O-Shot

O-Shot Specialist
Aging, stress, medical procedures, childbirth, and lichen sclerosus -- these are just a few things that can make it hard for you to stay sexually vibrant and satisfied. Luckily, advances in medicine have made it easier than ever to reclaim a healthy sex life. The O-Shot also relieves urinary stress incontinence. With offices in Newport Beach and Irvine, California, Dr. Matthew Clark of The Clark Center for Urogynecology offers many methods, including the O-Shot®, to help restore your sexual response so you can enjoy intimacy again, no matter what your age.

O-Shot Q & A

What is the O-Shot procedure?

The O-Shot is a nonsurgical procedure that helps to restore the sexual response and increase orgasm intensity in women.

Dr. Clark obtains a small blood sample with a simple blood draw from your arm. The blood is processed in the lab, and the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is extracted and placed in a syringe. The PRP is injected into the numbed clitoris and numbed upper vaginal area.

PRP stimulates the growth of new tissue and improves sensitivity in the treated area. Women who opt for the O-Shot procedure may experience:

  • Heightened sexual sensitivity
  • Relief from urinary or stress incontinence
  • Stronger and more frequent orgasms
  • A tighter, firmer feeling in the vaginal area
  • Increased natural lubrication during sex
  • Decreased pain during sex
  • Relief from symptoms of lichen sclerosus

 

Dr. Clark performs the entire O-Shot procedure in the office. He numbs the treatment area before injection, so most women report feeling no pain.

How is the O-Shot different than hormone therapies?  

Among women who suffer from vaginal dryness or difficulty achieving orgasm, most suffer in silence. Those who do talk to their doctors often are prescribed hormonal therapies, like vaginal estrogen or topical testosterone.

While hormonal treatments sometimes work, they usually are short-term solutions and can cause uncomfortable side effects. Additionally, many women find that while their sexual desire may improve with hormone therapy, the ability to achieve orgasm and vaginal dryness during sex are still problems.

The O-Shot, instead of treating the hormonal side of the sexual response, addresses the physical tissue of the vagina and clitoris directly. Studies have found PRP effective in regenerating and rejuvenating tissue in other parts of the body, and the O-Shot brings this powerful treatment to an area of medicine where, historically, women have had few options.

An added benefit of the O-Shot is its demonstrated ability to help relieve urinary or stress incontinence, a condition that affects women of all ages, but particularly older women. Urinary incontinence is marked by the ill-timed, unintentional loss of urine during physical activity. It can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. The O-Shot also increases vaginal lubrication without the use of pharmaceuticals.  

Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Clark can combine the O-Shot with other treatment methods like the MonaLisa Touch laser. It is just one part of a comprehensive approach to achieving sexual health.

Are there risks associated with the O-Shot?

Your personal medical history determines whether or not you’re a good candidate for the O-Shot procedure. For healthy adult women, the O-Shot usually is risk-free. However, if the shot is injected improperly or into the wrong area, pain or problems may develop.

While studies on the O-Shot itself are fairly recent, a large volume of research supports the effectiveness of PRP therapy in general.

Only a qualified practitioner can administer the O-Shot. If you’d like to discuss the O-Shot, call the office or book your appointment online with Dr. Clark or one of his two female Physicians Assistants, Ana and Lauren, today.

*Individual results may vary.

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