The O-Shot ®, also known as the Orgasm Shot, is a very specific method of using blood-derived growth factors to rejuvenate the female sexual anatomy. Women report improvement in sexual satisfaction, intensity of orgasm, reduced discomfort, and many have seen improvement or resolution of urinary stress incontinence. More details on recent O-Shot research can be viewed here.
The O-Shot – Help for Female Sexual Dysfunction
While medical science offers a multitude of treatments for male sexual dysfunction and erectile dysfunction, treatment options for women have been minimal at best. Many women experience problems with sexual function at some point in their lives. Common symptoms of female sexual dysfunction may include:
• Low sexual desire: diminished libido, or lack of sex drive.
• Sexual arousal disorder: desire for sex might be intact, but you have difficulty or are unable to become aroused or maintain arousal during sexual activity.
• Orgasmic disorder: persistent or recurrent difficulty in achieving orgasm after sufficient sexual arousal and ongoing stimulation.
• Sexual pain disorder. You have pain associated with sexual stimulation or vaginal contact.
If you have suffered with any of these sexual issues, the O-Shot may be the treatment you’ve been waiting for!
The O-Shot, short for the Orgasm Shot, is fast becoming one of the best treatment options to restore the sexual enjoyment.
The O-Shot is an all-natural, virtually painless, non-surgical procedure that can rejuvenate and revitalize vaginal and clitoral function. It can dramatically improve sensitivity, sex drive and function.
How is the O-Shot Procedure Performed?
First, a numbing cream is applied to the vaginal area. Your blood is then drawn from the arm in the same was as with any blood test. Using a special centrifuge, blood components are separated and the platelet rich plasma is isolated. Theses platelets are then activated with a small amount of calcium. This triggers the release of blood derived growth factors. When injected, these growth factors attract stem cells which can result in increased blood flow, tissue regeneration and increased nerve function. The growth factors are injected in to clitoris and upper vagina during the 3 minute procedure. Because these areas have been numbed with the anesthetic cream, patients report little to no pain. The experience is commonly described as a pressure sensation. There is no down time and sexual activity can be resumed the very same day.
Urinary Stress Incontinence
The O-Shot has also been shown to be an effective treatment for urinary stress incontinence. Stress incontinence is often caused by child birth or aging and many women experience loss or leakage of urine when laughing, coughing, sneezing, or exercising. This can be an embarrassing and frustrating problem. Because of the O-Shot’s rejuvenating capabilities, there is help available without the need for invasive surgery. Because the O-Shot activates stem cells in the localized region, these tissues are able to regenerate and improve their strength, thus helping to prevent urine flow.
O-Shot® Procedure Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
The O-Shot® procedure costs $1200.
What should I expect during my procedure appointment?
Dr. Croland will review your medical history and any questions or concerns will be addressed. A topical anesthetic cream is applied to the injection areas, then your blood is drawn and prepared utilizing the Magellan TruPRP® centrifuge or the Eclipse PRP system. Once the Platelet Rich Plasma is separated from your blood sample, Dr. Croland will inject the activated PRP into the appropriate sites. While the actual O-Shot®procedure takes only a few minutes, the entire appointment takes approximately 60 minutes.
Is the O-Shot® procedure painful?
Most women report that they feel no pain and mild pressure, while others experience mild discomfort. The discomfort is often described as a pinch or cramping. The numbing or feeling of fullness may last 30-60 minutes after the procedure.
Are there any side effects or downtime?
There are typically no side effects or downtime, but a full consent will be provided for your review.There may be a few drops of blood from the injection site so we recommend wearing a small pad to protect your clothing, which we can provide. You can return to work, exercise and any other activity the same day (including sexual activity).
Will I require a further O-Shots®?
Some women choose to have a second O-Shot® to enjoy further effects of tissue rejuvenation . You may receive another O-Shot® 8 weeks or more after your initial procedure, if desired. Subsequent O-Shot® procedures are offered at a discount.
Is the O-Shot® procedure FDA approved?
Platelet-rich plasma (or PRP) procedures are not approved, disapproved or regulated by FDA because PRP is not a drug. However, FDA approved PRP kits must be used. PRP has an extensive track record of being safe and effective in many medical specialties, as used for tissue regeneration, healing and rejuvenation.
I don’t live in your area -How do I find an O-Shot® provider near me?
Can I have the procedure done if I am pregnant?
NO – We do not perform the O-Shot® on woman who are pregnant or lactating. You will be asked to sign a document to verify that you are not pregnant or lactating at time of the procedure.
Can I have the procedure if I am menstruating?
While it is safe to have the O-Shot procedure during menstruation, Dr. Croland prefers the patient schedule their O-Shot procedure at a time when they are not having their period. This is to assure the anatomy can be well visualized, allowing for precise injection of the Platelet Rich Plasma.
Is this procedure covered by insurance?
Currently, platelet-rich plasma is not covered by insurance.
I am having a surgical procedure done. How soon after surgery can I have the O-Shot® procedure?
You will need to wait at least 4 weeks after your surgery before considering PRP.