The Science of P-Shot and Your Special Valentine

By Farhan Malik, MD
Atlanta Innovative Medicine 

Understanding the role of p-Shot in ED Treatment

Valentine’s Day can be a loaded holiday—the performative pressure of this culturally buzzing season can be a source of mood-killing anxiety for anyone and their partner—but especially for men struggling with erectile dysfunction (ED)

Insufficient Treatment through Traditional Methods

Part of what has made ED so challenging for many is the lack of viable treatment options:

  • Surgical interventions like penile prosthesis are not only costly, but they come with a fairly high risk of infection or other damage to the penis—and do not directly impact blood flow;
  • lifestyle changes for improving ED can be limited and/or slow to take effect;
  • PDE5 inhibitor medications, like sildenafil, vardenafil, and tadalafil can be accompanied by side effects like headache, nasal congestion, and dyspepsia;
  • pills can carry with them the effect of losing ‘in the moment’ spontaneity;
  • and intracavernous injections, like alprostadil and papaverine are effective for only a number of hours.

Fortunately, advancements in regenerative medicine ED support offer a safe, long-lasting, and immediately effective option; and growing research is only confirming its efficacy.

In other words, this Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a flop (figuratively or literally)—thanks to the Priapus shot, or P-Shot.

P-Shot Treatment

A cutting-edge method for men with ED, P-Shot treatment is a non-surgical procedure that uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP), created from the patient’s own blood to promote the growth of new blood vessels and healthy tissue in the penis. Natural, noninvasive, and low-risk, P-Shot treatment is a promising alternative to traditional methods for treating ED.

Efficacy of the P-Shot

The P-Shot is not only a natural, noninvasive, and low-risk treatment, but it has shown high efficacy rates in improving and sustaining erectile function in men with ED. 

Countless small-scale studies have shown that the P-shot can safely improve erectile function—like this study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, during which 80% of patients reported improvement in the 4–12 weeks following injection treatment. 

And recently, the first randomized, placebo-controlled study of the P-Shot injection further reinforced the P-shot as a safe and viable option. The study followed an FDA-approved process to test 60 patients with erectile dysfunction, ranging from mild to moderate. Administering PRP to half of the patients and placebo injections to the other half, two sessions were conducted one month apart, and patients were evaluated at one, three, and six months after treatment. Still at six months, 69% of patients in the PRP group (compared to 27% in the placebo group) achieved meaningful clinical improvement, demonstrating that the P-Shot can not only be effective, but that it can be effective for significant periods of time.

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Risks of P-Shot Treatment

Because the PRP injections are sourced from your own blood, there are no chemicals involved and therefore no chance that your body will reject the shot or have an allergic reaction.

If you’re worried about the risk of altered shape or decreased size, you aren’t the only one. Fortunately, this is not a concern with P-Shot treatment. In fact, take it from lovers Jimmy Croxton and Natalie Wilshaw who, following the P-Shot injection, reported “Our sex life improved immediately as a result, and an added bonus was that […] penis had grown by at least an inch too!”

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You read that right: at least an inch. While penile growth is not a proven or consistently reported result—and we advise that you don’t get your hopes up—it is possible for the penis to grow, as platelet-rich plasma stimulates the reproduction of cells and tissue.

Side Effects of the P-Shot

P-Shot treatment is simple and noninvasive—it involves a numbing of the treatment area, a blood draw from your arm, and an injection of your blood’s PRP into your penile tissue—so there is little risk or cause for side effects.

Following treatment, mild bleeding, swelling, or bruising can take place, but it is rare. Most patients report no more than minor discomfort. In both studies referenced above, no adverse side effects were reported by any patient.

Immediacy & Duration of Post-Treatment Improvement

One of the major benefits of P-Shot treatment is that improvement can often be seen right away. While some men require a series of treatments to achieve maximum results, many start seeing results immediately after one treatment. 

P-Shot injections can last up to 18 months before additional treatments are needed to maintain the benefits; and one of the advantages of regenerative treatment is that, as a natural, chemical-free, and very low-risk method, it is safe to repeat.

P-Shot Treatment at Atlanta Innovative Medicine

Our experienced doctors and state-of-the-art techniques make P-Shot treatment at our clinic quick, comfortable, and effective. When you schedule a consultation with our doctors, we will assess your overall health and history with erectile dysfunction to ensure that P-Shot injections are the right option. 

Once we’ve decided on a treatment plan, here’s what you can expect of the injection procedure, which generally takes about an hour. Our doctors will:

  • apply a topical anesthetic to the genital area;
  • draw a blood sample from your arm;
  • using a centrifuge, separate your blood’s components and isolate the PRP; 
  • inject the PRP into the penile shaft, and finally; 
  • provide you a penile pump to help draw blood into the penis and activate the PRP.

Recovery is quick, and you can resume most of your regular activities almost immediately, though we do recommend avoiding sexual intercourse for four hours to avoid chafing or sweating in the treatment area. So if you’re racing to make that February 14th deadline, don’t wait too long.

Give your partner a Valentine’s Day gift that they’ll deeply appreciate, and take the first step toward regaining your confidence in the bedroom. 


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