The use of platelet-rich plasma injections is common with a number of ailments, including alleviating severe muscle pain. What you may not know is that PRP injections can also be utilized to treat erectile dysfunction that’s caused by some type of physical issue. If you are suffering with ED, it pays to talk with a professional and determine if this type of procedure is right for you. There is some basic information that you should know before making a decision.
How are the Injections Prepared?
Your own blood is used to prepare the material used in the injection. That blood is prepared using a centrifuge machine. The process makes it possible to separate the plasma, platelets, and red blood cells found in your blood. Once that’s done, the substance can be injected directly into the penile tissue.
You don’t have to go to a hospital to undergo the process. PRP injections can be done in the comfort of our office.
How Long Does It Take to Notice a Difference?
Many men report that it takes weeks to begin seeing significant differences in performance, girth, firmness, and maybe even length. Other men notice that there’s some difference in girth immediately after the injection. We will make sure to go over what you can expect from PRP injections in both the short and long-term. Remember that the results will vary from patient to patient.
Who is a Good Candidate for the Injections?
PRP injections are generally recommended for men who are in reasonably good health and do not respond well to other treatment options for ED, but who are not ready to consider some sort of permanent implant. The underlying cause of the ED must be physical; this procedure will not help a man who is suffering with the condition due to emotional issues. If you are a diabetic, had one of several prostate problems, or have sustained some type of injury to the penis, there’s a good chance this type of procedure will help.
Are There Benefits Other Than Achieving an Erection?
Men who have noticed that their penises begin to curve or bend over time may find that undergoing PRP injections corrects those issues. Both in the flaccid and the aroused state, the penis is straighter.
The fact that the injection may also add some girth while the penile tissue is relaxed is often helpful for men who have concerns about penis size. This may make it more comfortable to be in situations where it’s common to be nude, such as in a locker room shower.
There is a lot more to learn about PRP injections. If you have erectile dysfunction, reach out to our team at Male Medical Group to learn more information about your various treatment options. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in San Antonio!