The problem of erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of the biggest elephants in the room for men around the world. Even though millions of people experience it, few men reach out to solve the problem. Orchidia Medical Group of Naples, FL is ready to change that with its newest ED treatment: The P Shot.
The prevalence of ED scales with age. Approximately 30% of men experience it in their 30s, 40% in their 40s, and on it goes. Yet only 25% of men seek treatment for this widespread problem. However, this revolutionary treatment is sure to change the way you see ED.
What Is the P Shot?
Formally known as the “Priapus Shot”, named after the Greek god of fertility, this treatment has only been around for about a decade. It’s performed by injecting platelet-rich plasma directly into the penis, along with several other locations. We know that the thought of such a treatment might scare you off, but we want to assure you that it is both painless and effective.
In fact, the use of platelet-rich plasma has been studied in over 800 different papers. None of them have ever noted a serious side effect, nor have they found the treatments to be ineffective. It’s one of the safest and easiest ways to treat erectile dysfunction. But just what is platelet-rich plasma?
Also known as PRP, platelet-rich plasma separates two of the key components from your blood: platelets and plasma. Plasma makes up the majority of your blood and acts as a transporter for the other components as well as carrying some nutrients. Platelets, while being a tiny fraction of your blood volume, play an important role.
Platelets are responsible for wound healing and blood clotting. They are essential in preventing further tissue damage from injury and work hard to repair damaged tissues. PRP therapies artificially concentrate platelets and deliver them to where they are needed, resulting in a healing and de-aging effect.
How PRP Works
If you’re skeptical, realize that PRP treatment is simply using the body’s natural healing mechanisms. When you are injured, blood rushes to the scene. This is why you have bruising and swelling. In the case of a serious cut or open wound, even more blood is sent, and the platelets within help the blood to clot and close the wound.
While those platelets are concentrated at the site of the injury, they also release growth factors that tell nearby healthy cells to divide and multiple while also signaling for damaged cells to be removed from the area.
By concentrating platelets ourselves, we can deliver them to any part of the body. The same growth factors will be released, and older, damaged cells will be removed and replaced with healthy ones. It’s effectively tricking your body into fixing itself, without the trauma of an injury. This technique is far from new.
A Brief History of PRP Use
Believe it or not, PRP has been used for well over 40 years! Its first applications were to help patients heal after intense surgeries, such as open-heart operations. The successful results quickly led to it being used in other complex operations.
Other fields started to discover the benefits of PRP therapy, too. Most notably, sports medicine started using it in the 80s and 90s. Super Bowl MVPs such as Hines Ward have received PRP treatments to repair sprained ligaments in record time, allowing them to recover faster and perform at their best.
In the past two decades, PRP treatments have entered the cosmetic surgery arena. At first, it was to help patients recover from surgeries. However, it quickly became clear that PRP could help people with everything from hair loss to skin rejuvenation, and more recently, sexual health.
Seven Benefits of the P Shot
It is quite clear that platelet-rich plasma treatments have the potential to completely change how we combat aging. Not only do they work for virtually everyone, but they are also quite safe and easy to administer. So, how will the Priapus Shot affect you?
While each person is different and the degree to which you experience these benefits may vary, we’ve found that the vast majority of our patients are satisfied with their treatment. Here are seven of the benefits that people have reported after their P shot.
1. Improved Ability to Get an Erection
By far, the number one benefit is that this treatment directly fights ED by healing cells inside the penis. The cells that absorb blood to obtain an erection decay with time and lose their elasticity, as well as their maximum capacity. After PRP, they rejuvenate and are able to provide an erection with greater ease.
Best of all, the results are often visible the very next day or within a week at most. In fact, PRP treatment tends to continue to work well after it has been administered, meaning that you may see even more results after a few months.
Compared to alternatives such as pills or surgically implanted devices, PRP treatment has the advantage of being completely natural. The PRP is derived from your own blood, so you don’t have to worry about awkwardly taking a pill before the moment strikes.
2. Erections Last Longer
Getting an erection is obviously important, but so is keeping it. ED can make that difficult, as you may have struggled to get an erection in the first place. However, a P shot can work wonders in this regard.
Another unfortunate aspect of ED that is rarely discussed is premature ejaculation. Generally, these two go hand in hand. After PRP treatment, many patients report that their sexual encounters last longer and end with greater satisfaction for everyone involved.
As an added bonus, the erection itself might actually be longer. Patients can expect to see about a 10-15% increase in overall penis size after the treatment. This is due to the increased ability of the penis to hold blood.
3. Actively Combat Aging
Aging is one of the few things in life that is inevitable and inescapable. However, with this modern technology, we can hold it off a little longer and even undo some of its damage. Since PRP treatments force your body to replace older cells with newer ones, you are actually reversing the clock on your body.
Combined with good exercise practices and the right diet, as well as avoiding bad habits such as smoking, you can prolong the efficacy of the treatment and reinvigorate your love life. The older you are, however, the more often you may need a booster shot. Generally, patients return after a year or two to get another treatment.
4. Improve Your Confidence
It’s no secret that ED has a powerful mental impact on men around the world. Studies have proven this time and time again. Low self-esteem and reduced confidence can seriously harm your mental health and impact other aspects of your life.
It can result in reduced performance at work, for example. You could also find yourself damaging relationships with those close to you. In contrast, after a life-changing treatment such as this one, you’re far more likely to hold your head high and be proud.
5. Warm Up Your Relationship
Speaking of relationships, we would be remiss if we failed to mention how important sex is for our romantic relationships. We have seen many marriages suffer extreme difficulties simply because of an inability to perform. When you seek treatment for your ED, you are also benefiting the people closest to you. So if you aren’t sure about doing it for yourself, do it for your significant other.
6. Virtually Zero-Risk Treatment
As we mentioned, PRP is derived from your blood. This means that this is an autologous donation, that is to say, you provide the material that will later be injected into your body. As a result, there is no risk of complications from the donor material.
Not only that, but PRP is also incredibly easy to administer. A simple needle is used to inject the PRP into your body. Compare this to complex surgical options that require full anesthesia and leave lasting scars. Every surgery carries a greater risk than an outpatient treatment.
Perhaps you believe taking pills is superior to an injection in your most sensitive regions. But bear in mind that ED pills do have side effects, some of which can seriously affect your health, especially your vision. Some people are unable to take them because of other conditions. Pills are not a perfect solution, but PRP is about as close to perfect as you can get.
7. Reduced Costs Compared to Other Options
Surgical solutions will sap the money from your wallet rapidly. As they are elective procedures, they are rarely covered by insurance plans and involve significant follow-up. The costs of the surgical equipment alone are high, not to mention the need for additional medical staff on hand.
Meanwhile, PRP treatment can be administered in your standard doctor’s office without significant additional costs. The equipment needed to make the PRP is quite simple and administration is not that different from getting an immunization.
What to Expect From Your Treatment
Does the idea of getting an injection down there still worry you? We wouldn’t blame you at all, but here at Orchidia, we want you to know that we take every precaution to make sure that you won’t feel a thing. Here’s what you can expect from your treatment:
All you need is a consultation with our doctors to confirm that you would benefit from a P shot. We’ll ask if you are okay with a local anesthetic, which is very effective, or a full spinal block that will completely numb your lower body. You may also be given some dietary advice for the days leading up to the treatment to ensure your plasma is of high quality.
The Day of Treatment
We apply a topical anesthetic before injecting an even stronger one. Meanwhile, we start making the PRP. Once you can’t feel a thing, the PRP is loaded into a syringe and delivered in several short injections.
A couple of bandages and you’re ready to walk out the door. That’s really all there is to it! You will be in and out within an hour.
We’d like to see you again after a few weeks to make sure you’re satisfied with your treatment. Fortunately, there aren’t any strict rules or medications to take. You can resume your sexual activity within 24 hours.
Ready to Learn More?
If you would like to learn more about the P shot, contact Orchidia Medical Group of Naples, FL today to book a consultation. Our staff will answer any questions you have and schedule an appointment right away. We look forward to meeting you.