O Shot is a treatment procedure that involves the injection of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma),produced from the patient’s own blood, to the clitoral hood, around and G spot with a special method.
PRP facilitates sexual arousal and the ability to achieve orgasm by increasing blood supply and sensitivity with the effect of growth factors that it contains.
In this section, you will find answers to questions about O Shot, which is a kind of genital PRP procedure, such as “What is O Shot? How is it performed? Who are suitable candidates for it?”
In a pilot study that enrolled 11 patients, the US physician Dr. Charles Runels became the first to claim that intra-vaginal and intra-clitoral PRP injections could be used to treat anorgasmia, lack of sexual drive, and dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse). Afterwards, he registered this procedure under the trade name 'O Shot' (Orgasm shot).
Orgasm is the climax of sexual arousal achieved with intense sexual pleasure and stimulation during sexual intercourse. The uterus and vagina create the orgasm with a series of rhythmic contractions at the sensual climax of the relationship. After these rhythmic contractions, sexual pleasure and relaxation are felt.
The majority of orgasm disorders are caused by psychological reasons and they respond to sexual therapies. However, in some cases, an organic problem occurs in the stimulation of the clitoral complex. The lower the arousal threshold, the easier it is for the orgasm function to be activated. In the recent times, energy-based therapies, such as regenerative therapies and laser vaginal rejuvenation procedures are also available, which are intended to stimulate the clitoral complex and strengthen the orgasm function. O Shot, which is a kind of genital PRP procedure, is one of these procedures.
O Shot, i.e. ‘orgasm shot is the procedure involving PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) application to the clitoral complex with a special method. PRP is the plasma part of the person’s own blood, which is prepared by a special centrifugation process. It contains growth factors. Thanks to its growth factor content, PRP rejuvenates the cells in the application area and increases the blood supply. The neural stimulation of the area increases in parallel with the increased blood flow and sensitivity.
The O Shot procedure is started by taking 15 cc of blood from the patient's arm. The blood is then transferred to a special PRP tube, which contains an anticoagulant derived from sodium citrate. The PRP tube placed in the centrifuge device is centrifuged at 2,850 rpm for 9 minutes (This centrifuge speed and time may vary depending on the brand of the tube used).
After centrifugation, the light-yellow plasma will be collected at the top and the red part rich in red blood cells will be collected at the bottom. The 20% of the light-colored plasma at the bottom (close to erythrocytes) is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma),and the upper 80% is PPP (Platelet-Poor Plasma). Its valuable part is the platelets and the PRP rich in growth factors. After withdrawn with an injector, this PRP is applied to intended areas. In some cases, the blood drawn is prepared for injection after a second centrifugation (double spin).
1.5 cc of PRP is obtained from a 15 cc of blood on average. The most valuable part of PRP is the area closest to the erythrocytes, which is called ‘buffy coat’ because of its cloudy appearance. Buffy coat has a white, cloud-like appearance because of the white blood cells it contains and acts like an antibiotic.
Under optimum conditions, PRP must have at least 1,000,000/ml platelets. Higher platelet counts do not affect wound healing positively, but may affect it negatively. During the PRP preparation in our clinic, the plasma obtained is kept under ultraviolet light for a period of 10 minutes (photoactivation) to increase the effectiveness of PRP.
The growth factors contained in the platelets in the blood plasma play a very active role in stopping bleeding, wound healing and tissue regeneration. Therefore, it has started to be used commonly in many areas of medicine in recent years, especially in orthopedics, dentistry, sports medicine, urology, gynecology, dermatology, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, anesthesiology and cosmetic medicine. In the field of cosmetics, it is commonly used for facial rejuvenation and hair transplant in particular.
Growth factors in PRP and their functions.
The patient is prepared on the gynecological examination table and a local anesthetic cream can be used to provide mild anesthesia. After regional disinfection, PRP prepared from the patient’s own blood is injected, using very fine-tipped needles, to the clitoris and its surroundings, G spot and its surroundings, vestibulum, labia minora and anterior vaginal wall. In consequence of the PRP application to this large area, women were observed to experience vaginal stimulation more easily and reach orgasm more quickly during sexual intercourse. The preparation of the procedure takes 10 minutes, and its performance does not take more than a few minutes. When necessary, the procedure can be repeated every 6 months.
The patient can return to work and social life the same day after O Shot. It does not require restrictions on bath, toilet, sexual intercourse etc. After the procedure, it is normal to observe bleeding in the form of a pinkish leakage and feel a quite mild pricking pain. Paracetamol pain relievers can be used when it is very necessary, but it their use is not in necessary most cases. In patients who have O Shot treatment, the increase in sexual pleasure and easer orgasm usually begin 3 weeks after the injection.
No. Since the plasma is prepared from the person’s own blood in a sterile way, the procedure involves no risk or side effect. Studies have also shown that the small amount of blood taken from patients does not change their hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelet counts.
Yes. It can be applied to everyone except those who are pregnant and those who are in their menstrual period. The Genital PRP procedure is also used to reduce the menopausal complaints and to treat vaginal dryness. In addition, it has found an application area in the treatment of urinary incontinence.
Inability to feel sexual pleasure during sexual intercourse, orgasm problems and related problems such as lack of sexual drive that develop over time are in the first place among the complaints treated with O shot. It can also be performed to treat menopausal atrophy (thinning of the tissue around the vaginal area),lichen sclerosus disease, and urinary incontinence.
When the O shot procedure is performed in the right patient group by using an appropriate tube and preparation technique, the patient’s satisfaction level is quite high.
Laser vaginal rejuvenation (narrowing) can be performed in conjunction with O Shot. Moreover, we can say based on our own experience that, its effectiveness further increases and a synergistic effect occurs when it is combined with laser vaginal rejuvenation. On the other hand, the genital PRP and O Shot procedures can be performed in conjunction with procedures such as labiaplasty, vaginal tightening and labial fat grafting.
The genital PRP procedure is also performed in the symptomatic treatment of lichen sclerosis.
G Shot is a therapeutic procedure involving the injection of 1-2 cc Hyaluronic Acid (HA) into the anterior vaginal wall. The reasons for its application are the same as for O Shot. Its post-treatment procedures are the same as well, and it does not require prohibition on sexual intercourse. Brief information about of the O Shot procedure is available below.
Brief Information about “orgasm shot”.
The cost and fees of the procedure vary depending on the medical center where it is performed or the person who performs it. The costs of PRP tubes are quite variable. Some medical centers may prefer cheaper blood collection tubes; however, tubes that should be used for the PRP procedure are much more specific. It will be useful to consult the clinic to get information about the prices of the O Shot procedur.
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