Thousands of women across the country have opted for the mysterious, revolutionary O Shot treatment. This non-surgical procedure promises to rejuvenate women’s sexual experiences, reducing dysfunction, increasing sex drive, and improving orgasms.
But what is the O Shot? What benefits does it provide? Is it right for all women? What does a prospective O Shot patient need to know before booking an appointment? What does “O Shot” even stand for?
While the O Shot’s coy name may seem elusive and secretive, the procedure is straightforward, uncomplicated, and less painful than many other treatments. Here’s what you need to know about the O Shot before you decide to go under the needle.
The O Shot Procedure Explained
Thousands of products exist to help men with their sexual dysfunction. We see the commercials every day: a man swinging a golf club, his laughing wife beside him, smiling knowingly on camera as a calm female voiceover explains the side effects for this specific brand of erectile dysfunction medication.
Men aren’t the only humans who experience sexual dysfunction; 50% of women have reported low libido as well. But what products and procedures are available to treat women?
The O Shot is the solution. Short for “Orgasm Shot,” this procedure is a non-surgical method used to improve a woman’s sexual function, stimulating the vagina for better orgasms and less sexual dysfunction.
Prior to receiving the O Shot, your O Shot provider will want you to attend an initial consultation to help you decide if the procedure is right for you. The provider will review your medical history to make sure no potential risks are present. They will explain to you how the procedure works, the symptoms it can alleviate, and the expected outcome.
If you are a good candidate for the O Shot, your O Shot provider can perform the procedure that same day or you can schedule a time that works best for you. When you attend an appointment for the O Shot, your O Shot provider will draw a blood sample and place the sample in a special centrifugal machine that filters the platelets from the rest of the blood. This is to create the Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) that makes the O Shot so effective.
Your O Shot provider will then inject the O Shot PRP in two places in your vagina. One injection will be near the clitoris and the other will be inside the upper vagina. The entire procedure should only take 30 minutes from start to finish. You won’t feel any pain – just a pinch and a warm sensation.
The procedure takes place in an O Shot provider’s office and you will only need a local anesthetic applied to your vagina, usually just a topical numbing cream. You will not need to go to a hospital, meet a surgeon, or have any scalpels involved. You will not have to go to sleep and will remain awake during the procedure.
If you are on your period, you can receive the O Shot if your cycle is not heavy or sensitive. If you have a urinary tract infection, a bladder infection, or any other vaginal infection, you should refrain from getting the O Shot.
Since the O Shot is non-surgical, you won’t need to worry about recovery time. You can drive yourself home after receiving the O Shot. You are more than welcome to resume physical activity immediately afterward – even sexual activity.
How Does the O Shot Work?
The women who receive the O Shot’s Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections experience many benefits. Since the O Shot PRP is coming from your own body, there will be no adverse reactions or effects because of the procedure.
Your O Shot provider will inject the PRP into an area known as the O Spot, an area of your vagina which contains a collection of biological structures that trigger orgasms. When injected, your platelets will release seven growth factors that stimulate stem cells in your vagina and your clitoris.
When the injection stimulates the stem cells, the tissue in the vagina and clitoris will regenerate. This causes the tissues to become “younger” and more functional. Some O Shot reviews mention feeling the effects right away. Other O Shot reviews mention feeling an increase in their sex drive a few days or weeks later – and for many, this increase is intense.
The History of the O Shot
Doctors have used Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments since the 1970s to treat conditions such as arthritis, nerve injuries, and other medical issues that require tissue regeneration. In 2011, Dr. Charles Runels popularized PRP treatments through the Vampire Face Lift, which involves blood injections to rejuvenate facial tissue using the same science as the O Shot. Dr. Runels introduced the O Shot after the Vampire Face Lift’s success, applying PRP’s rejuvenating benefits to the vagina.
Who Should Get the O Shot?
Women opt for the O Shot for a variety of reasons. If you experience one or more of the following symptoms or medical conditions, the O Shot may be right for you:
- Chronic unexplained vaginal dryness
- Inability or difficulty having orgasms
- Chronic pain from childbirth
- Childbirth-related injuries
- Postpartum incontinence, including urine and fecal matter
- Low libido
- Pain during intercourse
- Vaginal dryness from menopause
- Vaginal dryness from breast cancer treatments
The O Shot’s PRP injections can help stimulate and regenerate your vaginal tissue so that you can find relief from these symptoms and conditions.
Benefits of the O Shot
The O Shot provides many benefits to the women who seek the procedure. O Shot patients are looking to solve their persistent vaginal dryness, to have more orgasms, or to end painful intercourse. Some O Shot patients seek the procedure to end or decrease their incontinence.
Every women’s O Shot experience will be different. Some reported benefits of the procedure include:
- Increased clitoral and vaginal stimulation
- Increased sex drive
- Decreased incontinence
- Increased sensitivity in the clitoris
- More intense orgasms
- More frequent orgasms
- Less painful intercourse
- Tighter vaginal opening
- Increased lubrication
- Smoother skin in the vulva
This all-natural, painless procedure is a simple solution to many of the issues that plague women’s sex lives. If you’re looking for a way to increase clitoral stimulation, improve your orgasms, or increase your natural lubrication, the O Shot could be right for you.
After receiving the O Shot, you may experience very mild swelling, redness, and a numb sensation for the next few days up until a week after. Most women experience peak results four weeks after the procedure – but you can enjoy sexual activity the same day.
How Much Is the O Shot?
O Shot procedure costs vary from clinic to clinic. Most treatments range from $1,000 to $1,800. Since the O Shot is not medically coded, it is likely that your health insurance company will not cover the cost of the procedure.
At the Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health, Dr. Hettiarachchi will recommend a treatment plan for you after your initial O Shot consultation. Our vaginal procedures start at $1,200. We offer Female Pelvic Treatment plans with monthly payments starting as low as $45 per month. The Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health will work with you to make sure that your O Shot treatment is affordable and manageable.
Who Can Perform the O Shot?
Be aware of non-certified O Shot providers – if you visit an untrustworthy doctor, the results of the O Shot could be completely ineffective or worse. Avoid pain and wasted money by visiting a certified O Shot provider such as the Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health and Dr. Hettiarachchi.
How Long Does the O Shot Last?
The effects of the O Shot can last anywhere from 18 months to 3 years and longer. It depends on your biology, how your vaginal and clitoral tissues react to the O Shot PRP, and the reason why you’re looking to receive the O Shot.
Women often repeat the O Shot procedure once every 18 months. Again, repeating the procedure is up to your discretion and personal needs.
The O Shot for Incontinence
Urinary incontinence is a common medical problem for women, especially post-childbirth and post-menopause. Incontinence involves the involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder. Often, this leakage occurs during activities such as laughing, coughing, and sneezing.
There are two categories of incontinence: urge incontinence and stress incontinence. Many new mothers experience stress incontinence after childbirth. A weakened urethra because of vaginal trauma, such as giving birth, is a common cause of stress incontinence. Usually, stress incontinence only releases a small amount of urine at a time and is unnoticeable by everyone except for the woman experiencing it.
Urge incontinence is the uncontrollable feeling of needing to go to the bathroom. Involuntary contractions from the detrusor muscle cause this type of incontinence; when these contractions occur, the bladder leaks a very large amount of urine. The suddenness of these contractions gives little warning for women to get to a bathroom in time.
Incontinence can be embarrassing, shameful, and harmful for a woman’s mental health and sexual wellness. Bladder problems increase with age and will progress without proper treatment. Incontinence issues keep women from enjoying life – if you don’t know when your bladder will cause an issue next, engaging in social situations becomes frightening. Engaging in sexual activity is nerve-wracking with an uncontrollable bladder.
Women who suffer from incontinence are often depressed, anxious, and looking for a way to relieve their symptoms. If you are experiencing incontinence, you are not alone. Thankfully, new, ground-breaking solutions to this common medical issue are gaining popularity – and the O Shot is one of them. Rather than opting for painful, risky, and invasive surgeries that would require weeks of aftercare, you can choose the simple O Shot procedure to reduce or cease incontinence.
The PRP contained in O Shot injections can effectively reduce and even reverse the symptoms of incontinence. During the procedure, the O Shot provider will inject PRP from your own blood into the area around your urethra, which releases urine from your bladder.
The platelets in the O Shot injection stimulate growth areas in your vagina, regenerating your clitoral and vaginal tissue. This will cause damaged tissues to repair themselves, including those that are integral in controlling urine flow.
Women report feeling relief from incontinence symptoms within the first two weeks of receiving the O Shot. Improvement in these symptoms will increase for several weeks following the procedure. Because of the O Shot, women can reduce their bladder medications, experience peace of mind while going about their day-to-day lives, and even stop experiencing incontinence symptoms altogether.
If you suffer from incontinence, the O Shot can provide all-natural, non-surgical relief. Because the source of these protective platelets comes from your own blood, you will not experience any adverse side effects or complications because of the procedure.
You should not only use the O Shot to treat your incontinence. Women looking to manage their incontinence symptoms should also work to maintain a healthy weight, engage in daily physical activity, and attend pelvic therapy sessions.
Is the O Shot Right for Me?
The O Shot is not right for everyone. If you have a current bladder infection, urinary tract infection, or other vaginal issue, you should wait until it clears up before scheduling your O Shot appointment.
If you are experiencing incontinence, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, or a low sex drive, the O Shot may be right for you. If you want to increase the intensity and frequency of your orgasms, the O Shot can provide the solution you’re seeking.
If you’re ready to schedule an O Shot appointment, visit the Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health today. We offer comprehensive and certified O Spot treatments and other vaginal procedures designed to increase your sexual pleasure and rejuvenate your libido. Our staff is committed to providing compassionate, professional, and comforting care to all our patients.
Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Hettiarachchi today and learn more about what the O Shot can do for you.