Childbirth, menopause and the natural ageing process can affect a woman’s sexual wellness. Loss of sensation and thinning of the vaginal mucosa can result in decreased sexual enjoyment and functional issues including dryness and urinary stress incontinence. One of the new exciting treatments in intimate wellness is the use of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).
The science behind the O-Shot, is based on the powerful tissue regenerative properties of platelet rich plasma treatments to rejuvenate the vulval and vaginal tissue to improve tissue quality, lubrication and sensation to enhance sexual pleasure and function.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the O-Shot?
How does the O-Shot work?
The O-Shot works by using the patient’s own PRP, which contains growth factors and healing properties that can help regenerate tissue and stimulate collagen production in the vaginal area. This can lead to improved sexual function and relief from certain conditions.
What are the benefits of the O-Shot?
The benefits of the O-Shot may include improved sexual function, increased sexual pleasure, improved vaginal lubrication, reduced pain during intercourse, and relief from certain conditions such as urinary incontinence.
Is the O-Shot painful?
The O-Shot procedure involves a series of small injections into the vaginal area, which may cause mild discomfort or a brief pinch. However, a numbing cream and ice is applied to the area to minimize any discomfort.
How long does the O-Shot procedure take?
The O-Shot procedure typically takes around 30 minutes from start to finish.
How long do the effects of the O-Shot last?
The effects of the O-Shot can last for several months to over a year, depending on the individual patient and their response to the treatment.
Who is a good candidate for the O-Shot?
Women who are experiencing sexual dysfunction or certain medical conditions such as urinary incontinence may be good candidates for the O-Shot. However, it’s important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine if the treatment is right for you.
Are there any risks or side effects associated with the O-Shot?
While the O-Shit is generally considered safe, as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects, such as mild pain or discomfort, bleeding, bruising and infection.
How many O-Shot treatments are recommended?
The number of O-Shot treatments recommended may vary depending on the individual patient and their desired results. Typically, patients may benefit from a series of treatments spaced several months apart. Our most popular protocol is a series of three treatments spaced one month apart which allows for cumulative regenerative effects from the growth factors.
How do I prepare for my O-Shot appointment?
Prior to your O-Shot appointment, it’s important to avoid taking blood-thinning medications and to stay hydrated. Ideally have the treatment done when you are not menstruating as it may increase sensitivity. You may also be advised to avoid sexual activity the day of your treatment and to come prepared with loose, comfortable clothing.
What should I expect during my O-Shot procedure?
During the O-Shot procedure, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient, which is then processed to create the PRP. The PRP is then injected into the vaginal area using a small needle.
How soon can I resume normal activities after my O-Shot treatment?
Can I have sex after my O-Shot treatment?
Patients are typically advised to wait at least 24-48 hours before engaging in sexual activity following the O-Shot treatment. Thereafter we encourage as much as possible!
Is there any downtime associated with the O-Shot?
There is typically no downtime associated with the O-Shot, and patients are able to resume normal activities immediately following the procedure.
How can I learn more about the O-Shot and if it's right for me?
If you’re interested in learning more about the O-Shot and whether it’s the right treatment option for you, it’s important to consult with one of our qualified healthcare providers who can answer your questions and provide personalized recommendations.