We know it’s uncomfortable, but a feminine subject that demands attention is sexual dysfunction. It influences the way you see yourself and also impacts your relationship with your partner. At Complete Care Clinic in Paris, TX, we urge you to set aside your reservations and speak frankly, because help is available in the form of the O-shot. This simple treatment can revitalize the tissues in and around your vagina in a way that just might change your life.
Does the O-Shot Really Work?
If you’re looking to improve your sexual health, the O-shot does indeed work. Studies confirm more than 85 percent of women enjoy better orgasms after therapy. It is beneficial for women who suffer sexual dysfunction as well as those who do not. How is this possible? The answer is in how the shot works and what it does to the female body.
The Female Anatomy
Before we get into the shot’s functionality, we need to review some basic female anatomy concepts. The vagina and clitoris are the two primary sites for sexual stimulation. Most women, even those with healthy sexual functions, cannot reach orgasm from vaginal penetration alone. Instead, they need clitoris stimulation, as this site contains many more orgasm-inducing nerves than the vagina.
Studies confirm that less than 50 percent of women reach orgasm during intercourse. This can be attributed to a variety of physical factors, including:
- Vaginal dryness
- Weak and inelastic vaginal tissues
- Pain during sex
- Lack of sensation in the vagina and/or clitoris
- Diminished arousal
Explaining the Shot
The shot is remarkable for two reasons: its ingredients and its placement on the female body. We’ll begin by detailing the active ingredient, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which we derive from your own blood. Blood is comprised of red and white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. While all of these components are critical, platelets have notable healing properties.
They are the “first responders” at an injury site because they form clots to stop bleeding. They also repair tissues by releasing enzymes known as growth factors. In addition, platelets release proteins that draw stem cells that, in turn, generate highly-specialized cells. To better explain, they provide the body with exactly what it needs for optimal functioning – something no other cell can do.
A Deeper Look at PRP
While it may seem that platelets, so precious to the healing processes, would be in short supply, the opposite is true. Your body can replace lost platelets within just two days. We are therefore able to obtain PRP directly from your own body. This ensures a safe treatment for you, with little to no potential for adverse reactions.
We draw the blood exactly like we would for a blood test or donation. From there, we place your blood into a centrifuge that separates platelets from white and red blood cells; for purposes of the shot, we don’t need those cells. We then strategically inject the PRP into several sites inside and around the vagina.
The Link Between Treatment and Vaginal Rejuvenation
Even today, the vagina remains a fascinating and somewhat mysterious organ. To understand its structure, imagine two hands holding a sock stuffed with a hand towel. The sock represents the vagina, while the towel forms the vaginal wall. The hands mimic pelvic floor muscles, which surround and hold the vagina in place.
Just like other muscles throughout the body, the vaginal wall and pelvic floor can grow weak because of:
- Excessive stretching during childbirth
- Pressure from obesity
- Bearing the weight of the uterus in pregnancy
- Constant coughing
- Chronic constipation
- Reduced estrogen levels
Problems With Orgasm
As these muscles become stretched, loose, or weak, the vagina cannot snap into place the way it normally does. To better understand, think of the vagina as an accordion that freely stretches and contracts. Lax tissues diminish those accordion-like movements. As a result, many women experience pain or no sensation at all during intercourse.
These negative effects reduce the likelihood that a woman will reach orgasm. The same is true of reduced or imbalanced hormone levels, both of which are often linked to aging but can in fact impact a woman at any time. Estrogen helps keep vaginal tissues lush, thick, and lubricated. Its loss causes those same vibrant tissues to turn dry, brittle, and easily injured. Again, any woman experiencing this will not enjoy sex.
The Purpose of Treatment
PRP has long been used in the fields of dentistry and orthopedic surgery for its ability to regenerate tissues. When administered for sexual dysfunction, it can:
- Reduce or resolve pain during sex
- Enhance arousal from clitoral stimulation
- Tighten and rejuvenate elasticity in the vaginal canal
- Freshen and revive external vaginal skin
- Improve the strength and frequency of orgasms
- Support natural vaginal lubrication
- Increase the ability to reach orgasms vaginally
By harnessing the power of PRP, the O-shot leads to higher numbers of stem cells that generate new tissues. It also increases blood flow to heighten sensation and arousal during intimacy. Another effect is thicker and more elastic muscles, resulting from nutrients delivered in higher quantities. Finally, PRP promotes dead cell removal in and around the vagina so new cells can surface.
Just a moment ago, we mentioned that PRP can increase the likelihood of reaching orgasms through vaginal stimulation. This happens with targeted O-shot injections that awaken the Skene’s glands. Widely recognized as the equivalent of the male prostate, these glands can be found on the forward wall of the vagina. They secrete fluid that helps lubricate the vagina during intimacy, thereby keeping tissues safe and comfortable for intercourse.
They also house nerves that can help a woman achieve orgasm separate from clitoral stimulation. Near the Skene’s glands is the elusive G-spot, an area that, when stimulated, can give intense pleasure. But the G-spot is surrounded by tissues that make it difficult to find for most women. By waking the Skene’s glands, treatment is able to give life to this entire region.
The Skene’s Glands
The tissues surrounding the Skene’s glands include a part of the clitoris. It makes sense, therefore, that the glands swell during sexual arousal. Rejuvenating them means stronger orgasms from clitoral stimulation and a greater likelihood of reaching orgasm with vaginal penetration.
For women who choose not to take estrogen supplements for medical or personal reasons, this shot offers a safe and effective alternative. Up to this point, estrogen supplementation was the only viable treatment for many women, thereby excluding survivors of breast and ovarian cancers, both of which are hormone-related.
We haven’t yet touched on the subject of urinary incontinence, or overactive bladder, which impacts nearly half of all women over 50 years old and one in 20 for the under-50 group. This marks the condition as prevalent, meaning it needs to be addressed so women can reclaim their quality of life. The O-shot is an effective solution, reducing or solving distressing secondary symptoms like:
- Poor hygiene
- Difficulty sleeping and focusing the next day
- Inability to exercise
The hallmark of this condition is involuntary urine leakage from the bladder. Many women experience it when laughing, sneezing, or coughing. Some women completely lose bladder control, while others release only drops of urine. To further distinguish this condition, urinary incontinence is broken into two categories: stress and urge incontinence.
The first is characterized by urine loss that comes with common activities, like those listed above. It is often the result of lost urethra support, which in turn is caused by weak pelvic floor muscles. Childbirth is one of the leading culprits. Urge incontinence, on the other hand, is a dysfunction identified by random muscle contractions. During those contractions, women lack the time necessary to get to the bathroom and subsequently lose their bladders.
An Embarrassing Sequence of Events
Because urinary incontinence can strike at any time, it poses a constant fear of the unknown to women. They feel embarrassed and many – especially younger women – don’t want the burden of wearing “adult diapers.” Even worse, women rarely feel comfortable discussing these events with their physicians. They believe real solutions don’t exist and therefore try to live without medical attention.
But urinary incontinence is a condition that worsens with time unless treated. This can mean a reluctance to leave home, diminished confidence, and growing unhappiness. Women then begin to avoid social settings and sexual activity. Cumulatively, these changes in lifestyle can lead to weight gain and problems with interpersonal relationships.
A survey published in Obstetrics & Gynecology revealed that women with incontinence are three times more likely to be diagnosed with depression. Successful intervention means restoring confidence, igniting a renewed vigor for life, and reviving sexual pleasure.
When injected into the region surrounding the urethra, PRP can be the treatment women need. Just as in correcting sexual dysfunction, PRP releases a variety of growth factors that trigger stem cells. Damaged tissues are then repaired or replaced with those that are healthy. For most women, relief from incontinence comes within just one or two weeks of treatment. Improvements also continue to emerge over a course of several weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most women are eager to know how long results last after treatment. Our answer is an extended time; depending on how your body responds, between 18 months and three years. Keep in mind that after treatment, your full results will likely develop over a period of three months. Many women experience immediate improvements in their orgasms and urinary incontinence, but optimal results take a bit more time.
Does the Treatment Hurt?
Actually, most women report feeling quite comfortable throughout their sessions. We apply a numbing cream to the treatment site, so you might feel a slight pinch with the injection itself but nothing more. Our goal is to gently but effectively help you once again enjoy intimacy.
Is Downtime Involved?
Because treatment is derived from your own blood, treatment poses very little risk of side effects. This means no downtime; you can return to work, engage in sexual activity, and exercise all on the same day, unless instructed otherwise by a member of our team.
How Many Shots Will I Need?
Four weeks after your first session, we can make a determination if a second shot will be beneficial. Most patients see significant improvements with only one treatment, but factors like age, genetics, and lifestyle can also influence your results. We’ll discuss this further during your consultation appointment.
Can I Have Treatment If I am Pregnant or Menstruating?
Treatment is not available to pregnant or breastfeeding women. Those who are menstruating, on the other hand, can have the shot. In fact, we can safely administer treatment anytime during the menstrual cycle.
A Safe Treatment Option
The O-shot is mild, effective, and delivered rapidly. Most sessions are completed in about 30 minutes, allowing you to quickly get on with your day. It rejuvenates tissues, strengthens muscles, corrects incontinence, and enables you to enjoy intercourse at your healthiest. Call Complete Care Clinic in Paris, TX, today to schedule your consultation.