PRP for erectile dysfunction

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Erectile dysfunction affects many men and can affect their relationships and mental health. Many cases are due to decreased blood flow in the penis. Current treatments include medications, injections and surgical implants. Newer treatments being developed over the last few years or include PRP and shockwave therapy.

What is PRP for Erectile Dysfunction?

The benefits of PRP for erectile dysfunction typically include the growth of new blood vessels and may help improved circulation within the penis, stronger erections, increased sensation and pleasure and enhanced sexual performance. It usually takes a few weeks to a month or so after the treatment before improvement can be seen.

PRP may help deliver improvement in sexual performance to men, especially those who have lost function due to an enlarged prostate, prostate cancer, the after-effects of surgery, drug side effects and other conditions such as diabetes.

What will PRP do for you?

Although each man’s experience varies, many men report these benefits following the PRP procedure and post-treatment protocol:

  • Increased firmness of erection
  • Improved sexual capabilities
  • Increases sensation and pleasure

If you are on treatment for erectile dysfunction, past experience has shown that you may respond better to the treatment after the P-shot.

However, please note that PRP does not work in everyone. Your doctor will discuss this with you at your consultation.

How long do the results last?

Results can generally last from 9 to 18 months, but may be more in some people or less in others.

We generally advise at least two procedures initially, about 2 months apart, and then an annual maintenance treatment.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure takes 60 to 90 minutes which includes the consultation, consent and the actual treatment.

Depending on your circumstances, we may need to refer you for other investigations prior to the actual treatment.

What happens during the procedure?

The procedure begins with topical anaesthetic cream to numb the penis and there is little or no discomfort during the procedure. We then take some blood from your arm in the same way as having a blood test. Then, using a proprietary technique, the growth factors are extracted from your blood and concentrated into the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).  PRP is the injected into areas of the penis that are most important for the sexual response.

What are the possible side effects?

The procedure is usually well tolerated. The most common side effects (if any) include pain/tenderness, bruising, and possibly swelling and lumps at the injection site. These are temporary and usually resolve but themselves.  


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