Erectile dysfunction means that a person has difficulty developing or maintaining an erection. It may be caused by a wide variety of causes, including:
- Heart disease
- Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
- High blood pressure
- Stress and anxiety
An erection forms when blood fills internal spaces, causing rigidity. Issues with blood flow and circulation commonly cause erectile dysfunction. Many men with erectile dysfunction feel uncomfortable talking about it. It might never occur to them to bring it up with a doctor at a plastic surgery center. However, The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery and Dr. Scott Brenman have on hand one of the most advanced tools for noninvasive ED treatment: the Alma Duo™.
How is Erectile Dysfunction Treated?
The Alma Duo™ erectile dysfunction treatment can improve ED caused by vascular (blood flow) problems. Instead of having to take a pill every time you want to engage in sexual activity, this treatment can restore spontaneity and let you achieve a natural erection whenever you want to.
Developed initially to break up kidney stones without causing any damage to the surrounding tissue, low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LI-ESWT) uses pulses (“shockwaves”) of energy that travel harmlessly through the skin and target the tissue and blood vessels that carry blood in and out of the treatment area.
The treatment causes minor, painless trauma to the tissues, which causes them to release healing factors that promote improved blood flow and the development of new blood vessels. In addition, it can break down deposits inside existing blood vessels to improve blood flow to the treatment area.
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Am I a Good Candidate for Alma Duo™ Treatment?
Men with ED caused by vascular issues are good candidates for Alma Duo™ treatment. ED related to psychological issues, anxiety, or stress will not respond to this treatment.
Is There Any Downtime With This Treatment?
This treatment involves no downtime. You can resume activities immediately after your appointment with no restrictions.
What Results Can I Expect from ED Treatment?
Treatment usually takes about 15 minutes to complete. You should not feel any discomfort. Dr. Brenman will recommend a course of treatment, which involves an average of six sessions to achieve desired results. You can expect the benefits of treatment to last approximately a year.
You can expect that getting and maintaining an erection will become easier as your treatment progresses. You may be encouraged to address other medical or psychological issues to help improve your response even more. ED may have multiple causes, but with help, you can see restored sexual health and functioning.
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about erectile dysfunction treatment? You can schedule a consultation at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery with Dr. Scott Brenman in Philadelphia and Plymouth Meeting, PA. Please call (267) 687-2180 to schedule an appointment with us.