Today, there are many new and innovative ways to treat men's sexual health, from testosterone therapy and human growth hormone (HGH) and peptide therapy to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for men. One of these options is platelet-rich plasma rejuvenation, and the biostation offers this natural approach to sexual rejuvenation. When answering the question, “How can platelet-rich plasma treatment help men's sexual health?” the most common response is that it may help with erectile dysfunction. Let's look at what PRP is, what PRP may help with, and some information to help you decide if PRP might be right for you.

What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Plasma consists primarily of water and protein and makes up the liquid portion of your blood. Plasma is what allows white and red blood cells as well as platelets to flow through your bloodstream. Platelets are what help you heal and make blood clots.

Blood is drawn and then placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other blood components. The medical provider then numbs the injection area and injects the plasma-rich platelets into the treatment area, the penis in this case, in the Priapus Shot, or P-Shot. The P-Shot is a relatively quick procedure, taking about an hour, and doesn't require any preparation.

Platelet-rich plasma has been shown to help recover from injuries to ligaments, tendons, joints, skin, and muscles. For our purposes, PRP is being used as an experimental option to treat ED and penile enlargement, Peyronie's disease (bent penis), and improve overall sexual performance.

Research on Platelet-Rich Plasma

There's not much research proving or disproving the efficacy of PRP for the treatment of sexual rejuvenation. Theoretically, the idea is that PRP will improve the health of the blood vessels and tissue within the penis, making them healthier. The effectiveness of PRP for ED is still being reviewed. To date, there have been three animal studies and two human trials, none of which have shown any significant adverse reactions to the therapy. Many patients who have received PRP therapy report back to their doctor that they have better self-confidence, as well as added sexual satisfaction and sensation while restoring the intimacy in their relationships.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Versus Other Erectile Dysfunction Treatments

While science continues to attempt to ascertain the benefits of PRP therapy, other options might also be of benefit. First of all, talk to your medical provider to ensure that an underlying medical condition is not causing your ED. These underlying issues can be very serious, including diabetes, heart disease, or high cholesterol. Addressing these issues may alleviate ED. Among common ED treatments are:

  • Prescription medications. Medications specifically for ED that relax and dilate the blood vessels in the penis for increased blood flow.
  • Lifestyle changes. Small changes can make a big difference, especially if you have health problems contributing to the ED. Eat a healthy diet, don't smoke or use tobacco, and get more physically active. These small lifestyle changes can all help with ED.
  • Therapy. Talk therapy can help with ED if a psychological issue is an underlying cause, such as relationship issues, anxiety, or stress.
  • Alleviating underlying conditions. Since ED is often due to an underlying health issue such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure, your ED should also improve if you successfully treat the underlying problem.

Who May Benefit from Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

Any man who desires a solution to erectile dysfunction issues or is interested in possible penile size enhancement and increased sexual health may benefit from this shot. Unfortunately, roughly half of all men over 35 will have to deal with erectile dysfunction at some time in their life. In order to reverse this trend, PRP Treatment has been increasingly utilized.

PRP treatment might be even more helpful for those who have lost the ability to get an erection due to medical issues like Peyronie's disease, prostate issues, side effects of certain prescription drugs, diabetes, or hypertension. PRP will concentrate your body's own healing tools to repair and optimize the tissue and arteries within the penis, filling it with growth and healing factors.

What Are the Side Effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

The review done in 2020 on the limited clinical trials performed using PRP found no significant adverse side effects in any of the study participants. Allergies shouldn't be a factor as it is your own bodily fluid. Since PRP is done by injection, you will have the typical risks that come with any injection, such as:

  • Nerve damage.
  • Infection.
  • Pain at the injection site.
  • Bruising.
  • Tissue damage.

PRP therapy is still in its infancy, and most of the positive evidence is strictly anecdotal, making it unclear if PRP therapy can actually help with ED. If you're interested in experimenting with PRP treatment as an option for your sexual health issues, have a conversation with your medical provider to discuss PRP as well as any other options. Until more clinical trials with larger sample sizes are complete, the effect of PRP on men's sexual health concerns, such as ED, remains unknown. However, if you're a good candidate for PRP therapy, you may benefit from this experimental treatment.

What Are the Disadvantages of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

Very few adverse effects have been reported in the initial studies, making PRP therapy a possible promising solution to issues concerning men's sexual health. However, at this time, PRP therapy can be relatively expensive and isn't usually covered by most insurance plans. If you choose to undergo PRP therapy, you might be footing the bill for your treatment.

For more information on men's sexual health, including treatment options such as PRP therapy, reach out to the knowledgeable team at the biostation. Call us at 561-462-4894 or complete our convenient contact us form found on our website's homepage. A team member would be happy to answer any questions you may have or get you scheduled for a consultation. You can also request a consultation online to get started.