What is a P-shot?
A P-shot is a non-surgical procedure using an injection of platelet-rich plasma into the penis for possible improvements in male sexual health, sexual function, sexual performance, penis length, and girth. A P-shot may be used by men with certain sexual dysfunctions such as erectile dysfunction although the results are not well proven nor well studied and it is not considered a first-line treatment option.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) put through centrifuge from the candidate’s own blood is believed to contain growth factors and stem cells that provide male enhancement and erectile function. The most common brand name is the Priapus Shot®. Some candidates choose to pursue additional procedures in conjunction with a P-shot like a skin resurfacing procedure.
What cosmetic concerns does a P-shot procedure treat?
Male Sexual Wellness: Injections of PRP into erogenous zones, like the clitoral area, vulva, and vaginal walls, stimulate blood flow and new tissue growth to enhance sensitivity.
Who is the ideal candidate for a P-shot procedure?
The ideal candidate for a P-shot procedure is a man looking to improve his sexual wellness and erections, or those experiencing some types of sexual dysfunction like erectile dysfunction. Some men with urinary incontinence or previous prostate cancer have utilized a P-shot. A P-shot is not recommended for those seeking treatment for certain sexual dysfunctions or those with certain chronic medical conditions.
What is the average recovery associated with a P-shot procedure?
There is little to no downtime associated with a P-shot procedure. Patients are advised to avoid sexual activity and exercise for a few days following the procedure. Most other normal activities can be resumed on the same day.
What are the potential side effects of a P-shot procedure?
Possible side effects from a P-shot procedure include bleeding, consistent discomfort at the injection site, scarring, hypersexuality, cold sore activation, or inconsistent results.
What can someone expect from the results of a P-shot procedure?
The results of a P-shot procedure may be immediately noticeable but may require multiple initial treatments and take up to one year for noticeable improvements. Results vary widely among individuals.
What is the average cost of a P-shot procedure?
A P-shot procedure can cost anywhere from $800 to $2,000. The actual cost of a P-shot is dependent upon location, board-certified plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery.
What to Expect
A P-Shot is a cosmetic procedure to enhance sexual experience Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a P-Shot:
- No special considerations.
- Numbing cream or local anesthetic.
- A simple blood draws from arm and centrifuge.
- PRP injected into penile shaft.
Immediately after treatment:
- Minor swelling, bleeding, and redness.
- Possible fullness sensation.
- Resume normal activities as tolerated.
- Wait 24 hours for sexual activity.
The results of a P_SHOT may be noticeable within 24 hours but may take up to one year.
Regular maintenance treatment will be needed to maintain results.