Does the Priapus Shot® (P-shot®) for ED Really Work?
The P Shot is a revolutionary FDA-approved treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED). Unlike Viagra and medications like it, penile implants, penile injectables, and hormones, the P-SHOT® can create new blood vessels to the penis.
Thousands of patients have undergone the P-SHOT® treatment and consistently report improved erectile performance, including less difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection. The P-SHOT® uses growth factors in your blood to stimulate the healing process in your penis, helping make new blood vessels. Many patients also notice an increase in firmness, and an increase of penis length or girth. The P-SHOT® can be used to treat all ages of men suffering from erectile dysfunction and those who are concerned with blood flow to their penis.
The P-Shot involves taking platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood and injecting it into your penis. PRP is highly concentrated components of your blood that contain growth factors. The most popular form is called the Priapus Shot. This name, taken from the Greek deity of sexual health, was first used by Dr. Charles Runels (of Kardashian vampire facial fame) and caught on from there.
When PRP is injected into the penis and the glands, over a period of weeks to months, it creates new vascular proliferation and new soft tissue to improve vascular flow to the penis and therefore improves the ability to maintain an erection.
In over 8,000 papers published about PRP, there is not one serious sequela reported. It seems logical when you consider the material being injected is autologous (your own tissues) and customarily produced to heal and to fight infection.
P Shot® can be used for postoperative penile rehabilitation for prostate surgery. If the man could achieve erection before the surgery, then following the Priapus Shot® protocol could be very beneficial (even if it has been 2 or 3 years since surgery).
- Effective ED treatment
- Stronger, firmer erections.
- Easier to achieve and maintain erections (i.e., improved sexual stamina)
- Increased penile length and girth.
- Higher stamina during sex
- More libido and a more sensitive penis
- Improvement in or resolution of penile curvature from Peyronie’s Disease.
- Resolution of penile pain with erection.
- Helps with sexual function after prostate surgery
- Makes the penis longer and wider
Most men will experience improved sexual function after one treatment, with new growth occurring over 12 weeks. Results last one to two years and are dependent on genetics, quality of platelet rich plasma, and average number of orgasms. The goals of your treatment will be discussed at your initial consultation, allowing us to determine the number of injection sites and the best approach for maximizing the results of your treatment.
The P-SHOT® is an outpatient procedure, which means you can go in, have it done, and be out later that day. The procedure takes no more than 15 minutes. The patient does not feel pain, just pressure. There is no downtime for this procedure. The patient will feel the penis is engorged for about 1-3 days, but then any swelling will go down. The patient can have sex the night of the procedure.
The treatment consists of the following:
- Apply a cream or ointment that numbs the genital area and give you a local anesthetic that numbs the area around it, too.
- Take a blood sample from your body, usually from your arm or somewhere non-invasive, into a testing tube.
- Put the testing tube in a centrifuge for a few minutes to separate the components of your blood and isolate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
- Extract PRP from the testing tube fluid and put them into two separate syringes for injection.
- Inject PRP into the penile shaft, clitoris, or area identified as the Gräfenberg (G) spot. This is completed in a few minutes with about 4 to 5 separate injections.
Your results can vary widely based on your overall health as well as other factors that may be contributing to your sexual function. Some people see results right away after one treatment. Others may not experience results for several months or until they’ve received multiple treatments.
Early responders will see effects within the first 24 hours. Normal responders will see effects in three to six treatments; after the second treatment they notice a change in responses. In one month or two months they reach the peak of their results. Late responders see good results in three to four months.
Most men only require one treatment to produce satisfactory results. If erectile function is severely impaired, improvements may be sufficient after one treatment or additional treatment may be desirable to achieve more results. Additional treatment can be performed 3 months after initial treatment, if necessary. Maintenance treatment is recommended in 12-18 months, or when benefits decrease, after initial treatment. Some men prefer to have treatment every 6-12 months because the benefit is so great.
P-SHOT® and Penis Pump Vacuum Therapy
The P-SHOT® is proven to show results alone but it is most often recommended to follow treatment by use of a penile pump for 30 minutes per day for 6 weeks. This protocol has been shown to be most beneficial and effective. It is important that the pump have a pressure gauge and a pressure of 7-10 be used for treatment to be beneficial and not harmful. If prescribed, we can provide an appropriate penis pump with the first treatment.