Research suggests that more than 60% of women experience urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction. Fifty-eight percent of postmenopausal women struggle with vaginal dryness. These conditions have historically been brushed under the rug. Women need to know that, although common age-related problems, vaginal dryness, laxity, and discomfort do not have to be a part of their lives. The use of PRP represents a significant step forward in supporting women’s sexual wellness.
In the form of the O-Shot, platelet-rich plasma is used selectively to improve concerns including urinary incontinence, vaginal atrophy, lack of lubrication and sexual responsiveness, painful intercourse, and more. Northwest Women’s Center is pleased to offer the O-Shot treatment in Houston, TX.
What are the benefits of the O-Shot Treatment?
The O-Shot is a safe, nonsurgical treatment that helps stimulate tissue rejuvenation in the area of the clitoris and vaginal opening. Platelet-rich plasma is an organic substance that is obtained within the patient’s blood. Because PRP belongs to the patient, the body will readily absorb its nutrients and make the best use of them. More than 8,000 papers discussing the safety of PRP have been published. In addition to stimulating tissue regeneration without surgery, benefits of the O-Shot include:
- Increased G-spot responsiveness
- Increased clitoral responsiveness
- Relief from dyspareunia, painful intercourse
- Increased vaginal tightness
- Improvement in the intensity and frequency of orgasms
What are side effects of the O-Shot?
There are very few side effects to the O-Shot. This is largely due to the biological nature of PRP. The growth factors contained in platelet-rich plasma soothe the minor irritation that occurs from injections. As PRP gets absorbed in the vaginal tissues, slight swelling may develop. The injection areas may also feel slightly sore. These side effects are expected to resolve in a day or two.
How often should I get the O-Shot Treatment?
The O-Shot can be a one-time treatment for up to two years of improved sexual wellness. However, studies suggest that a second O-Shot six to twelve months after the first can extend the results achieved.
Can the O-Shot Treatment be combined with other procedures?
The success of vaginal rejuvenation can be increased by combining procedures. In our practice, the O-Shot may be combined with Votiva to stimulate tissue regeneration internally and externally. Votiva is a painless, nonsurgical procedure during which the sub-dermal vaginal lining is heated to provoke contraction and new tissue growth. This is achieved with uniform radiofrequency energy that feels like nothing more than warmth inside the vaginal canal or applied to the external genitalia.
Does the O-Shot hurt?
Many women have received O-Shot treatment since it became available. On a scale of 0 to 10, patients generally describe their discomfort as a 2 or 3. We take several steps to make this treatment as comfortable as possible for each patient, knowing that every person has a unique pain threshold. The use of topical numbing medication, ice, and other anesthesia modalities set patients’ minds at ease.
What to expect during my O-Shot Treatment?
The entire visit may take no more than 30 minutes. Steps to the O-Shot include:
- Patients have blood drawn from the arm. This is similar to having lab work done during a routine physical. The blood is processed in a centrifuge machine that spins at high-velocity to separate plasma from red blood cells.
- While blood is processing, a topical numbing substance is applied to the tissue where injections will be administered.
- Ice may be applied to the area, as well, and a local anesthetic block may be performed to enhance the effects of the topical numbing agent.
- After PRP has been isolated in a syringe, the substance is injected into specific areas to address concerns discussed during our consultation.
Is any recovery time needed after the O-Shot Treatment?
Patients do not need downtime after O-Shot treatment. All activities can be resumed based on comfort.
What our patients have to say about the O-Shot Treatment in Houston, TX
“I’ve been going to Dr. Baker since being referred to him in 2016. This has been the best change I’ve made in doctors. He listens to all your concerns and tells you exactly what you need to know. His nurses are the best especially Ms. Janita. She goes above and beyond with answering any questions or concerns. They are a great team! I highly recommend Dr. Baker and staff!” - Ashton S.
How long does the O-Shot last for?
Results of the O-Shot treatment can vary from one person to another. The various improvements achieved can last from six months to two years.