When it comes to treating male impotence, there is no one approach that works for all men. One strategy that has captured a lot of attention in recent years is known as PRP treatment for erectile dysfunction. Could this be the right treatment for you? Here are some basics you should know about this type of treatment and what to expect.
What Is PRP Treatment?
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP treatments, are used to help revitalize tissue and in some cases help to replace damaged tissue through natural regeneration. The process involves using the patient’s own blood. Once a small amount is extracted, the blood is processed in a way that helps to remove red blood cells. What’s left is a platelet-rich plasma protein that can be injected directly into the body.
In the case of PRP treatment for erectile dysfunction, the centrifuged plasma protein is injected directly into the erectile tissue of the penis. The goal is to promote the restoration of blood vessels that carry blood to and from the tissue while also promoting the rejuvenation of the nerves that provide tactile sensation.
How Do the Injections Work?
The purpose of the PRP treatment for erectile dysfunction is to correct damage that has occurred over time and led to the inability to attain or maintain an erection. The protein injected into the penis provides the resources needed to restore the blood vessels and the nerves that are no longer functioning properly.
How Long Does It Take to Experience Results?
There is some variance in how long it takes for the patient to notice a difference. Some men find that they begin to experience normal or near-normal erections within days. Others report that it takes from three to four weeks for the injection to begin working. In some cases, it may be necessary to undergo a second injection if the results are not apparent after eight weeks.
The PRP treatment for erectile dysfunction is considered a long-term approach to dealing with erectile dysfunction. Fortunately, the effects of a single injection can last for up to a year or more. Unless there are any medical issues that might complicate receiving another injection, it’s possible to continue this course of treatment for years.
Is PRP treatment for erectile dysfunction the solution for your ED? Speak with the professionals at ProMD Health in Baltimore, Arlington, and Annapolis to learn if you qualify for treatment. Once we determine that the underlying cause for the ED is physical, we’ll go over the pros and cons associated with all possible courses of treatment. Once you know what your options are and the success rate for each, it will be easy to make a decision. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!