Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy FAQs

Due to the overwhelming patient interest in Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, we have decided to publish a list of our most frequently asked questions regarding Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy. If you have any further questions on Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, or to find out if Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is right for you, contact your local Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy provider or schedule a consultation to meet with a local ED specialist.

What is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy?

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy 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 erections.

How does Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy work?

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy protocols utilize a technology known as shockwave therapy that helps promote healing and growth. This treatment sends acoustic waves into the genitals, and through mild shear stress, trigger 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. Better blood flow translates to better erection quality and sexual performance.

What are the benefits of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy?

By expanding existing blood vessels and generating new ones, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy helps to improve blood flow to the penis and offers men these benefits:

  • Decreased Refractory Period
  • Improved Erection Quality
  • Relief from the symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction and Peyronie's Disease
  • Harder and More Full Erections
  • Improved Sexual Performance
  • Improved Sensitivity

What is the cost of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in San Francisco, CA?

The cost of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in San Francisco, CA can vary. It all depends on the number of treatments needed to give men the full relief from their symptoms that they need to achieve better sexual health. Typically 6 to 12 treatments are recommended, depending on the severity of symptoms and the patient’s goals. Keep in mind that the effects of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy lasts for months, saving thousands of dollars on prescription ED medications.

Are the effects temporary?

The science behind Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy reveals benefits lasting up to 2 years. However, patients can continue to receive ongoing treatments as part of the Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy maintenance protocol. Compounding benefit not only helps maintain the results, but clients have also reported continued improvement and enhanced sexual performance.

Why haven’t I heard of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy?

While shockwave therapy has been in Europe for nearly two decades, it's relatively new to the market in the U.S. This therapy, commercially known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, is spreading throughout the U.S. and Canada, making its way onto top media outlets such as Men’s Health Magazine and Fox News.

Is it safe?

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is the safest ED treatment available to men. Throughout the literature on shockwave therapy for ED and Peyronie’s, no significant adverse events have been reported. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is noninvasive and drug-free.

Where can I find a local Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy provider?

For those in the San Francisco, CA area, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is located conveniently within the city limits. Contact our office at 415.525.3527 to schedule your consultation.

Are the claims of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy supported with research?

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy protocols were developed from the science of over 40 clinical research studies supporting the effectiveness of shockwave therapy for sexual health. You can read more here.

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

For maximum results, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy protocols range between 6 and 12 treatments. However, you may notice some benefit after 1 or 2 treatments.

How is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy different from other ED/Performance enhancing treatments?

What separates Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy from other ED treatments is that it’s completely safe and noninvasive. With over 40 studies conducted on Shockwave therapy for ED,  there have been no major adverse effects reported. Another key differentiator for Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is its long-term effects. By addressing the root cause of ED, reduced blood flow, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy prevents patients from resorting to consistent medication use, or dangerous surgeries. Couples can now reclaim their spontaneity with lasting results that are not dependent upon a pill to kick in.


Who uses Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy?

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy works to treat the symptoms of erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease for those suffering from both conditions as well as men just looking to improve their sexual performances. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy should not be used on patients with active prostate cancer or with penile implants. Talk to your doctor if you have any of these conditions or are on anticoagulant therapy.