It’s nighttime again, and you know what that means. Intimacy with your partner that doesn’t give either of you much satisfaction. You’ve tried lubricants and toys, but still, you don’t feel the sensations you know you should. So, what’s next? At Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon OH, we recommend the O-shot, a revolutionary way to rejuvenate vaginal tissues and correct sexual dysfunction.
What Is the O-Shot?
Also commonly known as the orgasm shot, this non-invasive therapy aims to correct the many symptoms of sexual dysfunction in women and improve orgasm strength and frequency. How is this possible? The shot harnesses the body’s own healing powers by re-injecting platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into your body via two sites: one near the clitoris, and the other within the upper vagina.
That was a lot of information to take in, so we’re going to break things down here pretty succinctly. Let’s start with PRP, which we obtain from your body in the same way a technician draws blood. Once we’ve obtained the blood from a vein in your arm, we place it into a centrifuge. This process separates the different components to give us platelets.
The Healing Powers of Platelets
Platelets are one of the most important regenerative cells in the body. They are first to arrive when a vessel is damaged to form clots that stop bleeding; they also release growth factors at the site of any injury, such as those affecting skin tissues, organs, and muscles, to encourage recovery.
Each growth factor elicits a targeted response from nearby cells. Collectively, these proteins promote healing by using a variety of activities, including:
- Recruiting stem cells to repair and rebuild tissues
- Reconstructing blood vessels
- Building a matrix to support developing cells
- Regulating cellular growth phases
- Accelerating the healing process
How Does This Relate to Orgasms?
The goal of the O-shot is to stimulate new cell growth within the clitoris and vaginal walls. This removes those that are weak and desensitized to bring forth cells that are fresh and healthy. The result is increased sensitivity to stimulation so that a woman is able to enjoy intercourse.
For years, PRP has successfully been used to heal diabetic ulcers and tissues involved with certain procedures, such as bone fusion after spinal surgery. The concept of improving vaginal tissues is the same; by injecting PRP into two of the most sensitive areas of a woman’s body, we rejuvenate cells for enhanced sexual arousal and stimulation.
What to Expect
We’re happy to say that, despite what you may be thinking, treatment is nearly pain-free. Every session starts with the same basic steps. We first apply a topical numbing cream to the two injection sites. While this takes effect, we draw and prepare your blood. After the PRP is ready and we’ve ensured you’re numb, we make two injections. In total, the therapy takes about 45 minutes.
Patients report feeling nothing more than a slight pinprick or sensation of warmth. After treatment, both injection sites are immediately plumped – an added benefit that can instantly improve sexual intercourse. This effect only lasts about a week, but in the meantime, PRP encourages the growth of new blood vessels, collagen, and stem cells. You can think of PRP as fertilizer for the body.
Feel Free to Ask Questions
While around 80 percent of women regularly fake orgasm, less than 15 percent are willing to broach the subject with their gynecologists. We understand that discussing such a private topic can be difficult and embarrassing. But sexual dysfunction is cited as one of the foremost problems in all relationships. We therefore encourage you to take a deep breath and speak up, especially during your consultation with our office.
We will use this time to discuss your medical history and the ways sexual dysfunction is intruding on your life. In turn, you should feel free to ask questions about therapy and how it can address your specific issues. This two-way dialogue will improve your comfort level and allow us to craft a treatment plan that reflects your needs.
Overall results will continue developing for several months, but you won’t have to wait that long to see benefits. Most women, in fact, feel an immediate change; some feel sexual arousal for the first time in years, while others report orgasms that are easier to achieve and last longer than any they’ve previously had.
Effects should continue for at least 18 months, and maintenance appointments are recommended after that time. Benefits of the O-shot include:
- Increased natural lubrication
- Enhanced feelings of sensation
- Ability to reach orgasm when previously unable
- Tighter and more elastic vaginal canal
- Smoother vulva skin
- More frequent and stronger orgasms
- Elimination of pain during sex
- Improved ability to reach orgasm
- Improvement in urinary incontinence
This is another subject women are reluctant to talk about because it’s an admission of urinary leakage. Even worse, we’ve been taught this is a common and normal side effect of childbirth and aging; the best treatment plan is to safeguard clothes with equally embarrassing bladder leakage pads.
But this is not a condition you just have to accept. First, it’s important to understand it happens as a result of weak pelvic floor muscles responsible for controlling urine flow. They naturally lose strength with age because tissues lose their ability to retain moisture, cellular turnover slows, and collagen production slows. This protein forms the support structure for all tissues within the body.
Bladder leakage also afflicts many women after childbirth, which can stretch muscles in such a way that they do not snap back. It’s important to remember muscles are designed to expand and contract, not unlike a rubber band. When they lose this ability, they stop functioning properly and, in the case of pelvic floor muscles, cannot control urine flow when coughing, laughing, and otherwise placing pressure on the abdomen.
PRP focuses on muscle rejuvenation in two ways: rebuilding vaginal tissues and spurring collagen production. New vaginal tissues lead to the construction of stronger muscles. Collagen, as we explained earlier, provides support to tissues so they remain firmly in place. Without it, muscles can sag and lose elasticity.
History of This Treatment
The history behind this treatment’s development is worth noting because it highlights how women seek to improve their vaginal health. Dr. Charles Runels is credited with the first vampire facelift that also incorporated PRP. Results from these therapies were so positive that Dr. Runels’ girlfriend asked if PRP could benefit her vaginal tissues.
At that time, she, too, was suffering from bladder incontinence. After weighing the pros and cons, he gave her PRP injections trans-vaginally. Not only did her leakage significantly improve, but her orgasms also became more powerful. This, of course, was not an intended effect, but it happened all the same. Thus, the treatment was born as a way to revive vaginal tissues and address multiple concerns.
Studies published by the U.S. National Institutes of Health confirm that PRP restores the structure and function of pelvic ligaments. Studies further show that PRP can regulate tissue reconstruction to correct urinary incontinence. In terms of sexual dysfunction, platelets have proven to release some 35 growth factors that encourage tissue regeneration, healing, and regrowth. This proves it can successfully rejuvenate the vagina and restore tissue anatomy.
PRP, and the O-shot specifically, have also shown in clinical studies to immediately activate tissue regeneration. This leads to a dramatically enhanced sexual response, with improvements to natural lubrication, arousal, and orgasm strength. This treatment is proven to deliver:
- Thicker and firmer skin
- Stronger ligaments and muscles
- Increased blood flow to the vagina
Causes of Sexual Dysfunction
Unlike erectile dysfunction, with its expansive catalog of treatments, female sexual dysfunction has largely been relegated to therapies like topical jellies, creams, and counseling. In the decades since the advent of these options, little else has been developed. Many women struggling with sexual function have therefore given up, with about 20 percent completely turning away from sex that only yields pain and dissatisfaction.
Contrary to popular belief, women of any age can grapple with vaginal dryness, achieving orgasm, and enjoying intercourse. The underlying cause can often be pinpointed as insufficient estrogen levels. This hormone is responsible for many tasks, including keeping the vagina lubricated. Natural lubrication keeps tissues strong, plump, and healthy.
When Estrogen Levels Drop
Although the body is designed to maintain a state of balance, and it functions best during homeostasis, hormones are tricky chemicals. They fluctuate normally, but estrogen is especially prone to dips and rises that can lead to imbalance. In turn, tissues of the vagina morph from strong and hydrated to dry, brittle, and fragile.
With this change comes reduced sensation. Without it, a woman cannot feel arousal during intercourse. This also means diminished lubrication and pleasure. Some patients, therefore, choose to complement the O-shot with additional treatments like hormone replacement therapy and/or laser rejuvenation.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re wondering why PRP is better than blood, you’re not alone. But we have an answer. The plasma we extract with the centrifuge process is five to 10 times higher in platelet density than whole blood. We focus on platelets because the body’s first response to injury is delivering these cells, indicating their healing properties are rooted in biology.
In clinical practice, PRP injections routinely repair joints, tendons, and ligaments with great outcomes. Now, as we transition into using PRP for gynecological purposes, patient satisfaction is consistently above 80 percent. Most women report immediate improvements to their vaginal tissues, and nearly all report long-lasting results.
Does Treatment Really Rejuvenate Your Sex Life?
In a word, yes. By addressing the external components of sex – vaginal sensation and lubrication – we can help you feel more comfortable during intimacy. This leads to heightened arousal and more satisfying intercourse with your partner. Both of you will benefit.
Is More Than One Shot Necessary?
This depends on how your body reacts to the first treatment and the rejuvenation goals you seek to achieve. We generally recommend women wait eight weeks to see the shot’s full effects. After this, if you feel your results aren’t potent enough, we can discuss administering a second shot. One of the greatest benefits of this treatment is little to no chance of adverse reactions because we’re using your own blood, which we know to be safe and healthy.
How Long Before Results Develop?
As we mentioned earlier, women generally begin to feel heightened sensations within the first several days, if not immediately. Results will then continue to develop in the coming weeks and peak after about three months.
A Treatment Just for Women
One of the hallmarks of this treatment is its targeted development for women. It shows a history of success in other clinical applications and is supported in efficacy by a host of studies. We recommend you see the benefits for yourself. Call Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH, today to schedule your consultation.