It is a nonsurgical procedure that utilizes a woman’s own PRP (Plasma Rich Platelets) which are injected into an area called the O-Spot---a collection of structures that activate the Orgasm System. Growth Factors (GF) and Stem Cells derived from a woman’s own PRP stimulate vaginal, clitoral and urethral rejuvenation to improve that area’s health.
The O-Shot® (Orgasm Shot®) procedure is a specific way of injecting PRP to rejuvenate the vaginal area for helping with urine incontinence and sexual dysfunction. The name is protected by US Patent & Trademark law and only physicians who are members of O-Shot® group are licensed to use the name.
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Strong numbing cream is applied to the external genital area and the arm. The blood is drawn from the arm, just as it would be for a routine blood test. Then using a centrifuge and FDA approved kit, platelet rich plasma (PRP) is isolated. Calcium chloride is added to PRP, which triggers the platelets to release different growth factors (GF) that then trigger our own stem cells to grow new and younger tissue. The PRP is injected into an area call the O Spot, a collection of structures that activate the orgasm system. The whole process takes about 30 minutes, the actual injection process takes less than 10 minutes.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is essentially an increased concentration of autologous (your own) platelets suspended in a small amount of plasma after centrifugation. Patient’s blood is collected and centrifuged until it is separated into 3 layers: platelet poor plasma (PPP), PRP, and red blood cells.
In our center we use 2 spins method (which is one of the best methods to obtain PRP) by separating PRP (Plasma Rich Plasma) from PPP (Plasma Poor Plasma). 1st spin separates PPP from red fraction and PRP. 2nd spin separates the red fraction from PRP.
Platelets play a fundamental role in hemostasis and are a natural source of growth factors (GF). GF include: platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), insulin like growth factor (IGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), platelet derived angiogenic factor (PDAF), and transforming growth factor beta (TGF), etc. In addition to growth factors, platelets release numerous other substances, e.g.: fibronectin, vitronectin, sphingosine, 1-phosphate, etc.
PRP stimulates wound healing and tissue regeneration, decreases scar formation, and shortens healing time by involving in key stages including chemotaxis, migration, proliferation, differentiation, angiogenesis, osteogenesis, and collagen synthesis, etc.
Biopsy studies show that when PRP is injected, stem cells multiply and grow new, younger tissue.
PRP has been used for more than 20 years by professional athletes and has been used clinically by orthopedic surgeons, dentists, and wound care centers, etc. There has never even been one serious reaction to PRP prepared by an FDA approved kit in any part of the body.
If a patient has urine incontinence severe enough to affect her social function or hygiene, we will treat the patient starting at 14 years old.
Does the procedure hurt?
Strong topic numbing cream and ice are applied to the area. Patients usually experience zero to minimal pain, can go to work or exercise right after the procedure.
My GYN told me I need surgery to fix my prolapses, can I do this procedure instead?
If your GYN tells you that you need surgery, you can do this procedure after the surgery, which may help decrease surgical scar formation and help revive some of the tissue function.
Will my insurance cover the procedure?
Insurances do not cover the procedure.
-Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (usually but not always accompanies Sexual Desire Disorder) around 5% of women want to have sex but have difficulty finding the pleasure of arousal.
-Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (low desire) it is not counted as a disorder unless it is disrupting the woman’s life. Around 10% incidence.
-Female Orgasmic Disorder around 5% women can become aroused but have much difficulty achieving orgasm.
-Dyspareunia is when women suffer with real pain with sex which is not due to decreased lubrication or vaginal spasm. The shocking statistics of 10-20% incidence comes from Obstetrics & Gynecology April 2011.
-Genital Mismatch can contribute to both Female Orgasmic Disorder and Dyspareunia.
-The risk factors: being a woman, childbirth, persistent cough, aging, obesity and smoke.
-5 %( 1 out of 20) of women age 20-29 have urinary incontinence severe enough to really bother them. The percentage increases as women age.
-Conventional ways to treat urinary incontinence other than O Shot®:
------go to bathroom more frequently, a time schedule which is not always possible
------stay semi-dehydrated, but staying hydrated helps one stay mentally clear, maintain good digestive function, have proper suppression of appetite, prevent urinary tract infection, and is essential for one’s overall health.
------Kegel exercise, can improve but not the cure.
------weight loss, can help but it is a difficult solution and not that helpful for most people
------anticholinergic medications, cause dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, and fall, interfere with one’s ability to think and memory, may tip elderly into dementia
------surgery, slings and meshes, which are needed for some people
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