Would you like to have improvement in sensitivity, lubrication, ease and ability to achieve orgasm or do you suffer from some form of urinary incontinence or inability to hold back urine (i.e. women who pee when they sneeze)?
Over the last few decades, most research and treatments for sexual dysfunction have been directed toward men. Finally, research has developed something specifically for the treatment of women’s sexuality issues.
The O-Shot and How it can help you
Women’s sexuality difficulties are considerably more common than you might think with over half of women today struggling with some form of sexual dysfunction including: dyspareunia (uncomfortable or painful sex); decreased libido (lack of sex drive); and weak orgasm or difficulty achieving orgasm. Although causes may include psychological and medical reasons, these issues are commonly caused by age-related atrophy of tissue, decreased blood flow and other changes or trauma to the female anatomy.
What exactly is the O-Shot?
The O-Shot is a non-surgical, safe and simple procedure performed by Dr. Sobo that uses the growth factors each woman has in her own body to stimulate vaginal and clitoral rejuvenation.
The Steps of the O-Shot Procedure:
- Blood is drawn from the arm (just like in any common blood test).
- The blood is put into a centrifuge to separate blood components, and centrifuged again in order to produce a more concentrated, platelet rich plasma (PRP).
- The PRP (platelet rich plasma) is then transferred into another tube where a few drops of calcium gluconate solution are added to trick the platelets into reacting as if they have encountered an injured area of the body. This way, the platelets are stimulated to release their growth factors into the area being treated.
- The liquid is immediately transferred into a syringe and injected into the patient using a very fine needle. Don’t worry — it really doesn’t hurt, since PRIOR to injection, the area is numbed with the help of a local anesthetic and a numbing cream.
- You can immediately resume normal physical exercise and sexual activity.
FAQs on the O-Shot
Many women with normal sexual function can have better sex with The O-Shot. The O-Shot is not just for women who have problems with sexual function, but also to enhance the sexual experience in women who do not experience sexual dysfunction.
Although each woman’s experience may differ in some ways, most patients report:
- Younger, smoother skin of the vulva (lips of the vagina)
- Greater arousal from clitoral stimulation
- Stronger orgasm
- A tighter introitus (vaginal opening)
- Increased sexual desire
- More frequent orgasm
- Increased ability to have a vaginal orgasm
- Increased natural lubrication
- Decreased pain for those with dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
- Decreased or resolved urinary incontinence (both urge and stress problems)
- Decrease/cure Lichen Sclerosus – a skin condition that makes patches of skin look white, thickened and crinkly. It most often affects the skin around the vulva or anus. It can be itchy, painful and cause permanent scarring.
During a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Sobo, he will discuss your medical, sexual history and the possible causes of your concerns. If you are a good candidate, the O-Shot can be scheduled and performed the same week. You should have had your yearly routine gynecological exam before getting the O-Shot.
Although most patients are surprised, this really doesn’t hurt. You may feel a slight pinch or warm sensation with no discomfort after. And at the time of treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area. Dr. Sobo will also inject a small amount of anesthetic to the area before injection of the PRP.
Dr. Sobo has undergone special training with the American Cosmetic Cellular Medical Association in order to expertly and safely administer the injections for the O-Shot treatment in Stamford, CT.
Some women see an immediate increase in sexual desire and pleasure. In some patients, it may take several weeks to months. Results typically last an average of 12-18 months or more with one treatment. Occasionally patients may need a second “touch up” treatment within 6 to 12 months of initial treatment.
Yes. One of the greatest benefits of the O-Shot is that almost all women with urinary incontinence will see a near complete to complete resolution of symptoms for a long period of time (1 to 4 years) with only one treatment.
Absolutely. Because we are using your own naturally occurring growth factors to rejuvenate tissue and blood vessels, there is no real risk of side effects or complications. There has never been a documented complication of this procedure in any medical literature. We have seen great results with no complications in our medical practice.
Because this treatment has not been studied in pregnancy, at this time, Dr. Sobo does not offer the O-Shot to pregnant women, or women who suspect that they may be pregnant.
You should have had a normal gynecological exam within the last year and have not had any gynecological/female issues since.
No. This is an elective procedure and therefore, is not yet covered by insurance.
What is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
PRP is produced from a person’s own blood. It is a concentration of the type of cell known as platelets. For more information, please visit our intro to PRP page here: