This week I got to feature and see for myself, exactly what this O-so-amazing procedure is all about! Yes, ladies.. it’s as simple as a quick lunch break sneak away from the office to have it done. So many women are battling with serious issues that have never been addressed medically, or have never been able to attend to before! Why? Because there simply has not been the O-SHOT before, and I am so excited to give every bit of detail about this revolutionary new treatment that will change the lives of so many woman over night!!
Here is everything you need to know:
What is the O-shot?
-It is the injection of PRP into the vagina and clitoris to rejuvenate and regenerate the area.
-PRP is Platelet Rich Plasma.
-PRP is Blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets.
-PRP contains several different growth factors and other cytokines that can stimulate healing of soft tissue.
Does it have a medical name?
Otherwise known as the “orgasm shot” – it is medically referred to as PRP, which is injected into the female genitalia.
How long has the procedure been around?
-The procedure was developed by Dr Charles Runels from the USA.
-The first O-Shot was done in 2011, 6 years ago.
-This is a trademarked procedure; only registered and trained doctors may use this name for the procedure. Dr Nicole Kanaris is the South African trainer for the O-shot.
What medical/sexual problems can the shot help treat?
-Stress; urinary incontinence
Do you need to have a medical/sexual problem to get the shot or can it help improve general sexual health/feeling etc?
It helps to rejuvenate the area. Patients who have had natural birth and feel a loss of sensation or less sensation during sex would benefit or patients who feel they have lost elasticity in the area.
What are the benefits of the shot?
-Relief from urinary incontinence
-Rejuvenation of the area
Who is eligible to get the shot/Who would you recommend should get the shot?
-Ladies over the age of 18 years and who are considered healthy/ If you have had a normal pap smear done in the last year.
-Any women struggling with stress urinary incontinence, low libido, difficulty attaining an orgasm.
Who shouldn’t get the shot?
-Each patient is assessed and it is determined at the time by the doctor.
Could you explain each step of the procedure?
-The actual O-shot procedure is a quick 30 minute treatment.
-First, a strong topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) is applied to the vaginal area, then half a tablespoon of blood is drawn from the client’s arm in the same way as with any blood test.
-A specific kit is used to take the blood and it is then spun in a centrifuge which allows for the blood components to separate – isolating the platelet rich plasma (PRP).
-Using a very thin needle, the clitoris is numbed further with a lidocaine injection.
-The PRP is drawn up and is then injected into the clitoris and “O-Spot” or the affected area.
When do patients start to feel the effects?
Some feel it immediately but it can take up to 3 months as tissue remodelling occurs.
When do symptoms start to subside?
Around 18 months.
Are there any risks with getting the shot?
Over 10 000 procedures have been performed worldwide with no serious adverse reaction reported
Is it a once-off treatment or do patients get it regularly?
-It depends on what is being treated. For Lichen Sclerosus we suggest 6 treatments at one month intervals.
-Usually for all other problems one treatment will suffice. But patients need to understand it is their body’s ability to heal itself so there will be variability.
Is it more painful than any other injection?
Many people do not feel a thing. The highest pain rating I have received from a patient is 2 out of 10.
How many injections do you get per procedure?
It depends on the procedure and what we are treating but usually 2 injections for local anaesthetic and then another 2 in various places.
Will medical aid cover the procedure?
Some interesting facts:
-All doctors registered are found on the oshot.info website which lists all doctors world wide.
-There are only 8 doctors trained in South Africa.
-1 out of 10 women never enjoy an orgasm in their lifetime.
-5 out of 10 women suffer with pain during sexual intercourse, decreased desire, or inability to experience orgasm.
-4 out of 10 women have sexual dysfunction to the point that it is a serious psychological distress for them.
Here’s where to find Dr. Nicole Kanaris:
Shop 22 and 23, Eden Meadows Shopping Centre, Corner Modderfontein & Van Riebeek Avenue Greenstone 1609
Phone – +27.11 524 0249 / +27.11 524 0991
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org