Priapus Shot | PSHOT Tampa Bay by Board Certified Doctors using Top Platelet-rich Plasma Harvesting Technology.
Better PRP technology improves procedure success. PRP for Erectile Dysfunction uses your body’s own healing factors for regeneration of vascular and nerve function with the PSHOT.
PSHOT is a 30-60 minute procedure at our Cell Therapy Treatment Center in Temple Terrace, within the research corridor of USF.
How The PShot Works
The PShot is an extension of a type of popular regenerative cellular therapy called platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Platelet-rich plasma is autologous blood with concentrations of platelets well beyond normal baseline levels, which includes 7 or more growth factors. These growth factors are the body’s own normal regenerative healing factors, concentrated.
At baseline levels, platelets function as a natural reservoir for growth factors including platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), epidermal growth factor (EGF), transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), fibroblast growth factor (FGF), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), and insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I).
Patients undergoing the Pshot will have between 30mL and 60mL of blood drawn by their doctor or nurse. The blood is then placed in a harvesting centrifuge and spun for a specific amount of time. This process separates normal blood, so the growth factors can be isolated, condensed, and re-injected into the area regeneration of tissue is desired.
The doctor uses a very small syringe to inject the platelet-rich plasma into the corpus cavernosum. This is the area most specific to vascular function leading to erection. Research reveals PRP exerts effects through many downstream events releasing growth factors and other bioactive factors.
Thus far, most studies on PRP and ED have been conducted on animal models. However, it is notable that regenerative healing is similar among species. Anecdotal evidence and testimonials by many patients indicate PRP is a reasonable option for many point of care regenerative therapies, including erectile enhancement.
PRP injection in the corpus cavernosum increased the number of myelinated axons and facilitated recovery of EF in the bilateral CN injury rat model. Wu C‐C, Wu Y‐N, Ho H‐O, Chen K‐C, Sheu M‐T, and Chiang H‐S. The neuroprotective effect of platelet‐rich plasma on erectile function in bilateral cavernous nerve injury rat model. J Sex Med 2012;9:2838–2848.
PRP for Nerve and Vascular Function
PRP has shown in studies to improve both nerve and vascular function. As staged before, PRP includes many beneficial cells such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Studies have shown tremendous benefits in nerve function in animals studies. PRP is a very safe procedure.
For those suffering ED due to the effects of diminished vascular function and nerve sensitivity, it’s worth speaking to a qualified doctor with PRP on whether or not the procedure is right for you.
Board certified doctors in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Family Medicine.