Sexual health is a touchy subject for everyone. Whether you’re a man struggling with erectile dysfunction or a woman experiencing a loss of sensation, finding the right treatment can be a challenge. The problem is not that there aren’t any treatments, the problem is that there are too many! Everyone from your family physician to the owner of the corner shop seems to offer some kind of sexual health pill or device these days. So, if you feel confused, we don’t blame you and we’re here to help. At Turner Medical Arts, we specialize in both male and female sexual health. In our search to find the best treatment, we’ve discovered the Alma Duo™.
Alma Duo™ is one of the latest sexual health devices on the market. It’s quick, non-invasive, and has been shown to provide sexual health improvements that last for up to two years! Below is a deep dive into this revolutionary treatment and how it’s changed the game.
What is Alma Duo™?
Alma Duo™ is an in-office treatment that uses focused low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (LI-ESWT). When used around the pelvic area, this device has been clinically proven to stimulate better blood flow and restore natural sexual performance.
LI-ESWT was first introduced in the 1970s to treat kidney stones and gallstones. Since then, it has evolved to treat conditions that restrict blood flow, particularly those that cause ED and female sexual dysfunction. The best part of this treatment is that it’s non-invasive and doesn’t require any downtime.
Treatments usually take about 15 minutes and involve the use of a probe. The probe is placed against the skin on the pelvis and sends low-intensity shockwaves. There should be no pain at all during the procedure. In fact, most people feel either nothing or slight tingling.
How Alma Duo™ Compares to Other Sexual Health Treatments
While there are many treatments available, they typically fall under three categories. Some are more effective than others, but they each have drawbacks when compared to Alma Duo™.
Medications, whether prescribed or OTC, don’t always provide streamlined results. You may have heard of Viagra®, Cialis®, and Levitra®. While all of these seem effective on paper, their ability to help men maintain an erection may vary. Moreover, many of these drugs come with unwanted and potentially dangerous side effects. For instance, Viagra® has been shown to cause priapism, vision loss, hearing loss, and even heart attacks.
Injectable treatments like the P-shot have been proven effective in restoring a man’s penile function. While there are many benefits to these injections and they can be done quickly (typically in under 15 minutes), the thought of getting an injection may be unpleasant to some people. Alma Duo™ is completely non-invasive, so it can serve as a good alternative to injectable treatments.
Surgical implantation of a penile prosthesis and pump should and often are considered a last result. This procedure is major surgery and a far cry from a non-invasive shockwave therapy session. The trouble with having these procedures done is that they are prone to complications and can potentially make sexual function worse.
The Success Rate of Alma Duo™
Perhaps the biggest question on your mind is whether Alma Duo™ is successful or not. According to studies, about 76% of people have shown an improvement in erectile function after this treatment.
Those with a severe case of ED who had to try treatment along with medication showed a 70% success rate in getting and maintaining an erection. Those are impressive figures for a treatment that doesn’t require any surgical or hormonal intervention!
Learn More About Alma Duo™ Sexual Health Treatments
If you’re interested in learning more about the Alma Duo™ or any of our other sexual health treatment options, we’re here for you. At Turner Medical Arts, we’re staffed by a team of experts who will work with you to ensure you meet your goals. You can reach our Santa Barbara office by calling (805) 962-1957 or filling out the form below.