ERECTILE DYSFUNTION

"Ask Doctor P."

What Benefits Can a Man Have from the PMD Shot?

• Stronger, firmer erections

• Easier to achieve and maintain erections (i.e., improved sexual stamina)

• Increased penile length and girth

• Improvement in penile curvature from Peyronie’s Disease

• Resolution of penile pain with erection

• Increased sensitivity in the penis

Is the PMD Shot the Same Thing as Penile Injections?

No. Penile injections such as TriMix or alprostadil are shots that produce an erection for a brief period of time. They must be given every time you wish to have an erection. The PMD Shot is a treatment that restores and enhances your natural erections.

How Does the PMD Shot Work?

Platelets (one of the many types of blood cells) contain growth factors & proteins that activate stems cells. These stimulate cellular repair and regeneration. In addition, collagen production the formation of new blood vessels occurs and further aids in tissue repair.

How Is PRP for the PMD Shot Acquired?

60 ml of your blood is drawn in the office at the time of the procedure. Your blood is then spun in a specially designed machine which separates the platelets and plasma from the rest of the blood. The platelets are isolated and then injected back into the penis in two locations. Along with numbing cream on the penis, laughing gas or nitrous oxide can be used, so there is no pain.

How Long Does the PMD Shot Procedure Take to Perform?

The PRP injection is performed in our office. It should take about 60 minutes from start to finish. The actual injection only takes 30 seconds. You may drive yourself home after the procedure.

What should I do to prepare for the PMD Shot?

Hydrate: Drink at least 20-32 oz of water in the several hours before your office visit. Avoid caffeine which can dehydrate you.

Exercise: This can be a full workout the morning of your procedure or even taking the stairs up to our office. By stimulating your cardiovascular system, you will increase the activity of your platelets before they are collected.

Avoid Aspirin: Any medication that impairs platelet function will lower the success of your procedure. This includes medications like Aspirin and Plavix. Ask your doctor if stopping these medications is safe.

Is There Anything Else That I Will Need to Do After the Procedure?

Yes. Using a VED, or Vacuum Erection Device, is essential for achieving optimal success from the procedure. This is usually done twice daily. It requires only a few minutes of your time and without it, success rates are usually lower. 

When Can I Resume Sexual Activity After the PMD Shot Procedure?

You may resume sexual activity about 4 hours after procedure on the same day.

What Are the Potential Side Effects of the PMD Shot?

Since PRP is extracted from your own blood, there are few and only minor potential side effects. These include minor bleeding or bruising, swelling, and very rarely infection.

I see that other doctors offer “P-Shots”. What makes the PMD shot different?

Many providers that offer the “P-shot” are not specialists. As an experienced, board-certified urologist, Dr. Pazona has a level of expertise in treating erectile dysfunction that other doctors cannot provide. At Pazona MD we offer an entire menu of treatment options for ED. Together we can decide if the PMD shot is right for you.

We also use the highest quality of equipment and extraction kits. Many other PRP systems fall short of delivering a final injectable that can be considered platelet-rich. If you are going to have a PRP injection, you deserve the best equipment to give you the highest quality product and maximize your success.