A Revolutionary Treatment Option: ViaSure™ Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave Therapy is a scientifically-proven treatment for patients with erectile dysfunction (ED). The therapy uses SoftWave® technology to activate the body’s self-healing power at the cellular and vascular level by:
- Stimulating the formation of new blood vessels
- Releasing angiogenic growth factors
- Triggering the migration of stem cells
Shockwaves (SWs) that have the ability to improve blood circulation and tissue regeneration. SWs were originally used in the urological field to destroy kidney stones through a procedure known as lithotripsy. Since then, they have been applied in many fields, including orthopedics, urology, sports medicine, cosmetics and wound care.
ED is the inability to obtain and keep an erection firm enough for sex. Individuals who consistently have difficulty with erectile dysfunction may have an underlying health condition that needs treatment.
ED may be caused by:
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Metabolic syndrome
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Tobacco use
- Sleep disorders
- Alcoholism and other forms of substance abuse
- Low levels of testosterone
- Peyronie’s disease
- Pelvic surgery, particularly prostate cancer surgery
- Metabolic syndrome
- Depression or anxiety
- Relationship problems
The Benefits of Shockwave Therapy with ViaSure™
Unlike other treatment options for urogenital disorders, ViaSure™ Shockwave Therapy is quick, effective, minimally invasive, painless and does not require anesthesia or cause any side effects. One in-office treatment session lasts about 15 minutes and patients will need an average of four to six weekly treatments.
What to Expect During Treatment
The physician will begin the procedure by applying ultrasound gel to the treatment area. He or she will then move the therapy head across the affected area and release acoustic shockwave pulses. The quantity and intensity of the pulses will vary depending on the severity of the patient’s condition. Minimal to no discomfort is experienced, and there is no downtime needed.