Although it is normal for the penis to shrink as a response to changes in temperature or mood, many men do not like the look of their penis when this happens. In many cases it can lead to a lack of self-confidence. They are happy when the penis is in the normal flaccid position, but when changes occur, the penis looks small.
Botulinum toxin injections can be an effective option to treat penile shrinkage. The treatment works by relaxing a muscle in the penis called the “dartos muscle”, which is the muscle responsible for the retraction of the penis.
Botulinum toxin is injected into the dartos muscle to help stop the retraction of the penis in certain situations.
The treatment takes just a matter of minutes, and you can go home directly after the treatment has finished.
All penis shrinkage treatments are performed by our Urology specialists.
You should know that the result of this treatment is temporary and will need to be repeated to maintain the results. In studies, most patients require further treatment within 3 to 6 months, the longevity of the results vary from patient to patient, and we cannot tell you exactly when you will need a top up treatment.
After treatment you may experience slight numbness, swelling, bruising, a tight feeling, and/or pain and discomfort at the injection site, these side effects are temporary and should last only a few days at most. If the results of penis shrinkage treatment do not meet your expectations, then other treatment options can be discussed such as ligaments surgery or penile traction therapy.