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New Treatment available for Peyronie’s disease

We are now able to offer a new treatment to men with penile curvature caused by Peyronie’s disase.

Xiaflex, a newly approved medication, works by dissolving the curvature causing plaque. It is the only clinically proven treatment to significantly decrease the degree of curvature, aside from surgery.

The medication is injected by a specialist directly into the plaque and is given over a series of 4 treatment cycles. Each cycle includes two injections, at least 72 hours apart. Our treatment is provided by one of our men’s health specialist team, including Dr Neil Palmer who participated in the first trials of Xiaflex for Peyronie’s in Australia and has attended extra education on Xiaflex.

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Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s disease is a condition where the penis curves due to the formation of a fibrous plaque within the erectile tissue. It may be caused by an injury or an infection, however in many cases there is no known cause. It occurs more frequently as men age and in men who have a hand condition known as Dupture’s contracture (Xiaflex can also be used to treat this condition).

It can cause significant distress and can impact significantly on the affected men’s sex life. It may make sex painful or physically impossible. The plaque can also soften erections or make it more difficult to obtain an erection.

Over time the curvature causing plaque can become calcified. Once the plaque is calcified it can no longer be treated by Xiaflex and the only current treatment option available is surgery. For this reason early treatment is advised.

The exact incidence rate of Peyronie’s disease is not known but is estimated to be between 1 and 9% of men.