If you’ve noticed changes in the way your body responds during sex, treatments can help. Board-certified gynecologist Meryl E. Kahan, MD, of SheMD in the Little Neck and Douglaston neighborhoods of Queens, New York City, New York, in addition to the Great Neck area of Nassau County, offers the popular O-Shot® as one of several treatment options. Call or click today to schedule a consultation.
The O-Shot is an injectable treatment that uses the power of your own blood to rejuvenate vaginal tissues. You may be familiar with the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in joint health and hair restoration.
PRP is a potent solution that originates from a small sample of your blood. It’s rich in special proteins called growth factors that promote new cell development. PRP is also shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
O-Shot treatment begins with a blood draw, similar to what happens when you have blood drawn for routine lab testing, and far less involved than donating blood. You can listen to music or just relax during this part of the process, which takes only moments.
Used in gynecology treatment, the O-Shot works to promote new tissue development in the treated areas, while also improving circulation. The process involves injecting vaginal and surrounding tissues with PRP.
Treatments offer the chance to improve several conditions that can interfere with a healthy sex life. Some of the clinical applications for the O-Shot include:
Evidence also supports the use of the O-Shot in treating urinary incontinence, and as a treatment for lichen planus and lichen sclerosus.
Very few people relish the thought of injections, especially in such a sensitive area. However, there is absolutely nothing to fear when it comes to trying the O-Shot. Your practitioner applies a topical numbing medication to the treatment area to temporarily reduce sensation.
It takes just a few moments to administer the injections while you recline on the treatment table or chair. The entire process usually takes less than half an hour, and you can return to normal activities immediately after your visit.
You might notice some sensitivity in the treated area for a couple of days, but there is no significant discomfort. Expect to begin to see improvements in around three weeks. The full results should be apparent after around three months.
If you have questions or concerns about the O-Shot, schedule a consultation online or over the phone today to learn more.