Sexual performance is easily one of the biggest concerns of men worldwide. Erectile dysfunction, or failure to get or sustain an erection that is sufficient to achieve penetration, affects over half of men in their 50s. However, Dr. Lebowitz of the World Wellness Health Institute in Bala Cynwyd, PA may have just the solution for you: the P-Shot.
The P-Shot is a relatively new treatment that uses a proven and tested technique. It requires no pharmaceuticals, no donor material, and can be performed as an outpatient procedure in less than half an hour. Miracle is a strong word, but it certainly could apply here!
What Is a P-Shot?
The term P-Shot is short for the patented treatment known as a Priapus Shot. For those who remember their Greek history, Priapus was the god of fertility. He also presided over several forms of agriculture.
Priapus’ penis was so large it was seen as a warning to thieves. It’s from his name that we derive the word priapism for a painful, prolonged erection. But that’s not the goal of the P-shot.
On the contrary, this amazing shot aims to restore vitality and blood flow to your penis via the introduction of platelet-rich-plasma, also known as PRP. PRP therapies were first theorized and developed in the 1970s, but it has quickly found numerous other applications. Let’s look at what PRP is, how it works, and how it can revolutionize your sex life.
What Is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is plasma with a high concentration of platelets. What exactly does that mean?
Your blood consists of four main components: red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. In PRP, we focus on the last two. Plasma serves as a delivery vehicle in this case; a liquid to carry the platelets. But what about the platelets themselves?
The Role of Platelets
Platelets are typically associated with wound repair and healing. We are usually taught about their main function, which is forming blood clots. Clotting is a vital step in the wound repair process.
However, platelets serve much more important roles than just forming blood clots. As they are often the “first responders” to an open wound, they signal other cells to do their part in healing the injury.
When you cut yourself in the kitchen, the platelets in your blood quickly bond together and secrete enzymes that cause your blood to coagulate and form a clot. Once bleeding has slowed down, the same platelets release platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), which stimulates the cells around the wound to replicate and close it up.
Medical researchers have shown that PRP can be harnessed and then re-injected into the body to improve healing and stimulate the growth of new cells. This was first tested on open-heart surgery patients in the 80s, followed by plastic surgeons using it in the 90s. Today, there are dozens of approved applications for PRP.
How Is PRP Made?
If you have ever donated plasma or platelets, then you’re already familiar with the process of producing PRP. Since plasma and platelets are just a portion of your blood, all that we need to do is draw some blood and separate the components we need.
The way this works is by using a centrifuge. A needle is placed into your arm with you in a relaxed position. The centrifuge is turned on, and it begins to draw blood from your arm into the main chamber.
Once enough blood has been drawn, the centrifuge will start to spin, separating the different components according to their density. Inside the chamber are tubes that will siphon out the components we need while leaving the rest behind. The leftovers can be returned to the patient via the same tube that was used to draw the blood in the first place.
How It Feels
Since you do not lose red blood cells with this technique, you should not experience any discomfort or light-headedness afterwards. The amount of PRP needed for this type of treatment is minor, and the entire process of preparing the plasma takes only ten minutes.
Once the centrifuge is finished, the doctor will take your PRP and place it in a syringe so that it can be injected wherever necessary.
How Does PRP Affect the Penis?
During a P-Shot, your penis will receive an injection of PRP harvested from your blood. As we just explained, this will trigger new cell growth and encourage cells to repair any damaged or old cells that are no longer functioning correctly.
Several types of cells are affected by the shot. In particular, the endothelium cells, which line the inside of the tissues that store blood during an erection, show increased capacity and flexibility. There is also improved activity in the dorsal nerve, which is the nerve responsible for signaling the cells in the penis to achieve erection.
All in all, patients report harder erections, and many find that their penis extends up to a few centimeters longer in length as a result of their treatment.
Who Should Consider This Treatment?
Although PRP is meant to be administered to people who are feeling the effects of aging, it is not off limits to anyone. Erectile dysfunction can affect people of all ages for a variety of reasons.
It’s important to note that ED is not always a physical problem. Sometimes your mind is the obstacle. We recommend a consultation with Dr. Lebowitz first to determine the underlying causes of your ED.
However, if you’re a man who has noticed a decline in sexual performance, most likely due to age, we think an injection of PRP can be just what you need to rejuvenate your body and perform like never before.
What Are the Benefits of Receiving a P-Shot?
We’ve touched on some of the benefits, but the truth is hard to put into words. First and foremost, most patients find that they achieve erection more quickly, and that it not only feels harder but lasts longer as well.
Beyond those obvious benefits, some patients report their penis gaining size, both in length and girth. Some of this depends on how the patient follows instructions after receiving their shot. For some patients, we may recommend the use of a pump to improve blood flow following the shot.
Many patients also report that they feel increased sensitivity during orgasm as well as an increase in pleasure in general during intercourse. Of course, each patient responds differently to any given treatment. For less responsive patients, a second treatment may be needed for best results.
How Does the Treatment Work?
The World Wellness Health Institute wants you to feel comfortable and cared for, which is why we take great pains to make sure you don’t feel any. Here is what to expect from a P-Shot treatment.
Before the Treatment
The first time you visit our office, you’ll sit with Dr. Lebowitz and discuss your treatment options. As we mentioned before, erectile dysfunction can be more complicated than a simple physical issue. Once the doctor has decided that PRP injection is the best course, then we will set a date for the treatment.
We will also discuss anesthetic options for your treatment. Generally, only local anesthesia is needed for this type of intervention. However, we realize that some men are concerned about the treatment. For patients who are concerned about this, there is an option to completely block the dorsal nerve and ensure a completely painless experience.
The doctor will also give you some dietary advice to follow for the day before and the day of your treatment. Your blood replenishes its plasma every two or three days, and we want the highest quality concentration possible. The dietary suggestions will ensure optimal platelet production and ideal plasma characteristics.
The Day of Your Treatment
On the day of your treatment we recommend having someone drive you to our office and back. Although you could drive home yourself, for safety we always advise against going alone.
The first step in the process is to apply a numbing cream to the entire genital area. This will completely eliminate any pain during the treatment. In the meantime, the doctor will start to ready your arm for blood extraction.
While the numbing cream takes effect, the centrifuge will start to pull blood from your arm until it has enough to complete the separation process. You will likely feel your blood pressure fluctuating as the machine whirls.
Once the machine has separated your platelet rich plasma, it will return your red and white blood cells to you, and the doctor will disconnect the machine. From there, the doctor will prepare a syringe with your PRP to inject into the site.
If you requested additional anesthesia in the form of a nerve block, this will be inserted at this time. When the doctor has confirmed that you have no feeling in your genitals, he will proceed with the injection. There will be several small injections to ensure that the PRP is evenly distributed across the penis.
Once the treatment is finished, the doctor will apply some cotton to the puncture sites and allow you to redress. That’s all there is to it. In many ways, it’s not that different from getting your shots as a child.
What Should I Expect After Getting a P-Shot?
Good news: there is basically no recovery time for a simple treatment like this one. In fact, although we advise giving your body a day to rest, most patients are eager to test out their refurbished hardware. And we can’t blame them.
The results speak for themselves. Most patients see an immediate improvement in their sexual performance. The results typically improve over the coming week.
If you did not get the results you expected from the treatment, don’t worry. Some people require a second session before they get the most from PRP. We will schedule a follow-up visit with you after the treatment, and if you aren’t satisfied by then, we can set up a second round of PRP.
There may be some slight swelling or redness around the injection sites, however, there is virtually no pain afterward. Truthfully, the treatment is no worse than getting blood drawn or getting a vaccination.
Come to the World Wellness Health Institute Today
Interested in reinvigorating your love life? Looking for a way to turn back time? If you’re not convinced yet, call the World Wellness Health Institute in Bala Cynwyd, PA today. We welcome patients from all over the tri-state area and offer financing through CareCredit.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you fulfill your dreams of becoming the best you that you can be.