Erectile dysfunction, defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse, is a relatively common condition. It ranks as the most common sexual complaint among men, affecting up to 30 million of them, according to the American Urological Association.
While traditional treatments that use prescription medicines and medical devices can improve symptoms for some men, advances in regenerative medicine allow you to use your body’s natural properties to treat symptoms of this condition. Many men have achieved improved sexual performance with an innovative treatment called the Priapus Shot®, or P-Shot®, which harnesses the power of your body’s platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to treat erectile dysfunction.
The P-Shot specialists at Ovation Wellness in Madison, Mississippi, can determine whether this cutting-edge treatment is right for you. After a thorough physical examination, medical history, and blood test, our staff determines the source of your erectile dysfunction and recommends whether the P-Shot is appropriate for your needs.
Whatever the source of your erectile dysfunction, our professional and caring staff provides expert administration of the P-Shot and other erectile dysfunction treatments to help you achieve long-term results and restore fulfilling intimacy. Find out more about the P-Shot and how it may be the solution you’re seeking.
How the P-Shot works
The P-Shot® is a form of regenerative therapy that uses elements of your own blood to promote natural healing and return your penis to normal function. The treatment involves injecting your own PRP into the penis to take advantage of the natural healing power of platelets.
Platelets contain hundreds of proteins and growth factors that support your body’s response to damaged cells. The proteins and growth factors help injuries heal. They also attract increased blood flow and stem cells to the damaged area, which helps to generate the growth of new, healthy cells.
Separating the plasma from the rest of the blood gives you the highest concentration of platelets. The concentration of platelets and growth factors in plasma can be 5 to 10 times greater than the overall concentration of platelets in blood, which accounts for the name “platelet-rich” plasma.
When PRP is injected into your penis, the PRP delivers the cell-rejuvenating benefits of platelets to cells in your penis that may be damaged by aging or disease. The new, healthier cells help to enhance sexual performance and satisfaction for you and your partner.
Getting the P-Shot
Getting the P-Shot involves a non-surgical procedure that usually takes less than an hour. Your P-Shot is administered in our office.
The first step in getting a P-Shot involves having blood drawn from your arm, similar to having a blood test. The test tube of extracted blood is placed into a centrifuge, which separates your PRP from the other blood components.
Before receiving the injections, a topical anesthetic is applied to numb the targeted areas. Your PRP is injected into the head and shaft of your penis using a small needle.
Minimal recovery time is required. Adverse reactions are unlikely since you’re using your own blood. Swelling, redness, or bruises as a result of the injections are common and usually disappear within a week.
Most men return to normal activities after the procedure or the following day. You may be instructed to avoid sexual intercourse for a few days following your P-Shot. This reduces the possibility of infection at the injection sites. Limiting physical exercise may also be advised since intense movement can cause chafing or sweating, which can irritate the treated areas.
Most men achieve results within four to six weeks after receiving the P-Shot. Your results may vary depending on factors such as your overall health and whether there are ongoing emotional aspects related to your erectile dysfunction.
As your body continues to produce new, healthy cells, you should notice improvement in your sexual performance and the quality of your erections. If you’re using the P-Shot to enhance another form of treatment, such as prescription medicine or a medical device, the results of the P-Shot can improve the effects of that therapy.
Find out more about treating your symptoms of erectile dysfunction with a P-Shot. Call our office to schedule a medical consultation today.