Since the plasma, proteins, growth factors and thrombocytes of the platelet-rich plasma treatment come from the same patient where they will be used, there is not the slightest risk of generating adverse allergic reactions.
However, with the injection of this substance into the corpora cavernosa of the penis, some hematomas may appear on the penis that will gradually disappear over the days.
The risk of infection is minimal. Less than 1 percent.
Injection of platelet-rich plasma into the penis is little or not painful because local anesthetics are applied to the site of infiltration. This local anesthesia is applied in the form of creams, sprays or it could also be injected near the pudendal nerve (which transmits pain sensations from the genital area to the nervous system).
After treatment with platelet-rich plasma and stem cells, each patient can resume their home or work activities as normal. It is not necessary to stay in the hospital or clinic. However, it is recommended not to do physical exercise in the 24 hours after injecting PRP into the penis (to avoid irritation or bumps that inflame the tissues).
However, the time of the results may vary. Some patients notice improvement almost instantly and others may wait up to three weeks to notice changes in the quality, hardness, and duration of their erections.
The most advisable thing is sexual abstinence for a time that could vary between a day and a week, according to the urologist's convenience. This is in order to prevent the penis from becoming swollen and painful (which represents a urological emergency that must be treated as soon as possible).
Between 80 and 90 percent of men treated with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) man if they have gotten firmer and longer lasting erections. In our own experience at the Andromedi center on Paseo Colón in Seville, the results are very good. Although it is true that it is a treatment of higher economic cost than other alternatives, we affirm that it is worth it.
Typically, two to three treatment sessions are indicated within two months. Treatment (platelet-rich plasma application) may need to be renewed in one to two years. Results begin to be visible one month after the first application, although this time may vary from patient to patient.
A disadvantage could be that treatment with plasma rich in platelets and growth factors is somewhat more cumbersome than traditional treatments (such as retardant drugs such as Viagra®, Cialis® or Levitra®) and of course more expensive than these.
Nevertheless. Treatment with PRP has more medium and long-term goals than drugs, so they can be combined in compound therapy, thus helping in each stage of the solution.