The O-Shot: Innovative Science Offers Multiple Benefits to Women

It is sometimes frustrating to see the labels that are given to everyday problems. For the average woman, reaching orgasm can take monumental effort. So much effort, in fact, that “faking it” sounds like a better alternative than trying to force climax that just doesn’t seem to be forthcoming. Living with dissatisfying sexual experiences is bad enough. To then slap the label of “female sexual dysfunction” on top of the physical let-down of sex can inhibit a woman’s motivation to talk to her doctor even more.

We understand that it can be difficult to talk about a lackluster sex life, especially if you take full responsibility for this. And how can one not do this if her sensual sensations refuse to come along for the ride between the sheets? Listen, the clitoris may be one of the most highly innervated areas of the human anatomy to ever exist, but that doesn’t mean it’s always ready for action. Sometimes all it needs is a little help. We’ve got it in the form of the O-Shot.

The O-Shot insinuates orgasm, and that is exactly what it is meant to facilitate. The brief office treatment uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to stimulate an increase of circulation and cellular activity right where it is needed most. Developed by Dr. Charles Runels, the O-Shot utilizes platelets to generate tissue and increase the sexual sensitivity. Until this treatment was developed, most protocols were devoted to men’s sexual function. However, more than 40 percent of women struggle with adequate sexual stimulation. In a 20-minute treatment process, this can all change.

How the Treatment Works

O-Shot treatment can be performed by Dr. Claytor or our nurse injector who has been fully trained in the use of PRP. Platelets are blood products that are obtained by taking a small vial of blood from the arm. Special equipment is then used to separate platelet-rich plasma from red blood cells and other blood products. This substance is put into a separate vial for injection into tissue. To determine where PRP would make the most impact, the doctor or nurse “maps” the vagina and clitoris.

We know what you’re thinking. Getting a shot of anything in the vaginal area must be painful. As sensitive as this area seems, it is generally easy to numb with only a topical anesthetic. While blood is processing, the patient may sit with numbing cream in her clitoral area. By the time injections begin, the nerves are nicely desensitized. Most patients feel nothing at all. Some feel a tiny pinch but nothing more.

The results of the O-Shot may begin to manifest right away. Patients can drive home right after treatment and resume all normal activities, including sex. Initially, the clitoris may feel slightly swollen (not a bad thing in the least). As this fades, tissue regeneration and circulation work synergistically to enhance physical sensation. Sensation can increase so substantially that women report having orgasms when they couldn’t previously.

Sexual health is an important aspect of life that we shouldn’t be afraid to discuss. If you would like to know how the O-Shot could help revive your sexual enjoyment, call our Bryn Mawr office at 610.527.4833.

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Debbie | Claytor Noone Plastic Surgery

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