Do you struggle with sexual dysfunction? Do you get frustrated during sexual experiences due to discomfort or inconsistent orgasms?
Nearly half of all women experience problems with sex. That’s a lot! But due to stigma surrounding sex and fear of treatment most women do not seek help.
So, in this article, we want to help to destigmatize sexual health treatment by answering a few questions we often get about one of our main treatments, the O-Shot®. Some of the questions we will address include:
- What is the O-Shot®?
- How long does the O-Shot® last?
- What to expect when you get the O-Shot®
Let’s begin with the basics.
What is The O-Shot®?
The O-Shot®, also known as the orgasm shot, is a non-surgical, drug-free, medical treatment. It is a type of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment with platelets that were extracted from your blood. These platelets contain proteins called growth factors that have healing properties.
Similar PRP treatments have been used for years to treat athletes’ injuries and hair loss. It can improve female sexual health by creating blood vessels and nerves and revitalizing vaginal function.
Now, let’s dive into some of the questions we often get asked about the O-Shot®.
Where is The O-Shot® Injected?
The O-Shot is injected with a very small needle in the clitoris, labia, and G spot. But don’t worry, patients have very little to no discomfort. In fact, the most people feel is usually a slight pinch.
So what are the benefits of The O-Shot®?
What Does The O-Shot® Treat?
As you can tell from its name, the O-Shot® is used to improve female orgasms. But while that is a great benefit there are also other things you can use the O-Shot® to treat.
With the O-Shot, you can expect improved sexual functions such as:
- Improved vaginal sensitivity
- Increased arousal and desire
- Improved lubrication
- Heightened and more consistent orgasms
- Tighter vaginal skin
- Decreased vaginal pain during intercourse
Additionally, it can help other medical conditions such as:
- Lichen sclerosis – a skin condition that causes womens’ vulva skin to be thin
- Lichen planus – rash on the skin from a poor immune system
- Interstitial cystitis – inflammation of the bladder lining
Now that you understand the benefits of the O-Shot®, let’s discuss more of the details of the treatment.
How Long Does the O-Shot® Last?
The question of how long does O-Shot® last is one we get often. The procedure takes around 20-30 minutes, and the results can last up to two years.
Some begin feeling improved sensation as early as 3 weeks. It takes about 3 weeks for the new tissue to begin to develop and will reach its peak benefits at 3 months.
For best results, we recommend having a follow-up around 6 months to a year after your initial treatment. Additionally, annual injections are recommended to maintain the benefits of the O-Shot®.
How Much is The O-Shot®?
The O-Shot® costs anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000. The price typically depends on where you get the treatment. With the O-Shot® only being FDA-approved for certain treatments, check with your insurance company about coverage.
Some of the treatments typically covered include ones to treat diabetic ulcers that are resistant to other treatments.
Who is the O-Shot® for?
So now you may be wondering if you are someone who could benefit from the O-Shot®. Many assume that the difficulties they experience during sex are something that is normal and they have to live with.
If you experience any of the listed symptoms below you may want to discuss treatment with your physician.
People who can benefit from the O-Shot® include those that suffer from:
- Peeing yourself when you wait too long
- Low sexual desire
- Difficulty being aroused
- Urinary incontinence
- Trouble reaching orgasm
- Painful sex
- Vaginal dryness
- Lichen Sclerosus
Meet with a doctor to determine if the O-Shot® procedure is right for you.
Next, let’s discuss the process of the O-Shot® procedure.
What to Expect When You Get The O-Shot®
Sometimes fear comes from not knowing what to expect. To relieve any possible hesitation due to concern, we will walk you through the typical process.
So what can you expect to happen during the treatment?
First blood will be drawn, but don’t be scared the blood is taken from your arm.
Then, a specialist will extract the platelet-rich plasma by placing the blood into a centrifuge.
Your physician will then ask you to remove your clothes covering your bottom half.
Before proceeding with the treatment, a numbing cream will be applied to the area.
Finally, the PRP will be injected by the doctor.
Best of all there is no downtime so you can go back to your day as usual, and can even have sex the day of.
Side Effects to Expect
While there haven’t been many side effects reported for the O-Shot there are some side effects that have been associated with PRP treatment.
Possible side effects patients may experience from the O-Shot may include:
- Swelling in the vagina
- Constant vaginal wetness
- Spot bleeding
- Scar tissue
- Spontaneous orgasm
- Sexual arousal with urination
- Redness at the injection site
- An overactive sex drive
- Vaginal sensitivity
While side effects may occur there are no long-term complications that have been reported. If you begin to feel any adverse side effects such as fever, bleeding, or severe swelling, contact your medical provider
Get the O-Shot® with Whole Health JC
You do not need to live with sexual dysfunction or pain during intercourse. The O-Shot® can help to improve your sexual experiences and your relationships.
Ready to rejuvenate your sex life? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Jen, a qualified gynecologist, to discuss the O-Shot® treatment.
She will ask you questions about your sexual health to make sure you get the perfect treatment.
Visit our website or call 573-893-5500 to get a free consultation to see if the O-Shot® is right for you.