The Priapus Shot
Up to 75% of all men will experience erectile dysfunction at some time in their lives, with the occurrence becoming more frequent over the age of 40. Erectile Dysfunction (or ED) refers to difficulty being able to achieve and maintain an erection. ED normally indicates there is insufficient blood flow to the penis or scar tissue within the penis. The aging of the vascular system and the cellular structures is the primary concern; a variety of health issues can accelerate these aspects of aging.
P-Shot or M-Shot
Until 2010, the only treatments available to men with ED have been oral pharmaceuticals such as Sildenafil (Revatio, Viagra), Tadalafil (Adcirca, Cialis), Vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn) and Avanafil (Stendra); injectable medications such as alprostadil (Caverject Impulse, Edex); penile pumps; and surgery. All of the available medications have mild to serious side effects including priapism (prolonged, painful erection). Several cannot be taken with various prescriptions for other health conditions. Penile pumps require usage immediately before intercourse, and surgery is considered a last resort due to the expense and the risk of infection.
In 2010 Dr. Charles Runels, the inventor of the Priapus Shot ® (also called the P-Shot ® or M-Shot ®) performed the first P-Shot ® after extensive research of the proven and successful applications of platelet rich plasma (PRP) in a variety of medical specialties including sports medicine, wound care, orthopedics, and dentistry. What he found was a safe, effective, non-evasive, non-pharmaceutical treatment for ED that has changed the lives of thousands of men and their partners.
The P-Shot ® is a trademarked procedure using platelet rich plasma (PRP) to improve erectile function. Doctors offering the P-Shot ® must complete a rigorous training and certification process through Dr. Runel’s offices directly (to find a local provider, Click Here ) The PRP used is derived directly from the patient’s own blood, resulting on almost zero risk of rejection. The procedure requires a numbing cream to be applied at the specified injection areas, resulting in minimal to no pain involved and patients can return to their normal sexual activity within a few days. Dr. Runels strongly encourages patients to follow up the treatment over the next 3-6 weeks with a penile pump for maximum effectiveness. The pump assists the body in circulating the PRP through the areas needing regeneration as well as encouraging increase in both length and girth of the penis.
Most patients see results within 3 weeks; some require additional treatments for full effectiveness. The majority of our patients see remarkable results in their ability to achieve an erection, maintain it, and an increase in overall sex drive; many report up to 10-20% increase in size and girth. Current research is underway to determine the effectiveness of The P-Shot® in correcting Peyronie’s disease, a condition causing curvature of the penis.
At Savannah Age Management Medicine, we want all of our patients to experience health and vitality in all areas of their lives. We recognize that sexuality never ends and is an important part of a fulfilling life for many of us. Dr. Harry Collins is committed to providing his patients with proven, effective treatments that can enhance their well-being and give them back the zest for life they had in their younger days! For more information on how the P-Shot ® may work for you, please contact our offices for a free consultation.