Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and the P-Shot

Benefits of the P-Shot for Erectile Dysfunction

The Priapus-Shot or P-Shot is named after Priapus, the god of fertility in Greek mythology. He was known for his sizeable penis and permanent erection.

The P-Shot is a natural, non-surgical treatment for men using Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) which is injected into the penis to to treat Erectile Dysfunction* (ED) – by improving blood supply to the penis. It can result in firmer erections and enhanced sexual performance.

Peyronie’s Disease (PD) – a condition where scar tissue causes the penis to curve, making sex painful. The P-Shot can help straighten the penis by encouraging the growth of new, healthy tissue

Lichen Sclerosis – a condition characterized by itchy white patches on the genitals or other parts of the body. The P-Shot can be a useful adjunct in treating it, but it is not a cure.

Penis enlargement – by stimulating the growth of new tissue a considerable increase in girth and length of the penis may be achieved, although this may not be permanent.

The P-Shot involves injecting the PRP that’s been harvested from the man’s blood directly into the spongy muscle and the head of the penis.

PRP has been used in certain medical, dental and sporting injury treatments since the 1980’s because of its healing properties but this is a relatively new application*Some 40- 50% of men experience Erectile Dysfunction at some stage of their lives. There can be many causes and it is important to see a GP as it can sometimes be caused by heart disease, diabetes or other medical conditions

The P-Shot® can offer a long-term improvement in erectile dysfunction and can significantly increase the length and width of a penis.

It is a safe procedure and no harmful chemicals or drugs are involved in the treatment.

If only one treatment is required it is significantly cheaper than surgical penile augmentation

Providers of the treatment say 80% of men are happy with the treatment and consider it successful.

The benefits may include:

  • 10% or more increase in penis size (length and girth) although this may not be permanent and top ups may be required
  • a firmer erection
  • an increase in sensation
  • an increase in sex-drive and stamina
  • relief from the symptoms of Lichen Sclerosis
  • a straighter penis for those with Peyronie’s Disease
  • It is important to note: smokers may not experience the full benefits of the P-shot®, as smoking constricts blood vessels and decreases the body’s ability to heal and form new tissue, so the treatment may be less effective.

What is the Procedure like?

Typically a sample of about 16 ml of blood is taken from the patient’s arm.

It is placed in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from other blood cells resulting in a liquid with a high concentration of platelets.

Under a local anaesthetic the plasma is injected directly into the the penis, kick-starting the formation of new erectile tissue and blood vessels which result in improved blood flow, a firmer erection and an increase in length and width of the penis.

The P-shot® is administered to 5 injections sites, using a fine needle. These sites are the base of the head of the penis and along both sides of the penis into the areas known as the corpora cavernosa (two identical sponge-like regions of erectile tissue containing empty spaces which flood with blood during an erection, enlarging the penis.)

The entire treatment takes between 30 minutes to an hour from start to finish. The injections only about 5 minutes.

Most people who have the treatment see an immediate increase in size directly after the procedure followed by a slight decrease in size over the next few days as the injected fluid is absorbed by the body.

As new tissue growth is stimulated over the next 12 weeks, volume will increase again.

Post-procedure patients are recommended to use a vacuum pump to continue stimulating erectile tissue.

Erectile medication, such as Cialis, can be used in conjunction with the P-shot® and in combination with the vacuum pump provides maximum benefit from the treatment

Some men may require a booster shot which is possible 4 weeks after the first treatment.

Yearly top ups may be necessary.

People with Peyronie’s Disease are advised to have a course of three treatments and will be instructed in the use of a vacuum pump to complement the treatment for a few weeks after each appointment. The aim of this is to help straighten the penis as much as possible.