Ageing is an inevitable part of life but we rarely discuss how ageing affects penile tissue. The fact is, penile tissue ages too; the blood vessels and nerves responsible for erection and performance become narrower and less sensitive to stimulation. This is known as erectile dysfunction. Unfortunately, younger men can also encounter erectile dysfunction symptoms due to various reasons like illness or prescription drug side effects to name a couple.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used for decades in wound healing and sports injuries but we are now seeing PRP being used to repair and regenerate penile tissue. Academy Laser Clinics specialise in lifestyle procedures including, the PRP-shot; a 30-minute medical procedure designed to provide lasting improvements in erectile dysfunction and even improve the cosmetic appearance of penile skin.
PRP-Shot and Penile Rejuvenation
PRP-Shot works by taking a small amount of the patient’s blood and separating out the platelets, monocytes and growth factors. These are reinjected to stimulate stem cells and growth factors that lead to the regeneration of penile tissue. The result is improved tissue structure, blood supply and increased nerve sensitivity, meaning healthy and strong erectile function.
In addition, PRP stimulates elastin and collagen production to hydrate and enhance the appearance of the penile skin, often within days of treatment.
EmCyte PurePRP II: The Most-Advanced PRP System
The EmCyte PurePRP II system features an advanced cell separation method that can achieve an efficacy and concentration that no other PRP system can match. All red blood cells and inflammatory white blood cells are removed and the platelets, monocytes and certain nutrients are carefully concentrated to create a treatment that is re-injected in the body in precise amounts.
The EmCyte PurePRP II system was founded and developed in the USA by Patrick Pennie, a qualified ‘Cardiovascular Perfusionist’ (the medical clinician who controls the blood supply through the heart-lung machine during cardiac bypass surgery). Using his in-depth knowledge of cell biology and blood handling techniques he developed the unique Emcyte conical design, equipment and separation protocols. The result is a system that achieves purer-quality separation and higher cell concentrations with the least amount of damage to the cells. Earlier PRP systems and basic test-tube systems are not capable of achieving such quality or precise concentration levels, and therefore are not able to achieve the consistent treatment results that Emcyte PurePRP II delivers.
The PRP-Shot Procedure
The PRP-Shot is a medical procedure. It begins with a simple drawing of blood and immediate PRP extraction technique. This part of the process will take about 20 minutes to complete.
The area is numbed using topical anaesthetic cream and the PRP-Shot is injected into specific areas of the penis that are responsible for blood flow and sensitivity. The injection process takes only a few minutes and is not painful.
There are minimal post-care requirements. You should expect a bit of swelling after treatment, but this generally subsides within 24 – 48 hours. Tenderness and spot bruising near the injection site may also occur and this is normal. It is important to keep the area clean for at least a week, and avoid any strenuous exercise and sexual activity for three days.
The PRP-shot is often a single treatment to achieve results, which last up to 15 months. However, more advanced erectile dysfunction symptoms may need a second or third session. You can maintain and extend the positive results by undergoing an annual PRP-Shot treatment.
Is PRP-Shot Suitable for You?
The PRP-Shot uses your own blood so, if extracted and applied within a medical setting, it will not cause any allergic reaction and has a very low risk profile. However, it may not be suitable for individuals with the following conditions:
- Metastatic disease
- Low platelet count
- Active infection
A confidential doctor consultation is required prior to PRP-Shot at Academy Laser Clinics with a fee of $100; however, this consultation fee is waived if you proceed with treatment on the day of consultation. The first session of the PRP-Shot will cost you $1,550 and package rates are available if more than one session is purchased. All patients are entitled to a 10 percent discount if subsequent PRP-Shot procedures are required.
If you would like other areas of the body treated at the same time, for example the neck or face, you may combine PRP-Shot and PRP Rejuvenation Therapy for an additional $300, so a total package price of $1,850 per session.
What to Expect
Men who have tried the PRP-Shot have reported the following:
- Stronger and longer-lasting erections
- Increased sensation
- Improved sexual performance
- Better-looking penile skin
Most patients will see a more hydrated skin within the week after treatment. The tissue regeneration will become noticeable after three to four weeks post-treatment, and the results normally last up to 15 months. You may need an annual maintenance session to extend the benefits as lifestyle factors and ageing continue. It is important to know that the results may vary depending on your situation, including the reasons for your having erectile dysfunction. This will be discussed during your confidential consultation.
Academy Laser Clinics brings you the PRP-Shot using the advanced EmCyte PurePRP II system. The PRP-Shot promotes healing and regeneration of penile tissue to restore healthy erectile function and sensation. While there are other PRP systems for you to choose from the EmCyte PurePRP II system is, by far, the most effective option.
Men who have been suffering from decreased self-esteem due to erectile dysfunction should definitely consider the PRP-Shot as an option to improve their quality of life.