Curious About the O-Shot®? We Answer All Your Questions

If you’re curious about whether the O-Shot® is right for you, read on as we answer all your questions.

As a woman, your body goes through endless changes. From puberty to pregnancy to menopause, hormone levels fluctuate, muscles stretch and change, and nothing stays the same. 

Given all we women go through, it’s not surprising that 75% of women have trouble orgasming. More live with conditions that interrupt their lives, like stress incontinence, a condition in which you leak urine when sneezing, coughing, or doing physical activity.  

Angel Paas, MD, Margaret Macon, WHNP, and the team at Kennesaw Gynecology in Kennesaw, Georgia, understand the pain and aggravation sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence bring. That’s why we offer the O-Shot®, a new treatment that could put these problems behind you. 

If you’re curious about the O-Shot, we’ve put together this guide to answer all your questions!

What is the O-Shot?

The Orgasm Shot® (O-Shot) is not a drug. Developed Charles Runels, MD, the O-Shot uses your body’s platelet-rich plasma (PRP), taken by a simple blood draw to create a PRP solution rich in growth factors. The solution is then injected directly into the clitoris and vaginal areas. 

What conditions does the O-Shot help?

The O-Shot can help with a variety of conditions women face, including:

How does the O-Shot work?

When PRP, which naturally contains growth factors, is injected into treatment areas, stem cells are activated. As these stem cells grow, blood flow increases to the clitoris and vaginal tissue, and functional tissue growth occurs. 

As more healthy tissue and blood are brought to the genitals, sensitivity increases. Greater sensitivity makes achieving orgasm or holding in urine easier, helping resolve the problem conditions.   

Is the O-Shot safe?

The O-Shot® is very safe! The solution in O-Shot® is made using sterile equipment and your blood, eliminating the risk of infection.   

Where is the O-Shot injected? 

Two injections, one in the vaginal wall and one in the clitoris, are typical.

Is getting the O-Shot painful?

O-Shot injections are delivered to highly-sensitive areas. But don’t worry—your provider at Kennesaw Gynecology first applies a topical anesthetic to numb the areas and minimize discomfort. Most patients report little to no pain. 

How long does it take to get the O-Shot?

Getting the O-Shot is quick! Most treatments are completed in one hour or less.  

How long does it take to recover from the O-Shot?

You don’t have to take time off to get the O-Shot as there’s no recovery time required! You can get back to your normal activities right away, including sexual intercourse. 

How quickly will I see results from the O-Shot?

This depends on your body and symptoms. Patients using the O-Shot to help with incontinence see improvement faster than those seeking help with achieving orgasm, which takes a bit longer. The growth factors take about two weeks to develop, but you should see all of the benefits in about three to four months. 

How long will the O-Shot last?

While results vary, a single O-Shot helps most patients for one to two years. 

Can anyone get the O-Shot?

Because the issues it treats happen at all ages, the O-Shot can be used by all women. Women with reduced sensation after childbirth use the O-Shot to improve sensitivity and tightness. Younger women struggling to achieve orgasm can benefit from the O-Shot as do older women with negative side effects of menopause.  

Do more injections of the O-Shot mean better results?

Yes! A follow-up O-Shot six months to one year after the initial shot helps patients get better results. At Kennesaw Gynecology, we recommend annual O-Shot injections to maximize and maintain benefits. 

Will I still need lubrication after the O-Shot?

Many women find it easier to get aroused after the O-Shot. Heightened arousal means natural lubrication increases, leading many women to find supplemental lubrication isn’t needed. Depending on the severity of vaginal dryness and other health considerations, results may vary.   

Are there any side effects with the O-Shot?

Side effects are rare and minimal. Irritation, discoloration, or bruising at the injection site may occur. Mild itching or discomfort on the day of treatment occur less frequently. 

Am I a candidate for the O-Shot?

The O-Shot helps a variety of conditions. If you have difficulty achieving orgasm, stress urinary incontinence, pain during or after sex, or vaginal dryness, the O-Shot could be for you. Start by scheduling a consultation at Kennesaw Gynecology to determine if the O-Shot can help you.  

If you’re ready to learn more about how the O-Shot can help you, call the caring team at Kennesaw Gynecology at 470-308-3365 or schedule an appointment online today.

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