As women age, they often see their sex drive drop while they get less enjoyment from intercourse. Along with that come issues of vaginal dryness and urinary incontinence that can make life more difficult. At Infinity MedSpa in Sudbury, MA, we offer the O Shot as a natural way to combat these issues and give you back the life you love.
Is the O Shot Right for You?
Do you ever wish you had the same level of sexual desire and enjoyment you had in your 20s? The O shot, which is a quick treatment given in our office, can provide a better and more fulfilling sex life for women, and especially for those in their 40s and above. Best of all, this is a great way to achieve quick results without difficult surgery or long downtime.
The best way to find out if the O shot is for you is to come talk with us. We offer discrete and compassionate appointments where you can tell us about your concerns and we can help you decide the best course of action.
If you’re suffering from any of the following, however, this treatment could be for you:
You Have Female Orgasmic Disorder
Women who have this disorder have no trouble feeling normal sexual arousal or keeping it up through intercourse. But, frustratingly, they have a very difficult time achieving orgasm. There are a number of reasons for this, but it can make something that is supposed to be pleasurable a frustration, leading to decreased interest in sex.
You Have Female Arousal Disorder
This is a medical diagnosis referring to a general inability to respond to something that would normally produce arousal. If this is happening to you, there’s a good chance it’s also producing depression, anxiety, stress, or a lack of confidence that could bleed over from the bedroom into the rest of life.
Female arousal disorder can also interfere with relationships. No matter how often you explain to your partner that the issue has nothing to do with a lack of desire for them, seeds of doubt can still be planted.
You Are Near Menopause and Suffering Age-Related Issues
For some women, these issues begin early on; even as young as the early 40s. Other women may not notice any problem until after menopause itself. Whenever it happens, these issues are usually due to the natural aging process, which happens on a different timetable for each woman.
As women age, the vagina becomes narrower and shorter and there is less natural lubrication. Hot flashes, urinary incontinence, and other issues can make the problem that much worse.
You Are Experiencing Urinary Incontinence
For some women, sex or dryness isn’t the problem. Instead, they find themselves unable to stop leaking after sneezes or coughs, or even during sex. This can be an age-related issue, or it can stem from the stress put on muscles and tissues at childbirth.
You Find Sex Painful
For many women, a drop in natural lubrication makes sex a painful experience instead of a pleasurable one. This dryness can also cause discomfort in the rest of life and even make it painful to wear certain types of clothing.
What Is the O Shot?
This innovative treatment consists of an injection of platelets from the client’s own blood into the vaginal area. Instead of addressing the issue with chemicals, drugs, or surgery, this shot works by harnessing the regenerative and restorative properties of platelet-rich plasma, or PRP.
Our bodies naturally contain platelets that are the main driver in restoring damaged tissues and blood vessels. When we experience an acute injury, platelets arrive in the area in great numbers, stimulating the recovery response. Unfortunately, the natural changes of aging and childbirth don’t register as an injury to the body, so repairs don’t happen to fix the symptoms of aging.
As a consequence, the skin of the vaginal area grows thin and less lax, tissues that provide lubrication don’t function as effectively as before, and blood vessels stop sending enough blood to the area to provide the right sensitivity and muscle repair necessary for enjoyable sex, strong orgasms, or even to stop bladder leakage.
How It Works
This shot simply jump-starts the natural rejuvenation process by sending platelets where they are needed. As tissues and blood vessels throughout the vaginal area regenerate, you’ll notice more sensitivity, lubrication, comfort, and strength. Specifically, the shot can:
- Increase sensation
- Promote arousal and greater pleasure from stimulation
- Improve the feel and duration of orgasms
- Regenerate younger and smoother skin
- Provide relief and improvement of urinary incontinence symptoms
- Significantly decrease pain during sex
- Increased natural lubrication
- Increased the chances of having a vaginal orgasm
What Is Treatment Like?
Among the many selling points of this treatment, especially as compared to its plastic surgery alternatives, is that it requires no special preparation and there is no downtime necessary before you can get back to your normal schedule.
Obtaining the PRP
The treatment starts with a simple blood draw. Then, the blood is spun to separate the platelet-rich plasma. This whole process takes less than 30 minutes, during which time you’ll apply a numbing cream to the vaginal area to ensure you’re perfectly comfortable throughout.
Treatment and After
Once you have no sensation, treatment involves just a couple of injections into different parts of the vaginal area. Once these are done, you can leave immediately. There’s no recovery time required and no reason you can’t go back to your regular schedule. You are in and out and back to work with no one the wiser!
When Will I See Results?
Most patients report seeing a spike in their sex drive and improved performance in about three to seven days following this simple treatment. This includes increased sensitivity, which may lead to easier orgasms and more enjoyable sex. Lasting effects will take longer to develop. The plasma itself stays in the area for about nine days, and during that time it signals to growth factors like cytokines and stem cells to rush to the area and produce new, healthy tissue.
Healthy tissue should start really developing about three weeks following the injection, and the full effects are realized about two to three months later. The time frame is unique to each woman since this treatment depends entirely on each patient’s unique physiology. Your body will regenerate cells at its own rate, though the PRP will speed things up.
How Long Do Results Last?
Most women will enjoy the results of this treatment for somewhere between one and two years. While PRP treatments can greatly improve symptoms of aging, they can’t stop the process altogether. Fortunately, because this is a natural treatment that involves no incisions or drugs, it’s perfectly safe to have another treatment once the first one starts to wear off.
Getting Repeat Treatments
Many clients report quick and lasting results after just one shot. In some cases, there’s so much tissue that needs to be regenerated that one treatment isn’t enough to get the results you want. In that case, two or three treatments are usually plenty.
It’s important to wait a few weeks before getting another treatment, but that’s not because there’s any danger in the treatment itself. You just want to give your body enough time to regenerate tissue before you decide whether you need a second treatment. You’ll stay in touch with us throughout the process, and we can help you understand when and if you need another shot.
FAQ About the O Shot
Is This an FDA-Approved Treatment?
Since this shot uses your own blood, it does not require FDA approval. After all, your blood is not a drug! PRP treatment has been used in healing and rejuvenation for decades and in every field of medicine from cosmetic medicine to orthopedics.
Can I Have the Shot During My Menstrual Cycle?
As long as your cycle is not particularly heavy or you feel especially sensitive, there should be no problem having this treatment during your cycle.
Will This Treatment Hurt?
We administer a numbing cream that ensures you won’t feel anything. Once it’s over, you can go right back to your regular routine without pain or discomfort, including sexual activity and physical exercise.
Is This a Safe Treatment?
Because the ingredients in this treatment come from your own body, there’s no risk of rejection or allergic reaction. No dangerous side effects have ever been reported.
Can I Have Treatment on the Same Day as Consultation?
In most cases, there’s no issue with having treatment immediately. We will go over your needs, medical history, and what to expect from the treatment itself. Just remember that your health and well-being are our primary concern, so we will always exercise caution and make sure the timing is right before administering this or any other treatment.
Can I Have Treatment If I’m Pregnant?
Pregnant women should not get this shot, nor should women who are still breastfeeding. While there is no reason to suspect that PRP therapy would be harmful to a baby, there have also been no studies proving that to be the case, either. In the absence of such studies, it’s best to wait.
Is This Covered by My Insurance?
In most cases, this treatment isn’t covered by insurance since it’s considered an elective treatment. However, if you have a medical diagnosis of certain conditions, it’s possible your insurance company may cover it. Talk with us about your concerns at your consultation.
When you’re having any kind of treatment involving your most intimate areas, it’s important to feel that you are safe and welcome. At Infinity MedSpa, we strive to create a judgment-free and luxurious environment where you can thoroughly relax as you get the treatment you need.
Our MedSpa is overseen by Dr. Arthur Shektman, a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of practical experience in every type of rejuvenation surgery and treatment. He leads a team of board-certified family nurse practitioners dedicated to ongoing education and lifetime learning. Together, our goal is to earn your trust as we provide you with discrete service and effective treatments that will have you looking and feeling your best.
You don’t have to live with the unwanted side effects of childbirth or aging. The O shot offers a way to naturally rejuvenate tissues and give you back the interest and enjoyment in sex that you remember. Through advances in medicine and technology, we’re finding natural solutions for better sexual health.
At Infinity MedSpa, we recognize that sexual health is a sensitive subject. Our professionals will keep all contact in the strictest of confidence, and we take patient privacy very seriously. To schedule a consultation with a confidential professional, contact Infinity MedSpa in Sudbury, MA today and set up an appointment.