O-Shot® Versus ThermiVa®
It's often said that the biggest sexual organ is the brain. But what about when the mind is ready and willing, but the rest of your body says, "no thank you." Women who have difficulties with arousal, pleasure and reaching orgasm may have Female Sexual Arousal Disorder. This disorder impacts about 1 in 20 women at some point in their lives, often following childbirth or during and after menopause. About the same number of women can become aroused but have difficulty reaching orgasm, diagnosed as Female Orgasmic Disorder.
Childbirth and menopause can lower libido, decrease lubrication and make sex painful. Women can then lose self-confidence and can be stressed about the impact their sexual difficulties may have on their relationships. Today women have many treatment options that can help improve sexual response and satisfaction. O-Shot® and ThermiVa® are two popular choices – but how do they stack up?
What is O-Shot®?
The O-Shot® is an all-natural, virtually painless non-surgical female sexual enhancement procedure that for many women rejuvenates and revitalizes vaginal and clitoral function, raising libido while improving arousal and orgasms.
How Does O-Shot® Work?
O-Shot® uses growth platelets derived from the patient's blood to rejuvenate tissues, trigger cell growth and improve response in all of the areas associated with sexual pleasure, including the clitoris and the upper portion of the vagina. New tissue growth and increased sensitivity create female sexual enhancement.
What Issues Can the O-Shot® treat?
- The O-Shot® can help improve:
- Decreased sex drive
- Female Sexual Arousal Disorder
- Female Orgasmic Disorder
- Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
- Stress urinary incontinence
- Urge urinary incontinence
- Lichen sclerosis
- Lichen planus
- Postpartum fecal incontinence
- Chronic pain from trauma from childbirth (episiotomy scars)
- Chronic pain from mesh
What Can I Expect During O-Shot® Treatment?
Your provider will apply a topical anesthetic to the vagina and the arm. Blood is drawn from the arm like it would be for any blood test. A centrifuge is used to isolate platelet-rich plasma with the resultant growth factors. The provider then injects the growth factors into the clitoris and the upper vaginal areas most closely associated with arousal and orgasm.
What is the O-Shot® Recovery Time?
Because injections are minimally invasive, O-Shot® has fast recovery time. Women can immediately return to their normal routine.
Some women experience an immediate increase in both sex drive and the ability to acheive orgasm. In the days following treatment, many women see an improvment in their urinary incontinence symptoms. O-Shot® reaches its full effectiveness in two to three weeks and can last up to three years or longer in some women. The average period of effectiveness is about 18 months.
- Stronger orgasms
- Increased sexual desire
- Increased natural lubrication
- Decreased urinary incontinence
- More orgasms
- Increased sensitivity
- Tighter vaginal skin
- Increased desire
- Better, healthier sex
How Much Does O-Shot® Cost?
$1,200 to $1,500 for one treatment
What is ThermiVa®?
ThermiVa® is a non-invasive, non-hormonal vaginal and labial rejuvenation option that uses radiofrequency energy to treat decreased vaginal function and appearance.
How Does ThermiVa® Work?
ThermiVa® uses a specially designed handpiece or "wand" that emits controlled radiofrequency energy to heat tissues. This heat stimulates the growth of new tissues in the vagina and the vulvar and labial areas, which can improve the appearance of lax tissues.
What Can ThermiVa® Treat?
ThermiVa® can help:
- Improve the appearance of the vagina and labia
- Improve sexual function
- Increase sexual pleasure for both partners
- Reduce the risk of some cancers
- Reduce symptoms of urinary incontinence
- Improve vaginal dryness symptoms
What Can I Expect During ThermiVa® Treatment?
ThermiVa® uses radiofrequency energy to heat tissues in the vagina and the labia and vulva. Providers recommended a series of three treatments over three months. The ThermiVa® wand applicator is used on the external labia and vulvar tissues and is inserted into the vagina to tighten lax tissue and encourage thicker, more elastic vaginal walls.
What is the ThermiVa® Recovery Time?
ThermiVa® requires no anesthesia, no incisions and no needles. Most women can return to their normal activities - including sexual activity - immediately after the procedure.
Some patients experience a degree of immediate firming, but the full effects develop gradually as collagen production and blood flow increase. Once achieved, the results of ThermiVa® can be long-lasting.
How Much Does ThermiVa® Cost?
$1,800 - $3,500 for 3 treatments
If you are looking for solutions to fix an unfulfilling sex life, the expert urogynecology team at Coyle Institute is here to help. During your consultation, we'll discuss your medical and sexual history and your goals. A full assessment can determine if O-Shot® is the right female sexual enhancement treatment for you.