Many women struggle with sexual difficulties. You may have been diagnosed with sexual dysfunction, or perhaps you are unhappy that you don’t experience the level of sexual function or satisfaction you want. Some women never experience high levels of sexual enjoyment, but others used to enjoy sex and now find they don’t. Childbirth, menopause and other life events can contribute to changes in your sexual function or satisfaction.
The O-Shot® (short for Orgasm Shot®) is a way to improve sexual function and satisfaction without drugs, without surgery, and without any type of implant. It just utilizes your body’s own natural healing potential to improve the function of your vagina and clitoris. The result is better function and more satisfaction. To learn whether this is right for you, visit The Med Spot in Woodland Hills today, where Dr. Michelle Reyes offers the O-Shot®. Since 1997, Dr. Michelle Reyes has been helping people in the Calabasas area to enjoy better lives. Now she offers a wide range of cosmetic treatments and healthy age management techniques at The Med Spot.
What can the O-Shot® do for you? It can improve many aspects of sexual function, including:
The O-Shot® improves many aspects of sexual function by stimulating the growth of important tissues in the vulva and vagina, including the clitoris. The intimate area may grow new nerves, blood supply, and collagen. All this works together to encourage better function and improved satisfaction.
The O-Shot® has a rejuvenating effect. For many women, The O-Shot® seems like it effectively turns back the clock so that they can enjoy the kind of sexual function they had when they were much younger. Other women might find it encourages development that gives them sexual function they have never enjoyed before.
In the primary clinical study of The O-Shot®, the main areas of improvement were arousal, lubrication, and desire.
The O-Shot® takes advantage of a natural resource your body produces: platelets and growth factors that are central to healing. In concentrated form, these can stimulate your body to develop better, stronger tissues.
The O-Shot® procedure begins with a simple blood draw. Then we separate the parts of the blood we want—the plasma, platelets, and other growth factors—from the rest of the blood. This is called platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and it’s the active component in O-Shot® treatment. The PRP is given some minor treatment to activate the growth factors and reduce the risk of clotting. Then we inject the PRP into the clitoris and a specific vaginal location chosen to optimize the effect.
The PRP then stimulates the growth of collagen, a protein that helps skin stay elastic and flexible. This achieves the tightening of the vagina and improvement in the appearance of the external labia. It can also encourage the growth of blood vessels and nerves to improve sensation and the production of lubricant in the vagina.
At the same time, it strengthens the tissue between the vagina and the urethra, to reduce the incidence of stress urinary incontinence.
PRP is an exciting new approach to utilizing your body’s natural healing mechanisms to rejuvenate the body and improve function. The O-Shot® applies this concept to sexual function, but it’s not the only place that people are applying PRP.
In addition, PRP is being used to help with:
In all these cases, the treatment takes advantage of the body’s natural healing resources to improve healing and function. Often, there are significant overlaps between these treatment goals and the goal of the O-Shot®, showing that there’s a strong theoretical foundation to support the treatment’s efficacy. For example, the goal of thickening the endometrium to improve the success of IVF is similar to the goal of thickening vaginal walls to improve sexual function.
The success rate of different PRP treatments is highly variable and highly individual. However, what is universal is that the treatment comes with little risk and is a relatively simple and inexpensive treatment. This makes PRP a good option to try before more invasive and systemic treatments.
The O-Shot® is a simple procedure. It starts with a basic blood draw, which you’re likely familiar with. After the blood is separated, we will numb the treatment area with a topical cream. Then we will inject the preparation into your vagina and clitoris. You will experience little to no immediate discomfort.
After the numbing cream wears off, you might feel some minor discomfort, which will typically resolve within a few hours. Most report little to no discomfort during the shot or after. There is no downtime associated with the O-Shot®. You can get back to most normal activities immediately. However, you should refrain from sex for four hours after treatment.
Some women experience immediate results from the O-Shot®. For most, results develop over the course of a few weeks. Maximum improvement is expected after six months.
There are few reported side effects. In the primary study of the treatment, side effects included perpetual arousal, spontaneous orgasm, and ejaculatory orgasm. Most side effects were seen in younger women and resolved without further treatment or intervention.
Most women need two treatments to experience benefit.
If you are looking to improve your sexual function and satisfaction, the O-Shot® is a great treatment to try, because it:
The O-Shot® is one of the most minimally invasive treatments we offer for vaginal rejuvenation. A blood draw and injections into the vagina and clitoris are part of the treatments. There’s no downtime required. You can get back to most activities immediately after treatment, and can even resume sexual activity after a few hours.
Unlike some other treatments, the O-Shot® has only local effects. Medications and hormones can have systemic effects. Numerous studies of PRP treatments confirm that there are few side effects of this approach.
Many people see immediate results from the O-Shot®. Most people see noticeable results within a few days to a week. Few alternative treatments for sexual function show results this quickly.
Although the O-Shot® works as a stand-alone treatment, its local effect and lack of side effects make it an ideal candidate for combination with other treatments.
If you are experiencing dissatisfaction with your sexual function or satisfaction, you might want to try different treatment approaches. Here are some of the other vaginal rejuvenation treatments we offer at The Med Spot.
This CO2 laser is a powerful tool for rejuvenating the tissue of the vaginal wall. Like the O-Shot®, CO2RE® Intima improves sexual function by stimulating the body’s healing mechanisms. However, CO2RE® Intima does this by causing a controlled micro-injury to the treated area. The healing response can rejuvenate the vaginal tissue and the labia.
The VFit™ combines LEDs, thermal energy, and vibration to stimulate the vagina and improve sexual responsiveness. The primary innovation here is the LEDs that encourage the flow of blood to the area. This is a treatment you can use at home regularly combined with other in-office treatments.
Hormone production slows as we age, which affects sexual function. If you have low hormone levels, replacing them may be the safest and most effective way to restore sexual function. At The Med Spot, we offer bioidentical hormone therapy for age management and sexual health.
We understand that it can be stressful to talk about problems with sexual function. At The Med Spot in Woodland Hills, we do everything we can to reduce your stress. Dr. Michelle Reyes has worked hard to make The Med Spot a welcoming, judgment-free place. You are encouraged to take things at your own pace, make your own goals, and ask all your questions. Then we will use our expertise to help you achieve the results you want.
Since 1997, Dr. Michelle Reyes has helped women in the Calabasas area live better lives. Over the years, she has expanded her practice in response to demands from her patients, always maintaining her gentle, compassionate approach. She has assembled a team of like-minded professionals, and we all work together to ensure you get not just great results at The Med Spot, but a great experience as well.
To learn how the O-Shot® can help you have better, healthier sex, please call 818-208-1218 or contact The Med Spot in Woodland Hills.