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Peyronie’s disease/induration penis plastica (IPP)

Our experienced professionals provide specialized treatments to address this condition and improve your quality of life. Peyronie’s disease is characterized by the development of fibrous plaques in the penis, causing curvature, pain, and erectile dysfunction. At Men’s Care Clinic, we offer personalized treatment plans that may include medication, non-surgical therapies, or, in severe cases, surgical intervention. Our goal is to alleviate symptoms, restore penile function, and enhance your sexual well-being.

What is Peyronie's disease?

Peyronie’s disease or induration penis plastica is a condition that can cause the penis to bend or curve during an erection, leading to pain, discomfort, and difficulties with sexual activity. Peyronie’s disease can also contribute to emotional stress, body image issues and impact the quality of life for those affected. According to some studies, 10-15% of middle-aged men are affected by the condition and might have difficulties understanding the condition. 

In Peyronie’s disease, fibrous scar tissues or plaques form inside the penis that lead to a bend or curvature. The scar tissue that forms is not normal and can cause pain and discomfort. It can make the penis bend in different directions, making it challenging to have sex or achieve an erection. The condition can also have emotional effects, leading to stress and affecting a person’s confidence and quality of life. It can restrict blood flow and trap valves leading to erectile dysfunction in some cases. 

At XY Men’s Care Clinic, we offer shockwave therapy treatment to help men restore their sexual pleasure and confidence.

How does Peyronie’s disease occur?

While the disease was discovered in the mid-1700s, the exact cause of the disease is not fully understood yet. The disease may be triggered by an injury or trauma to the penis, leading to the formation of scar tissue. Additionally, genetic factors, inflammation, and abnormal healing responses may contribute to the development of Peyronie’s disease.

What are the symptoms of Peyronie’s disease? 

The symptoms of Peyronie’s disease can vary from person to person. Here are some common signs and symptoms to look out for:

  • Penile curvature
  • Penile pain or discomfort
  • Erectile difficulties including pain and soft erections
  • Penile plaques or lumps
  • Shortened or narrow penis 
  • Loss of girth
  • Uncomfortable sex 

Treatment for Peyronie's Disease

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive and innovative treatment option that has shown promise in managing Peyronie’s disease. During shockwave therapy, low-intensity acoustic waves are delivered to the affected area of the penis using a specialized applicator-head device. These waves help stimulate the body’s natural healing processes and promote the breakdown of scar tissue.

Schedule your appointment

At XY Men’s Care Clinic, we understand the impact that Peyronie’s disease can have on your physical and emotional well-being. Our dedicated team is committed to providing effective and compassionate care, including innovative treatments like shockwave therapy. If you are experiencing symptoms of Peyronie’s disease, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced healthcare professionals. Take the first step towards a more fulfilling and confident life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Shockwave therapy for Peyronie's disease, also known as Induration Penis Plastica (IPP), is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes acoustic waves to break down scar tissue and promote tissue healing in the penis. Peyronie's disease is a condition characterized by the formation of fibrous plaques in the penis, leading to penile curvature and pain during erections. Shockwave therapy can benefit patients by reducing pain, improving penile curvature, enhancing erectile function, and promoting tissue remodeling in the affected area.

Shockwave therapy works by delivering high-intensity acoustic waves to the affected areas of the penis. These waves help break down the fibrous plaques and scar tissue associated with Peyronie's disease, promoting tissue remodeling and healing. The therapy also stimulates the release of growth factors, which further aid in tissue repair and regeneration. As a result, pain is reduced, penile curvature is improved, and erectile function may be enhanced.

During a shockwave therapy session for Peyronie's disease/Induration Penis Plastica (IPP), the patient lies down while a specialized device is applied to the penis. The device delivers focused acoustic waves to the targeted areas. The treatment is generally well-tolerated and does not require anesthesia. The duration of each session can vary, but a typical session lasts between 15 to 30 minutes. Multiple treatment sessions, spaced apart over a few weeks, are usually recommended for optimal results.

Shockwave therapy for Peyronie's disease/Induration Penis Plastica (IPP) is considered a safe and well-tolerated treatment with minimal risks. Some patients may experience temporary discomfort or mild pain during the treatment, but these effects are typically transient. Rarely, mild bruising or skin redness may occur at the treatment site. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional experienced in shockwave therapy to assess individual risks and determine the suitability of the treatment.

The duration of the effects of shockwave therapy for Peyronie's disease/Induration Penis Plastica (IPP) can vary among individuals. Some patients may experience immediate improvement in penile curvature, pain reduction, and enhanced erectile function following the treatment. However, multiple sessions are often required to achieve optimal results. The effects of shockwave therapy can be long-lasting, but periodic maintenance sessions may be recommended to sustain the benefits over time.