Many of us experience changes to our sexual health as we age, and up to 70% of men have experienced erectile dysfunction by the time they are in their 70s. If your sex life has declined in recent years, it may be time to take advantage of the P shot, a simple and minimally invasive treatment that can drastically improve your intimate life. Here at Dr. Rogers Centers in San Antonio, TX, we can help you figure out whether this is the right path for you.
But what does this treatment involve, and how long can you expect the effects to last? Naturally, you will need to make sure that you will get satisfactory results before you decide to have this injection. Today, we will discuss how the Priapus shot works and what you can expect your results to look like.
What Is a P Shot?
A Priapus shot is an injection into your penis that is designed to stimulate the growth of new and healthy cells in the local area. We use a component of your own blood, called platelet-rich plasma, which includes growth factors, and inject it into your penis. As a result, your erectile tissue will start to rejuvenate itself, and you can benefit from better and more long-lasting erections, increased sensation and sex drive, and even a larger penis.
The treatment is minimally invasive, which means that you won’t need to have general anesthesia and stay overnight at the hospital. In fact, the entire process is likely to take less than one hour, and you can resume your normal activities straight away. The Priapus shot is also designed to be pain-free due to the use of a local anesthetic, so you won’t have to worry about your appointment being unpleasant.
How Long It Lasts
The platelets used can effectively rejuvenate and regenerate your erectile tissue. However, they don’t stop the aging process completely, so you are likely to need a top-up injection later on. Most of our patients report that their sexual wellness starts to decrease again after one year, and they come back for treatment at that time. However, some others only need to return every two years as their results are more long-lasting.
How long you can benefit from your first Priapus shot will depend on many factors, including your age, genetics, and how well you take care of your body. In general, younger men who have less damage to their erectile tissue won’t need to come back as frequently as older men or those with severe ED.
The PRP Method
If you’re considering this injection, you may wonder how exactly it works. To rejuvenate your genital area, we use an innovative technique called platelet-rich plasma. This is currently used in many other fields such as sports medicine and injury rehabilitation. It involves taking your blood and extracting certain components, namely platelets and the plasma that holds them.
This platelet-rich plasma is then injected back into your body in the area where it’s most needed. The main advantage of this treatment is that there is very little risk of side effects. Since we’re using your own cells and proteins, your body will recognize them as beneficial and not reject them. That’s why such a minimally invasive method can work very effectively and provide you with excellent results.
Who Can Benefit?
When you come to us with concerns about your sexual health, we will have a consultation to determine how we can best help you. At this time, you can tell us all about the problems you are facing, whether you have ever tried to solve them in another way, and whether you have any other health concerns.
The P shot is a very safe treatment, so you are likely to be eligible if your symptoms match the conditions this method can treat. However, we will take your age and the current status of your health into consideration.
Erectile Dysfunction and Other Symptoms
The most important consideration will be whether your symptoms can be resolved by using a Priapus shot. In many cases, this should be possible, especially if you are struggling with erectile dysfunction. This condition often causes difficulty achieving or maintaining erections. You may also lose the ability to spontaneously have an erection during the night or early in the morning.
Men whose penis is curved or who would like to increase its length or girth can also benefit from the injections. In fact, we often see an increase in size of up to one inch in men who’ve gone through the treatment process. In addition, sex will become more pleasurable for you as the tissues around your genitals become more sensitive to stimulation.
Most men struggling with ED are middle-aged or older, but it can also affect people in their 20s and 30s. In fact, the condition is particularly stressful for younger men, so you should definitely consider getting treatment if you’re experiencing early-onset ED. We can treat adult men of different ages, as well.
Your Current Health Status
As mentioned, there aren’t many reasons why you can’t have a Priapus shot, but it may be contraindicated if you have a condition related to your blood. Because we use your own platelets, they need to be plentiful enough and of high quality, and this may not be the case if you have a severe blood disease. We will also tell you to wait if you have an active infection in your genital region because it won’t be safe to undergo treatment until this is resolved.
How the Shot Works
The P shot is a simple and quick treatment, and you can usually drive yourself home and resume your normal activities straight away. Many of our patients also enjoy the fact that they can resume sexual activities the day after their injection and therefore start to benefit from its effects right away. Let’s now explore what your treatment looks like and what you should do before and after to maximize your results.
Before Your Session
At your initial consultation, we will give you some instructions on what to avoid before treatment. Most importantly, you won’t be able to take blood-thinning medication like aspirin or ibuprofen. This is to eliminate the risk of negative side effects. It’s also worth noting that you will need to bring your own pump to the clinic, as this will stimulate your blood flow and circulation and thus improve the treatment’s effectiveness.
Once you arrive, we will draw your blood and spin it in a centrifuge to extract the PRP. While this process is taking place, we can apply numbing cream to your penis to make sure you won’t feel pain during the injections. This may take several minutes to start working, but once the treatment area is completely numb, we will start injecting your PRP into your erectile tissue. When your doctor has finished, you can get dressed and leave the clinic.
Prolonging the Results
Although the Priapus shot is a very long-lasting treatment, you can maximize its duration even more by avoiding certain bad habits and following a healthy diet and exercise plan. Smoking and drinking can directly affect how well you can establish and maintain an erection, so it’s best to avoid them both. A glass of wine here or there might be fine, but don’t overdo it, and try to quit smoking if you can.
Give Your Sexual Health a Boost
The P shot is a simple, yet effective way of addressing concerns related to your sexual wellness such as erectile dysfunction, a small penis, and a loss of sensation or sex drive. You will be able to benefit from its effects for 1-2 years, and once they wear off, you can easily receive a top-up injection. To find out whether this is the perfect solution for you, get in touch with us at Dr. Rogers Centers in San Antonio, TX.