Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects nearly 18 million men in the United States, but it doesn’t have to. At Indigo Dermatology in Melbourne and Tampa, Florida, board-certified urologist Sumeet Thareja, MD, provides a state-of-the-art new treatment that can manage your ED without pumps or medications. To learn more, schedule a consultation today by calling Indigo Dermatology or booking an appointment online.
Erectile dysfunction is a condition that inhibits erections firm enough for sexual intercourse. It’s a fairly common condition, with approximately 50% of men between the ages of 40-70 experiencing it in some form. The prevalence increases the older you get.
The causes of erectile dysfunction vary widely, ranging from biological to psychological, and can include heart disease, metabolic syndrome, and sleep disorders. In over 80% of erectile dysfunction cases, vascular diseases contribute on some level.
Erectile dysfunction can severely impact the quality of life of those who experience it and can cause feelings of guilt, depression, and anxiety, as well as a fear of intimacy and impaired confidence.
When your penis is flaccid, blood freely flows in and out through the veins and arteries, and the spongy tissue in your penis does not expand.
When you get an erection, the blood flows to your penis increases while valves at the base of your penis close, preventing the blood from flowing out. Your corpora cavernosa expands due to the blood flow, and your erection remains until stimulation stops or ejaculation occurs.
Indigo Dermatology treats erectile dysfunction with a revolutionary and nonsurgical procedure called low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy. During this therapy, a board-certified urologist uses a special machine to send a unique set of proprietary acoustic pressure waves through your skin and into your impaired tissue.
Those waves trigger natural repair mechanisms in your body that improve the blood flow to your penis, such as releasing vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which encourages the growth of new blood vessels in your penis. They also release endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), an enzyme that makes your blood vessels healthier.
Your urologist supplements your low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy with injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and exosomes, which help to revitalize and strengthen your tissues.
There are numerous benefits to treating your erectile dysfunction with shockwave therapy, including:
Most importantly, shockwave therapy is a safe and effective way to improve your confidence.
Schedule your visit with Indigo Dermatology by phone or online today, and learn more about how shockwave therapy can enhance your quality of life.