The P-Shot, also known as the Priapus Shot, are injections that help men achieve stronger, firmer, longer-lasting erections. By using Platelet-Rich Plasma from the patient’s own blood, the P-Shot is able to naturally treat Erectile Dysfunction (ED).
In this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the P-Shot treatment, how it works, what to expect during treatment, and the cost.
The P-Shot is an injection to naturally treat the symptoms associated with ED. It’s common for men as they age to experience difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection, decreased sensitivity and sensation, and a decline in overall sexual performance. This is often due to aging tissue and restricted blood vessels, which reduces blood flow to the penis and therefore, causes unwanted symptoms.
The benefits of treatment can include:
Historically Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used to help individuals recover from tendon and muscle injuries. Now it’s also being used for treating erectile dysfunction as a result of its effectiveness in increasing blood flow and improving sexual function through a natural healing process.
PRP comes directly from the patient’s own blood and contains platelets and plasma that release growth factors and promote blood flow to trigger regeneration at a cellular level. Specifically, when PRP (which is free of red blood cells) is injected into the penis, it encourages proteins to nourish blood flow to the area and triggers specific therapeutic properties that promote the formation of healthier penile tissue. The result is enhanced sensitivity, stronger erections, and improved overall sexual performance. Platelet rich plasma injections play a critical role in the P-Shot treatments.
After the centrifuge has completed the process, only a layer of PRP will remain. The PRP is extracted into a syringe and injected into multiple locations throughout the penis. A numbing agent is applied before the injection occurs in order to ensure patients are pain-free.
The entire treatment session is approximately 30 minutes. While some patients might only need one round of injections, many people need three sessions or more (spaced several weeks apart) to experience the full range of benefits.
Patients can resume sexual activity within 24 hours following treatment.
While some minor side effects can occur and vary from person to person, they tend to be minimal since PRP is taken from the patient’s own blood. While rare, some side effects can include bruising, swelling at the injection site, and bleeding.
It’s often recommended after each session that patients use a Vacuum Erection Device (VED), also known as a penis pump. This is typically used twice per day for ten minutes and continues for two weeks. Using the VED increases the amount of blood flow to the penis and helps improve the outcomes of the P-shot injection.
The P-Shot is very effective at treating symptoms of ED by improving blood flow, promoting tissue growth and regeneration, and increasing penile sensitivity. This is because it uses your own blood plasma, rather than a foreign substance, making it more likely the body will utilize and benefit from it.
In fact, one controlled study in men with mild to moderate ED found that patients receiving PRP injections were more satisfied with treatment than those in the placebo group.
Additionally, the P-Shot can be effective at treating Peyronie’s disease, which involves the development of fibrous scar tissue (plaque) causing a curvature of the penis. The P-Shot is potentially able to break down the scar tissue and create healthier tissue that reduces symptoms.
The exact cost for a P-Shot can be anywhere from several hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars per session. That being said, the P-Shot treatment is one of the more cost-effective solutions compared to other ED treatments since it’s an outpatient procedure. There’s no surgery needed and most people are able to resume their normal activities after each session. There are several factors that can affect the total cost, including:
If you’re struggling with male sexual dysfunction, speak with a P-Shot specialist today to determine if treatment is right for you.