Modern women know a lot about empowerment. We value the right to speak our minds as much as we value enjoying the freedom of our bodies. But sometimes, sexual dysfunction means that enjoying our bodies is challenged by factors outside of our control. At Physician Artistry in Sterling, VA we believe every woman should be empowered by her body, which is why we are proud to offer the O Shot, a revolutionary treatment for vaginal rejuvenation.
10 Things to Know About the O-Shot
1. Sexual Dysfunction Is Common
Why does it seem like men are more comfortable talking about sexual dysfunction than women? Is it because men value sex more than us? Probably not. The simple truth of the matter is that women are still shaking off the stigma associated with enjoying sex, which is why women should be talking about sex more, including how common sexual dysfunction is.
Would it surprise you to learn that over 50% of sexually active women over the age of 21 experience some amount of sexual dysfunction? Would you still be shocked if we told you that this percentage increases in every age bracket? Roughly 89% of women over 80 have persistent sexual dysfunction. Overall, that means that the majority of women are experiencing sexual dysfunction. There don’t seem to be many treatments available to help women reclaim their sexual health.
What Is Sexual Dysfunction in Women?
Given how common sexual dysfunction is in women, it’s important to know the exact symptoms. Many women simply assume that they don’t enjoy sex or that they have the wrong sexual partner, but frankly the reason sex is something of a chore probably has to do with sexual dysfunction that hasn’t been recognized. The common symptoms of sexual dysfunction in women include:
- Painful intercourse
- Uncomfortable spasms of the vagina
- Lowered libido or sexual interest
- Decrease in arousal or lubrication
- Difficulty reaching orgasm
Sexual dysfunction in women is a medical issue and generally requires a proper diagnosis from an OB/GYN or other physician. While you may recognize these common symptoms, it is important to seek diagnosis so you are fully aware of each of your treatment options.
2. The O Shot Is Vaginal Rejuvenation
Vaginal rejuvenation is a term for any treatment that rejuvenates the function and appearance of the vagina. This treatment, commonly called the Orgasm Shot, is a vaginal rejuvenation technique that is quickly becoming popular for how effective it is for many patients.
For many women, vaginal rejuvenation largely refers to some form of anti-aging treatment for vaginal tissues. The tightening of lax vaginal tissues, particularly the exterior labial folds, and the smoothing of the pubis are the main anti-aging benefit of vaginal rejuvenation treatments. This particular treatment tightens both exterior and interior vaginal tissue.
Other Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatments to Consider
There are many vaginal rejuvenation treatments that you might want to consider. Each treatment has its advantages and disadvantages. We can help you decide which treatment or combination of vaginal rejuvenation treatments will help you reach your desired goals. Other vaginal rejuvenation treatments include:
- Bioidentical hormone therapy
- Energy-based treatments, such as Votiva or FemTouch
- Kegel exercises
3. Treatment for Sexual Revitalization
This is a treatment that prioritizes your sexual revitalization. The majority of the benefits from this treatment are focused on sexual health, particularly the ability to express sexual arousal and reach orgasm. As a treatment for sexual health, many women report significant improvements after this treatment, including:
- Improved clitoral stimulation
- Stronger and more frequent orgasm
- Increased sexual desire
- Decreased pain during intercourse
- Increased natural lubrication
4. Solution for Urinary Rehabilitation
It might interest you to know that this treatment has additional benefits. For women who have urinary incontinence or stress incontinence, this treatment can help restore your ability to control your bladder. This is a treatment that helps tighten all vaginal tissues, including the muscles and tissues around the urethra that contribute to urinary control.
What Causes Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is incredibly common in women, particularly those who have given birth and those who have gone through menopause. The cause of incontinence is usually a combination of hormonal imbalance and a weakening of the muscles in the vagina. Overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, and stress incontinence all contribute to a weakened pelvic floor, which is an issue that this treatment can help correct without the need for surgical intervention.
5. Confidence Restoration
Confidence is undoubtedly tied to sexual health, so it can be a real blow to your confidence when your sexual health is inexplicably suffering. The ability to achieve orgasm is sometimes a source of self-esteem in some women. Additionally, when women are unable to connect intimately with their sexual partners, they can feel a sense of detachment and shame. This treatment can rejuvenate your sexual health along with restoring your confidence in yourself and your sexual health.
6. Natural Treatment
This shot is considered a natural treatment. Why? First and foremost, the PRP solution in the shot is formulated with your own blood, which means that no foreign substances are being introduced to your body. This differs greatly from some vaginal rejuvenation treatments which address sexual health with chemicals and lab-developed hormones.
Why Is PRP Natural?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma and is made with the plasma derived from your own blood. Every PRP treatment, regardless if that treatment is for your face or for your sexual health, is formulated from your own blood plasma. For PRP treatments, we draw about the same amount of blood that you would give in a blood drive, put that blood through a special centrifuge to isolate the plasma, and then inject that plasma directly into the designated treatment areas. PRP treatments such as this one are considered natural because they utilize your body’s own regenerative abilities.
7. Safe, Non-Surgical Treatment
This treatment is safe, non-surgical, and minimally invasive. For many patients, this treatment is attractive precisely because it does not involve surgery, sedation, or prolonged visits. Other patients value the fact that PRP treatments are very safe because it is impossible to have a side effect from your own blood. These are the two main reasons why this treatment is safe for the vast majority of patients.
8. Requires Consultation
Every treatment, be it cosmetic or medical, requires a consultation before treatment sessions can begin. Consultations are valuable tools for patients to understand the treatment and for providers to understand the patient. Consultations usually begin with a discussion about the treatment and a discussion about your desired goals so that we can help you determine if the treatment is right for you.
Your initial consultation will also involve gathering general medical information about you, such as your current medical issues and any medications or supplements you are currently taking. We will also ask about your sexual activity, your last period, and if you are pregnant or planning to be. It is possible we will advise you to postpone this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
9. Simple Treatment
Overall, this is a very simple treatment that only takes about 60 minutes to complete from start to finish. There are a few steps you can expect before, during, and after vaginal rejuvenation with this shot.
You will be given a list of instructions to follow for a week before your treatment. It is important to follow these guidelines so that your treatment will produce the best possible results. Some pre-treatment guidelines include:
- Avoiding the use of certain over-the-counter pain relievers
- Avoiding the use of certain supplements, such as Vitamin E or Vitamin A
- Avoiding the use of alcohol and tobacco
- Hydrating well, especially the day before treatment
- Shaving the treatment area
On the day of your treatment, the first thing we will do is the blood draw so that we can isolate your plasma to create the PRP. In the private treatment area, we will apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area to ensure your comfort for the duration of the treatment. After you are sufficiently numb, we will inject the PRP into a few areas, such as the clitoris and a spot on the interior vaginal walls. Once the injections are finished, your treatment is complete.
We will provide you with a list of post-treatment guidelines to follow after your treatment. Following these guidelines will help you through recovery and ensure that your treatment is successful. Some post-treatment guidelines may include:
- Avoid the use of certain over-the-counter pain relievers
- Avoid the use of certain supplements
- Avoid the use of alcohol and tobacco
- Keep to a healthy die
It is possible we will prescribe a medication that you will need take after your treatment. We will also schedule a follow-up appointment about 4 weeks after your treatment to assess how well you are responding to the shot. While most patients only require one shot, it is possible you will need a second to achieve the desired results.
10. Easy Recovery and Fast Results
After your treatment, you will be able to drive yourself home and resume most of your normal daily activities. For some patients, this includes resuming normal sexual activity on the same day of treatment. You can expect some mild soreness for 1 to 2 days after treatment, which is a temporary and expected side effect. Overall, the recovery period for this treatment is easy and quick.
When Can I See Results?
Many women report noticing results from this treatment about 3 weeks after your session. After 3 weeks, you will begin to see a shift in your libido as well as a tightening of the vaginal tissues. The most noticeable results related to sexual health occur after about 3 months, which is when many women have an easier time reaching orgasm.
How Often Will I Need Treatments?
Many patients wonder how often they will require treatments to continue enjoying the desired results. For most patients, we recommend annual appointments every 14 to 18 months. Regular continued appointments every year or so will help make sure that you receive the full benefits of the treatment.
Are You a Good Candidate?
There are many good candidates for this treatment, including women who are not satisfied with their sexual health, women who want to correct sexual dysfunction, and women who want to try treating incontinence. The best candidates for this treatment are women who are not interested in surgical treatments and women who have not responded to other vaginal rejuvenation treatments. You may be a candidate for this treatment if you want to:
- Improve sexual interest
- Have easier, more frequent orgasms
- Increase natural lubrication
- TIghten vaginal tissues and muscles
- Reduce incontinence
- Restore self-confidence
Rekindle Your Feminine Health With O Shot!
It’s time to enjoy sexual empowerment like the modern woman you are. If you think this treatment can benefit you, contact Physician Artistry in Sterling, VA to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to the opportunity to help you rekindle your feminine health!