What is PRP Treatment? PRP Treatment on Erectile Dysfunction

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PRP treatment or P-shot treatment is an exciting and new treatment for erectile dysfunction that is vastly popular nowadays.

PRP Treatment on Erectile Dysfunction

What is PRP Treatment and Which Areas it is Used?

The goal in PRP is to take restorative and regenerative cells from patient’s own blood and enject it on the damaged area for body to repair itself.

Disorders due to impaired mechanism that supply erection could be fixed with this treatment.

This treatment is used in the areas of hair transplantation, orthopedics, plastic surgery and dermatology.

How is PRP Applied? How Does it Effect?

P-shot treatment is applied from both sides, taking all of the spongy (cavernosal) tissues that provides hardening of the penis in using inculin needle and injecting platelets for its regeneretive purpuses to the damaged area.

Besides, the main problem in erection is these tissues are losing elasticity and do not get enough blood.

In PRP treatment, after taking patients own blood and dissociate regerative factors of blood, the moxture is injected to penis.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is obtained from person’s own blood.

After drawing blood from the patient, the PRP liquid is getting ready with filters and centrifugals in the single use PRP prep kits.

In this obtained liquid, there is an intense amount of platelet and growth factors (PDGF, VEGF, TGF- α, TGF- β).

How Many Sessions is PRP Treatment and What is The Frequency?

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According to person’s need, it is applied 3 sessions and each session is 15 days apart. After the sessions person should see about a month to see the difference. On compatible patients PRP treatment is used in addition to ESWT (Extracorporeal shock wave therapy). To draw blood, preparing PRP and injecting it takes around 45 minutes. On the day of treatment, the patient can do their daily work and have intercoure.

Because of tissue renewal, this treatment is expected to be more permanent. The treatment’s effect could be increased by adding another session after 6 months. Also, scientific studies have shown that the p-shot application on the plaque areas on the tunica albugiena reduces and melts plaques in Peyronie’s disease. That’s why it is widely used in Peyronie’s disease.

Is PRP Treatment a Painful Procedure?

The needle may cause pain during the blood draw. Since the a thin needle as insulin needle is used during PRP treatment, there is not much pain due to the needle. However, there may be burns during the injection of PRP.

Prof. Dr. Abdullah ArmağanUrology Specialist

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