in Scottsdale AZ
WHAT IS THE O-SHOT®?
The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has grown tremendously in sexual medicine due to its proven regenerative potential. The O-Shot® was originally described as the placement of PRP into certain areas in the female genital area to enhance sensation and the female orgasm system. We treat patients in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa, and surrounding areas. Call today to learn more.
IS THERE AN O-SPOT? WHAT ABOUT THE G-SHOT OR THE G-SPOT?
The O-Spot is an anatomical area where the PRP is injected to help with a variety of conditions, especially female sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence.
The G-Shot is a procedure used to describe the injection of fillers, most commonly HA fillers (such as Restylane® or Juvederm®) to augment the area where the nerves are located to increase the volume and surface area of contact in order to enhance the orgasm response during sex. Placement of PRP is more regenerative and can help provide the growth factors necessary to help with nerve regeneration as well as the support structures involved in the treatment of urine incontinence.
WHY CHOOSE THE O-SHOT® TREATMENT?
Research has shown that sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence affect more than 60% of women and 58% of postmenopausal women experience vaginal dryness.
Many women need to realize that they are not alone in this. As women go through normal aging, hormonal changes, and life events such as childbirth, their bodies change. Taking a longer time to achieve an orgasm, or experiencing less intense orgasms, are more common than previously realized. Women most likely also experience urinary leakage with common activities such as sneezing and laughing or have some vaginal dryness. There are now effective options available for these problems.
In female rejuvenation, Dr. Ong uses the regenerative capabilities of PRP selectively to help the treatment of urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness (atrophic vaginitis), and certain gynecologic disorders such as lichen sclerosis.
Many post-menopausal women or patients with gynecological cancers with severe vaginal dryness are unable to have sexual intercourse due to the lack of lubrication or secondary to pain at the entrance of their vagina (introitus). These women are able to benefit from the healing capabilities of PRP and are able to engage in non-painful sexual relations again.
The use of radiofrequency technology such as ThermiVA® and PRP in combination (Thermi-O™) has been very promising and amplifies the results of each individual treatment alone in the approach to these common concerns. Many of our patients have had profound life-changing results from the Thermi-O™ treatment.
the Advanced O-shot
There are a few things that we know make a difference in terms of outcomes.
The first is the product the second is the environment.
The Product = your PRP. Your PRP is as good as:-your current state of health, processing of your blood to create the PRP.
The Environment = your Body. Your environment is good as:- well, your internal current state of health. Your current state of oxidative stress, amount of nutrients (or lack of), hormonal status, etc.
As we age, our internal bodily systems start to accumulate oxidative stress and systems start to wear down. For most women, a boost of concentrated growth factors, delivered to the area helps O-shot® supply the necessary “ingredients” needed to create the changes.
To elevate this even further, the advanced O-shot adds a few additional “ingredients” into the mix:-
- B vitamins and dextrose (sugar) are important for nerve regeneration
- Growth factors from the placenta, which contain much more concentrated growth factors that we can produce from PRP alone.
The Advanced O-shot is available at the Ong Institute to further elevate your outcomes.
How does the O-Shot work?
The key to the O-Shot is the platelet-rich plasma. Because PRP contains such a high concentration of blood platelets, combined with a series of growth factors and cytokines, it plays a key role in healing the body.
Of course, everyone knows how platelets work to clot the blood and close the wound after an injury. But it’s only been in the last 20 years or so that research has shown that platelets offer way more than simply clotting power. Their growth factors and cytokines stimulate various healing processes to not only help close the wound but then to trigger processes to heal the wound with new tissue growth.
That’s where PRP first became a standard treatment, in the healing of injury or to speed recovery after surgery in professional athletes.
What’s good for a knee joint is good for a woman’s clitoral and vaginal areas. The same regeneration and rejuvenating qualities inherent in PRP work to renew tissues in the vaginal areas. The growth factors, in particular, work to increase sensitivity throughout the injected tissues. They also increase lubrication, which is an almost universal problem for women as they age. They help to tighten loose tissues responsible for urinary incontinence. The PRP can even increase interest in sex for some patients.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE THE ONG INSTITUTE FOR THE O-SHOT®?
Some practices see the O-Shot® as just another procedure, but Dr. Ong sees this as a perfect part of the Ong Institute’s overall mission to make a positive difference in our patients’ lives.
For the O-Shot® treatment, two areas separate Dr. Ong from others: her expertise and our technology.
Dr. Ong is a certified trainer of the O-Shot® procedure. She has extensive experience and teaches this procedure to other medical providers. The Ong Institute is also an O-Shot® Certified Provider.
To create the platelet-rich plasma we use for this procedure, we use the Emcyte PurePRP® SupraPhysiologic system. As a result of 20 years of bioengineering research, the PurePRP® SupraPhysiologic system provides the most powerful concentration of deliverable regenerative cells, without the contaminants found in most PRP products. This closed-system centrifuge delivers up to 32 percent higher levels of platelet yield than other systems. Higher volumes of deliverable platelets mean there are dramatically higher levels of platelet growth factors and cytokines. This creates even more stimulus for tissue repair and regeneration.
Dr. Ong’s unique approach of integrating other regenerative solutions enhances her O-Shot® treatment results.
- Placental-Derived Growth Factors — Growth factors from placentas can provide up to 1000 times the amount of growth factors of PRP.
- Ozone Therapy – This treatment helps deliver oxygen to the tissues. This further enhances the growth factors delivered.
- Nutrients – Vitamins, and other important nutrients, support nerve and tissue healing.
- Peptide therapy – Peptides are protein signals that direct cell function. Anti-inflammatory and regenerative peptides are used to aid in tissue regeneration.
- ThermiVa® — Vaginal rejuvenation treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to tighten tissues and initiate new collagen and elastin formation. The combination of the O-Shot® with ThermiVa® is termed “Thermi-O.”
- vFit+ — We provide this home system that maintains your results through the combination of LED energy, gentle heat, and sonic technology.
WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR THE O-SHOT® AT ONG INSTITUTE?
The changes that come with aging and menopause are a part of life, but that doesn’t mean they also have to spell the end of your sex life. Almost two-thirds of women experience vaginal dryness after menopause and about the same number suffer from urinary incontinence. Enjoying sex is a part of being human, and that shouldn’t go away with the passing years because your vaginal lubrication and sensitivity have declined.
If you’re experiencing increased vaginal dryness, have found your ability to achieve orgasm has decreased, are dealing with bladder leakage when you sneeze or cough, or are experiencing pain at the entrance of your vagina, the O-Shot® from Dr. Ong could be a great option.
Is there any preparation necessary before having an O-Shot?
No, these are non-invasive treatments, so there aren’t any incisions or recovery. Dr. Ong will apply topical numbing cream prior to your session, but it doesn’t have restrictions as with general anesthesia.
HOW IS THE O-SHOT® PROCEDURE DONE?
The procedure is done as follows:
1. First blood is drawn from a vein to be processed to obtain the platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
2. A small amount of topical numbing ointment is placed on the treatment area.
3. A clitoral block (local anesthetic block) is performed, with the use of ice to help numb the area.
4. The PRP is mixed with several ingredients to activate the platelets and to reduce the discomfort during the injection.
5. PRP is injected into specific areas to help treat your area of concern.
There are mild swelling and discomfort, but most patients do not need to take anything more than Tylenol®. The entire procedure takes less than 10 minutes after the PRP is processed, and there are no activity restrictions afterward.
Dr. Ong is a certified trainer of the O-Shot® procedure and teaches this procedure to other medical providers. In addition, the PRP processing method we utilize helps us achieve the highest growth factor concentration for optimal results.
How long does the O-Shot procedure take?
Taking your blood, creating the platelet-rich plasma, and then injecting the PRP into your vaginal tissues sounds like it must take lots of time, but that’s not the case. Thanks in part to Dr. Ong’s sophisticated Pure PRP® SupraPhysiologic system, which creates the most powerful concentration in just minutes, the whole O-Shot process takes only around 30-45 minutes.
Will I need multiple O-Shots? »
What kind of results can I expect from the O-Shot®? »
Dr. Ong places two injections for the O-Shot: one in the clitoris and one in the vaginal wall.
These are meant to be single treatments. But we have found that a second session from 6 to 12 months after the first session seems to maximize benefits.
When will I experience my results, and how long do results from an O-Shot last? »
Every patient responds a little differently to these injections. Some of Dr. Ong’s O-Shot patients report an immediate improvement. But that’s not the norm. For most patients, the growth factors usually take about two weeks to fully take effect. From there, results build to a maximum level in from 3 to 4 months.
Our Ong Institute patients report results lasting from 1 to 2 years. Ongoing annual maintenance O-Shots maintain your results.
What conditions can the O-Shot® address? »
- Vaginal dryness
- Urinary incontinence
- Decreased clitoral sensation
- Decreased ability to achieve orgasm
- Pain during intercourse at the vaginal entrance
How often can I get an O-Shot?»
There’s not any reason to increase the frequency of your O-Shots with Dr. Ong. She recommends returning when you notice a drop in your sensitivity and the other benefits from the O-Shot. So, while there isn’t a limit to how often you can have an O-Shot (after all, we are only injecting platelet-rich plasma created from your own blood), you won’t see your results multiple with more frequent injections.
Is the O-Shot® procedure safe? »
PRP is safe because:
- It is obtained from the patient’s own blood.
- It’s natural, with no foreign substance.
- There have been no reported serious side effects in more than 8,000 papers published.
However, not everyone is a good candidate for this procedure. If Dr. Ong is unable to perform the PRP procedure for medical reasons, she can guide you to other treatment alternatives that can help.
Other options include the use of topical growth factors, the use of more potent regenerative options such as amniotic fluid or radiofrequency treatments. Sometimes, a surgical procedure may be required for your concern.
HOW MUCH PAIN WILL I EXPERIENCE? »
Of the many patients that Dr. Ong has treated, the pain has been reported as mild (2-3 out of a scale of 10). She takes several steps to help reduce the discomfort you might experience. This may include the use of topical anesthetic cream, local anesthetic block, ice, or other cooling devices for anesthesia. The anticipation and thought of the procedure usually cause more anxiety and stress for the patient than the actual procedure itself.
Can the O-Shot® be combined with ThermiVa®? »
When can I return to sexual activity after the O-Shot®? »
Call today for questions or to schedule an appointment at (480) 771-7771 or complete our Contact Form here! The Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery and Health proudly provides Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa AZ, and the surrounding areas.