With up to half of women experiencing a sexual disorder, why do only about 1 in 10 ever talk to their physicians about sex? One reason may be that research has led to few proven treatment options other than hormone replacement therapy. Now there is the O Shot® (Orgasm Shot). The O Shot® is a nonsurgical procedure that uses a woman’s own stem cells and growth factors from her blood to stimulate vaginal and clitoral rejuvenation.
Biopsy studies show that when platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is injected, stem cells multiply and grow new tissue. The O Shot® procedure works by using PRP to stimulate stem cells to grow healthier vaginal tissue. It helps women suffering from low desire, difficulty reaching orgasm, difficulty becoming aroused, and painful sex. The O Shot® increases sensitivity, tightens vaginal skin, and increases desire. Coupled with positive emotional, hormonal, and general health factors, the O Shot® aids in better and healthier sex.
The procedure also helps women with stress urinary incontinence. Many of the same women who have difficulty achieving orgasm, also have problems with involuntary loss of urine, since weak pelvic floor muscles can be responsible for both problems. The regenerative and restorative effects of the O Shot cannot be underestimated.
Dr. Charles Runels, the inventor of the O Shot®, discusses the O Shot®.View All Videos
Fox Valley Plastic Surgery is a certified provider of the O Shot®. The O Shot® (Orgasm Shot®) Procedure is a specific way of using growth factors to rejuvenate the vagina for help with stress incontinence and with sexual dysfunction.
“The O Shot® has taken away the worry of sneezing, coughing and laughing in a public place. I received the shot 6 weeks ago and have been urinary incontinence free since.” Patient 28616, age 42.
“The O Shot® has completely made me be able to sneeze and cough like a 20 year old.” Patient 3154, age 67.
A numbing cream is applied to the vagina and the arm. The O Shot® procedure begins with a simple blood draw. Then using a centrifuge and a proprietary technique, the growth factors in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are extracted from that blood sample and mixed with calcium chloride. The whole process takes 20 minutes.
Using a very thin needle, the growth factors are injected into an area near the clitoris and into the area of the upper vagina that is most important for the sexual response (the O-Spot) using a patent-pending procedure. Because these areas have been numbed with a local anesthetic cream, patients experience little discomfort during the procedure.
The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the kit to prepare PRP for use in orthopeadics to activate unipotent stem cells and rejuvenate tissue. PRP is used at the end of a surgical procedure, and is sprayed under the skin where it reduces bruising, swelling and speeds healing. Because it is so concentrated, it acts as a wound sealant (tissue glue). This eliminates the need for dressings and drains, and also reduces the incidence of hematomas (blood collections) and seromas (fluid collections). It also reduces bruising and swelling. In addition, it promotes more rapid healing by secreting healing and growth factors which enhance recovery.
The same kit is used routinely on the face. We use PRP in combination with fillers or lasers to enhance results. Stem-cell technology uniquely blended with Hyaluronic acid therapy (such as Restylane®) and a muscle relaxant, and the most advanced non-ablative fractional laser skin resurfacing help to create a natural result. These harnessed stem cells facilitate healing and add volume to help tighten skin. More information on Aquagold Vampire, our facial PRP is in the Medispa.
Although there never have been serious reactions to PRP in other parts of the body, the FDA has not evaluated the use of this kit for preparing PRP for use in the vagina. PRP has been used effectively for a variety of treatments for more than 20 years.
Read about Annie’s experience with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in our Lifestyle Therapies Center and other real patient stories in Real Patient Stories. As a young woman, Annie was facing hormonal issues which negatively impacted her life and marriage. As a last resort, Annie tried BHRT, which changed her life. Find out why her husband was even more excited than Annie in telling her story. He got back the woman he married, and we couldn’t be happier for them.
The patient usually enjoys the effects of the O Shot® almost immediately as the growth factors begin to rejuvenate and enhance the sexual response. The full transformative potential of the O Shot® occurs in three months. Many women enjoy an increase in their sexual response as well as these other effects:
Dr. David Janssen and Dr. William Doubek combine experience, refined surgical techniques, and artistry to produce beautiful results for their plastic and reconstructive surgery patients.
Maintenance O Shots are recommended annually and cost $1000 for our previous O Shot patients.
FVPS also offers PRP for the face, which is called Aquagold® Vampire $350 (just PRP) and Aquagold Vampire Deluxe $600 (PRP with Restylane and Dysport). The PRP facilitates healing and adds volume to help tighten skin. Patients, who elect to have an Aquagold treatment on the face at the same time as the O-Shot, get a 15% discount off the Aquagold portion. The $1250 charge for the O Shot itself remains unchanged.
Call our office at (920) 233-1540 to make a consultation with Lauren Sullivan, APNP. The cost for an O Shot® is not covered by insurance. Women of any age are eligible to receive the O Shot®. Our office has had dramatic results with this procedure, especially the patients with mild stress urinary incontinence.
“It is a great feeling to go more than 2 hours without having to stop to visit a bathroom or do aerobics without feeling like I wet my pants. I had slight tenderness for a day afterwards, but so far with all the added benefits that was a minor issue. The sexual experience was by far the biggest bonus. The orgasms are definitely more intense along with improved vaginal lubrication. My husband even made the comment that things felt different.” Patient 22663, age 50.
There are factors which can adversely impact the effectiveness of the O Shot®.