We are now proud providers of the O-Shot® which empowers women to have control over their own needs and wellness!
The O-Shot® is a surgery-free, usually painless, and quick in-office procedure that complements our vaginal rejuvenation as well as our sexual wellness program.
It is also a great relief for women suffering from medical symptoms regarding vaginal elasticity.
Candidates for the O-shot®
If you have any of the following symptoms the O-Shot® can help you.
- Urinary leakage when you jump, laugh, cough, or sneeze. Also leakage from the strong urgency of urination.
- Low Libido (low sex drive)
- Difficulty reaching orgasm
- Painful intercourse
- Chronic pain from a history of vaginal childbirth (episiotomy scars)
How Is This O-shot® Procedure Performed?
The O-Shot® begins with a simple blood draw. Platelet-rich plasma is extracted from the blood and used to be injected into a numbed area near the clitoris and upper vagina. The platelet-rich plasma causes a rejuvenation of the blood supply and cells of the tissue it is injected into.
The procedure is very straightforward. First, one of our providers will draw some of your blood by venipuncture. Next, Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is extracted from the blood after it is centrifuged. After the area is numbed with topical local anesthetic then injected near the clitoris and upper vagina. The plasma can then revitalize the cells and blood supply of the tissue over time. For the best results, a series of three injections will be done. The injections will be spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
Benefits of the O-shot®
- Decreased urinary leakage
- Increased vaginal skin tightness
- Increased sexual desire
- Increase sexual sensitivity
- Again, No down time!
*results may vary
When Can I Go Back to My Normal Activities After My O-shot® Procedure?
During the same day of the procedure You can go back to exercising, working and even having intercourse.
Can the O-shot® Be Combined With Other Procedures?
How Can the O-Shot® Help with Stress Urinary Incontinence?
According to research, about 90 percent of women who receive the O-Shot for stress urinary incontinence or urge incontinence experience remarkable results. These results come without surgery and without downtime. They may be noticed within a few weeks of treatment.
Stress urinary incontinence is a side effect of vaginal atrophy, which commonly occurs as women age. It may also be caused in part by weight, pregnancy, menopause, and vaginal childbirth. O-Shot treatment, through the delivery of powerful platelet-rich plasma, stimulates an increase in blood flow to the target tissue, as well as numerous growth factors that support tissue and blood vessel regeneration. In the case of stress urinary incontinence, the effects of PRP can improve bladder control by strengthening and expanding the tissue within the vaginal walls around the urethra.
Is the O-Shot® Safe?
Yes! The O-Shot is virtually risk-free. This is because it's not a medication and has no ingredients in it other than the platelets that come from your own body. The equipment that is used to conduct your treatment is approved by the FDA and is carefully managed using the strictest sterilization or disposal protocols. Platelet-rich plasma has been used for decades in many areas of medicine. Its use for cosmetic and regenerative processes is well-established, as are the few side effects known to be possible with this treatment.
What are the Side Effects of the O-Shot®?
Because the O-Shot is comprised of the platelet-rich plasma that already exists in your body, there are only a few side effects that may occur. These aren't related to the PRP but to the injections themselves. The most common side effects that have been reported include mild soreness and a minor amount of bleeding. This isn't vaginal bleeding but bleeding related to the injections. This side effect is very rare. Soreness, if it does occur, usually resolves within one day. None of the side effects that might develop after your O-Shot treatment require special care. In fact, your provider may advise against taking ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication after your treatment because this diminishes the natural inflammatory process that's involved in tissue regeneration, the very process we want to happen!
Will I Get Better Results if I Get a Series of O-Shot® Injections?
As you do your research about the O-Shot, you may read that some patients experience near-immediate improvements. This can happen in as many as half of all women. The initial "wow effects" could be due to some hypersensitivity caused by the injections themselves or the increase in circulation through the clitoris and vaginal area. Keep in mind that you might not experience these early effects, and, if you don't, that doesn't mean your treatment didn't work; it just might take a bit longer for you to notice the benefits.
Can you receive more than one O-Shot? Yes! Will that guarantee that you experience dramatically better results? Not necessarily. Your body dictates how much more sensitive your intimate area becomes and how much the tissue around the urethra increases in response to the presence of the new platelet-rich plasma. That said, multiple treatments may be ideal, especially in situations where more vaginal atrophy has occurred or where a patient wants to prolong the effects of this treatment. We're here to provide you with the most up-to-date clinical data that can help you determine how many O-Shots you want to receive and how often.
Dr. Jennifer Walden Explains the O-shot®
Is the O-shot® Painful?
Women report that the O-Shot® is practically painless. The area is numbed with a topical local anesthetic to ensure comfort.