ED Specialist

About Face by Luminous

Medical Spa located in New Providence, NJ

Experiencing erectile dysfunction (ED) can be devastating for men, denying them a healthy, rewarding sex life and causing considerable emotional distress. Dr. Richard Maggio, MD, medical director at About Face by Luminous in New Providence, New Jersey, is an experienced urologist who can offer men affected by ED an innovative new treatment. GAINSWave® uses low-intensity sound waves to improve blood flow and help eliminate ED. Call About Face by Luminous today to find out more, or book an appointment online.

ED Q & A

What is erectile dysfunction (ED)?

ED - short for erectile dysfunction - is a problem men sometimes encounter that means they have difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection. ED can have serious effects on quality of life and cause severe emotional distress for men affected by the condition.

Oral medications can help with ED, providing temporary relief and enabling men to achieve an erection and maintain it for an adequate length of time, but these treatments don’t address the cause of the problem, which is very often physical in origin.

What causes ED?

In most cases, ED develops as a result of the aging process. As men age, the blood vessels in the penis lose their resilience and start to shrink. They also begin to develop microplaque, a buildup of calcium, fat, dead cells, and fibrin, a substance that helps blood to clot.

Microplaque can block the blood vessels in the penis just as plaque does elsewhere in the body. All these factors combine to reduce blood flow to the penis. As good circulation is essential for achieving an erection, any reduction in blood flow is likely to cause ED.

The aging process also results in reduced sensitivity in the penis, which can make reaching orgasm and enjoying the full pleasure of the experience more difficult.

Are there any alternatives to medication for ED?

The root cause of ED in most cases is inadequate blood flow to the penis. Research shows that Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (Li-ESWT) is an effective way to restore healthy blood flow, and Dr. Rich at About Face by Luminous uses this technology in the form of GAINSWave.

GAINSWave uses low-intensity sound waves that break up microplaque in the penis and promote the growth of new, stronger blood vessels. As a result, blood flow increases, and gaining an erection becomes easier.

GAINSWave also triggers the growth of replacement nerve tissue, a process called neurogenesis. This new nerve tissue restores sensitivity in the penis, making sex more pleasurable again.

What are the advantages of GAINSWave over medication for ED?

As well as the benefits of relieving ED, GAINSWave has other advantages, including:

  • Erections last longer
  • Sensitivity increases
  • Erections occur more spontaneously
  • Sexual performance improves
  • Erections are larger
  • Recovery time between orgasms reduces

Using Li-ESWT also eliminates any side effects you may experience from taking oral medications.

To find out more about GAINSWave and how it can help you regain your sexual prowess, call About Face by Luminous today, or book an appointment online.