MANday- Penile Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction (ED): Know The Difference

Penile shockwave therapy is a treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) that is gaining popularity. The Y Factor- Men’s Urological Wellness & Fertility wants to share with you the different machines available for treatment and why it matters which device is used to treat you.

GAINSWave (Storz D-Actor)

Storz D-Actor is a device used in the marketplace and heavily promoted by GAINSWave. This device is relatively inexpensive and does not require a physician license to purchase (Class 1 device can be purchased by non-medical people, FDA rules). This device is used extensively in orthopedics, physiotherapy, and for cosmetic treatments because it is predominately effective superficially at the skin level. This device is similar to a vibrator energy and can be used by anyone with without any medical training. This device creates energy through a radial pressure wave by causing a piece of metal to hit another piece of metal, akin to a meat tenderizer. This produces a shockwave superficially on the skin and can result in skin redness and inflammation. This is one-way patients know that they are getting treatment from this device, skin pain! The machine does not penetrate deep thru into the penis erection tissue to help regenerate new blood flow or red blood vessels.

Richard Wolf USA (Piezowave/Li ESWL)

Wolf & Elvation sell this higher-grade Class 3 medical device to physicians only and has been used extensively in medical trials to treat ED. This device generates a spark consisting of piezoelectric energy wave (LiESWl) that penetrates deeper into tissue and is significantly more effective for treating ED. The deeper penetrating energy cause the changes to the important penile tissue to cause new blood vessel growth. Because the energy is delivered deep within the penis, it is virtually painless!

The LiESWL piezoelectric energy is very similar to the shockwave ESWL utilized by urologist in the treatment of kidney stones. Urologists, experts in kidney stones and erection problems, know how to use this technology well!

The Y Factor has adopted the approach that all men with ED wanting penial rejuvenation will be treated by the Piezowave device because this correlates with the treatment modality associated with all of the clinical improvements in clinical trials. The research and medical trials that evaluated the effects of penial rejuvenation, including changes in new blood vessels within the penis and patient’s subjective improvement after treatment, did so when these patients all underwent the higher quality piezoelectric LiESWL shock wave treatment.

Suggestions that patients can be treated with the cheaper less penetrating “radial-wave” machine does not mean that this is the treatment modality that will produce the results seen in clinical trials with the higher quality piezoelectric shock wave device. Radial wave treatment studies still need to occur!

Schedule your penile shockwave treatment with The Y Factor today and experience the difference.

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Russel H. Williams, MD

Dr. Russel H. Williams is the founder, CEO and CMO of The Y Factor and brings more than 20 years of experience. Dr. Williams earned his Medical Degree at the University of Texas at Dallas Southwestern Medical Center, where he graduated at the top of his class. He completed his urology residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, then completed a male reproductive medicine and microsurgery visiting fellowship at the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan, New York. Dr. Williams is an active member of the American Urological Association, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and peers recognize him as one of only a handful of Reproductive Urologists focusing on men’s urological wellness & fertility.

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