It has been FDA approved for women with sexual arousal disorders. Unlike Viagra and other related PDE5 inhibitor medications, this medication does not act upon the vascular system but directly increases sexual desire via the nervous system. We have seen excellent results in both male and female patients who have used this medication.