Can PRP Help Improve Sexual Function in Men and Women?
Sexual dysfunction is one of the most common issues adult men and women can face. Studies have indicated that just over half of men will experience problems with their sexual function in their lifetimes, while it’s even more common for women: As many as 63% of women will experience sexual dysfunction. Fortunately for men and women in the Frisco, TX area, Katherine Johnson, MSN, RN, FNP-C, may be able to provide relief from sexual dysfunction with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, an exciting and innovative treatment that may improve sexual function for many men and women. Contact the team at Johnson Family Medical to learn more.
What is PRP?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, and PRP treatment involves injecting an individual’s blood plasma into areas of their body. PRP therapy stimulates new cell growth, and it can be effective in improving the look of the skin, smoothing wrinkles, reducing common signs of aging, and improving sexual function in men and women. Frisco, TX area residents interested in learning more about how they could benefit from PRP treatment should contact Johnson Family Medical to set up a consultation.
What issues commonly cause sexual dysfunction?
Sexual dysfunction is common in both men and women, and a variety of issues can contribute. Health problems, like diabetes, heart disease, and kidney and liver disease, are common causes of sexual dysfunction. Other issues that can lead to sexual dysfunction include hormonal imbalances, behavioral health problems like drug abuse and alcoholism, and emotional health disturbances like depression. Medication side effects can also contribute to sexual dysfunction, and for women, sexual dysfunction can stem from pregnancy and childbirth.
Can PRP help improve sexual function in men?
At Johnson Family Medical, we can help improve sexual function in men with the P-Shot®. This PRP treatment involves taking a small amount of blood from a man’s arm, placing it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from other components, and safely injecting the plasma into the penis. As it does with cosmetic treatments in the skin, PRP stimulates tissue growth, and for many men, the results include larger and firmer erections and increased sensation. Results generally appear within a few weeks of treatment, and they can last as long as 24 months. Treatment can be repeated as necessary.
Can PRP help improve sexual function in women?
PRP can help improve sexual function in women by tightening vaginal walls, increasing arousal, and enhancing bladder control. The O-Shot®, or Orgasm Shot®, works similarly to the P-Shot for men. A small amount of the woman’s blood is taken, and platelet-rich plasma is derived from it. That plasma is then injected back into the vaginal area, where it stimulates the production of collagen and healthy cells in vaginal tissues. For most women, improvements begin to appear in about three weeks, though full effects typically take about three months. Benefits can last as long as three years, and many women choose to have a refresher O-Shot after about 18 months.
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Many people assume sexual dysfunction is an unavoidable consequence of aging, but for many people, that does not have to be the case. Both men and women can benefit from PRP therapy to improve sexual function by stimulating the development of healthy new cells in their penis or vagina. Both the O-Shot and the P-Shot are quick and safe procedures, and board-certified nurse practitioner Katherine Johnson at Johnson Family Medical can help residents of the Frisco, TX area understand if these treatments are right for them.