For men, two simple letters can have a major impact on the quality of their lives, both mentally and physically — ED. These two letters, which stand for erectile dysfunction, have now met their match in one simple letter: P, in the form of the P-Shot.
At the Anti-Aging Institute, our goal is to find ways to help our patients in Lexington, Kentucky, fight back against the natural aging process, and we’re excited about one therapy in particular. Using regenerative medicine, we can isolate your own growth factors and redirect them into areas where you can use them the most.
The P-Shot takes advantage of this regenerative science in order to restore new life to your penis, allowing you to tackle ED naturally, without the need for outside drugs.
The power within
The science behind the P-Shot is something called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Your blood contains four ingredients: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Though the main role of your platelets is to promote clotting, they also contain hundreds of proteins, or growth factors.
When you come in, we draw your blood and, using a special centrifuge, we isolate your platelets, creating a concentrate. We then mix this concentrate back into your plasma and re-inject the mixture into areas where you might benefit from some extra resources, in this case, your penis.
Orthopedists have been using PRP therapy to help joints and soft tissue heal more quickly, and many other medical specialties are exploring the power of platelets. Here at our practice, we’ve been using PRP therapy to fight the effects of aging, including erectile dysfunction.
Harnessing the power
Now that you understand the science behind PRP therapy, let’s take a look at how it can address ED. When we inject your own growth factors into your penis, those growth factors promote a response in your body that does several things:
- Improves vasculature and circulation
- Improves tissue health
- Improves sensitivity
In other words, the P-Shot addresses the very issues that lead to ED. By spurring your blood circulation, it’s easier for you to get and maintain an erection. With renewed tissue, the P-Shot can even add some girth to your penis. And lastly, the re-energized circulation and tissue lead to enhanced sensitivity.
The effects of the P-Shot work incredibly well together, each helping and begetting the other, resulting in an overall improvement in your sex life.
The P-Shot procedure itself is not cumbersome and doesn’t require any special preparation or aftercare. You simply come in and have us draw your blood and prepare your platelets. Before we reinject the platelets back into your penis, we apply a topical numbing agent to your penis so you won’t feel anything more than a pinch. Typically, we spread out the injections over three to five areas for the greatest effect.
At this point you’re probably wondering about how quickly it takes for the P-Shot to do its work, and there’s no one blanket answer to this question. Every man is different, and you need to allow time for the platelets to go to work to reinvigorate your systems. Nature works at its own pace, but the good news is that nature also provides results that last.
Ultimately, the P-Shot allows you to address your ED from within, using your own natural resources, which last far longer than a several-hour pill ever could.
If you have more questions about the P-Shot, please give us a call, or use the online scheduling tool found on this website to book an appointment.