Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a serious issue that can seriously affect not only your intimate relationship but your self-confidence, which can have a ripple effect on all areas of your life. Unfortunately, ED is incredibly common and can affect men of all ages, but many men do not seek treatment. At Low T Guru in Frisco, TX, near Dallas, TX, Dr. Jeffrey Buch is dedicated to helping men restore their sexual function through both traditional and novel therapies, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections in conjunction with Gainswave treatment.
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to develop or maintain an erection that is sufficient to engage in sexual intercourse. Up to half of the men between the ages of 40 and 70 are affected to some degree by erectile dysfunction. Because the ability to form and maintain an erection includes a variety of both physical and psychological components, many factors can contribute to the development of ED. Some of the most common risk factors include:
Two new treatments for ED harness the human body’s own healing and regenerative mechanisms to restore sexual function: the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, also called “P-shots (™)” and stem cells in conjunction with Gainswave (low intensity shock wave therapy) to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and tissue healing in the penis.
PRP injections can be effective for men who are suffering from ED due to issues such as diabetes, prostate cancer, or poor circulation that result in too little blood flow to the penis to create or maintain a full erection. In addition, PRP injections can increase the girth and length of a man’s penis due to the increase in the vasculature, especially when combined with Gainswave treatment and cautious use of penile vacuum devices.
Erectile dysfunction stem cell treatment uses stem cells to repair damage to the penis and restore sexual function. Stem cells are cells that can divide and differentiate into specialized cells to perform specific functions in the body, and are used in a wide variety of medical applications to promote healing and regeneration. In the case of ED, the stem cells help reverse damage to tissues such as the blood vessels and nerves in the penis, which has been shown in a recent study to restore full erectile function.
Both PRP and stem cell injections can work for up to a year in men with ED, and can provide the following benefits:
Both PRP and stem cell injections involve the use of your body’s regenerative healing powers, which means there are virtually no side effects aside from possible temporary swelling or redness at the site of the injection.
For PRP injections, a simple blood draw will be done and then we extract the growth factors from your blood by using a special centrifuge machine to create concentrated platelet-rich plasma. We use local anesthetic for the penis for your comfort, treat with Gainswave to create healing signals in the penis that attract and retain the “healing factors” within the PRP and then inject the PRP. The whole procedure only takes around 45 minutes and you are free to return to your normal daily activities afterwards.
Stem cell injections are added to the PRP as an option that gives an even greater response than PRP alone. The richest source of Stem Cells is from the Wharton’s Jelly fraction of the newborn umbilical cord that we obtain from highly regulated Tissue Banks. This is a much richer source of Stem Cells than using your own fat or bone marrow and there is NO RISK of immune reaction since the umbilical cord connects two separate humans, baby and mom. When Stem Cells are combined with PRP and Gainswave we achieve the best possible results in restoring normal male sexual function for our patients with ED of all causes.
It is important to understand that both PRP and stem cell therapies are novel and still being actively researched to define the best treatment protocols. Prior to making any treatment recommendations, Dr. Buch will conduct a thorough evaluation and discuss the best options for your specific needs with you. In some cases, making certain lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking and limiting alcohol, exercising more, reducing stress, consuming a healthy diet, and maintaining a healthy weight can help to partially restore men’s sexual function, but rarely are they sufficient to totally correct ED. However, in most cases, assistance from an expert in male sexual medicine is necessary. For example, if ED is due to low testosterone, then testosterone injection therapy can be effective at treating ED. Other options such as prescription medications can also help in certain cases. If you are suffering from ED, working with an experienced men’s health physician such as Dr. Jeffrey Buch is essential because a wide variety of issues can contribute to the development of ED, and determining the underlying cause is critical to finding the best treatment option for you.
If you have tried other ED treatments that have failed, then PRP and stem cell injections in conjunction with Gainswave may be the right choice for you. Dr. Jeffrey Buch at Low T Guru has devoted his career to men’s reproductive health and he is at the forefront of using treatment options that can help restore men’s quality of life and sexual function. Take the first step towards feeling like yourself again and call us today to schedule your personalized consultation. If you are new patient, call our Frisco, TX near Dallas, TX office today at (972) 430-4554, or existing patients can call (972) 612-7131 .