Peyronie’s disease is a condition where scar tissue causes painful curvature of the penis. One promising new treatment for Peyronie’s disease is XIAFLEX®, a medication administered by your board-certified urologist that can achieve relief.
Peyronie’s disease is caused by a buildup of scar tissue (collagen) that causes the penis to severely curve when becoming erect. XIAFLEX is an injectable medication made from enzymes that target scar tissue buildup. With a series of injections and reshaping therapy performed by your urologist, XIAFLEX can metabolize the scar tissue and reduce curvature. XIAFLEX is one of the most effective treatment options for Peyronie’s disease and does not require surgery or downtime.
XIAFLEX is best for patients who have these following symptoms:
- A Peyronie’s plaque, or a palpable bump of scar tissue under the surface of the skin
- An erection that curves at least 30 degrees
Your urologist can discuss your symptoms and determine whether XIAFLEX is the best treatment option for you. There are many other treatment options available for Peyronie’s disease, and you can determine the right ones during your consultation.
What Can I Expect From XIAFLEX?
XIAFLEX treatment is performed right at our office. To begin, a numbing cream will be applied to the injection site, which is the Peyronie’s plaque under the skin. Once you’re ready, the medication is injected into the area. This begins the process of breaking down the underlying scar tissue. Then, your urologist will gently stretch and straighten your penis to help remodel the tissue and correct the curvature of your erection. You’ll be given instructions on how to perform this at home, as well.
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Most patients require a series of treatments with XIAFLEX – usually 1-4 treatment cycles spaced about 6 weeks apart. This is because it takes time for the collagenase in XIAFLEX to break down scar tissue. You’ll continue to perform straightening therapies at home according to your urologist’s instructions – it’s very important to your treatment’s success to continue doing them. There’s no recovery involved with XIAFLEX treatments, but it’s important to abstain from any sexual activity between treatment cycles. XIAFLEX is one of the most effective treatments available for Peyronie’s disease and you can achieve great results with the help of your urologist.
The best way to learn more about XIAFLEX and whether it’s right for you is by meeting with a board-certified urologist. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Houman, contact our office by calling (310) 854-9898 or filling out our online form.
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