Older men are more likely to experience erectile dysfunction (ED), although the failure to maintain or get an erection can affect men of all ages for many different reasons. If you are having ongoing issues with ED, you may benefit from the Priapus or P-Shot®, an injection consisting of a patient’s own platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Keep reading to learn more about this innovative, minimally invasive erectile dysfunction solution.
What is the P-Shot®?
The Priapus Shot is pain-free injection-based treatment that involves the use of your own blood that’s collected and specially prepared before being injected into your penis. The idea behind the P-Shot® is that special proteins called growth factors in the specially prepared version of your blood, known as platelet rich plasma, stimulate and facilitate tissue growth within the penis.
Who May Benefit from the Priapus Shot?
The most common reason men consider the P-Shot® is because of issues with erectile dysfunction. The P-Shot® is meant to help men with ED achieve firmer, stronger, and larger erections. The treatment may also help men who have Peyronie’s disease, the accumulation of scar tissue that results in curved, painful erections. It’s generally meant to be an option for men who have not responded well to medication and other traditional ED treatments. Men with enlarged prostates or those who have had prostate cancer may also be good candidates for injections.
What Happens When the Shot is Given?
The P-Shot® is normally a 15-minute procedure. The first step with this erectile dysfunction treatment is to take a sample of blood. This is similar to what’s done with a standard blood test. The collected blood is then placed in a special device called a centrifuge, which spins the sample at high speeds to produce the highly concentrated mixture of plasma. Once the mixture is prepared, a topical anesthetic is applied to the penis to numb the area where the injections will be administered. A syringe is then used to inject the PRP mixture into the penis.
What Happens After Treatment is Completed?
There is no downtime with this procedure, meaning you should be able to resume your normal activities after receiving the P-Shot®. Most patients are also able to get back to their normal sexual activities the next day.
How Might Men Benefit from the P-Shot®?
The main benefit associated with this treatment for men is the ability to overcome issues with erectile dysfunction. The procedure is considered safe since it contains a mixture produced from the patient’s own blood. Additional benefits associated with the P-Shot® also include:
• Increased circulation within the penis
• Improved sensation and pleasure
• Increased libido
• Helping certain other therapies work better
• Increased penis size
• Better overall sexual health
Results with the P-Shot® will vary. However, men with erectile dysfunction may notice improvements with sensation and function shortly after treatment if they respond well to this type of rejuvenating injection.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
To learn more about the P-Shot®, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Lively Wellness and Aesthetics. At our convenient location in Odessa, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in greater detail and answer any questions you may have about erectile dysfunction. Contact us today to set up your consultation!