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 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 for Women
Using PRP in gynecology and urogynecology is a widespread practice that brings effective results for thousands of people in the US. PRP was first medically used by orthopedic surgeons beginning about 10 years ago. They injected it into the post-surgical area to enhance the healing process after orthopedic joint surgery. Their efforts resulted in elite athletes healing from joint surgery in 6-8 weeks rather than 6-8 months.
PRP is all about the isolation of growth factors. PRP induces new collagen, fibroblastic activity, and healthy blood vessels. It can be used to increase sensation and diminish scar formation.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a specific “fraction” of human blood with special growth factors and healing-inducing properties. This portion of the blood is devoid of red blood cells but contains blood serum. It is what’s responsible for blood clotting and tissue healing. In addition to speeding healing, platelet-rich plasma also contains a significant array of growth factors that make it an enhancer of the function of the tissue areas that it comes into contact with.
PRP can be isolated from one’s own blood and re-injected into an area of the body where it may induce healing or growth-enhancing properties including cell growth, new tissue generation, and repair, as well as the formation of new blood vessels and collagen production. These effects are similar in many aspects to those seen from human stem cells.
PRP is created in the office. We use your own blood via a process that involves having a small amount of your blood drawn, similar to that performed in the lab during a routine venipuncture. After being drawn, the growth factors are isolated from the blood plasma via centrifugation in a special tube. Then it is mixed with calcium chloride or calcium gluconate to initiate the activation process.
PRP for Women’s Orgasm
Several years ago, a gynecologist from Fairhope, Alabama, Charles Runels MD, also became interested in gynecologic and sexual uses for PRP and perform the first injection in the vaginal G spot and clitoral areas. This is how the PRP procedure for women has appeared.
The results were reproducible: orgasms — both clitoral and vaginally activated — were both easier to accomplish and enhanced in quality, amplitude, and frequency. Unexpectedly, a secondary benefit was noticed. Many of the women who received the PRP shot had also been cured of the symptoms of occasional bothersome urinary incontinence.
So, why PRP helps with incontinence?! It may be that PRP leads to new cellular and vascular growth of tissues in the area. There is also the possibility that because the tissue planes under the upper vaginal wall allow for the free flow of the PRP around the urethra and around the base of the bladder and the tissues of the bladder base and the urethral sphincter muscles are strengthened.
The PRP injection has found other gynecologic uses. Lichen sclerosis is a debilitating and progressive skin disorder of the vulva that can cause significant itching and eventually severe atrophy. In some cases, it can lead to deformities of the vulvar clitoral and labial structures. Some experts in vulvar disorders started using PRP by placing it under the skin in areas of lichenoid changes and are having success with previously recalcitrant cases.
Additionally, some genital plastic surgeons are using PRP by injecting it into areas of dissection in the difficult clitoral hood and labial reductions to aid in healing.
The sexual improvements noted with the PRP and improvements in stress urinary incontinence are documented and the information is currently being collected by PRP researchers to produce evidence-based data.
Is the PRP for women safe?
Risks of injecting one’s own PRP into the body have been discussed, but no actual issues or significant complications been reported. The PRP injection for women involves re-injecting a fraction of one’s own blood back into the body, albeit a highly processed and select portion of the blood.
How is the PRP for women provided?
After numbing the area with the numbing cream, a small amount of your blood is withdrawn via venipuncture. The blood is then processed (“spun down”) utilizing special tubes and a centrifuge used specifically for this procedure. When the PRP has been enhanced and withdrawn into a syringe, ice is applied to your clitoris for additional numbing.
Then a small amount (1cc) of your own processed PRP is injected directly into your clitoral glans, and the remainder (about 4-5 cc’s) is injected under the skin, vaginally, in the area of your G-spot. The entire process lasts about 1 minute and has been described as either painless or, in the words of one patient, “…I felt a small sensation, perhaps very slight pain, for an instant…”
A majority of women feel significantly improved in sexual arousal and orgasmic intensity within several days to up to 3 weeks after injection. The full effect should be noticeable by 3 months. If no improvement is noted, the injection may be repeated later.
Sexual function improvements from the PRP shot have been reported in an estimated 75-95% of women. Effects appear to last between 1 to 4 years, with 2 to 3 years to be the median. When improvements wane, the shot can be repeated.
The PRP in our clinic can help:
- increase sexual arousal and lubrication;
- decrease painful intercourse;
- increase frequency and strength of orgasms;
- obtain an orgasm in women who have never had an orgasm;
- decrease urinary incontinence;
- treat sexual disorders such as hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).
Our doctors and their physician assistants have undergone special training to be able to provide the procedure professionally. The PRP procedure uses the power of the patient’s own blood and the stem cells to release growth factors to stimulate rejuvenation.
If you need a free consultation concerning PRP for improving your sexual health, contact us for free here.