By now we are all familiar with the word Botox and probably, most people associate it with esthetics and mostly used in women’s faces. However, Botox and similar products have other therapeutic uses. Here we will discuss how Botox in the penis is used to fight erectile dysfunction.

Perhaps, ever since ED has existed, there has been a quest to find a long-acting, durable, and safe treatment for it. By now, PDE5 inhibitors sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil and avanafil, known by their brand names Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Stendra, Staxyn and Vivus and intra cavernous injections (ICIs) dominate the market when it comes to treatments for ED. However, new discoveries have been made in the field of sexual medicine and there’s a new player in the market: Botox for ED! Keep reading our sex blog to learn more. 

What is Botox?

Botox is actually a brand name of a toxin made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox, however, is not the only brand that makes this toxin available. However, Botox is the term we hear most often because it was the first product in the market in this class of drugs. Let’s learn more about before and after ED injections.   

How does Penile Botox fight ED?

Various published studies have demonstrated the effectiveness and safety of Botox in the Penis in the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction (ED). A study published by the Sexual Medicine Review in 2018 reported that the administration of Botox into the penis relaxed the smooth muscle of the arteries and veins of the penis, thus facilitating increased blood flow. Further studies support these findings, showing data that men who receive Botox reported increased sexual function and satisfaction. 

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How is Penis Botox administered? Botox Penile Injections

Botox is injected into the corpus cavernosa of the penis with a tiny needle. The whole procedure is only a couple of minutes long. Although it may lead to discomfort, the procedure is fast and safe. Either 50 or 100 units of Botox are injected and the procedure is repeated every 4-6 months. You may also combine Penile Botox Injections with PDE5 inhibitors and penile intra cavernous injections (ICIs) a day after the procedure with no interactions. 

Who administers the Botox?

If you are interested in penile Botox injections for the treatment of ED, we can help. Other healthcare providers like urologists may also have penile Botox available. Ask for penile botox and have a conversation with the healthcare provider to see if you are a candidate.

Although this therapy has proven to be safe, studies are ongoing and the science is evolving. Botox is a promising therapy for ED but remember that the most important aspect of having sex is enjoying fully in mind and body. A working penis with rock-hard erections is a great thing to have but it is not a substitute for intimacy skills and sexual confidence.If you find that you’re struggling in these areas, consider seeking guidance from a sex coach or exploring surrogate partner therapy. Additionally, consulting with a sexologist in Dallas, Irving or Plano at Texas Sexual Health could provide valuable insights and support on your journey toward a fulfilling sex life. Remember, it’s okay to seek help and support when needed. Happy sex!