Why FullMast Does Not Use Platelet Rich Plasma Injections – PRP (or “P-Shot”)
What is PRP or the P-Shot?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy was originally used to speed the healing of wounds in hospital settings. Blood plasma, the yellowish liquid containing growth factors, was injected around the wound site to speed up the healing process.
This PRP therapy was then used in sports medicine to repair damaged tendons and joints. It is also used for cosmetic purposes to rejuvenates skin and promote hair growth.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is made by drawing a patient’s blood and spinning out the red blood corpuscles and then injecting the liquid into the tissue that needs treatment.
PRP, sometimes referred to as the P-Shot or Priapus Shot, is used to treat erectile dysfunction, more so in the United States than in Canada.
How Effective is PRP for ED?
PRP is well-proven to be effective in wound treatment and sports medicine. Injecting PRP into damaged or torn tissues stimulates them to regenerate in ways that parallel natural healing processes. However at this point the therapy is too new, and there have been too few placebo controlled double blind studies for us to be sure of efficacy.
Here are studies that evaluate the therapy: Can Urol Assoc J. 2021 Jun Availability of platelet-rich plasma for treatment of erectile dysfunction and associated costs and efficacy: A review of current publications and Canadian data Deron Britt et al.
A short term follow up for intracavernosal injection of platelet rich plasma for the treatment of erectile dysfunction Shin-Mei Wong et al. This pilot single-arm prospective study demonstrated that intracavernous sessional PRP injection is safe and feasible. The preliminary results indicated that this therapy produced the recovery of erectile function.
Why FullMast Does Not Use PRP injections
We believe the injections are unnecessary because Dual-Action SONICWAVE activates the growth factors already present in the blood supply in the penis. We have found that PRP shots are unnecessary.
We avoid the discomfort, and potential risks of infection, of extracting the patient’s blood, treating it, and then injecting it into the penis.
Our doctors evaluate the situation for each patient. We are constantly evaluating therapies and protocols and at this point are confident that our approaches for treating vasculogenic erectile dysfunction and optimizing erectile performance are optimal.