- PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma): a Non-Surgical Solution for ED and PD
PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma): a Non-Surgical Solution for ED and PD
Both men and women experience age-related changes because of their hormones. As a man’s testosterone levels decline, they can experience numerous uncomfortable symptoms, especially those associated with their libido and sexual function.
These changes can take on your self-confidence and your relationships. PRP treatment is a cutting-edge therapy triggering the natural healing process in your body to enhance and rejuvenate your sexual function. But that isn’t all it can do.
Introducing PRP for Men
PRP treatment is a regenerative therapy that uses growth factors in your blood to stimulate the healing process in your penis. During this treatment, a doctor draws a sample of your blood and spins it in a centrifuge machine. This process concentrates the healing components in your blood into platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
When injected into an area with dysfunction, PRP encourages the natural healing process to begin. The doctor injects PRP directly into your penis using a tiny needle to regenerate muscle tissue and blood vessels.
As healthy tissue returns to your penis, you can experience several benefits, including:
- enhanced sensitivity;
- improved blood flow to the area;
- increased sexual stamina;
- stronger and firmer erections;
- increased length and girth of your penis;
- fewer chances of premature ejaculation.
The PRP procedure can also correct sexual dysfunction after prostate cancer surgery. But, the PRP treatment does more than improving your sex life.
What is platelet-rich plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a buzzword in the beauty and aesthetics industries these days, with its restorative and regenerative properties being used to treat everything from hair loss and fine lines and wrinkles to muscle and joint injuries. The procedure involves injecting PRP into the penis to improve function for patients with or without erectile dysfunction (ED).
PRP – for More than Sexual Function
Though erectile dysfunction is a common problem among men, it isn’t the only one. Fortunately, the PRP treatment has been shown to reduce other problems, like urinary incontinence and prostate discomfort.
In some cases, a doctor recommends PRP to be used in combination with other therapies as, for instance, the acoustic wave system. These unique techniques help build tissue strength, firmness, and tone, making them a powerful asset in conjunction with PRP.
PRP for men is recommended by doctors to correct Peyronie’s disease, which is a condition causing scarring inside the penis that leads to painful and curved erections. This issue can cause significant pain and bends in the penis that can worsen over time. When used to treat Peyronie’s disease, however, the PRP procedure provides a 75-80% success rate in straightening penile tissue, while also improving its circulation, health, and strength.
PRP – a Drug-Free, Surgery-Free Solution
Your appointment with a doctor is relatively quick and simple. You may feel mild discomfort when he or she draws blood from your arm. Otherwise, the rest of the procedure is relatively comfortable.
Before injecting PRP into your penis, a doctor applies a local anesthetic at the injection site. This ensures your comfort while getting your procedure. Although some men notice immediate benefits after having the PRP, it usually takes at least three to four weeks to see changes with maximum results around three months as healthy tissue returns to the area.
Who is the best candidate for PRP for men?
Anyone who wants to improve the blood circulation in their genital tissue can be a candidate for the treatment as it is absolutely safe and risk-free. Sometimes it may need to be combined with other treatments to be effective.
If people have prostate issues, psychological erectile dysfunction, or other things that are not related to the functional use, it may be that the underlying cause needs to be treated more than the actual tissue.
PRP Treatment Plans
At one point, PRP injections were performed as a solo procedure. Patients started with three treatments in a three-month span, before returning every two to three months for maintenance. Today, PRP is rarely done alone. It is often combined with the exosome treatment for ED, acoustic wave therapy, or some anti-aging facial injections.
Combining PRP and acoustic waves is a popular duo because a wand-like device utilizes vibratory stimulation to cause microtrauma to the penis that leads to increased blood flow and tissue viability in the area.
PRP for Peyronie’s Disease Treatment
This method uses what is known as PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy in the treatment of Peyronie’s disease. The treatment has been shown in some cases to result in a very dramatic improvement in both the shape and functionality of the patient’s penis. In certain individuals, there has been a “dramatic” correction to the bend in the penis.
Basically, the procedure involves taking a patient’s own blood and then concentrating the natural “healing factors” found in the blood (such as stem cells and growth factors). After being separated from the red and white blood cells using a specialized centrifuge, the concentrated “healing factors” are then re-injected into the patient’s penile area. The entire procedure can be accomplished in less than twenty minutes at the physician’s office and is not considered to be a surgical procedure.
What is the PRP protocol for treating Peyronie’s disease?
When using the PRP in the treatment of patients with Peyronie’s disease, many urologists that are experts in the field also include some or all of the following to their treatment protocols:
- Nutritional Support and Vitamin Supplements – In almost all cases, patients are encouraged to eat properly and include certain vitamin supplements as a part of their diet. Commonly seen are the inclusion of CoQ10 (300mg/day), Vitamin E (1,200 units/day), Vitamin C (3,000mg/day), plus a B-Complex vitamin.
- Hormones – Since low testosterone is often associated with Peyronie’s disease, a hormonal addition to the treatment protocol is often seen. These may include hormones such as testosterone and DHEA.
- Exercise – Many urologists include simply walking an average of about 20 miles a week to their PRP treatment protocol. Exercise helps with improving a patient’s circulation and additionally helps with inflammation. This has been documented to improved erection quality, plus makes all the other therapies work better.
- Penis Pump – The use twice daily of an Erectile Dysfunction Vacuum (commonly called the “Penis Pump”) works effectively for many men as part of the PRP treatment protocol in the treatment of Peyronie’s.
- Stop Smoking – Smoking is associated with an increased risk of developing Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction, plus decreases the effectiveness of the PRP procedure.
- Cialis – Many add a daily dose of Cialis to the treatment protocol. If there’s no additional erectile dysfunction present, then 2.5mg/day in the morning is commonly seen. If erectile dysfunction is present, then the dose is commonly 5mg/day in the morning.
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