Treating Erectile Dysfunction With Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

Men who suffer from erectile dysfunction have a variety of treatment options available to them. Although medication is available and a fairly popular choice among men, it only offers short-term results with a variety of potential risk factors. Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy is a revolutionized treatment option which takes a concentrated dose of growth factors found within the patients blood to jumpstart the body’s natural healing process and therefore, treat ED.

What Is PRP Therapy?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a minimally invasive treatment that uses the cells in your own blood to kickstart your body’s natural healing abilities. This treatment has been used in medicine since the 1970s where it began within the hematology and orthopedic fields, but has also been successfully treating ED in recent years.

To understand PRP therapy, it’s important to know blood basics. Blood consists of plasma, white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. While the blood cells help to treat infection and carry oxygen throughout the body, platelets contain growth factors that promote clotting and healing. In concentrated quantities, the growth factors found in platelets can heal tissue wounds within the body. Because the platelets are taken directly from the patient, it is a 100% compatible treatment option to treat your erectile dysfunction. 

When using PRP therapy, a blood sample will be drawn from the patient which is then spun in a machine to separate the platelets and growth factors from the remaining plasma and blood makeup. The separated growth factors are then injected into the injured tissues—in this case the penis.

Treating ED With PRP Therapy

The penis is made up of spongey tissues that contain a network of blood vessels. Healthy tissue and blood vessels are essential in getting and maintaining an erection firm enough for sex. Without healthy tissues and blood vessels, the blood flow to the penis that is required for successful erections will be insufficient which results in erectile dysfunction. Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy injects the healing growth factors which are naturally found in the blood to repair tissue damage. As people age, it is natural for tissues to weaken and break down. Similar to how muscles lose mass or collagen in the face decreases, tissues within the penis shaft also decline. When treating erectile dysfunction with PRP therapy, here is what you can expect:

  • Procedure: PRP therapy is a non-surgical treatment option and can be completed in 1 to 5 treatment sessions depending on the severity of your case. Treatment sessions are typically less than 30 minutes. Once the blood is drawn and the platelets are separated from the remaining cells, the concentrated growth factors will be directly injected into the penis shaft. Therapy is completed in office and numbing options are available if needed. Many patients don’t feel pain but may experience pressure as the injection is administered.
  • Recovery: Because this is a non-surgical treatment, there is no recovery period required before resuming regular day to day activities such as driving or working. Because the injected platelets are from your own body, there is no risk of an allergic reaction, however, to avoid an infection to the injection site, it is recommended to abstain from intercourse for 1-2 days following the treatment. 
  • Results: As the growth factors work to repair the damaged tissues and blood vessels within the penis, results are typically seen in as little as a few days and up to a few weeks after treatment. If you have multiple treatment sessions, majority of patients see a steady increase in results after each injection. Results of successfully getting and maintaining an erection typically last for months and in some cases up to 2 years.

Benefits of PRP Therapy

If men are experiencing erectile dysfunction as a natural part of the aging process, then PRP therapy is a successful and life-changing treatment option with a variety of benefits such as:

  • Treatment elevates the body’s natural healing by using growth factors to encourage tissue repair.
  • No medication or pills are required. This removes the variable of experiencing negative side effects or adverse reactions.
  • Results are long lasting, allowing patients to successfully get and maintain an erection on demand for months and years to come.
  • Repeat treatment is available if results begin to fade.
  • In addition to being able to get an erection without medication, many men notice an increase in penis length, girth, and stamina. 
  • Minimal pain and discomfort is felt during the treatment.
  • Little to no recovery period required.
  • Men who suffer from Peyronie’s Disease—a curvature of the penis—may also see an improvement to the bend or curve. 

Although men who suffer from ED have many treatment options to choose from, the team at Revived Medical offer this innovative Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy for an affordable price. Treat ED naturally with little risk or side effects and see results for years to come. 


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