Erectile dysfunction is a common condition that affects many men at some point in their lives. Erectile dysfunction can occur for various reasons, including physical and psychological factors. In some cases, erectile dysfunction can be treated with medication or lifestyle changes, but many men may require more intensive treatment options. Enter Intracavernosal Injections (ICI): a safe and effective option for treating erectile dysfunction.

What Are Intracavernosal Injections?

Simply put, an Intracavernosal Injection is a medication that is injected directly into the penis to help achieve and maintain an erection. The medication used in an Intracavernosal Injection is called alprostadil, a vasodilator that helps to relax the smooth muscles in the penis, which in turn allows for increased blood flow and an erection. However if a patient does not respond to alprostadil, we also use Bimix (papaverine + phentolamine), or Trimix (papaverine + phentolamine + alprostadil).

Alprostadil is a synthetic version of prostaglandin E1, which is a naturally occurring chemical in the body that plays a role in the regulation of blood flow and the relaxation of smooth muscle.

Intracavernosal Injection (ICI) treatment involves the use of a small needle that is inserted into the side of the penis, and the medication is injected into the corpora cavernosa, which are the two chambers that run the length of the penis and fill with blood during an erection. The needle used in an Intracavernosal Injection is very small, and most men report minimal discomfort during the injection process.

Intracavernosal Injections (ICI) treatment is typically prescribed for men who have not responded to other treatments for erectile dysfunction, such as oral medications like Viagra or Cialis. Intracavernosal Injections treatment can also be a good option for men who are not able to take oral medications due to other health issues or medication interactions.

In addition, Intracavernosal Injections treatment can be a good option for men who have had prostate surgery or radiation therapy, as these treatments can often cause erectile dysfunction.

One of the benefits of an Intracavernosal Injection treatment is that it can be customised to each individual patient’s needs. The dose of medication used in an Intracavernosal Injections can be adjusted based on the patient’s response and tolerance, which allows for personalised treatment plans. In addition, Intracavernosal Injections (ICI) treatment can be used in conjunction with other treatments for erectile dysfunction, such as penile pumps or penile implants.

What Erectile Dysfunction Treatments Do We Offer? 

Verve Men’s Clinic offers a range of treatments for erectile dysfunction, including medication, penile injections called Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections, Low Intensity Shock Wave Therapy (LiSWT) and Vacuum Therapy.

We use our clinical expertise, range of treatments and our passion, to offer a holistic approach to men’s health, addressing not just the physical symptoms of erectile dysfunction, but also the underlying psychological and lifestyle factors that may be contributing to the problem.

Our Clinic

Our team, consisting of an experienced General Practitioner and a qualified Urological Surgeon, are dedicated to helping men improve their sexual health and wellbeing in a safe and informed way.

If you or someone you know, are struggling with erectile dysfunction or other men’s health issues in Regional Queensland, don’t suffer in silence. Verve Men’s Clinic offers a private, confidential and supportive environment where you can get the solutions you’re searching for.

Contact Verve Men’s Clinic today to book an appointment and take the first step towards gaining your full health, intimate relationships and quality of life.

Every patient is unique and results may vary. Invasive procedures carry risks which need to be discussed with your doctor to ensure you are fully informed and realistic outcomes have been explained. We recommend seeking a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner for all medical procedures.

Verve Men’s Clinic acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and waters on which we operate, the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra, Bindal, Nywaigi, Yunbenun and Gugu Badhun peoples, whose sovereignty was never ceded, and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.