P-shot® : from limp to lustrous using blood growth factors
WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS FOR MEN?
In past times, there was little a man could do to recover from the loss of libido associated with age. Medications like Cialis and Viagra were created to help to bring back a sex life for millions of men, but at the cost of potential side effects. However, advances in medical technology have generated solutions to such age old problems as erectile dysfunction.
One of these cutting edge techniques is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), in which the patient's own spun-down plasma is applied to parts of the body in an effort to regenerate tissue integrity from the action of platelet-derived regeneration factors. Named after the ancient Greek god of fertility Priapus, the P-Shot® at SWMA is a registered technique involving strategic PRP treatment to the penis used to enhance sexual performance.
IS THE P-SHOT® FOR ME?
P-shot may work for you if you suffer from:
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
- Symptoms: Inability to have or keep an erection, decreased sexual drive
- Peyronie's Disease (PD)
- Symptoms: Drastic bending / arching, shortening, or pain of the penis
- Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
- Symptoms: Involuntary urine leakage from pressure-inducing activities (sneezing, sex, switching position)
- Male Genital Lichen Sclerosus
- Symptoms: Discolored, inflamed patches that can lead to itchiness and pain in of the gentials
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
The P-Shot® is a one-of-a-kind treatment which has many benefits over conventional methods for treating sexual dysfunction. The injection itself does not require medications, only using your own bodily tissue, so that the body can heal itself with its own advantageous refenerative processes. This autologous feature eliminates the risk of allergic reactions as is the case in other treatment options. The act of modulating penis vasculature into the penis allows this procedure to address sexual conditions like ED at their core, tackling poor circulation by creating new pathways for blood to permeate the penis instead of serving as a bandage for symptoms of sexual dysfunction. Do you already take medications to stave off ED? Well, the P-Shot® can work synergistically with Cialis and other prescriptions to maximize your performance by expanding the blood infiltration network with the penile muscles that are relaxed and perfused with blood by existing medications. Treatment with the P-Shot® is able to:
- Achieve aesthetic corrections of penis morphology
- Promote blood circulation and flow through angiogenis factors
- Provide a more complete and pleasurable sexual experience
- Enhance sexual abilities through stronger, firmer erections from neurogenesis
- Regenerate confidence and self-esteem alongside physical healing
Although improvement of the penis is observable in terms of size and morphology immediately after the procedure, the extent and duration of sexual improvement is patient-specific, though aspects such as enhanced erections can last around 18 months.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE?
Arriving into the office, we will bring you over to draw blood as would typically be done for lab work. This blood is spun extremely fast in a centrifuge machine to separate the platelets from the rest of the plasma. This is done twice, knowing as dual-spin, so that the platelets and their associated growth factors are highly concentrated.
During this platelet extraction process, the penis is anesthetized by applying a numbing cream to the genitals for 15 minutes before the procedure. Further anesthetization can be provided through a nerve block injection of lidocaine if needed. Despite these anesthetics being available, we would like to underline the relatively painless nature of this treatment as opposed to conventional surgeries.
Once the PRP "liquid gold" is prepared, a small, 27-gauge needle is used to administer half of the PRP solution at 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock positions along the base, shaft, and glans of the penis on both sides. The mere agitation of the PRP solution as it is injected into the corpora cavernosa tissues of the penis activates these particles to release growth factors that serve in the recruitment of stem cells, blood vessel formation, and neurogenesis, bringing back the sort of sex life that was once thought to be a lost cause.
The official P-Shot® regimen involves the use of a penis pump postoperatively for 15 minutes twice a day for 6 weeks. The use of this procedure alongside the PRP improves the outcomes for those taking medications along with undergoing the PRP injection. However, out of those having the P-Shot® along with taking medication, half reduced their dependence on their medications.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS POSE BY P-SHOT PRP?
The self-derived nature of the P-Shot® PRP solution means that health complications of conventional treatments for ED, such as heart health issues, are not an issue. There is a very small possibility of scarring and hematoma that can occur with any surgery. Overall, the low risk-low pain approach associated with the P-Shot® makes it a suitable choice for those looking for long-term renewal of their sexual health. This suitability to patients of sexual dysfunction is supported by evidence that 4 out of every 5 ED patients that have undergone PRP reported theey would continue to get the procedure in the future because of improvement in their condition.
If you believe this procedure is right for you, our team at Sleep and Wellness Medical Associates would be more than happy to provide you with further information and appointment scheduling by calling us at (609) 587-9944