O-Shot®

Is the O-Shot® for you?

For years, women have been suffering almost in silence, unable to discuss the nature of their concerns, therefore never knowing there may be a solution to sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence.

The O-Shot® is not just for women who may have sexual difficulties, but it can also enhance sexual experiences for women with normal sexual function! And if you have ever experienced urinary accidents when you cough, sneeze, or try to work out, the O-Shot® could be for you. It has been highly successful in treating women’s stress and urge incontinence issues. The O-Shot® can help prevent further embarrassing accidents and allow you to live life to the fullest.

What is the O-Shot®?

The O-Shot® is a safe, natural way to help women suffering from urinary stress and urge incontinence or sexual dysfunction. This non-surgical procedure uses PRP (click here to see “What is PRP”) from your own blood to rejuvenate your vaginal and clitoral tissue, which improves sexual function. Many women struggle with the frustration and embarrassment of sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence. Growth factors within the PRP rejuvenate and restore weakened muscular/erectile tissue near the urethra, allowing improved ability to retain urine. If not treated, urinary incontinence can worsen with age. Finally, there is hope using an approach that is safe, effective, and it is for women!

Who can the O-Shot® benefit?

The O-Shot® is not just for women with sexual difficulties, but can also help those who want to enhance their sexual experience, and/or assist with urinary incontinence issues.

If you are experiencing:

  • Decreased sexual desire (libido)
  • Difficulty/inability to orgasm
  • Painful sex (dyspareunia)
  • Decreased vaginal lubrication
  • Damaged tissues after giving birth
  • Those with lichen sclerosis
  • Urinary stress or urge incontinence

How is the O-Shot® performed and does it hurt?

A simple blood draw is performed, then the blood is spun in a centrifuge to obtain the plasma and platelets, known as Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP. While this is happening, a numbing cream is applied to the female sexual organs. Dr. Melfi will then complete a lidocaine block. You may feel an initial slight pinch or warmth sensation with the lidocaine block, but overall there is minimal to no pain. The use of these anesthetics will make the actual procedure comfortable and virtually pain free! The PRP is then carefully and specifically injected into the appropriate female sexual organs which will assist with sexual function and urinary control. The actual procedure only takes about 10-15 minutes.

How can the O-Shot® help with urinary stress and urge incontinence?

Stress incontinence can happen to women of all ages and can occur for a variety of reasons. Have you experienced urinary accidents when you cough, sneeze, laugh or exercise? The O-Shot® is highly successful in treating stress and urge incontinence as the growth factors within the PRP have been found to help increase collagen formation and blood flow which can restore weakened tissue near the urethra, allowing for improved urine retention.

When will I notice results?

Some patients will notice improvement in their sexual health and desire the same day. Many patients find results are more noticeable within 3 weeks of the procedure for both sexual function and urinary control and this typically continues to improve. These positive results typically last 12-18 months or longer depending on the severity of the issues prior to the O-Shot®. Some patients chose to have a “tune-up” sooner or more frequently.

Is there any downtime after having the O-Shot®?

You will be given post-procedure instructions, however there really is no downtime after having the O-Shot®. You can resume sexual relations that day as soon as the anesthetic has worn off.

What is the difference between the O-Shot® and other PRP injections or treatments?

The O-Shot® is a specific technique created by Dr. Charles Runels to use PRP and growth factors to rejuvenate the sexual organs and surrounding tissues, which helps with sexual dysfunction and stress and urge urinary incontinence.

This procedure can only be performed by highly experienced injectors who have successfully completed the training and certification process of the O-Shot® Procedure by creator, Dr. Charles Runels. Dr. Melfi is listed as a trusted provider on the official O-Shot® website (www.oshot.info). The name is protected by U.S. trademark and patent law. Dr. Melfi is an official provider of the O-Shot® and is licensed to use the name and perform the procedure following training with Dr. Runels.

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