Don’t Suffer in Silence – There’s Treatment for Female Sexual Dysfunction

oshot PRP injections

Viagra was approved by the FDA as a treatment for erectile dysfunction in men in 1998. Over the past nearly two decades, it has gone on to change the lives of millions of men around the world by restoring sexual function. The little blue pill is credited with saving countless marriages. However, a similar “miracle” treatment for female sexual dysfunction has remained elusive.

Menopause in middle-aged women is often associated with mood swings and low libido. Younger women find that childbearing takes such a physical toll on their bodies that their sex life is never the same again. It is estimated that more than 40 percent of women suffer from some form of sexual dysfunction, and this figure could be a gross underestimation on account of the stigma associated with discussing these personal issues.

Now there’s a beacon of hope for women who have been suffering in silence, a solution that addresses female sexual dysfunction arising from a variety of causes in women of all ages. The orgasm shot, or the O-shot as it is popularly known, is a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment sourced from the woman’s own blood. About half a tablespoon of blood is drawn and activated in the laboratory to make it a potent concentrate of platelets rich in growth factors. PRP therapy has been used successfully in healing aging or damaged tissues and in beauty rituals like the Vampire Facelift. The O-shot utilizes this same technique and healing properties to give patients a breakthrough in the bedroom.

The treatment itself is relatively simple and takes less than 20 minutes to complete with no associated downtime. After application of a local anesthetic, the platelet-rich plasma retrieved from the woman herself is injected into precise sites to rejuvenate the tissues responsible for sexual function. The growth factors in the PRP injection stimulate the formation of new sensory cells and blood vessels to improve sensitivity and heighten arousal.

This is good news for women suffering from low libido, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, inability to orgasm, and decreased arousal and sensitivity. The O-shot can improve sexual function and increase desire and arousal in women of all ages. Some patients also report improvement in stress and urge incontinence following the O-shot. Immediate effects are evident in some women, but the real benefit is seen over the ensuing months when stem cells, collagen, and blood vessels proliferate in the tissue. The effects of the O-shot typically last 12-18 months.

The procedure was first performed by Charles Runels, MD, a cosmetic physician from Alabama, who holds the US patent and trademark for the orgasm shot and O-shot. While the treatment can rejuvenate a woman’s vagina and clitoris, relieve incontinence, and correct sexual dysfunction when done incorrectly, it can be useless, or worse still, harmful if performed by an unqualified practitioner. The O-shot usually costs between $1,200 and $1,500 and is not covered by insurance. It does not fall under FDA oversight, but the preparation of the plasma must be done with an FDA-approved kit.





Mira Swave, MD

Contributor at Regenerative Medicine Now

Mira Swave, M.D. is a specialist in the field of Regenerative Medicine.
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