The O-Shot: Frequently Asked Questions
Pregnancy and menopause are tied to hormonal shifts that can unfortunately put a damper on female libido. While men have had medical options to enhance their sex drive for decades, women’s choices have been more limited. The O-Shot is here to balance the scales.
This new procedure can help revitalize vaginal and clitoral function, thus allowing patients to more easily experience arousal and reach orgasm. How can one short procedure be this life changing? Let’s find out.
What is the O-Shot?
The O-Shot reinvigorates the vagina by kick-starting the body’s natural healing and processes — particularly in the area commonly known as the “G-spot.”
This is done using concentrated doses of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a protein naturally found in the patient’s blood. PRP has made headlines recently as it is a key component in hair restoration and other cosmetic treatments. While relatively new in the field of elective procedures, PRP is a safe treatment option that has been used for decades to help heal sports injuries.
For the O-Shot, a vial of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm and spun at high speeds in a centrifuge. This separates the blood into various parts and allows the PRP to be extracted. These powerful, concentrated growth factors are then injected between the vaginal opening and the urethral opening.
The O-Shot stimulates collagen and elastin production, enhances blood flow in the area surrounding the G-spot, and increases its volume when the patient is sexually aroused. This larger and more sensitive area also becomes more easily accessible and responsive during penetration. Many patients report a positive effect on arousal and lubrication as well.
Does the procedure hurt?
The O-shot is performed using a topical anesthetic and an injection of local anesthetic to numb the region. Feeling returns to the area in the hours following the procedure — patients report minimal discomfort, or no pain at all.
How long does recovery take?
The O-Shot is essentially a zero downtime procedure. Normal activities can be resumed immediately. Any discomfort should dissipate within a day or two.
The one activity that cannot be immediately resumed is vaginal penetration. Following the procedure, patients must abstain from penetrative vaginal activities for at least 24 hours.
How long do the effects last?
Following a single treatment, results typically last for a year, with some patients continuing to feel the effects of the procedure for as long as a year and a half.
In order to continue feeling the benefits of the procedure, another PRP treatment is then recommended.
Can the O-Shot help treat incontinence?
Though the O-Shot offers many improvements to a woman’s sex life, it also has another clear benefit: bladder control.
Roughly 50% of women between the ages of 40 and 60 experience urinary incontinence, with this number rising to 75% for women over the age of 75. In many cases, the O-Shot helps address this common medical concern.
Are there any side effects?
While no procedure is entirely safe, no serious side effects or complications have been reported after the O-Shot. It has, however, been associated with some minor side effects, most of which dissipate a few days after the injection.
Some women experience hypersexuality for the first few days following the procedure, which can be frustrating and difficult to satisfy.
Other side effects include frequent urination and sexual arousal from urination, both of which fade within the first week following the procedure.
One positive side effect of the procedure is that women with genital herpes may experience a decrease in the frequency and severity of herpes flare-ups.
In exceedingly rare cases, sexual sensation may decrease for up to three months following the procedure.
Who is the O-Shot for?
Essentially, any sexually active person with a vagina can benefit from the O-Shot. Those with a low libido will benefit from an increased sexual desire and experience, while those with a an average or high sex drive will appreciate the enhanced sensation.
Why get an O-Shot?
The straightforward answer: because orgasms are pleasurable. Reaching climax is among the greatest sensations in life, and an estimated 10% of sexually active women have never experienced a proper orgasm.
Beyond pleasure, orgasms are a healthy part of a woman’s life. Among other hormones released during an orgasm, a woman’s body releases oxytocin. This hormone helps to reduce stress levels, lower blood pressure, and even helps to build bonds with a partner.
This last point in particular is part of the reason why partners with healthy sex lives tend to report a greater overall satisfaction with their relationship.
For women with bladder control issues, the O-Shot can both prevents embarrassing episodes and help to avoid the urinary tract infections that can be triggered by urinary incontinence.
Want to know more? Contact Dr. Monica Meyer today to find out more about the O-Shot, vaginal rejuvenation treatments, and other minimally-invasive procedures performed at the Bergen Women’s Health and Wellness clinic in Paramus, New Jersey.