In Canada, erectile dysfunction affects an estimated 3 million men aged 40 and above. It can be an incredibly difficult condition to experience at any age, and can be caused by many physical and psychological issues.
Fortunately, men struggling with erectile dysfunction have access to more treatment options now than ever. Some of the more well-known and widely available treatments are Viagra and Cialis.
However, one of the most innovative options is the P-Shot, a form of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
A P-Shot treatment can help men enjoy more stimulating sexual experiences with a partner, but how does it work? And how long does it last?
In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the P-Shot PRP treatment and its effect on erectile dysfunction.
What is the P-Shot?
The P-Shot is a type of PRP therapy. If this term is new to you, PRP involves extracting plasma with a high platelet count from your blood. Plasma mainly consists of proteins and water, and it carries blood cells through your body. Platelets are essential for creating blood clots and healing.
How does PRP work? A blood sample is taken, then inserted into a centrifuge. This spins the blood at a high speed to separate red blood cells, plasma, and platelets. The platelets are injected back into the body to stimulate its natural healing process, repairing cells and tissue.
PRP therapy can be used in different ways, including aiding recovery from injuries and the popular vampire facial.
During the P-Shot treatment, the platelet-rich plasma is injected into multiple areas of the penis to improve circulation and promote stronger erections. The P-Shot can also boost sexual performance in men affected by erectile dysfunction caused by various factors (see below).
Sensation and sexual stamina may both improve after the P-Shot treatment. Some men have also found their penis length and girth has improved too.
If a man has struggled to achieve and maintain an erection for some time, a successful treatment can be a welcome relief for both them and their partner.
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
According to the Medical Council of Canada, erectile dysfunction occurs when a man cannot achieve and maintain an erection of “sufficient rigidity for sexual intercourse more than 75% of the time”.
Erectile dysfunction may be caused by a wide range of physical issues and psychological conditions. These include:
Certain psychological factors can cause erectile dysfunction, including:
Whatever the cause, it’s vital that men experiencing erectile dysfunction speak to a healthcare provider. They may be able to confirm a cause and recommend suitable treatments.
What Can Men Expect After P-Shot Treatments?
The P-Shot is available as part of Astra Medicare’s Intimate Injectables treatments, along with the O-Shot. While the P-Shot can lead to stronger arousal and satisfaction in men, the O-Shot is designed to improve female sexual experiences by increasing lubrication and tightening the opening to the vaginal canal.
Couples may find that the P-Shot and O-Shot treatments allow them both to share better sexual experiences together. For example, men affected by low testosterone and loss of libido can become more sexually stimulated after P-Shot treatments, and women frustrated by a lack of vaginal lubrication can expect more powerful intercourse after O-Shots.
Men may also find that adopting a healthier lifestyle (e.g. stopping smoking, getting more exercise) and discussing medications with their healthcare provider helps to improve their sexual performance.
When Will the Results of a P-Shot Treatment Start to Show?
The time it takes for men to see an improvement in their erectile dysfunction can vary from person to person. But it’s common for men to notice the first improvements, however minor, within just a few days of the P-Shot treatment.
However, the full results of the P-Shot should peak after approximately three months, and these effects can last for a year or more. The long-term outcome, though, may differ depending on how a man’s body responds to the treatment.
Astra Medicare’s team will be available to chat before and after your P-Shot, so you can reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
How Many P-Shot Treatments Do I Need?
One P-Shot treatment is usually enough to create positive results, but follow-up treatments are available for when those initial effects start to wane. We’ll discuss subsequent treatments and provide you with personalized advice during your pre-treatment consultation.
Who Provides the P-Shot Treatment?
Men may not find the prospect of receiving injections in their penis appealing (to say the least), and that can make it difficult to prepare for the P-Shot treatment. The same is true of women considering the O-Shot. However, at Astra Medicare, the P-Shot is always performed by licensed, highly trained health care experts.
We understand that anything related to sexual intercourse and intimate areas of the body can be uncomfortable to discuss with a stranger. That’s why our health care experts will discuss the treatment with you in detail beforehand during your personal consultation. You will have a chance to ask any questions you have about the P-Shot, its effects, and PRP in general.
How Much Does the P-Shot Treatment Cost?
The price of the P-Shot treatment can vary. We know that the cost is a key factor to consider before you try any treatment, so our health care experts will only provide you with a price after assessing your personal requirements during your consultation.
Schedule Your P-Shot Consultation Today
The P-Shot PRP treatment is an innovative technique for stimulating stronger erections and enhancing sexual performance in men affected by erectile dysfunction. By taking a sample of blood and injecting the platelets back into your body, Astra Medicare’s health care experts can help men of any age combat erectile dysfunction.
Contact our team to schedule your consultation at Astra Medicare today.
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