Urogenital Regenerative Medicine
The P shot is a technique of injecting the penis with a solution of PRP, originally developed by Dr. Charles Runnels MD. A large amount of Grade A Scientific Evidence shows that Platelet Rich Plasma injection into the penis leads to dramatic and permanent improvements in sexual function, including enhancing size, girth, sensitivity, erectile function and even ejaculation control! P shot can also be used to treat diseases of the penis such as erectile dysfunction, Pyronine’s disease, and Lichen planus.
The P shot term is a copyrighted registered trademark of Dr. Runnel’s organization, the Cellular Medicine Association, and the use of this term is through licensure with CMA. Dr. Lawinski is a member of the Cellular Medicine Association and has officially been certified in the P shot technique. For more information, The CMA website can be found here :
What is PRP?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Platelets are powerful particles in the blood that normally concentrate at an area of injury and set off a signaling cascade that tells the body to heal or rejuvenate a damaged area. You can see this in action in a cut on your arm when straw colored fluid (plasma) concentrates along the edges of the healing cut. That fluid contains particles that are ‘telling’ the body that there is an injury there and that reconstruction is needed. The body then draws healing nutrients and cells to the area so that healthy new tissue can be formed. Some of the powerful signaling molecules that platelets make include:
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF): – Responsible for cell growth and division
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF): – Responsible for creation of new blood vessels and capillaries
- Transforming Growth Factor (TGF) – Controls cell growth and cell differentiation
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF): – Also has a role in cell growth and differentiation
- Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CGTF)
PRP Therapy uses this natural phenomenon to heal injuries and restore damaged and aging skin by concentrating and placing these particles in the area that needs extra healing. This therapy has been around for decades, but was used in earlier years primarily in elite athletes and in racehorses. It was used first as an injection into injured joints to speed healing, a process which is also performed in our clinic today.
Platelet rich plasma is made from a fresh sample of your own blood. The sample is specially prepared to separate out, concentrate and stimulate the platelets, which then are injected carefully into the site of injury or damage. In contrast to other cosmetic procedures, PRP is quite gentle. It uses no foreign chemicals and there is no cutting or scalpel use. The activated platelets will draw attention to the area and the body will sense that there is an ‘injury’ there which needs to be healed. Gradually, the body will replace sun damaged or aging tissue in the area with newly made skin! The quality of that skin will depend on how well we have nourished and prepared your body to make new tissue, which is why integrative care using quality nutrients and hormone balancing has the fastest and most complete effect. As an integrative physicians, we have observed that PRP therapy works best in combination with hormone balancing and a modest amount of physical therapy done at home in order to maximize whole body health.
For more information on the P-Shot and the benefits of PRP therapy call our office at 808-936-1156. We can pair you with a person who has had the procedure and can volunteer to talk to you about how it works -from experience!