ShockWave Therapy Specialist

Anteneh Roba, MD -  - Aesthetic Medicine, Anti-Aging & Wellness Center

Zinnia Aesthetics And Anti-Aging Clinic

Anteneh Roba, MD

Aesthetic Medicine, Anti-Aging & Wellness Center located in Fairfax, VA

ShockWave Therapy

Erectile Dysfunction, an inability to achieve or maintain an erection enough for a satisfactory sexual encounter affects up to half of the men in the USA at some point in their lives. At age 40, ED can affect 40% of men and at age 70, ED can affect 70% of men.

Men who have Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes Mellitus type 2 and who take medications have a higher incidence of erectile dysfunction than the average population. In fact it is considered by many Dr’s who deal with cardiovascular diseases that ED is one of the first signs of heart disease. There are many other causes of ED like, hormonal imbalances, psychogenic causes especially in younger men, neurologic causes, drug, alcohol and cigarette smoking, trauma.

Until recently treatment was limited to using PDE5 inhibitors like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, treatments that are by enlarge effective but saddled with side effects that patients eventually would stop using them, other treatments are the use of injections such as BIMIX,TRIMIX which cause increase blood flow to the penis that enables the patient to have erections. These medications are also very effective but have to be injected by the patient in the penis half an hour to 45 minutes before sexual intercourse. The treatments are painful, inconvenient and have some unpleasant side effects such as priapism which is sustained erection lasting more than a few hours in the absence of stimulation or after stimulation has ended and scarring of penile tissue

Other treatments involve surgery, vacuum pumps all of which do not address the core cause of the dysfunction in most cases.
Fortunately, advances in medicine has led to newer treatments that address the root causes of Erectile Dysfunction and can alleviate the disease for a prolonged period of time. One such treatment is Low Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy.

What is Li-ECSWT? Li-ECWST is mechanically generated sound waves that exert their biological effect on tissues to treat various medical conditions like ED. The sound waves that are generated bring about cellular changes that leads to release of growth factors and recruitment of the bodies dormant stem cells to generate new blood vessels that help increase blood flow to the penis which is the main way a man gets an erection. By actually creating new blood vessels Li-ECSWT address the core problem of most causes of erectile dysfunction which is not getting enough blood into the penis for an erection, usually caused by damage to the bllod vessels or blockage of blood vessels in the penis due to chronic diseases such as Heart Disease, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2.

Studies done in Europe and Asia show 70% improvement in patients with Erectile Dysfunction that have had a series of 6 to12 sessions of Li-ECSWT and our own experience show us that adding the Priapus Shot otherwise called the P -Shot increases the chances of success even more. The treatment takes 15 minutes, is pain free and has minimal to no side effects.
For more information please contact us at Zinnia Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Clinic located at 9862 Main Street Suite A, Fairfax, Va 22031.

We are open Monday through Friday from 10:00 to 6:00 pm. We are available by appointment only from 6 pm to 9 pm Monday through Friday and also by appointment on Saturday and Sunday. It is unlikely your insurance will cover Low Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, but feel free to call our friendly staff 571-200-2254, and we will certainly check. We also have financing available through Care Credit which our team will also be more than happy to go over with you.

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