What is GAINSWave?
The GAINSWave is a FDA cleared, scientifically proven, 20 minute, non-invasive technique that utilizes low frequency pulse waves to treat Erectile Dysfunction, optimize erections, sensitivity, and sexual performance.
For decades researchers have studied treatments similar to the Gainswave in Europe where it is known as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), a technology that has been used extensively by urology for the treatment of kidney stones. ESWT for Erectile Dysfunction and Sexual Performance is still new to the U.S., however, preliminary studies are demonstrating that 80% of men are benefiting from these treatments.
Who can benefit from GAINSWave?
Basically, any man seeking optimization in sexual performance, that is, easier to attain and harder erections. You do not need to be suffering from erectile dysfunction or any other condition to benefit from the GAINSWave. If you are looking to perform your best and to satisfy your lover like never before, the GAINSWave can help! GAINSWave has been proven to help men of all ages with sexual performance. In summary:
How does GAINSWave work?
The theory behind how this technology is the following: by sending low frequency pulse wave therapy into the blood vessels supplying the penis, these acoustic waves increase blood flow by breaking up plaque which may be forming on these blood vessels as well as stimulating growth factors which help to increase blood supply and nitric oxide to the penis. In addition, the GAINSWave procedure stimulates the growth of new nerve tissue in the penis. The end result is healthier blood supply, increase nerve supply and more nitric oxide production to the penis which results in easier to achieve and harder erections. Also, this pulse wave therapy has the ability to “wake-up” dormant stem cells in the penis, which can lead to enhanced tissue growth and improved erectile dysfunction. In other words, GAINSWave therapy may also increase the size of your penis.
What Are the Advantages of GAINSWave over other “Male Enhancement” Procedures?
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Who is NOT a candidate for GAINSWave therapy in Fall River?
Any male with 1. Active prostate cancer 2. Severe cardiovascular which has made it not safe for them to participate in sexual activity, 3. Men with severe Erectile Dysfunction necessitating a penile implant.
How many GAINSWave treatments are needed?
For men with mild to moderate Erectile Dysfunction or who are looking to optimize sexual performance, we recommend 6 treatments, 1 to 2 per week and then 1 treatment every 4 to 6 months maintenance. For severe Erectile Dysfunction, we recommend 12 sessions, 1 to 2 per week and then 1 treatment every 2 to 3 months maintenance. We also recommend 1 to 2 P-Shots (Priapus Shot), where platelet rich plasma is injected into the penis. This procedure has also been shown to improve sexual performance by recruiting growth factors and stem cells to improve blood and nerve supply to the penis.
How much does GAINSWave cost and does insurance pay for it?
The present cost of GAINSWave is $500/session which takes 20 to 30 minutes and is performed by either a physician or nurse practitioner with advanced training in sexual wellness including testosterone replacement therapy, GAINSWave technology, and the P-SHOT (Priapus Shot).
6 sessions: $3000 ($4750 with P-Shot)
12 sessions: $6000 ($9000 with 2 P-Shots)
Maintenance sessions are $450 each.
Are GAINSWave treatments painful?
Some men require a small amount of local, topical anesthetic cream which is placed on and around the penis 20 minutes before the procedure. Many men can tolerate the procedure without any topical anesthesia at all.
Are there any Evidence Based Studies demonstrating the efficacy of LI- ECST (low intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy) to improve erectile dysfunction?
The Scandinavian Journal Of Urology, October 2014: This placebo controlled study over 5 weeks showed that 57% of the men who suffered from ED had an effect for LI-ESWT. After 24 weeks, 19% of men were still able to have intercourse without medications.
The International Journal Of Urology, October 2014: This 13 week double-blinded, prospective, randomized, placebo controlled trial shows the tolerability and clinical efficacy of low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy in a subgroup of patients with erectile dysfunction.
Therapeutic Advances in Urology, April 2013: LI-ESWT when applied to the blood vessels of the penis cause mechanical stress and microtrauma. This stress and microtrauma (also know as shear stress) induces a cascade of biological reactions that result in the release of angiogenic factors which in turn triggers neovascularization of the penis with subsequent improvement of blood supply. LI-ESWT is a revolutionary treatment of ED, and probably possesses unprecedented qualities that can rehabilitate erectile tissue. The clinical improvement in subjective erectile function together with the significant improvement in penile hemodynamics following LI-ESWT confirm that LI-ESWT has unique properties that may create a new standard of care for men with ED. LI-ESWT is both feasible and tolerable and without any adverse or unwanted effects. Its main advantage is its ability to improve and potentially restore erectile function in men with ED without additional pharmacotherapy. Hence, LI-ESWT is an appealing addition to the armamentarium of existing treatment options for ED. In the near future we hope that LI-ESWT will be used for the long-term clinical management of ED either as an alternative or as an enhancer to the current treatments of ED.
European Urology, August 2010: This is the first study that assessed the efficacy of LI-ESWT for ED. This approach was tolerable and effective, suggesting a physiologic impact on cavernosal hemodynamics. Its main advantages are the potential to improve erectile function and to contribute to penile rehabilitation without pharmacotherapy. The short-term results are promising, yet demand further evaluation with larger sham-control cohorts and longer follow-up.
How long do the effects last?
The GAINSWave effects have been scientifically proven to last 2-3 years.
Are there any side effects?
There is no downtime after a treatment and little or no know side effects.
What is the difference between the GAINSWave and Viagra, Cialis or other ED Medications?
With the GAINSWave there are no expensive prescriptions to remember to refill, or pills to remember to take. There are none of the harmful side effects with the GAINSWave™ treatment as there are with oral ED drugs, and the GAINSWave can be used for men who cannot take oral ED medications such as men with heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure. Also, GAINSWave can be used to treat Peyronie’s Disease, which Viagra and other oral ED drugs cannot.
GAINSWave Certified Registered Nurse, Sheila Seyster
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