Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

 

Many men who seek erectile dysfunction treatments, cannot access new and innovation treatments due to their regional location.

 

Verve Men’s Clinic are proud to be Regional Queensland’s first dedicated men’s health facility to offer Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (also known as PRP).

 

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What is PRP Therapy?

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (or PRP) uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets and has been used to treat several types of common conditions such as torn ligaments and tendons, strained muscles, and osteoarthritis. New applications are being developed, including in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

 

How does it work?

Platelet-rich plasma consists of two elements: plasma, or the liquid portion of blood, and platelets, a type of blood cell that plays an important role in healing throughout the body.

 

They do this by releasing growth factors, which are bioactive proteins that initiate connective tissue healing and repair, promote development of new blood vessels, and stimulate the healing process.

 

The aim of PRP for erectile dysfunction is to help repair and regenerate the nerves and blood vessels that may not be working as they should and leading to poor erectile function.

 

FAQs

WHERE DOES THE PLATELET-RICH PLASMA COME FROM?

To create platelet-rich plasma, the doctor will take your blood and place it into a device called a centrifuge that rapidly spins the sample, separating out the other components of the blood from the platelets.

The plasma and platelets are then extracted and activated before being readministered into your penis.

HOW IS PRP INJECTED?

Before injection, the doctor will apply a numbing cream to the area of the penis to be injected.  This will help alleviate any pain during the injection. Your Verve Specialist Doctor will then inject the platelet-rich plasma into the spongy part of your penis.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

Most men do not suffer significant side effects, but they can include discomfort, swelling and bruising, infection, allergic reaction, and very rarely nerve or vascular injury.

IS PRP EFFECTIVE?

PRP is not suitable for all men, and your Verve Specialist Doctor will discuss whether they think it could help you.

 

Many studies have shown that PRP can be an effective way to alleviate erectile dysfunction. In one study, patients were divided into 2 groups. One group was injected with PRP, while the other was injected with a saline solution. In the group who received PRP, 69% noticed improved erections, compared to 27% in the group that received only saline.

 

We have linked these studies below, should you wish to read further.

 

Sample of Research Evidence:

 

  1. Anastasiadis E, Ahmed R, Khoja AK, Yap T. Erectile dysfunction: Is platelet-rich plasma the new frontier for treatment in patients with erectile dysfunction? A review of the existing evidence. Front Reprod Health. 2022 Aug 16;4:944765.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frph.2022.944765/full

 

  1. Poulios E, Mykoniatis I, Pyrgidis N, Zilotis F, Kapoteli P, Kotsiris D, et al. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) improves erectile function: a doubleblind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. J Sex Med. (2021) 18:926– 35.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33906807/

 

  1. Geyik S. Comparison of the efficacy of low-intensity shock wave therapy and its combination with platelet-rich plasma in patients with erectile dysfunction. Andrologia. (2021) 53:e14197

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34350629/

HOW MANY INJECTIONS WILL I NEED?

Some men respond well after just one injection, however others respond best when several injections are given over a number of weeks.

 

At your initial consultation, our Specialist Doctors will discuss the best option for you prior to treatment.

 

Book your consultation today to start your PRP therapy journey.

HOW MUCH DOES PRP COST?

Every patient is different. We have included our pricing matrix below, however to get an accurate estimate of your treatment costs from start to finish, we recommend booking an initial erectile dysfunction consultation today.

 

At Verve Men’s Clinic, our initital consultations ($250) and follow-up appointments ($125) are medicare rebatable to the sum or $80.10 or $81.30* with a valid medicare card.

 

PRP injections are $1,750 for your initial injection, and $1,225 for every required injection after that.

 

PRP injections can also be discounted if taken in conjunction with other treatments such as Low-intensity Shockwave Therapy ($1,225) or Penile Augmentation (AKA Penis Fillers) ($700).

 

Procedures attract a medicare rebate of $80.10 or $40.85* with a valid medicare card.

 

*Medicare rebate price depends upon which doctor you see, the length of your appointment and whether or not it is an initial appointment or a follow-up.

IS THE PROCEDURE MEDICARE CLAIMABLE?

At Verve Men’s Clinic, our initital consultations ($250) and follow-up appointments ($125) are medicare rebatable to the sum or $80.10 or $81.30** with a valid medicare card.

 

PRP procedures attract a medicare rebate of $80.10 or $40.85* with a valid medicare card.

 

If your appointment or procedure is medicare claimable, the rebate will be processed at the time of your consultation and will be paid into your nominated bank account.

 

Contact our friendly reception staff for more information.

 

*Medicare rebate price depends upon which doctor you see, the length of your appointment and whether or not it is an initial appointment or a follow-up.

CAN I CLAIM VIA PRIVATE HEALTH?

We do not process private health claims, however you are welcome to check with your private health cover.

Please contact our friendly reception staff, if you require consultation or procedure item numbers.

DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?

We do not offer payment plans.

We require that full payment of the procedure is paid before your appointment.

To book a consultations you are required to enter your card details. This card shall only be charged if a patient does not attend a pre-arranged appointment without a valid excuse.

Please contact our friendly reception staff for more information.

DO I NEED A REFERRAL?

You do not require a referral to see our GP Dr Fenton.

If you would like to see our Urologist Dr Philippe, either obtain a referral from your regular GP, or simply book an initial consultation with Dr Fenton at our online booking service.

Pricing

We’re committed to transparency and will ensure that you have a clear understanding of all associated fees.

The cost of your PRP therapy will depend upon your tailored healthcare plan, created by one of our Specialist Doctors at your initial consultation.

Payment Options

Start your PRP journey today by booking an initial erectile dysfunction consultation with our Specialist Doctors

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Every patient is unique and results may vary. Invasive procedures carry risks which need to be discussed with your doctor to ensure you are fully informed and realistic outcomes have been explained. We recommend seeking a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner for all medical procedures.

Verve Men’s Clinic acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and waters on which we operate, the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra, Bindal, Nywaigi, Yunbenun and Gugu Badhun peoples, whose sovereignty was never ceded, and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.