Erectile Dysfunction (ED) can have an emotional impact on men, affecting both self-confidence and personal relationships. For many years, treatment for ED was palliative in nature and relied on the use of medication in a timely manner. Although popular medications can be successful in enabling an erection in approximately 75% of patients, the inability to be truly spontaneous in intimacy and possible side effects often diminished their true effectiveness. In addition, medications can begin to lose effectiveness or stop working completely when used continuously.
Recent scientific studies have shed light on both the underlying causes of ED and new treatment options that address them, instead of treating only the symptoms. There are exciting new treatment options for men suffering from erectile dysfunction that can provide natural and lasting results without medication, including stem cell therapy. A pioneer in the use of stem cells for regenerative medicine, Dr. Todd Malan offers treatment for ED that uses the body’s own resources to repair damaged tissue and restore your ability to experience sexual satisfaction with a spontaneous erection.
Using stem cells, Dr. Todd Malan is able to help men achieve stronger and longer-lasting erections without the use of medications or external support devices. Stem cells actually repair damaged blood vessels for improved blood flow, making this a truly regenerative treatment.
Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
In the past, erectile dysfunction was believed to be a psychological condition. We now know that there are a number of factors that can contribute to ED. It is a very common condition, affecting as many as 30 million men in the United States. Impotence can affect any man at any age, however, it is more common in older men. The incidence of erectile dysfunction also increases with age. Major risk factors include:
- Disease or illness, especially diabetes
- Certain medications
One of the most common reasons for erectile dysfunction is damaged blood vessels and reduced blood flow to the penis, which can be caused by any of the factors above. The ability to achieve and maintain an erection is dependent on the capability of the veins in the penis to respond to certain stimulation. Blood vessels must also be able to maintain dilation for the maintenance of an erection. With age, those veins begin to have Mirco-damage, which is normal with all blood vessels in every area of the body.
Dr. Malan is able to repair that damage with stem cell therapy so that the blood vessels are able to better respond to a stimulus due to sufficient blood flow and produce a stable, more prominent erection.
The Era of Regenerative Medicine
Past treatments focused on the management of symptoms. Stem cells are being widely used by medical doctors to regenerate damaged tissues and blood vessels. In sports medicine, stems cells are highly effective in repairing musculoskeletal injuries.
Applying this knowledge to the treatment of erectile dysfunction, Dr. Malan and other leading physicians are using stem cells to regenerate damaged blood vessels in the penis. These therapies help men achieve longer-lasting, much larger erections than they would normally be able to achieve. Because stem cells have the ability to replicate themselves, they can actually heal the damaged vessels.
How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?
There are many different types of stem cells. For the treatment of erectile dysfunction, three types of adult stem cells are commonly used:
- Adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs), harvested from the body’s own fat
- Bone marrow-derived stem cells (BMSCs)
Dr. Malan is a pioneer in the use of ADSC. He has developed a technique that involves the use of advanced liposuction to harvest fat cells and a sophisticated purification process to produce a stem cell-rich gel that is then injected into the blood vessels in the penis.
Why Fat Stem Cells?
Harvesting adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) is much easier and less invasive than harvesting either bone marrow or muscle-derived stem cells. Fat is abundant in the body and is obtained using minimally invasive liposuction. ADSCs have a significantly higher concentration of mesenchymal stem cells, which have the ability to self-renew, clone, and differentiate into multiple tissues.
This procedure is also referred to as autologous stem cell therapy, which means the donor and the recipient are the same people. Because of the high volume of stem cells found in fat tissue, there is no need to culture the cells or wait for them to grow. They can be harvested, concentrated into a stem cell-rich mixture and re-injected into the treatment area on the same day of the procedure.
Throughout the United States, it is popular among doctors to use liquid-based stem cells. Dr. Malan uses the latest technique, developed in Europe, to use a gel or paste stem cell mixtures, which produce far better results.
Stem Cell Therapy For Peyronie’s Disease
Peyronie’s (pay-roe-NEEZ) disease is a condition in which a man has a significant bend in the penis. It is common for men to have a curved erection, this is not typically a cause for concern. Peyronie’s disease is caused by fibrous scar tissue which impacts the curvature of the penis. It is often this is accompanied by painful and/or inefficient erections and can lead to erectile dysfunction.
Stem cell therapy has proven effective in the treatment of Peyronie’s disease. Injections of fat-derived stem cells into the penis are used to straighten the erection and improve the elasticity of connective tissue.
Experienced Care in Scottsdale
You don’t need to leave the United States to get expert treatment.
The Innovative Cosmetic Surgery Center is a leader in stem cell therapies. Dr. Malan trains physicians from around the world in this and other procedures. Our treatments are performed according to FDA standards in our Scottsdale clinic. Your safety and comfort are our foremost concern.
Arizona is the ideal location for a medical vacation. We offer free virtual consultations to discuss your concerns and treatment options. Dr. Malan hosts men from all over the United States for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Explore your options. Call us at (480) 998-7999 or request an appointment online.
Schedule A Consultation
If you’ve been suffering from erectile dysfunction, now is the time to do something about it. Stem cell therapy is highly effective, minimally invasive and completely safe for the treatment of ED. We routinely host men from all over the United States and will help coordinate the details of your travel if you are out of state.
Call us today for a consultation (480) 998-7999 or request an appointment online. Treatment for erectile dysfunction is typically not covered by health insurance. The Innovative Cosmetic Surgery Center accepts a range of payment options and offers to finance through Care Credit.