Learn More about our Penile PRP and get answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Frequently asked questions
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma which is drawn in the form of whole blood from the patient's arm, centrifuged (which separates the plasma from the red cells), and injected back into the patient's body, whether that be a joint/tendon, or soft tissue.It is used to accelerate musculoskeletal injury healing, promote new and improved blood flow, stimulate stem cell and collagen production, and release growth factors which improve function, tissue health, blood flow and sensitivity at and around the injection site.
How do I prepare for the procedure?
Women should shave or wax the genital region including labia one day prior to the procedure. Both men and women should avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Aleve, ibuprofen, (NSAIDs) and steroids (prednisone) for 5 days prior to the procedure.These products can inhibit the stem cell's natural inflammatory response (which we want).Tylenol is okay. Stop smoking (impedes stem cell activity, reduces volume of PRP). Limit alcohol for a couple days before and after the procedure.
What does the recovery process look like?
What are the side effects?
This procedure uses your blood, spun down, and given back to you in a more concentrated form (we are after the platelets which control all of the stem cells and growth factors!) There are really no side effects and it has a very low risk profile. Some patients will report very mild soreness at the injection site for a day or two (we use numbing cream on your skin for 30 mins prior to the procedure so that actual injecting is not painful).
How soon can I have sex following the procedure?
Immediately. You may have a scant amount of blood at the injection site afterwards. Men receiving penile rejuvenation will also use a penis pump in the office with instructions for home use (using it immediately after procedure can increase bleeding for a short time from the injection points; resolves quickly).