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What is the

Priapus Shot®?

a.k.a. P-Shot®


Learn more about the P-Shot®: WHAT MEN WANT below

Steve Mills interview's HJ McHugh, the founder, owner and operator of P-Shot CT, about this life changing regenerative sexual wellness treatment option she offers after hearing about it for the first time.


Enjoy their candid exchange while Steve asks all the questions men everywhere start to wonder once they find out about this safe and effective autologous treatment that gives you a healthier harder penis without any medications or down time!

About P Shot

Priapus Shot®


The Priapus Shot® (or P-Shot®) is an innovative, drug-free sexual enhancement treatment that is minimally invasive and offers long-lasting results to improve virility and address a variety of concerns that can negatively impact a man’s sex life and intimate relationships. It has safely helped thousands of men over the past decade improve their sexual health and pioneered the evolution of male enhancement regenerative options.

Autologous Therapy

Autologous therapy is a therapeutic treatment that uses a person’s own cells or tissue (for our purposes, blood) that are processed outside of the body and then reintroduced to the same person.

Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) treatments come from your own body, so there is little risk of negative reactions. Your blood is drawn and processed in-office so that only the desired enriched cells remain.

Platelets are cells that are known for their clotting abilities and also aid in wound healing.  They contain growth factors that can trigger cell reproduction and stimulate tissue regeneration or healing at the location of treatment.

Autologous Therapy

Care Directions

To maximize your treatment results and avoid undesired side effects or results, please be sure to follow these pre- and post-procedure instructions.

P-Shot® Pre-Care

  • HYDRATE very well the day before and the day of the procedure for ease of the blood draw.

  • You DO NOT have to fast for the blood draw.

  • Shave the treatment area within 24 hours of the procedure.

  • AVOID the use of NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, Naproxen, etc.) 3-7 days before procedure. As with any injection, this can increase the risk of bruising/ bleeding at the injection site.

  • Tylenol is OKAY for pain relief leading up to and including the day of procedure (See manufacturer label for directions of use).

  • AVOID the use of excessive or unnecessary blood thinners. If your doctor prescribes you blood thinners, do not stop unless you have consulted with your prescribing provider and are directed to do so.

  • AVOID systemic use of corticosteroids 1 week before the procedure. Discuss this with your prescribing provider prior to stopping or holding any corticosteroid medication.

  • AVOID alcohol and cigarettes for 5 days before the procedure.

  • AVOID the following nutritional supplements 5 days before the procedure: Garlic, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Flax Oil, Curcumin, Gingko Biloba and other anti-inflammatory nutrients

P-Shot® Post Care

  • You may resume your normal daily routine and activity, including showering and sexual intercourse, after treatment.

  • Refrain from strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment.

  • Use the Vacuum Pump for 10 minutes, twice daily, after the procedure for 2 months (Do not increase the pressure above 10 mmHg). This will maximize effectiveness of the procedure.

    • We have Vacuum Pumps available for purchase in-office for you or you may obtain one prior to your appointment (electric or manual).

  • Eat a healthy diet and hydrate well (at least 64 fl. oz of water per day).

  • Most side effects from treatments should not be cause for alarm as they are usually minor and should subside with time as a normal part of the healing process. They may be alleviated with simple measures as described below.

    • Mild tingling, swelling, soreness and tenderness may occur for up to 3 days.

    • Acetaminophen may be used for discomfort (See manufacturer label for directions of use)

    • If you experience minor itching, you may use antihistamines like Benadryl and Zyrtec (See manufacturer label for directions of use).

    • If able, refrain from use of NSAIDs (e.g. Ibuprofen) for 5 days as this can increase the risk of bruising.

    • Bruising, typically at the injection site, may last for several weeks. Arnica Gel may be used for bruising.

  • Avoid alcohol and cigarettes for 3-7 days after the procedure.

  • Avoid the following nutritional supplements 5 days following the procedure: Garlic, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Flax Oil, Curcumin, Gingko Biloba and other anti-inflammatory nutrients.


  • What is the P-Shot®?
    The P-Shot® is an innovative, drug-free sexual enhancement treatment that is minimally invasive and offers long-lasting results to improve virility and address a variety of concerns that can negatively impact a man’s sex life and intimate relationships. It has safely helped thousands of men over the past decade improve their sexual health and pioneered the evolution of male enhancement regenerative options.
  • How did the Praipus Shot®/P-Shot® get its name?
    After first injecting his own penis, the inventor of the procedure we use today, Dr. Charles Runels, dubbed the procedure the Priapus Shot® (also known as the P-Shot®) after the Greek god of male regenerative power.
  • What benefits can men experience from the P-Shot®?
    Stronger and firmer erections Improved sexual stamina (i.e. erections that can be easier to achieve and maintain) Increased penile length and girth Increased sensitivity of the penis Better overall blood flow to the penis Resolution of penile pain with erections Improvement in or resolution of the penile curvature from Peyronie’s Disease Less downtime between erections Decreased risk of premature ejaculation Few prostate issues Improved skin texture and apperance Improved intimacy for you and your partner A lower dose of ED medications required or possibly not requiring ED medications (if already taking) Most patients report one or more of the above benefits, but individual results may vary.
  • What does 'PRP' stand for?
    'PRP' stands for Platelet Rich Plasma.
  • What is PRP?
    PRP (or Platelet Rich Plasma) is classified as a regenerative autologous treatment. PRP is a component of your blood that contains platelets. Platelets release growth factors that can cause 3 major things to happen Angiogenesis (Growth of blood vessels) Neurogenesis (Growth of nerves) Reduce inflammation Platelets have the ability to stimulate cellular regeneration and tissue repair because when they are activated they can release growth factors and other proteins. Restorative treatments actually cause blood vessel and nerve growth to help potentially reverse ED.
  • How does the P-Shot work?
    The P-Shot treatment is based on PRP (or Platelet Rich Plasma), which is a therapy that was originally used in dentistry, cardiothoracic surgeries and in wound healing that has been with increasing use in the treatment of orthopedic conditions. With the P-Shot, we are using your body’s own healing power that the PRP produces to improve the function of your penis. PRP contains high concentrations of platelets that release growth factors and proteins, which activate stem cells and stimulate cellular repair and regeneration wherever they placed in the body. Platelets additionally support collagen production and the formation of new blood vessels occurs further aids in tissue repair. When we introduce your body’s own PRP into your penis, these effects help to increase the blood flow and circulation, providing you a heathier penis.
  • Is the P-Shot safe?
    Yes. Unlike prescribed medications, this treatment uses the PRP that your body produces so there is no risk of allergic reaction or adverse effects such as lumpiness. This treatment has been performed thousands of times over a decade with no reports of serious complications. It is the safest and found amongst thousands of men to be the most effective natural alternative to a healthier, harder penis without drugs or surgery.
  • Am I a candidate for P-Shot?
    The P-Shot has been performed on men of all ages. Healthy men who are not currently experiencing erectile problems can still get the benefits of enhancing that tissue to create stronger, harder erections and - at times - increase girth and length. The P-Shot is an excellent treatment to be proactive instead of reactive as it can create new healthy tissue in the penis. For men whom have less or lost erectile function because of certain health issues, the P-Shot has been found to help improve this function. For men with conditions such as erectile dysfunction, diabetes, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis that can cause damaged tissue, the P-Shot can create or repair that damaged tissue. Men with neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis also report improvements. Many men are taking medications to manage their chronic health conditions and sometimes the side effects of these medications can even contribute to ED. For men whom are using medications such as pills or intracavernosal self-injections, pumps, intrauretheal suppositories, vaccum erection devices or would like to try other options before surgery, the P-Shot is an excellent first step to a healthier harder penis by redirecting your body’s abilities to help heal and improve itself.
  • Where does the PRP for the P-Shot come from?
    During your appointment, a small amount of blood is drawn in the office and is then spun in a specially designed, FDA-approved centrifuge. Centrifuges separate the platelets and plasma from the rest of your blood. The platelets are isolated and then injected back into the body where the benefits are desired. Along with numbing cream on the skin, a nerve block is performed on the penis (much like when a dentist blocks the pain during a dental procedure) so there is minimal to no pain or discomfort during treatment.
  • How long does the P-Shot take to perform?
    The P-Shot procedure takes less than 5 minutes, however, you should plan about 1 hour for your appointment from start to finish. During the hour appointment, we will collect your blood sample from your arm, apply a topical numbing cream to your penis, perform nerve block so that you are comfortable during the procedure, spin your blood sample in our FDA-approved centrifuge to separate the PRP and administer the PRP. We will answer any questions you may have and review the post care directions with you. While appointments can take less than 1 hour, we often allow a little extra time to ensure your comfort. The procedure is performed in our office in total privacy. You may drive yourself home after the procedure.
  • When can I resume sexual activity after the P-Shot procedure?
    You may resume sexual activity approximately 4 hours after the procedure on the same day.
  • Are there any potential side effects of the P Shot?
    Since PRP is a component of your own blood, there are few and only minor potential side effects. These include minor bleeding or bruising at the injection sites, swelling, and very rarely, infection (as can occur with any injection).
  • Are there any post P-Shot procedure requirements?
    Yes, to receive the greatest benefits and optimize the most success out of your P-Shot treatment, we recommend use of a vacuum erection device (VED), which will be available to you for purchase during your appointment. We will review the device and directions with you at your appointment. This is usually performed by you in the comfort of your home twice daily and requires only a few minutes of your time. Without compliance success rates are typically lower.
  • How long does it take for the P-Shot to work?
    For some men, results can be seen and experienced immediately. Many men report that they - and at times, their partner - notice a significant increase in size, shape and duration of their erections the same day of treatment.
  • How long does the P-Shot last?
    Most men experience the results of P-Shot for 15 months, but for some, improvements can last for as long as 18 months because we are restoring the functionality of the penis naturally instead of options with medications or chemicals that wear off and have to be repeated frequently. The treatment can be repeated as often as you require (typically every 15-18 months).
  • Is the P-Shot the same kind of treatment as TriMix injections?
    No, the P-Shot is different from TriMix injections. TriMix is a prescribed medication where men inject their own penis with a needle (self-administer) to deliver the medication in order to produce an erection for a brief period of time. It requires an self- administered injection each time you wish to have an erection. The P-Shot is a treatment that revives and enhances your natural erections with components of your own blood that is injected by a medical provider.
  • Will I still need to take ED medications like Cialis or Viagria after the P-Shot?
    Commonly prescribed ED medications often have associated side effects such as headaches, skin flushing, gastrointestinal issues, and/or vision changes, therefore, they are typically not long term options for many men. Some men find that they do not need to continue their prescribed ED medication any longer, while men on higher doses have found that that their medications are working even better, and often at lower doses.
  • Are all centrifuges the same?
    No, there are many different types of centrifuges. The centrifuges we use are FDA-approved and known to extract the highest concentrations of platelets on the market while simultaneously removing 99% of red blood cells (RBCs). This is important because RBCs have the potential to hinder the regenerative process. There are many PRP centrifuge systems, but often they fall short of delivering a final injectable that can be considered platelet-rich. Our system is a completely closed system throughout all steps of the processing of your blood, which meets the highest sterility standards. Your blood sample will be obtained and spun in the same room your procedure will be performed in. We use the best equipment on the market to give you the highest quality product and maximize your success with PRP injection during your P-Shot treatment.
  • Is the P-Shot FDA approved?
    PRP is considered a blood product exempted by FDA, which means it is not held by same standard or regulation like other products or medications. This does not devalue the benefits of PRP, just as a blood transfusion conducted in a hospital does not devalue the importance of known benefits that come with blood transfusions when they are needed. The FDA simply requires that the blood donor be free of any transmissible diseases since the blood is often provided for an individual other than the donor. The FDA also regulates and vets the standard for blood collection systems and manufacturing of blood products. To better understand the FDA and their role, consider the example of when a surgeon is closing up a surgical wound with sutures. The technique the surgeon uses to close the wound (i.e. the way he/she sews the wound) is going to be considered and selected based on evidence based practice (EBP) and not an FDA approved practice. However, the suture kit the surgeon is using to close the wound that is created by a private company would be FDA approved and regulated. Our centrifuges and PRP kits are FDA-approved but because we are taking your own blood and injecting the PRP extracted from your own blood. The technique of where we inject the PRP is administered on evidence based practice and would not be under the discretion of the FDA.
  • How much does it cost?
    The cost of the P-Shot is 1900 USD. Some men are so impressed with their results that they request a secondary injection, while others (typically smokers) may notice improvement after one treatment session but at times elect to undergo a second treatment 8-12 weeks after. The cost of a secondary P-Shot in less than 6 months from first treatment is 1200 USD.
  • Does insurance cover P-Shot?
    Unfortunately, at this time insurance does not cover this treatment. However we are so confident the results the P-Shot produces, we offer a money back guarantee to ease any concerns you may have.
  • If the P-Shot works so well, why isn't it more expensive?"
    While many have asked why the P-Shot doesn’t cost more (“You know you could make more on this - I know guys that would pay 100,000”) when Dr. Charles Runels began offering this option, he wanted to ensure it was affordable to everyone. When someone’s vehicle transmission fails, no matter their financial situation, people often find a way to pay to fix their transmission. We often spend thousands of dollars on home improvement - roofs, decks, appliances - and “toys,” but hesitate to spend on our own health. Dr. Runels wanted to ensure making this decision came with ease and didn’t require a loan as many surgeries do.
Post-Care Directions

Vampire Hair™ 


Like the Priapus Shot®, Vampire Hair was developed and trademarked by Dr. Charles Runels MD, who also invented the O-Shot®, Vampire FaceLift® and Vampire Facial®.

3 Sessions for 1800

Vampire Hair growth is a non-surgical hair-loss treatment using your body's platelets 

extracted from your own blood that are then reintroduced to areas of your scalp, delivering different growth factors that support hair regrowth while also stimulating the follicles and slowing down the rate of hair loss.


While Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment is not FDA-approved for hair loss, research to-date has shown that PRP can be effective for age-related hair loss and alopecia areata (a disease that causes hair thinning in young people otherwise healthy). It is considered safe and less invasive than alternative hair loss treatments such as hair transplant surgery, and can even be less expensive.


As a non-surgical procedure, Vampire Hair  PRP requires no downtime and is without significant safety risks.

Clients find this procedure to be virtually painless, and the entire treatment takes about 30 minutes. Vampire Hair is an excellent treatment to receive on its own or as a complement to your P-Shot® appointment.

Vampire Hair


About P-Shot® CT


I’m in a relentless pursuit to bring revolutionary treatment options with evidence-based findings to you”


- Heather Jane "HJ" McHugh, APRN

Owner & Operator, P-Shot® CT

Heather Jane "HJ" McHugh is a double board-certified APRN who is committed to providing clients safe, accessible, and high quality care from consultation through treatment, post-care, and results.

An eastern Connecticut-native, HJ received her B.S. & M.S. in Nursing from University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT). At the start of her career, she served the critically ill and trained nurses and paramedic students at a local tertiary hospital. Upon completion of her Masters program as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, HJ served 2 years as a Hospitalist at a local community hospital and received the Mid-level Provider of the Year Award in 2016. She began her aesthetic journey in 2018, and in 2020, she became double board-certified by the American Academy of Procedural Medicine in Aesthetics. She continues to train with the aesthetic field's leading providers.

HJ's interest in aesthetic medicine began while treating vein disease, and continued her aesthetic education journey by enrolling in any and all classes that were offered. She has attended numerous classes, trainings and sessions across the country led by highly respected medical providers who have pioneered in their aesthetic specialties over the last four years.


After taking an introductory course on platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments, she was delighted to learn of all the aesthetic opportunities and orthopedic benefits PRP offers. While she believes (and agrees) that medication and traditionally invasive procedures absolutely serve a purpose, she has always felt that exploring interventions and treatments that have the potential to yield desired outcomes with decreased risks is the ideal starting point when addressing patient concerns. As she set out to further her education on treatments using PRP, she realized there was no one better equipped to train her than world-renowned MD Dr. Charles Runels, the man who invented the Priapus Shot® (amongst multiple other well-known regenerative aesthetic procedures), and Dr. Jeffrey Piccirillo, the orthopedic PRP guru who developed protocols that have and continue to treat thousands of orthopedic patients in over 200 practices nationwide. She successfully completed training in the most respected regenerative medicine procedures offered today side-by-side with two of the most influential medical doctors who have blazed new trails in shaping the future for non-invasive treatment options.


She remains dedicated to helping patients on their personal journey to achieve and maintain their aesthetic well-being holistically. She delivers patient care with individualized focus, always with compassion and integrity. She found that her approach drove patients to return to her practice reporting increased confidence and energy after treatment. With these improvements, patients found other aspects in their lives improved for the better. It became clear to her that patient-centered and education-based approach were improving patient’s compliance with preventative care, procedure results and overall self-esteem, solidifying her position in aesthetic medicine.


Today, she serves as a member of the American Nurse Association, American Nurse Association of Connecticut, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Critical Care Nurses, American Academy of Procedural Medicine,American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association and Cellular Medicine Association.

When not providing patients with exceptional holistic care with the newest advancements in medical technology, HJ enjoys going to baseball games, off-roading, snowboarding and spending time visiting her family in South Carolina and Illinois.

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"Leading up to the appointment I was having a lot of anxiety about the idea of the injections. The minute I walked through the door I immediately felt at ease after talking with HJ and the numbing cream was applied. She was thorough in explaining what she was doing during every step of the procedure. The injection part was very swift and not as bad as I had expected. I highly recommend you see HJ if you are considering this procedure  "

- Robert L, Age 38



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Glastonbury, CT

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