Beyond the Little Blue Pill: How the P-Shot Can Remedy ED

Erectile dysfunction (ED) strikes fear in most men, but ED is very common, with a prevalence of more than 50%. While there may be safety in numbers, they may not be helpful to your unique situation. The good news is that there are many tools we can bring to bear on your ED, and one in particular is garnering great results — the P-Shot®.

At Pacific Wellness of Ventura, under the experienced guidance and expertise of Dr. Cedric Emery, our goal is that our patients in Ventura, California, lead happy, active lives, including sex lives, no matter their age or circumstance. And we offer the latest evidence-based tools and services to achieve this, including the P-Shot for erectile dysfunction.

If you’ve tried the little blue pill and other methods to remedy your ED, with little to no results, see how we can tap your body’s own incredible resources to do the job.

The power of platelets

At the heart of our P-Shot treatment is the use of your own platelets. While your platelets are widely known for helping to clot your blood, what isn’t well known are the other forces that lie within these small, but powerful, cells. Your platelets contain valuable growth factors, or proteins, that aid in regeneration and repair of damaged tissue.

To get a better idea of how they work, let’s consider a small cut in your skin. When you injure yourself, your platelets rush in to stem the bleeding. With this accomplished, they continue to play a critical role in tissue repair, vascular remodeling, and inflammatory and immune responses by releasing biologically active growth factors, cytokines, and chemokines.

The release of these healing and regenerative agents also signals other resources in your body to participate in the healing effort.

Bringing platelets to ED

While ED is hardly an injury, with the P-Shot we’re able to boost the regenerative resources in your penis to encourage tissue health, vascularization, and innervation (for sensitivity). Called platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), this technique has been in use for years among orthopedic circles, helping people heal more quickly after injury or soft tissue damage. Realizing its potential, the cosmetic world is now using PRP therapy to address aging skin and hair loss (two services that we offer at our practice).

As medical professionals considered the effectiveness of PRP therapy, they began to use it for a number of chronic problems, including ED. There are many reasons why you may be suffering from ED, but poor circulation ranks among the top causes. Through PRP, we can improve the blood flow to your penis, naturally.

Harnessing the power of platelets

The PRP process is relatively easy: We simply draw a sample of your blood, place it in a centrifuge to separate out your platelets, and re-inject the resulting concentrate into your penis. Rest assured, we apply a topical numbing agent before we administer the injections, but you still may experience some soreness at the site of the injections afterward, though this side effect is generally short-lived.

The entire therapy takes less than an hour, and you’re free to go about your day afterward. Your results will be gradual as your platelets go to work, but your patience is rewarded within a few weeks.

If you’d like to learn more about how our P-Shot can effectively tackle ED, please give us a call or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.

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