Premature Ejaculation Treatment
Premature Ejaculation Cures: Pills? Surgery? Injections!
Dr Kim considers injection therapy the best solution for premature ejaculation — better than dangerous drugs and better than surgery which is both risky and temporary.
Before making any decision and before any premature ejaculation treatment, Dr Kim first checks sensitivity of the glans and compares it with the patient's fingertip sensation — biothesiometry.
Testing incurs no additional cost for the patient. It enables the doctor to decide if the treatment will be effective or not.
Biothesiometry grade categories are:
- over 8.
When the biothesiometric grade is very high (over 8) and the patient has a premature ejaculation problem, then the time between penetration and ejaculation must be established.
One patient complained:
I ejaculate prematurely after only 30 minutes!
Another patient complained ejaculation was premature because it happened after …
… only two hours.
“Premature” is a very relative and subjective term.
First step is for Dr Kim to discover the patients definition of “premature”.
Simply put, premature means ejaculating sooner than the patient or his partner wants.
If the biothesiometric grade is very high and ejaculation occurs within two minutes of penetration, the person is:
- NOT a good candidate for dorsal neurectomy surgery
- might possibly be a candidate for treatment by drugs, but
- is certainly a good candidate for injection therapy by Dr Kim.
The choice is between:
- costly and dangerous drugs (up to US$11,000 over a two-year period?);
- risky dorsal neurectomy surgery that gives a temporary result but can cause permanent erectile dysfunction;
- highly precise injection therapy by Dr Kim that has the added benefit of glans enlargement, costs a fraction of the price of risky drugs and can successfully treat premature ejaculation for 12-24 months.
Why NOT Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors?
There are many psychotropic medications from which to choose, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
But those premature ejaculation pills are dangerous and expensive — up to US$15 per tablet from a legitimate “brick-and-mortar” pharmacy in your city. At one tablet per day, it could add up to about US$5,475 per year.
SSRIs are a tightly controlled prescription medication so you will be paying for more than the drugs.
You will be required to periodically see a physician to get the prescription renewed.
In addition to the high cost of the drugs, trying to chemically treat premature ejaculation will also incur other biannual costs (bimonthly at first) such as:
- doctor fees
- time getting to the doctor's office, waiting in his reception area, talking with the physician, getting the prescription, then getting to a pharmacy to purchase the drugs.
SSRIs are usually considered primarily drugs for “mood management” and personality disorders, not premature ejaculation.
These powerful drugs will change your personality.
The pharmaceutical industry spins “change” to mean “improve” you by making you more “sociable”. Does your personality need “improvement”? Do you need an emotional damper often used in conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapy?
Big Pharma (over $259 billion in USA prescription drug sales in 2014) says SSRIs are technically not “addictive” … but you suffer withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking them suddenly instead of being weaned off.
Regardless of how you kick the SSRI habit, it may become necessary to take the drugs long-term to prevent you developing depression because you stopped them — regardless that you started taking them to deal with premature ejaculation, not depression. You may come to “rely” on the drug longterm — and Big Pharma — at great cost.
SSRIs: Intolerable Adverse Symptoms
Although SSRIs are “USA FDA approved”, victims of SSRIs have launched hundreds of product liability and personal injury lawsuits against drug companies. More than a billion dollars in compensation has already been paid to victims.
SSRIs used to treat premature ejaculation have many common side effects and cause complications, such as:
- decreased quality of sexual orgasms
- decreased ability to have an orgasm
- decreased sex drive
- male erectile dysfunction
- muscle twitches, shivers or tremors
- hallucinations and psychoses
- mood swings
- unpredictable and involuntary weight change
- reduced blood clotting ability
- loss of appetite
- excessive sweating
- breathing difficulty
- bloody stools
- urinary retention
- vomiting blood
- high blood pressure
- blurred vision
- anxiety and panic attacks
- loss of concentration
- severe skin blistering and pealing
- flu-like symptoms, such as sneezing, soar throat, nasal drip
- withdrawal symptoms (discontinuation effects)
SSRIs: Polypharmacy & Problematic Drug Interaction
SSRIs can be dangerous to use with more than 216 other drugs, including:
- St. John’s wort (therapeutic dose elevated to toxicity)
- MAO inhibitors and other anticoagulants such as aspirin
- certain popular pain killers such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen
- some antibiotics
- other antidepressants
- drugs for treatment of psychosis and schizophrenia.
SSRIs are unsuitable for anyone getting electroconvulsive therapy or with health problems such as:
- bipolar disorder
- kidney disease
- liver disorders
- heart disorders
- diabetes 1 or 2
- asthma being treated with theophylline
- migraines being treated with triptans.
Between 55 to 80% of patients fail to experience any reduction in premature ejaculation from taking powerful SSRI drugs. In other words, the antidepressant drug's “side-effect” of delaying ejaculation often doesn't work.
SSRIs do not have immediate effect. It can take up to a month for the effect to appear — if it is effective at all.
SSRIs are often a wishful-thinking, shotgun-style approach to solving premature ejaculation instead of a laser-focused approach of physically reducing nerve stimulation in an unusually sensitive glans.
Glans Enhancement Injection Therapy Using Superfine Filler
For people who are not East Asian, Dr Kim recommends correction of premature ejaculation using a special type of glans enhancement by injection, not dorsal neurectomy.
Rather than cutting nerves, Dr Kim's glans enhancement to treat premature ejaculation partially reduces erotic sensation. Dr Kim explains:
It is like wearing multiple layers of condoms.
Instead of surgery, Dr Kim recommends strategic injections of a superfine hyaluronic acid (HA) filler in the glans and penile body.
Koreans need 3-6 ml of filler but the amount varies in patients of other races.
Filler is not a permanent solution but the procedure is repeatable. A patient will experience restoration of sensitivity after one or two years.
And over time a patient will adapt to it. For example, people who start wearing glasses soon experience no discomfort.
- is safe
- works well
- increases glans size
- avoids dangerous drugs
- avoids risky surgery, and
- avoids erectile dysfunction (ED).
Correction of premature ejaculation using glans enhancement by injection costs only US$2400.
If you live very far from South Korea, a 15-hour round trip flight would increase total expense about US$930. But that would still cost significantly less than drug treatment and would be safer than both drugs or neurectomy.
Patients often want multiple and concurrent solutions such as glans enlargement and treatment of premature ejaculation. This procedure achieves both goals.
Surgery: Dorsal Neurectomy
Dr Kim has performed dorsal neurectomy to treat about 1,000 cases of Korean men suffering from premature ejaculation He can do it in about 10 minutes.
But that procedure is only advisable for local Koreans and other East Asians.
One reason is because it's a temporary solution. Usually, after 2-3 years, the nerves regenerate. Local patients can easily come back to have the procedure repeated but that is not very convenient for patients from other countries.
Another important argument against a surgical solution is risk of serious complications like permanent erectile dysfunction.
Tremendous Experience Performing Neurectomies but …
Risk is directly related to penis size and there is no research on Caucasians or people of color getting neurectomies. Dr Kim explains:
Injection is better than neurectomy for treatment of premature ejaculation. At least there is no risk of ED and the glans size is slightly increased.
I prefer to recommend injections for Caucasians and people of color instead of dorsal neurectomy — regardless that the complication rate for dorsal neurectomy is very low in East Asians, maybe 1%. Risk of erectile dysfunction will increase for patients who are Caucasians and for people of color.
Although I don't particularly like this glans enhancement procedure, it would be better than a dorsal neurectomy for Caucasians and people of color.
We have studies on the risk of dorsal neurectomy performed on East Asian people but there are no studies of other races.
That lack of hard data about risk to patients of various other races means he cannot evaluate the suitability and cannot give them any warranty.
We (Korean doctors) have more than 20 years experience with dorsal neurectomy. More than 1,000 Korean doctors have each done more than 100 dorsal neurectomy procedures.
Starting first in Russia and Eastern Europe, doctors there have only five years of experience with neurectomies for Caucasian patients and a specialist in that part of the world may have performed as few as 20 cases.
We don't know what will happen. I don't recommend neurectomy. I have no experience with other races.
We need a pilot study (of dorsal neurectomy in Caucasian patients) but there is none.