Erectile dysfunction is a more common issue than many assume — a sizable percentage of those with the condition would rather not talk about it. Finding a realistic treatment has quietly been a perennial goal of the medical community for whole generations, and treating this common problem may help improve men’s self confidence, treat numerous urological issues, and may even have positive effects on the patient’s social or family life.
One treatment that has recently caught the eye of medical researchers is platelet-rich plasma injections, or PRP shots, delivered to the genitals. Here’s what you need to know about this procedure.
How does PRP work?
Platelets are the part of your blood that allows cuts to heal, and they are known to promote tissue regrowth and repair. By taking samples of the patient’s own blood and separating out the platelets, doctors can create a highly concentrated injection of these reparative particles that can be administered by injection to a particular area, infusing the tissue with platelets and causing a totally natural spurt of regrowth. Because the platelets are taken from the same person into which they are to be injected, there is practically zero chance of rejection, and because there are no added medications, the chance for adverse side effects is minimized.
In the particular case of penile injection, platelets are used to repair the erectile tissue and counteract damage to the spongy tissue that is responsible for erections, allowing them to engorge more fully and retain blood for a longer and more satisfying erection. This is preferable to other procedures, such as more common surgical procedures, because it is minimally invasive with a brief treatment course.
PRP penile shots are considered a promising new solution for sexual dysfunction, with all the benefits of a completely natural process and a procedure that is minimally invasive, requiring only the use of a needle. The medical community has high hopes for this treatment to become a mainstream answer to erectile dysfunction.