What is the Priapus Shot®?
It’s a simple, non-surgical, and safe procedure that utilizes growth factors that are isolated from your own blood, called platelet-rich plasma (PRP), to treat erectile dysfunction and increase blood flow, improve firmness and sensation, and even stimulate possible length and girth. (To read more about PRP, click here.)
Using only FDA-approved systems, we draw your blood and separate the platelets. The concentrated growth factors then are injected into several areas of the penis to increase blood flow and sexual response. (Don’t worry: the area is numbed with topical anesthetic to make the treatment virtually pain-free.) A penis pump is used immediately after the procedure to distribute the PRP, and we recommend you continue to use one twice a day for a minimum of 6 weeks post procedure to optimize outcomes.
Most patients notice significant results after the first treatment. But for severe cases, at least 2-3 treatments may be needed for optimal outcomes and should be spaced at least 6 weeks apart.
We also offer the option of Amniotic Stem Cells treatments to help enhance results for those who are needing a bigger response.
What are common causes of erectile dysfunction?
Causes of erectile dysfunction may be age related, psychological, social, or medical. Over half of adult males suffer from some form of ED in the form of decreased libido or decreased blood flow for many different reasons, including an enlarged prostate, prostate cancer, post-surgery effects, drug side effects, or vascular diseases.
Other causes of erectile dysfunction can be Peyronie’s disease (curvature of the penis from scar tissue) and/or lichen sclerosis.
With ED can come self-esteem and anxiety issues, leading to emotional stress and strain on relationships and quality of life for both men and women.
If you have not yet had a full workup by your primary care physician and/or urologist, Dr. Moon may recommend that evaluation first prior to proceeding with the P-Shot®. ED may be an initial sign of blood flow issues commonly associated with heart disease, diabetes, vascular disease, and stroke, so it is best to rule those out (or have them treated) first.
What can I expect from the Priapus Shot®?
Results may vary for each individual; however, most men report the following:
Increased circulation and blood flow
Increased strength of erection and firmness
Increased sexual ability and stamina
Possible increased length and girth
Possible improvement in urinary incontinence and prostate issues
Can make other therapies work much better (if you still need Cialis or Viagra, it may work better for you)
Straightening of the penis
Reduction and removal of plaque buildup from Peyronie’s disease
Reduction of symptoms of lichen sclerosis
Does the Priapus Shot® hurt?
The Priapus Shot® is tolerated well with little to no pain. A topical numbing medication with benzocaine, lidocaine, and tetracaine is applied to the penis, and a lidocaine block is done prior to the procedure, which significantly reduces any discomfort. You may feel an initial slight pinch or warmth sensation with the lidocaine block, but overall there is minimal to no pain. You can immediately resume normal physical exercise and sexual activity.
When will I see results?
Some men who get the Priapus Shot® for reasons of sexual health see an immediate increase in sexual function, desire, and pleasure; however, typically it takes up to 8-12 weeks to notice the biggest difference.
Results can typically last an average of 1-3 years with one treatment. Occasionally patients may need a second injection treatment within 6 to 12 months of initial treatment.
For patients seeking treatment for lichen sclerosis or Peyronie’s disease, more than one treatment may be needed to have the greatest relief. However, many men have noticed significant relief in shape and function after the first treatment.
Is the Priapus Shot® safe?
Absolutely! PRP is natural and comes from your own blood, allowing growth factors to rejuvenate and restore tissue and blood vessels. There is no chance of foreign body reaction, and therefore there is no real risk of side effects or complications. Since the start of its use, there has never been a documented complication of this procedure in any medical literature.
However, before receiving treatment, you should have had a normal urological exam within the last year.
Who can perform The Priapus-Shot®?
This procedure can only be performed by highly experienced injectors who have successfully completed the training and certification process of The P-Shot ® Procedure by creator, Dr. Charles Runels and are listed as a trusted provider on the official P-Shot website (www.priapusshot.com).
Dr. Arcila Moon is also fellowship trained in interventional pain management and has performed thousands of injections in regards to pain management with over 8 years of experience in this field. She is highly experienced in injection techniques allowing for minimal discomfort and maximum results.
Dr. Arcila Moon was specifically trained by the inventor of The Priapus-Shot ®, Dr. Charles Runels and is a certified and listed as an official provider of The Priapus-Shot ® . She also is certified and trained in performing other Vampire PRP treatments like The O-Shot ®, The Vampire Facial ®, The Vampire Facelift ® and The Vampire Breast Lift ®, Scar treatments and Vampire Hair Regrowth® .
Dr. Arcila Moon only uses FDA-approved equipment to obtain your PRP allowing for the highest quality and concentration of platelets and successful results.
Contact Dr. Arcila Moon directly to see if this life changing treatment is for you or to schedule your consultation and treatment session at (904) 580-6777.
Who should NOT get the Priapus Shot®?
If you have the following, you should not get the Priapus Shot®:
Smokers (results may not be as successful)
Also this procedure is cautioned in patients with medical diagnosis such as platelet dysfunction syndromes, thrombocytopenia, hypofibrinogenaemia, hemodynamic instability, sepsis, acute and chronic infections, chronic liver disease, anti-coagulation therapy, chronic skin diseases or cancer, and metabolic and systemic disorders.
You should further not have a PRP injection if you have used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) in the 7-10 days leading up to your appointment. Examples include ibuprofen (Advil), diclofenac (Voltaren), meloxicam (Mobic), etc. If you are considering having this injection, please switch to another painkiller such as paracetamol or acetaminophen. Dr. Moon can suggest other options when you give her a call.
What is the cost?
Regenerative medicine treatments are currently not covered by insurance. However, many patients find that it has great value that outweighs its cost. Furthermore, the procedure costs less than surgery while being much less risky and having no downtime.
Cost for each treatment vary depending on one's specific needs. A consultation is recommended to discuss your treatment course. This can be done via a virtual consultation from the comfort of your own home (if you live in Florida) or an in person consultation.
We accept cash, credit cards, debit cards, and Advance Care. Interested in applying for financing?
Further questions, please call our office at (904) 874-5775 to schedule your appointment or click here to book your appointment via our online scheduler.
Dr. Marisol Moon
The P Shot is provided in our office by Certified P Shot provider, Dr. Marisol Moon.