Peyronie’s disease has Acute and Chronic phases/stages. The acute phase generally occurs within the first 12-18 months after injury and is characterized by active inflammation and scar tissue development. In the chronic phase, after 12-18 months, the inflammation typically subsides, and the disease stabilizes. Different Peyronie’s disease treatments may be more appropriate depending on the PD phase.
Treating the scar tissue immediately in the Acute stage (up to the first 18 months of onset) by stopping its formation and hardening is thought by many health experts to be central to Peyronie’s disease treatment. After 12-18 months (Chronic stage) the fibrous scar tissue hardens and painful erections generally decrease, but the penis curve remains.