50% of adult males aged 40 to 70 will experience sexual changes they consider problematic, including erectile dysfunction (ED), impotence and reduced sexual performance.

The P-Shot® is a new non-surgical procedure that is proven to address male sexual health problems, often caused by natural aging, diagnosed illnesses such as diabetes or simply the poor long-term management of blood sugar, which damages nerves and blood vessels.

Our aesthetic practice is led by Doctor Athreya, who is recognised as a leading authority in the non-surgical treatment of sexual heath.  Doctor Athreya is one of the first practitioners in the UK to qualify to prescribe and administer the P-Shot treatment.  The painless procedure takes approx. 45 minutes and patients experience no post-appointment side effects.

If you would like to discuss the P-Shot, or the other non-surgical sexual health treatments within our comprehensive range, please call the surgery to make an appointment with Doctor Athreya on 01277 201001.

The basis of the treatment is in the novel use of PLATLET RICH PLASMA or PRP. This is obtained from the patients own blood.

PRP, when activated, releases many growth factors and activates stem cells, having the ability to rejuvenate tissues, help with repairing areas of damage, promote rapid healing of areas after surgical and dental procedures. It has been used successfully for many years.

Recently PRP has been used in the field of facial aesthetics. You may have heard of the “Vampire Facelift” where PRP either alone or with dermal fillers is used to help retain support and rejuvenate appearance of facial skin. The “O Shot” ( and “P Shot” for gentlemen) is another application of the remarkable effects of PRP in the genital area, and was invented by the same Doctor as the Vampire Facelift, Dr Charles Runels.

For gentlemen, the P shot is known to:

  • enhance performance and improve erectile dysfunction and ejaculation.
  • used in the management of painful, long-term penile skin conditions such as lichen Sclerosus
  • and it is achieving success in the non-surgical management of Peyronies disease.
  • enhance penile size when used as part of a treatment regime utilising a penile pump

After a thorough consultation process, the process involves taking a sample of your blood and concentrating it to remove the PLATELET-RICH PLASMA, the healing part of the blood. This PRP contains growth factors that stimulate stem cells and cause regeneration of the local tissue within which it is injected.

After the PRP is isolated, it is injected into four points on the shaft of the penis and into the Glans. We use a local anaesthetic injection to numb the penis prior to the procedure.

Approximately 45 minutes

The procedure is very safe and well tolerated- in order to get the best quality PRP a good diet with exercise is encouraged at least two weeks prior to procedure

Following the treatment one can return to sexual activity almost immediately. Use of medication such as Cialis and Viagra is encouraged as it stimulates penile circulation helping the PRP distribution.

There may be some very mild soreness for 1-2 hours post procedure but additionally there will also be an element of numbness following the local anaesthetic that may not fully wear off until some hours have passed

This is very individual but generally we recommend 2-3 treatments over 3-4 months with yearly top-ups.

All treatments are carried out at our clinic in Shenfield, Essex. We are proud to be the first clinic to bring such treatments such as the “P” and “O” Shot to Essex


Book a consultation with one of our highly experienced doctors to discuss your aesthetic treatment.

Call our Shenfield practice today on 01277 201001

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Dr Kannan Athreya

Dr Kannan Athreya

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Dr Alice Scott
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Your consultation will be with one of our fully qualified, and highly experienced doctors, and take place within a comfortable, well-equipped surgery.  You will receive a thorough consultation, with ample time to properly discuss your health concerns or illness.

Any additional investigations, such as ECGs and blood tests will be performed by your doctor during the appointment. These would incur additional charges, which would always be discussed with you before proceeding. In addition, the appointment will also include the writing of a prescription or recommendation of further tests or treatment.

Our full range of Aesthetics Treatments at Essex Private Doctors

Relax the muscles of the face and prevent new lines from forming with our medically-led Botulinum Toxin (BoTox) service.

Restore facial volume and enhance contours with medically prescribed Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen dermal fillers.

Address sun damage, inflammatory acne, blackheads, rosacea, pigmentation problems (such as melasma or freckles) and dry and dehydrated skin.

A non-invasive LED Phototherapy treatment that delivers light, in safe therapeutic doses for visibly radiant, rejuvenated and refined skin.

A painless, non-surgical treatment for post menopausal vaginal atrophy.  With a short course of 5 minute, laser treatments collagen is stimulated and natural regeneration is restored.

Improve sexual sensation and address vaginal health issues with the advanced O-Shot procedure.   Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is painlessly injected, encouraging stem cells to multiply, and healthier vaginal tissue to grow.

Address erectile dysfunction or boost sexual performance after illness or as a result of the natural ageing cycle. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is painlessly injected, encouraging increased blood flow and improving the health and vitality of the penis.

Address skin concerns including acne, ageing, sun damage, rosacea and hyperpigmentation at the deepest level.  With advanced cosmeceuticals skin care that’s  scientifically designed to deliver healthier skin on a daily basis.

Our full range of GP services at Essex Private Doctors