Platelet Rich Plasma is being increasingly recognized as a safe and effective treatment for the enhancement of male sexual function. Also known as PRP, this treatment uses the body’s own growth factors to improve blood flow, increasing the ability to achieve and maintain an erection, enhance sensation, and it also may result in an increase in the length and girth of the penis,
Platelet-rich plasma is derived from a patient’s own blood taken as a sample as for any standard blood test. The blood is spun down in a centrifuge, which allows the red blood cells to be removed. Once the red blood cells are removed, the remaining plasma is again centrifuged, with the final product, PRP being produced. It is this which is injected back into the body. When injected ,the platelets release growth factors and cytokines into the local environment. This in turn results in the activation and proliferation of stem cells . The growth factors involved include transforming growth factor beta (TGF) which stimulates collagen synthesis, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) ,which are believed to enhance the growth of new blood vessels. Other growth factors released are platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), insulin-like growth factor (IGF), epidermal growth factor (EGF). All of these stimulate the body’s natural healing process and achieve the desired results.
Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction by PRP is also known as the P-Shot (Priapus shot) by its inventor Charles Runels, M.D. He writes that this treatment increases blood flow to the penis by opening the small arteries and capillaries. And it does so without creating side effects that occur with ED medications such as Cialis and Viagra. Presumably, since PRP is produced from your own platelets, there have never been any reported systemic side effects. As with healing any wound, the rejuvenation of the penis involves numerous tissue types (blood vessels, nerves, smooth muscle fibers, lymph vessels, connective tissues, endothelium and so on). So when the penis is given a concentrated solution of platelets in plasma, the generation of new tissue in the throughout the entire penis is accomplished.
Clinically, Dr. Runels has written that he has observed the following;
1. It takes one-three weeks to see results; full effects are achieved within three months.
2. Better quality of erection
3. Sixty percent report an increase in at least a 1⁄2 inch in penis length and girth
4. Effects typically last over a year.
HOW IS IT DONE ?
The procedure is accomplished by the application of a local anesthetic above the penis and as well as numbing the entire penis is numbed with a topical cream before the injections, so the patient feels no pain. Th Several injection are then given into the corpus cavernosum, using an very thin needle, and minimal if any discomfort is generally reported by the patients.