O-Shot® [ORCHID SHOT]
The O-Shot works by using the PRP or platelet-rich plasma from your blood. PRP has been used in the medical field for many years in aesthetics and sports medicine, like helping athletes recover from injuries.
WHAT IS the O-SHOT® [ORCHID SHOT]?
The O-Shot®, also known as the orchid or orgasm shot for women, was developed by Dr. Charles Runels, MD, in response to several common vaginal health issues experienced by women, such as:
- Difficulty becoming aroused
- Decreased ability to orgasm
- Dryness (with resulting painful intercourse) from Menopause or Breast Cancer treatment
- Pain during intercourse
- Decreased libido (sex drive)
- Damage from vaginal childbirth
- Stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
- Lichen sclerosis
- Lichen planus
- Postpartum fecal incontinence
- Chronic pain from trauma from childbirth (episiotomy scars)
- Chronic pain from mesh
- Chronic interstitial cystitis
Women have been sharing these concerns with their doctors for years, yet the medical community offers few, if any, solutions. O-Shot® has helped so many women improve their health.
HOW DOES O-SHOT® (ORCHID SHOT) WORK?
The O-Shot works by using the PRP or platelet-rich plasma from your blood. PRP has been used in the medical field for many years in aesthetics and sports medicine, like helping athletes recover from injuries. Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is a part of our blood that contains special cells, including growth factors that help repair and stimulate tissues. Blood is drawn from your arm using a unique tube, placed in a centrifuge that separates the blood cells to obtain the platelet-rich plasma. The vaginal/clitorial body area is numbed, and strategically placed small PRP injections are put into precise spots in the clitoral body and vagina. When used on the clitoral body or vaginally, PRP may minimize the trauma of childbirth, the effects of aging, and other changes to the vaginal tissue area. Women report improved sexual satisfaction, better orgasms, less pain, improved lubrication, and more confidence.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER THE O-SHOT® (ORCHID SHOT) TREATMENT?
The treatment is ordinarily pain-free for most women, but you may notice increased sensitivity for the first few days. Tissue repair and rejuvenation can take several weeks. After the procedure, no downtime is required except for no intercourse for 24 hours.
DOES INSURANCE COVER THE COST OF O-SHOT® (ORCHID SHOT)?
Unfortunately, no. Even though O-Shot® helps with clinical symptoms, most insurances still consider this an elective treatment. Hopefully, one day the O-Shot will be covered.
WHO WILL BE DOING MY O-SHOT?
O-Shots injections are performed by licensed APRNs and RNs who have been trained and certified to perform the O-Shot technique. We do not use “med-techs” or “technicians”.
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