For most men, a happy, healthy sex life is the cornerstone of their physical and emotional well-being. Age and wear can impact the sexual abilities of even the most physically fit men, resulting in diminished performance and even erectile dysfunction (ED). Today, these issues can be solved long-term without pills or invasive implants. A remarkable new treatment called the P Shot is changing men’s lives and is now being offered at the ShineMD Medspa & Wellness Center in Houston, TX.
What Is the P Shot?
The P Shot, or the Priapus Shot, is named after the Greek god of fertility and is a treatment developed for the restoration and enhancement of men’s sexual wellness. This non-surgical, minimally invasive therapy uses platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, to stimulate tissue growth and optimize sexual function. Good sexual function depends on vigorous blood flow, and the treatment is designed to use the body’s natural repairing abilities to increase this all-important circulation.
The benefits of the treatment can be life-changing. Men can achieve better, stronger erections that last longer. This boosts sexual confidence and enhances gratification for both the man and his partner. The treatment can also provide better orgasms and even bring back those spontaneous erections experienced in younger days. Some men have even reported greater size after the treatment. Good blood flow can perform wonders.
What’s the Right Age to Get the P Shot?
There is no one age that characterizes every candidate. Diminished sexual function can happen at all adult ages, for a variety of reasons. Men reach their sexual peak in their 20s, just as women do. This makes biological sense, as these are the years naturally associated with procreation. By the time men reach their 30s, some level of diminished sexual performance or ED is not at all unusual: it’s nature’s way.
Beyond the physical disappointments of a diminished sex life for men, however, non-physical factors come into play due to performance issues. Relationships with loved ones can become confused by changes in sex patterns, which can easily cause domestic anxiety. Stresses due to work and home life put most adult men far from the carefree days of youth. It’s estimated that 50% of men over the age of 40 will experience some form of sexual dysfunction.
Young or old, there’s no reason to live with a diminished sex life. While it’s possible to “get over” ED on a (very) temporary basis using an oral drug, these pills are only a band-aid solution. They don’t solve the underlying problem of worn or damaged blood circulation. The Priapus Shot therapy is designed to solve the problem on a cellular level, using the body’s own regenerating forces. Expensive, inconsistent pills and their side effects are no longer a necessity.
What Is the Treatment Experience?
The therapy begins by taking a small sample of blood, about two ounces, from the patient’s own body. The blood sample is then placed into a centrifuge. The high-speed spinning action of the centrifuge separates the components of the blood. When the spinning is done, the clinician re-injects a concentrated version of the blood sample back into the body, directly into the area where treatment is needed.
The target for the PRP injection is the sexual organ itself, but the patient feels no pain. A topical anesthetic is applied at the session’s outset. By the time the blood is purified in the centrifuge, which takes less than a half hour, the patient is numb. A tiny needle is painlessly and expertly applied to the needed area to deliver the PRP solution.
The shot goes to work immediately, using the body’s own healing and growth agents. Once the injection is performed, the treatment is complete. Patients are able to return to their normal daily activities directly thereafter, and there is no downtime associated with the process.
Platelets: The Stars of the Show
Human blood is a complex substance made up of multiple components. Among the most important are plasma, or the liquid portion; red blood cells, which carry oxygen; white blood cells, which fight off infections; and the stars of PRP therapy, the platelets.
Platelets are tiny blood cells that help the body form clots to stop bleeding. When a blood vessel in the body gets damaged, it sends out signals to the platelets for help. The platelets then speed to the site of damage and clot the bleeding so that further damage is stopped. They then build a physical foundation for the tissue to heal.
When platelets get to the site of the injury, they grow sticky tentacles that help them adhere to one another. Platelets also send out chemical signals to attract more platelets. These reinforcements and their own sticky tentacles then pile onto the other platelets in a process called aggregation. Then, something remarkable happens from these tiny cells. They begin to grow fresh new tissue to repair the damage.
Growth Factors in Platelets
Researchers have identified more than 30 “growth factors” that platelets use to build new tissue. These regenerating agents are incredibly smart. They not only multiply themselves in number, but they’re able to differentiate themselves in terms of the type of tissue or blood vessel needed.
One agent that’s particularly important to men with sexual issues is called Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF). This growth factor is involved in generating muscle tissue and bypassing blocked blood vessels. To repeat, good blood flow is the key to healthy erections and sexual function. By building fresh new tissue that is unblocked and undamaged by age or a condition, the PRP treatment restores clear blood flow, and with it, sexual vitality.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Lowered sexual drive as a result of ED is common in men of every type. In general, a good candidate for P Shot therapy will find one these situations familiar:
As men age, their bodies typically slow down due to wear and lifestyle changes. Blood vessels and their circulation can be blocked by plaque or damage, even in men who stay physically fit. Men who experience this beginning stage of ED are able to achieve erections and can usually, though not always, maintain them long enough for sexual satisfaction. That said, these men miss their good old days. So do their loved ones.
Men who already worry about the vitality and consistency of their sexual performance, are probably already experiencing some level of diminishment. Resulting performance anxieties usually make things worse and can spoil or even prevent sexual satisfaction.
Many men with ED have trouble producing an erection without taking a pill. There are numerous physical reasons why they might need the pill in the first place, including prostate problems, long-term effects of alcohol, caffeine or tobacco, medical conditions, and a lack of physical fitness. Taking a pill to produce an erection in spite of these conditions is only a band-aid solution for an evening or weekend. Pills are not only temporary, but they’re also expensive and don’t always work as well as hoped for.
Healthy tissue and blood flow are key to the production of vibrant erections. Pills can’t produce these necessary conditions. They can only force an erection in spite of poor conditions, and only then for a matter of a few hours. Timing is important to arousal, and anxieties about timing a pill’s effect or duration certainly don’t help the mood.
For many men, getting an erection isn’t the problem. Keeping one that’s firm enough and lasts long enough is the issue, and it’s an issue that’s just as discouraging as full-on ED. Once again, poor blood flow is usually the culprit. With this level of sexual dysfunction, not quite ED, but not quite confident either, sexual relations can be anxious and frustrating.
The inability to maintain an erection long enough for both partners’ satisfaction can hurt everyone. What happens during unsatisfying sex is troubling enough. Worse yet are the questions about why it’s happening. Sometimes words can’t adequately make either partner feel any better.
For many people, their best self is the one they share with their loved one between the sheets. A man’s sexual performance may happen below the belt, but sexual arousal begins further up at the brain and the heart. The genitalia simply follow.
When performance problems arise between a couple, the disappointments can be difficult to explain. What’s very likely a matter of constricted blood flow that could be easily corrected becomes a tension between couples. Men begin to doubt their abilities and themselves. So do their partners. Is it me? Is it you? Misunderstandings can have lasting effects.
ED Drugs Have Become Mandatory
For many people, sexual activity is habitual, both in terms of timing and setting. For many men who suffer from ED, taking a pill before bed so that sex will be possible (assuming all else falls into place) becomes a necessary, ongoing habit. Side effects such as headaches or lightheadedness are not uncommon from these pills.
Oral ED treatments are not physically addicting. However, when used regularly to cover up sexual problems rather than solve them, they can become a psychological habit that can’t easily be broken. Men who take ED pills over the long term often can’t perform easily (or at all) without them. Now, a single shot can make expensive ED pills obsolete.
What Else Should I Know?
The treatment is not painful. The numbing cream used by our expert clinicians is highly effective. Some patients report feeling some pressure during the injection, but there’s no pain after the procedure. While most men might cringe at the thought of injection therapy in that particular organ, the truth is that most of the discomfort experienced is psychological.
Some patients see excellent results with only one treatment. Others might need two procedures spaced three months apart to achieve optimal results. There’s no recovery time involved with this treatment, and patients can resume sexual activity right away. The P-Shot requires no “downtime.” Since you are literally rebuilding tissue in your body, several months will be needed to truly enjoy the full restorative effect of the treatment, however.
Are There Any Side Effects?
It is understandable that men considering such a treatment would want as much information on any possible side effects. The Priapus Shot has been shown to be safe, and because it uses the patient’s own blood, the chances of infection are virtually nil. In fact, there are no known reports of rejection with this therapy.
Some men may experience minor bruising at the injection site, but this is normal with any kind of injection. The needle used to perform the P Shot procedure is the smallest effective diameter to minimize both bruising and increase comfort for the patient. Men can return to sexual activity the same evening as the treatment.
How Long Before There Are Results?
Depending on the patient’s condition, the therapy can take up to 12 weeks to see full results. A small number of patients (approximately 10-20%) report insufficient improvement of their condition after this time frame. For those patients, additional shots are recommended, usually based on the severity of the issues being addressed.
Results achieved will vary for each person, but most men begin to enjoy results shortly after getting the treatment. Results typically improve gradually as the body responds to the dynamic growth factors that have been delivered via the PRP. The results may not be permanent, but they are not transient, either, and typically last around 18 months.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Most men who are generally healthy and have realistic goals and expectations for treatment can benefit from this remarkable new therapy. A consultation with our expert team can help determine if this sexual health treatment is a good fit for you. While results may show up quickly and last for a long time, follow-up treatments are typically required to maintain the results. Our team will work with you to determine your unique treatment plan.
Time to Fix the Problem
There’s no reason to live with diminished sexual satisfaction anymore. You may not be as young as you once were, but you can feel that way again. The treatments are simple and largely recovery-free. The therapy can be performed over a lunch hour.
Unlike pills for ED, the Priapus Shot restores the body’s own healthy abilities for optimal sexual function. This therapy has shown dramatic success for more than 90% of the men who’ve tried it, and most men report improvement after just one treatment. Everything from sexual interest through arousal and orgasm can be enhanced to levels that patients often forget they were capable of. For some patients, sex can be better than it ever has been.
A return to the sexual vigor of younger days and a thoroughly re-vitalized sex life can be a game-changer for men and their loved ones. It not only makes men feel better about their sex: it makes them feel better about themselves. Confidence and a sense of well-being have a ripple effect that moves in a positive arc throughout their lives.
Schedule Your Consultation
Is it time for you to take back control of your sexual wellness? Contact us today at ShineMD Medspa and Wellness Center in Houston, TX to schedule a consultation. Our experts will work with you to reclaim your best sexual self and get back to feeling your best in the bedroom again!