What is Peyronie’s Disease?

Peyronie’s Disease is a common condition that causes a bend or curvature in the penis. It generally results from injury to the penis, which causes scar tissue, or plaque, to form inside the penis. Although it is not considered a dangerous condition, Peyronie’s Disease can cause pain during sexual intercourse and, in some cases, the inability to hold an erection healthy enough for sex.

How is Peyronie’s Disease Treated?

There are several treatment options for Peyronie’s Disease, according to each individual case. These range from medication to help loosen and remove the scar tissue to surgical intervention for more severe cases.

Common treatment options include:

Shockwave Therapy

This method uses high and low frequency waves to help regenerate and restore blood vessels and tissue around the penis. This treatment option is generally applied to patients who have had the condition for a short period of time. Depending on each individual case, 7 to 10 sessions are recommended. Shockwave therapy is a pain-free outpatient procedure and does not require prior preparation.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

This treatment option is pain-free, non-invasive and has an 85% success rate. It consists of applying the patient’s own enriched plasma on the scar tissue that causes the penis to curve. Generally, improvement and results are evident within the first three sessions.

High-Intensity Laser Treatment

This method is generally utilized when the patient experiences pain that prevents him from holding an erection healthy enough for sexual activity. Each session lasts approximately 7 to 10 minutes and results are usually evident after 10 sessions.

Collagenasa Clostridium Histoliticum

This treatment option consists of applying an enzyme, directly on the injury and scar tissue via high-resolution ultrasound. In comparison to other treatment options, this is a costly treatment. It has a 50% success rate and can have undesirable side effects, such as involuntary damage to healthy tissues.

Surgery

In severe cases, it could be necessary to perform surgical intervention to eliminate the plaque and scar tissue from the penis and introduce a biopolymer implant. This method aims to correct the penis curvature and reverse any damage, however, there is a risk that the patient’s erections may be permanently affected.

Penis Implants

In extreme cases of Peyronie’s Disease, where scar tissue has formed in various areas of the penis, and other treatment options are not viable, a penile implant is recommended.

How Soon After Treatment Can Patients See Results?

Results vary according to each individual case and treatment method. In most cases, results become evident a few weeks following treatment. Men Solutions offers a variety of treatment methods to deliver effective, lasting results without the need for surgery.

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