The P-Shot FAQ
What is platelet rich plasma (PRP)?
PRP is plasma with many more platelets than are typically found in blood. Because of the platelets are so concentrated, growth factors can be 5 to 10 times richer than regular blood. To obtain PRP, blood is drawn from the patient
and the platelets are separated from other blood cells through a process called a centrifugation.
Who is a good candidate for the P-Shot?
Patients who have:
– Decreased sensation and pleasure
– Inability to achieve a full erection
– Medical Conditions such as obesity, Diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol
– Side effects of medication
– Difficulty maintaining your erection until your partner is satisfied
– Decrease in size (typically seen with normal aging)
– Peyronie’s Disease (curvature of the penis that causes pain or an inability to have sex)
– Prostate issues (Prostate Cancer / Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH))
What is in the P Shot?
The key in gradient in the P Shot is Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP. PRP concentrates the healing and growth factors in your blood into an injectable treatment. The PRP in the P Shot helps to improve blood flow to the penis, resulting in stronger, longer, and more sustainable erections.
How fast can I see results?
Many men experience improved girth with the P Shot almost immediately after the procedure. Increases in the health and function of the penis are expected to occur approximately 3 weeks after the procedure.
Are there any side effects? Risks? Downtime?
The P Shot is an in-office procedure. It takes about 30 minutes, and there is minimal discomfort and no downtime. Since it is made from your own blood, there are little or no side effects. Many men are able to have sex the same day of the procedure.
Where is the penis injection given?
The Priapus injection is applied to the parts of your penis that are most important to sexual arousal and erectile function.
Is it painful? Does the P Shot hurt?
Before giving the injection, we apply a local anesthetic (numbing cream) and/or a nerve block as needed to the penis. The anesthetic results is minimal to no discomfort.
How much increase in size can I expect?
It can take time to realize the results from the P Shot, however after about 8-12 weeks, increases in both length and girth have been reported. As with any medical procedure, not all patients will experience every benefit of the P-Shot®.