Genital PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) applications are frequently performed, especially in recent years, due to the aesthetic and functional benefits it provides.
Among the purposes of genital PRP injections, there is often relief of menopausal complaints, treatment of lichen sclerosis disease, increasing sexual pleasure, and facilitating orgasm function.
The genital PRP procedure for increasing sexual pleasure and orgasm function is known as “O-shot”.
In this section, you will be able to find answers to questions such as "What is genital PRP, how is it prepared, to whom it is applied, how does it affect, and what are the areas of use?".
The PRP procedure is the injection of the "platelet-rich plasma" part in the fair yellow-colored liquid, which is separated from the blood taken from the patient's arm after a special centrifugation process. “Genital PRP” procedure is the application of PRP injection to specific areas in the genital area.
Platelets, also known as "thrombocytes" or "blood flakes", are highly effective in wound healing through the growth factors (GF) they secrete, apart from the blood's coagulation function. With the release of growth factors to the environment;
Indeed, platelets are the primary source of growth factors that play a fundamental role in wound healing.
The idea of using platelet-rich plasma for therapeutic purposes is also due to the high amount of growth factors in the content of platelets.
The regenerative effect of platelets on tissue regeneration was first demonstrated by Ross et al. in 1970.
The first PRP application was performed by Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Ferrari et al. in 1987 to stop bleeding during an open-heart surgery. Later, PRP treatments took their place in cosmetic and regenerative medicine.
PRP is also frequently applied in different fields of aesthetic medicine and cosmetic dermatology. Some of these are:
PRP also goes by different names in the literature. Some of those:
Within the platelets, there are six important growth factors with different functions.
On the other hand, small amounts of leukocytes and antibodies in PRP also enable PRP to act as a physiological antibiotic. Plasma also contains hormones, biotransformed vitamins, and other food sources.
For the procedure, approximately 15-20 cc of blood is taken from the arm first. The volume taken can be increased up to 50-60 cc depending on the desired amount of PRP. This blood is then quickly transferred to special PRP tubes and centrifuged. Three separate layers are formed in the tube after centrifugation:
The PRP values formed after blood centrifugation change
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PRP is obtained from approximately 10% of the blood taken. Thus, approximately 1.5 cc of PRP is obtained from 15 cc of blood. However, if a higher platelet concentration is desired, second centrifugation can also be performed. Thus, the first spin separates red blood cells from plasma, and the second separates PRP from platelet-poor plasma (PPP).
Transferring the PRP prepared in the tube to the injector.
O-Shot is a non-surgical method for sexual enhancement by injecting PRP solution into the genital areas. It’s also known as “Orgasm Shot”. In this procedure, the most sensitive parts in genital region such as clitoral hood area, vulvar vestibular area, anterior vagina are used for the injections. It takes only a few minutes, and the effect starts after 7-10 days. It’s very safe, and the procedure can be repeated on demand of the patient. In our clinic in Istanbul, after preparing the PRP, we activate it by ultraviolet light to get better results.
The first-line treatment of skin thinning in the genital area and related complaints starting with menopause is locally used estrogen drugs. Estrogen drugs can be given as cream, ovule, or vaginal suppository forms.
However, since it is recommended to stay away from estrogen-containing drugs in people who have been treated for breast cancer or who are at risk of cancer, PRP treatment can be applied as a good alternative method.
We recommend repeating the PRP application 3-5 times at 3-4 week intervals to eliminate the complaints related to menopause. As a result of this treatment, a significant decrease is observed in complaints such as vaginal dryness, burning, tenderness, and pain during sexual intercourse.
Lichen sclerosus is a chronic and progressive skin disease that is thought to be of autoimmune origin and is characterized by thinning of the skin of the genital area. It causes many complaints such as itching, burning, irritation while wearing trousers, pain during sexual intercourse, which impair the quality of life. Especially with the transition to the menopausal period, complaints increase. With PRP applied to this area, a significant reduction in genital lichen sclerosus complaints can be achieved.
Changes in the genital area due to lichen sclerosus:
According to our observations, combination of fractional carbon dioxide laser and PRP injection is quite effective in the symptomatic treatment of vulvar (genital) lichen sclerosus disease. Treatment can be applied as 2-4 sessions every 3-4 months. Stem cell treatments can also be performed with SVF in advanced lichen patients.
Although it has been stated that genital PRP can be applied in urinary incontinence treatment, interstitial cystitis, bowel incontinence treatment, and chronic pain after mesh surgery, scientific data on these issues are yet to be confirmed.
In some studies in the literature, genital PRP applications are recommended to increase endometrial thickness and improve ovarian reserve in infertility treatments.
Genital PRP and O-Shot (Orgasm shot) costs in Turkey vary according to the application and session area. To obtain the best results, the quality and the features of the tube used and the physician's experience are also extremely important.
You can message our clinic's WhatsApp line +90 530 763 34 00 about genital PRP costs in Istanbul, Turkey.
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