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Improving your Peyronie’s disease with PRP

PRP, or platelet rich plasma is an established therapy used in a variety of medical specialties. These include dentistry, urology, orthopaedics and aesthetic medicine and surgery. It is an extremely useful in regenerating fibrotic and/or inflammatory tissues.

PRP can also be useful to help treat Peyronie’s disease and medical studies have shown it to be effective in the same mechanism.

Some patients prefer to try more conservative therapy before embarking on a surgical correction. The advantage of PRP perhaps over a surgical approach is that there is little or no downtime, certainly no time off work.

If you are considering a non-surgical approach, then arrange a consultation with one of our Urology specialists today for an assessment of your Peyronie’s disease. Not all cases of Peyronie’s disease are suitable for PRP therapy, and we are here to help guide you in terms of the treatment options.

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How is PRP treatment performed for Peyronie's?

A blood sample is taken from your arm, just like a routine visit to the GP. This blood sample is then placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at a very fast rate. This spinning of the blood separates the blood platelets. These blood platelets contain growth factors that repair damaged tissue in the body, naturally. As the Urologist prepares the injection you will see the blood platelets within the tube that is taken from the centrifuge. It’s identifiable by its pale straw colour.

The blood platelets are then injected directly into the scar tissue. This scar tissue sits within the tunica albuginea of the penis. This layer of the penis is often referred to as the envelope of the penis. The scar tissue is flat and is called “plaque”.

The treatment from start to finish will take around 45 minutes to one hour and you will be able to go home on the same day. We offer PRP treatments for Peyronie’s disease in London, Manchester and Sheffield.

Depending on the presentation of your Peyronie’s disease symptoms, you may need more than once treatment., As a general rule, a course of three treatments is recommended, each one about one month apart.

Want to learn more?

If you are interested in finding out more, make an appointment for an initial consultation today. We can go through some facts and figures with you and explain all the different options that we offer.

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PRP results in Peyronie’s disease

By repairing damaged tissue, the goal is to help slow down the progression of the disease and improve as much as possible the curvature. This is why this is a popular treatment choice in the so called “acute phase” of the disease. This is because if we can treat the condition early when there are early changes in the penis, we may a good opportunity to see improvement.  What’s more, in the acute phase of the disease it is not advisable to undergo a surgical correction because there is a greater chance of recurrence of the disease if operated too early.

Scientific studies, reported in sex health issues in 2017, demonstrated a 70% success rate in penile curvature and deformity.

If after the therapy you are not happy still with the angulation of the penis, then a surgical correction will most probably be required to make the penis straighter.

It should be remembered that every case is different and not all patients respond that the same rate. Some patients will respond better than others to PRP treatment and a consultation with the Urologist is a useful place to start to assess your suitability.

PRP for Peyronie’s Disease FAQs

Dr Greta Peciulyte and Dr Gerasimos Fragkoulis perform Platelet-rich plasma for Peyronie’s disease. Both Doctors are on the GMC Specialist register for Urology.

PRP treatment for Peyronie’s disease is available in our London, Sheffield and Manchester clinics.

It takes around one hour and you can go home directly afterwards receiving the treatment.

Peyronie’s disease goes through two stages, an acute phase where sometimes there is pain on erection and a bending of the penis. Eventually, between six and twelve months the bending stops and the disease enters the stable phase, you will hear this sometimes referred to as the chronic phase. PRP treatment can be considered in Peyronie’s disease in both the acute and stable phase.

Yes, they can be especially useful in assessing penile curvature. We will need to see several photos of the penis is in full erection to give a considered opinion. It is important that the penis is in full erection for this assessment. Some patients experience some element of erectile dysfunction when they have Peyronie’s disease. In such cases, we can induce an artificial erection in the clinic to assess the curvature.

In many cases a course of three treatments is recommended, each one about one month apart. At your consultation with the Urologist, he/she will give you an idea of the number of treatments potentially required.

Yes, we have interest free finance available up to one year and a maximum of £3000. It is easy to apply, and we will help you with this.

Each session of PRP for Peyronie’s disease costs £850.

Yes, we have our own patient care team who will guide you through the procedures and arrange follow up appointments as required with the Urologists for you.