Over half of adult males suffer from erectile dysfunction. Causes of ED may include psychological, social and medical elements. However, many suffer from decreased libido or absent sexual performance due to the after-effects of treatment for prostate cancer, or an enlarged prostate. Medication side effects and certain medical conditions such as diabetes can also interfere with male sexual function.
One form of treatment that has been shown to help is known as the P-shot.
What is the Priapus Shot (P-Shot)?
The P-Shot is a non-surgical, safe and simple procedure that uses the growth factors each man has in his own body to stimulate increased blood flow to the penis aiding his ability to achieve and maintain an erection, increased firmness, sensation and even possibly length and girth.
The P-Shot procedure starts with a simple blood draw. Then, using a proprietary technique with an FDA-approved system, platelets are separated and concentrated. The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) containing growth factors is then injected into areas of the penis (don’t worry, it really doesn’t hurt) that are most important for the increased blood flow and sexual response. These areas are numbed with a local anesthetic cream before injection, yielding minimal discomfort during the procedure. Due to Dr. Gilmore’s experience with numbing, she makes this a quick procedure with minimal discomfort.
Why Erectile Dysfunction happens?
It’s likely not all in your head and you are not alone.
It’s normal to feel uncomfortable talking to your doctor about Erectile Dysfunction. However, Dr. Gilmore will not only alleviate your anxiety but also potentially provide a solution to your problems. Most men just suffer with ED because they think they are getting older. However, symptoms should be discussed with your doctor because they are often the first warning signs of blood flow problems which can be associated with vascular disease, heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Therefore, Dr. Gilmore will evaluate the need to rule out other causes of your Erectile Dysfunction. If necessary, Dr. Gilmore will first recommend that you obtain a full medical examination by your primary care physician and/or urologist. Then she will have the discussion with you to see if The P-Shot is right for you.
Superior sexual function is often perceived as “manly”. Therefore ED can cause self-esteem issues leading to decreased physical and emotional well being and overall quality of life. Relationship struggles are often related to male and/or female sexual dysfunction.
What can The Priapus Shot (P-Shot) do for you?
Although each man’s experience may differ in some ways, most men report:
- Increase in penile blood flow and circulation
- Increased sensation and pleasure
- Increased erection and firmness
- Increased sexual ability and stamina
- Possible improvement in urinary incontinence and prostate issues
- Possible enhanced length, girth and appearance
What should I expect during The P-Shot procedure appointment?
During your consultation with Dr. Gilmore, she will discuss your medical, sexual history and the possible causes of your concerns. You may need further medical evaluation depending on your history and concerns. If you are a good candidate, the procedure may be performed the same day or scheduled for a future date.
At the time of treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area. Your blood is then painlessly drawn and prepared using an FDA-approved sterile system. Once your PRP is ready, Dr. Gilmore then will then inject the PRP.
Does the P-Shot hurt?
Although most patients worry that it will hurt, The P-Shot really doesn’t hurt. You may feel a slight pinch or warm sensation with minimal to no discomfort after. You can immediately resume normal physical exercise and sexual activity.
When will I see results?
Some men see an immediate increase in sexual function, desire and pleasure. In others, it may take several weeks to months. Results typically last an average of 1-3 years with one treatment. Occasionally patients may need a second “touch up” treatment within 6 to 12 months of initial treatment.
Is the P-Shot safe?
Absolutely. Because we are using your own naturally occurring growth factors to rejuvenate tissue and blood vessels, there is no real risk of side effects or complications. There has never been a documented complication of this procedure in any medical literature. We have seen great results with no complications in our medical practice.
You should have had a normal urological exam within the last year.
Is this covered by insurance?
No. This is an elective procedure and is not yet covered by insurance.
Why come see Dr. Gilmore in Ann Arbor Michigan for the P-Shot?
- This procedure can only legally be offered by a highly experienced injector who has successfully completed the training, testing and certification of the P-Shot procedure as prescribed by the creator, Dr. Charles Runels.
- Dr. Gilmore is a highly experienced injector who is trained and certified for the P-Shot under the system created by Dr Runels.
- Dr. Gilmore’s extensive knowledge of PRP, its uses, sexual and urinary anatomy and function, plus her state-of-the-art FDA-approved system for obtaining PRP, all enable her to provide you with the highest level of safe and successful results.
- Lastly, Dr. Gilmore has realized the need for men to have a viable option that was previously not available to help them with their concerns. She is excited about the opportunity to help you and those you know with these concerns!