Sexual Enhancements

The Science Behind Shockwave Therapy

By Lushful Team

June 6, 2023

As a well-known medical treatment, focused shockwave therapy has been shown to help erectile dysfunction and promote stronger erections. We go through how shockwave therapy works, and its benefits.

Shockwave therapy for the penis is a well-known medical treatment that has been around for many years and has multiple indications, including helping those suffering from erectile dysfunction. Even if you do not suffer from ED, shockwave physical therapy for your penis  helps to stimulate blood flow throughout the genitals, resulting in stronger and longer-lasting erections to help you have a more enjoyable time in the bedroom. 

What is Shockwave Therapy? What is it Used For Outside of Treating ED?

The clinical term for shockwave physical therapy is low-intensity shockwave therapy (LiSWT). This noninvasive physical therapy is often utilized in  orthopedics to facilitate the healing of broken bones, injured ligaments, and injured tendons. It also can be utilized to improve wound healing, speed up tissue repair, and encourage healthy cell growth. This cellular and tissue repair is achieved by increasing the blood flow to the treated area, which delivers your own body's healing properties to the injured area.

What Equipment Does Shockwave Physical Therapy Use? 

Shockwave therapy uses a wand-like device to administer the LiSWT in different areas. The time period of this treatment can vary, depending on the focus point. For penile shockwave therapy, a healthcare professional usually moves the device along parts of your penis for about fifteen minutes to deliver the optimal amount of shocks necessary. No anesthetics are needed during this process, which delivers a gentle pulse to the area of interest. 

The two main types of Shockwave devices marketed are Focused Shockwave devices and Radial Shockwave devices. Focused and Radial Shockwave Therapy differ not only in their properties and mode of generation, but also in terms of the magnitude of the standard parameters (pressure amplitude, pulse duration, and  impact). Studies have shown that Focused Shockwave Therapy achieves the deepest therapeutic tissue penetration for the most optimal results.

There can be a wide range of ways to treat ED with shockwave therapy and on average, treatment plans require weekly treatments for six weeks or two treatments a week for three weeks.

Studies on Why Shockwave Therapy for ED Works

Over the past ten years or so, there has been extensive evidence proving that the results of penile shockwave therapy can help those with erectile dysfunction. Clinical meta-analysis of studies from 2019 shows that low-intensity shockwave therapy was able to significantly improve erectile function.  

But studies of how LiSWT can treat ED have been occurring for some time, one such pilot study from 2010 draws similar conclusions. This study looked at twenty men who had vasculogenic ED and involved a six-month follow-up, at which point the men had no adverse side effects. 

Where in NYC is Penile Shockwave Therapy Available? 

Lushful Aesthetics, one of NYC’s leading LGBTQ+ MedSpas, offers Focused Shockwave Therapy, which is intended to promote harder and fuller erections, helping to improve men’s erectile health for both those who do and do not suffer from erectile dysfunction.

Along with LiSWT, Lushful Aesthetics  offers the P-Shot®, which is an injection of high-density platelet-rich plasma (HD PRP) into the penis to deliver your own bodies stem cells and growth factors directly to your erectile tissue. The patient is also provided a medical grade vacuum pump for at home therapy in order to achieve optimal results. This combined therapy helps to promote stronger erections. Contact Lushful Aesthetics today and we will be more than happy to help you address your sexual enhancement concerns.