O-SHOT™ 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 placement of PRP into certain areas in the female genital area to enhance sensation and the female orgasm system.
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 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.
- 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 radio frequency 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.
IS THE PROCEDURE SAFE?
PRP is safe because:
- It is obtained from the patient’s own blood.
- Natural, with no foreign substance.
- No reported serious side effects in more than 8000 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 (AQ Vaginal Rejuvenation System™), the use of more potent regenerative options such as amniotic fluid or radio frequency treatments. Sometimes, a surgical procedure may be required for your concern.
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 to specific areas to help treat your area of concern.
There is 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 afterwards.
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 MUCH PAIN SHOULD 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 causes more anxiety and stress for the patient than the actual procedure itself.
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