Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses the natural healing properties in your own blood to combat conditions including erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, and male or female pattern baldness. At New Haven Medical Services in Seneca, South Carolina, Peter Kwofie, MD, provides injections of PRP to restore your natural blood flow and hair growth. These conditions may be frustrating and can dramatically impact your self-esteem, but thankfully, there’s a solution. To learn more, call or click today.
PRP is a naturally occurring substance in your blood with healing properties. It’s what helps your blood clot when you get a cut. In recent years, the medical community has developed several treatments that harness the healing abilities of PRP and stimulate your body to grow new, healthy cells. PRP therapies have many applications, including helping athletes recover from injuries, treating erectile dysfunction, and promoting hair regeneration.
At the practice, when you get a PRP treatment, a member of the team will draw a small sample of your blood, then separate the PRP from the blood sample, and inject a concentrated dose of PRP directly into the treatment area. PRP injections are nearly painless following the application of a local anesthetic.
New Haven Medical Services offers the Priapus Shot® (or P-Shot®), a PRP treatment that provides lasting improvements in sexual performance for men who suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED). PRP helps to repair blood vessels, naturally improving blood flow to the penis. This makes it an especially beneficial treatment if your ED results from a condition that impacts the blood vessels, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
PRP may also be more effective than ED medications for men whose erectile dysfunction results from Peyronie’s Disease, a condition in which scar tissue in the penis builds up, causing curvature, pain, and difficulty with intercourse. By promoting the growth of new tissue, PRP can help dissolve and replace the scar tissue, allowing the penis to straighten and regain its full function.
PRP is an effective treatment for androgenic alopecia, more commonly known as male or female pattern baldness. When you receive an injection of PRP into areas of hair loss on your scalp, the PRP stimulates the growth of new hair follicles.
If you’ve experienced hair loss, you’ve likely encountered products claiming to provide a solution, but many of these products are ineffective, and some are even unsafe. The two most commonly recommended medications for hair loss, Finasteride (Propecia) and minoxidil (Rogaine) have significant downsides. Propecia can sometimes help people regrow hair, but many people who take it experience sexual side effects, while Rogaine can at best temporarily slow the progression of hair loss.
For pattern baldness in men and women, PRP treatments are the only option that can actually reawaken your body’s natural ability to grow hair.
To find out more about PRP treatments for erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, and hair loss, call or click today.