PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma.
PRP is in the category of regenerative autologous treatments, which mean it comes from your own blood and can stimulate cellular regeneration and tissue repair. Platelets are one of the cells in our blood and when activated, they can release growth factors and other proteins.
• Stronger, firmer erections
• Easier to achieve and maintain erections (i.e., improved sexual stamina)
• Increased penile length and girth
• Improvement in or resolution of penile curvature from Peyronie’s Disease
• Resolution of penile pain with erection
• Increased sensitivity in the penis
• Better overall blood flow to the penis
The growth factors & proteins released by the high concentration of platelets in PRP in turn activate stems cells and stimulate cellular repair and regeneration wherever they are applied in the body. In addition, collagen production and the formation of new blood vessels occurs and further aids in tissue repair.
A small amount of blood is drawn in the office at the time of the procedure. Your blood is then spun in a specially designed centrifuge which separates the platelets and plasma from the rest of the blood. The platelets are isolated and then injected back into the body wherever their benefits are needed. Along with numbing cream on the skin, a block is performed on the penis, so there is no pain.
The PRP injection is performed in our clinic. It should take about 60 minutes from start to finish but we do usually allow a little extra time. You may drive yourself home after the procedure.
When Can I Resume Sexual Activity After the P-ShotProcedure?
You may resume sexual activity about 4 hours after procedure on the same day.
What Are the Potential Side Effects of the P-Shot?
Since PRP is extracted from your own blood, there are few and only minor potential side effects. These include minor bleeding or bruising, swelling, and very rarely infection.