This innovative treatment is designed to correct erectile dysfunction and allow patients to achieve stiffer erections
Platelet-rich plasma injection for erectile dysfunction (ED) is a simple, painless injection that increases blood flow to the penis. It’s a non-surgical method for improving the quality of men’s erections and enhancing their sexual performance.
Dr Marois is a private urologist certified to administer platelet-rich plasma therapy for erectile dysfunction. He helps patients in Montreal and throughout Quebec.
If you have any questions about this treatment option, please contact our team.
Who’s an ideal candidate for platelet-rich plasma injections?
Patients who’ve successfully used Viagra and Cialis in the past may no longer need these drugs or may be able to take them at a lower dosage. They’ll get all of the benefits of improved erectile function without experiencing unwanted side effects. Moreover, there’s little to no recovery time following the treatment.
Additionally, men who haven’t been able to achieve satisfactory erections with Viagra or Cialis or after extracavernous injections such as Caverjet may achieve firmer erections with platelet-rich plasma injections.
Some patients have reported increases in the girth and length of their penis, ranging from 10% to 20%. Generally, the girth increases first, then the length.
Note, however, that some patients are advised to not undergo this treatment because another treatment is judged to be more appropriate.
How does platelet-rich plasma therapy work?
Platelet-rich plasma injections are used in various branches of medicine. Notably, sports medicine doctors use them to treat certain injuries. It’s also increasingly used to accelerate patients’ healing time after surgical procedures. In aesthetic medicine, it’s an invaluable tool for controlling stretch marks, stimulating the production of collagen and promoting facial rejuvenation.
Finally, in the treatment of alopecia, it facilitates graft adherence and stimulates hair follicles. The treatments are fairly straightforward. First, a blood sample is drawn from the patient’s arm. Next, the sample is put into a centrifuge. This machine, which has been approved for use by Health Canada, spins the blood vials, causing the blood components — red blood cells, platelets and plasma — to separate. The medical professional then isolates the layer of plasma. This layer is filled with platelets, which, as a result of centrifugation, have released various growth factors. As a result, the plasma will facilitate healing, repair and regeneration of tissues. The final step is to inject the penis with the Platelet-rich plasma mixture.
Note that results are generally less significant among patients who smoke, as smoking impairs blood circulation.
How is platelet-rich plasma used to treat erectile dysfunction?
Studies indicate that the complementary use of a penile vacuum pump as part of penile rehabilitation treatment improves the quality of patients’ erections.
What can you expect during a standard platelet-rich plasma procedure?
It only takes about five minutes However, about 45 minutes are required for the other steps: applying the anesthetic cream, administering the penile block, taking a blood sample from the arm, centrifuging the sample, transferring the platelet-rich plasma into syringes, adding a buffer solution to activate the platelet-rich plasma, performing the injections and applying a pressure dressing. Moreover, before the procedure, the patient must read and sign a consent form and answer the doctor’s questions. Afterwards, the doctor will provide him with instructions for using a penile vacuum pump.
What are the possible risks and complications following platelet-rich plasma treatment?
In some cases, there may be temporary skin reactions, such as redness, mild discomfort, swelling or bruising at the site of the injection.
Are there other treatments to improve blood circulation if Platelet-rich plasma therapy is ineffective?
Shockwave therapy can enhance patients’ erection quality if they have a pronounced case of vascular erectile dysfunction that the platelet-rich plasma injection proved unable to improve.
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