What are your thoughts on using ultrasound technology to treat minor Peyronies scaring? Thanks
First of all, there is no such thing as minor Peyronie’s scarring. All Peyronie’s scar tissue has the ability to rapidly progress in a very short time and become a major problem. For this reason all cases of PD should be taken very seriously and treated aggressively before being given an opportunity to worsen and ruin your life. If your current problem with PD is small, be grateful. But do not ever assume the problem will stay that way.
After reading a little of the standard medical information about using ultrasound physiotherapy as a Peyronie’s disease treatment I was not sure I was getting a full or accurate explanation about treatment results and effectiveness. What I did notice is that only one of the older research articles from Germany mentioned that the ultrasound machine they used to treat the Peyronie’s scar was a 1 MHz unit (1 million megahertz or 1 million sound waves a second). At the frequency of 1 million sounds waves per second I know that sound passes too deeply (several inches) into tissue to be of value in treating Peyronie’s disease because the scar tissue is located about 1/4 inch below the surface. This means that the German research was using the wrong kind of ultrasound machine; it would not get good treatment results because the heat generated by the ultrasound machine would not heat the superficial layer where the PD problem is located.
For this reason I contacted two of the largest manufacturers of ultrasound equipment for their opinions about using a 3 MHz unit (3 million megahertz or 3 million sound waves a second), which is commonly used by the cosmetics industry because units of this size heat only the very superficial layers of tissue, meaning a small fraction of an inch below the surface down to about 1/2 inch of depth. In my opinion this would be a perfect frequency to use for Peyronie’s disease. Neither of these two companies could say that ultrasound has been adequately tested or proven to work, and suggested that if I wanted to ultrasound for Peyronie’s disease I should be the one to do the research for them.
In view of this lack of interest and lack of current clinical background using ultrasound for Peyronies, I developed contacts within cosmetics industry and makers of 3 MHz ultrasound machines to see if any would be adequate to be used as a serious therapy for PD. I finally found that Bellaire Industry makes a great portable unit that is competitively priced.
PDI is currently working with a group of men who have Peyronie’s disease to test treatment protocols that might serve for a future research project. Click here additional information about the 3 MHz ultrasound unit we are testing for Peyronie’s disease. TRH