What to Expect After the O-Shot®
When you hear about all the benefits of the O-Shot® - not to mention how simple, safe and painless the treatment is – you want to know how exactly all that awesome is going to work. You just get a couple shots and then your sex life can become amazing? How quickly does that happen? What are the side effects? How long does it last? Because doctors have been using the safe and tested technology behind O-Shot® for many years, the results are proven and positive. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect after the O-Shot®.
What is the O-Shot®?
The O-Shot® is a minimally invasive vaginal rejuvenating treatment for women who are experiencing low libido, difficulty achieving orgasm, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse or urinary incontinence.
The O-Shot® uses growth factors from a woman’s own blood plasma to stimulate vaginal and clitoral rejuvenation and can help improve conditions such as:
- Stress urinary incontinence
- Lichen sclerosus and lichen planus
- Urinary incontinence
- Chronic pain from an episiotomy, mesh or surgical scarring
How Does the O-Shot® Work?
The O-Shot® is a dose of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injected directly into a woman’s clitoris and vagina. This growth-factor-rich PRP is safely derived from a woman’s own blood during the procedure in the provider’s office. PRP is widely used to speed healing and new tissue growth, and these same properties stimulate healthy tissue regeneration and improved blood flow in the clitoris and vaginal. These rejuvenated tissues offer women the opportunity to experience a heightened orgasmic response and can also mean an improvement in urinary incontinence symptoms.
Sexual and health benefits of O-Shot®:
- Relief from painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
- Increased clitoral sensitivity and arousal
- Improved skin texture of the vulva (vaginal lips)
- Tightened vaginal opening
- Increased arousal from G-spot stimulation
- More intense and more frequent orgasms
- Increased ability for vaginal orgasms
- Increased vaginal lubrication
- Increase sexual desire and heightened libido
- Improved urinary control
What to Expect After the O-Shot®
The PRP growth factors begin to work immediately by plumping the treated areas and by activating the stem cells in the vaginal and clitoral tissues for new growth and regeneration. Many patients experience noticeable improvements within the first three weeks following treatment, but the full regrowth of tissue is not complete until approximately three months after the injection. On average, the O-Shot® lasts about 12-18 months.
O-Shot® and Stronger Orgasms
Women who have had the O-Shot® report more frequent and more intense orgasms. Those who have had difficulty achieving orgasm now find it easier and more satisfying. Women who were happy with their orgasms before treatment upgrade their experience to "mind-blowing." Less vaginal pain and vulvar pain, including pain during intercourse – Women who experience pain caused by scarring or damaged tissues can often find relief with O-Shot®. As the tissues are rejuvenated, they become more resilient and elastic and damaged nerves are helped to heal by the increased blood flow and new tissue growth.
Relief from Mesh Pain with O-Shot®
Women who have chronic pain caused by mesh can experience relief with O-Shot®. The PRP treatment reduces inflammation and encourages healing in the tissues and nerves affected by the mesh.
It's easy for libido to be low if you aren't getting any satisfaction out of sex. O-Shot® not only improves sensitivity and sexual response, but it also helps heal the pain that may make women willing to ignore or forgo sex out of fear. A healthier, more responsive vagina and clitoris paired with better response mean more enthusiasm surrounding sexual activity.
O-Shot and Improved Incontinence Symptoms
The O-Shot® injection has proven to be 90% effective in treating urinary stress incontinence and is also effective in treating urge incontinence. Just as the PRP helps rejuvenate vaginal and clitoral tissues, it can encourage the tissues that help support the bladder and control urination to regenerate, strengthen and “bulk up” to help decrease the symptoms of stress incontinence. PRP can also improve blood flow and improve the health of the nerves and tissues responsible for controlling urge incontinence.
O-Shot® and Lichen Sclerosus
When O-Shot® is used for lichen sclerosus, many women see improvements after their initial treatment, but it is safe to repeat treatments until the desired level of healing is achieved. O-Shot® treatment often means women with lichen sclerosus can then go without other treatments such as steroids and simply repeat O-Shot® as needed.
O-Shot® Recovery Time
Most women have minor blood spotting following O-Shot treatment as would happen with any injection. However, there is no downtime after O-Shot® treatment. Women may resume normal activities, including sex, that same day. Women may notice a full feeling in the vagina for one to three days, which is safe and normal. Vaginal swelling may cause an irregular urine stream, which is not dangerous and should resolve itself after a few days.
O-Shot® in Effect
The beginnings of those effects from the actual PRP-triggered improvements usually start at about three weeks and are fully realized in two to three months.
How Many O-Shot® Treatments Do I Need?
It may take up to 12 weeks for the full effects of O-Shot® to be experienced and recognized. Women who want an added boost or who want to repeat treatments when the results begin to fade will find that the impact of O-Shot® is cumulative, building improvements with each treatment. Because the PRP is created with the woman’s own blood, repeat treatments are safe.
O-Shot® and Safety
PRP treatments have proven effective as facial cosmetic treatments, and they are a trusted method for improving and speeding healing in athletic injuries. Very few women have adverse side effects from their O-Shot® treatment. Your provider will be able to discuss any possible negative outcomes with you during your consultation.
If you have questions about O-Shot®, contact the expert team at Coyle Institute today to set up your consultation. We’ll help you determine if O-Shot® is the solution you need for a revved-up sex life and overall improved vaginal, vulvar and urinary health. Find out what O-Shot® can do for you!