In general, and what we have seen in this procedure is that the plasma goes away at about three to seven days. Because this involves growth of stem cells, then it takes time for that to grow. The beginnings of those effects from the actual growth usually start at about three weeks. Full effect is two to three months. In orthopedics, when using stem cells to help with tendon and bone, which grows much more slowly, full effect is six months to a year. Now, that doesn't mean there won't be effects the day of the procedure. Just like if you scrape your knee or if you have surgery and there's a laceration that's been sutured together, you can have symptoms of throbbing, you can have increased sensitivity, you can have decreased sensitivity, as with when you have a bruise it can feel boggy and decrease less sensitive. Then, when the healing comes, then things grow back.
That's exactly what happens with the O-Shot. In the beginning, people can have decreased sensation that can happen, last from a few days to a few weeks. They can have increased sensation with hypersexuality and almost inability to get relief with multiple strong orgasms. This is more rare, but it happens. They could have increased libido. They can have urgency when they, like the urge to urinate. They can have frequency. They can have sexual arousal with urination, almost any sensation you can imagine, burning, itching, all sorts of things, but what's usually observed by almost all women is nothing. Most women have a little spotting from the injection. There's a lot of blood flow down there so they have some spotting and may wear a pantyliner for the day. Just like if you had a shot, you might need a band-aid to keep it from bleeding a few drops on your clothing. In the same way, there might be a few drops of blood. That's about it. Most women, therefore, experience almost nothing for the first three weeks.
Then, things start to kick in. If they had pain, it starts to decrease, but most of the effects, the beneficial effects start to happen at three weeks and the symptoms that might be more a nuisance, like decreased sensation or hypersexuality, start to go away by that time.
Let's talk about the various problems that are treated with the O-Shot and how each might respond. Let's start with decreased libido. Decreased libido can be from so many things. It can be emotional, it can be endocrine or from hormones. It can be because of a relationship problem with a partner. It can be past history, say, if the person was abused or something of that nature. Libido involves a lot of things. It can also be a positive or a negative spiral. For example, if a woman starts to have sex and then she has pain, then she starts to associate sex with pain and then she develops decreased sex drive or libido. If she has a good experience, then she starts to associate sex with something wonderful and so her sex drive may go up.
Back to libido. We have seen an extremely beneficial effect from the O-Shot, but all of those other things should be considered, endocrine relationship and emotional, especially testosterone levels should be. The free testosterone levels should be in the upper level, normal for the woman, and she should have her prolactin level checked to make sure it's not too high.
We estimate, from our surveys, that if the woman has never had an orgasm in her life and everything else has been optimized as much as possible, the O-Shot is going to help her have an orgasm for the first time in her life in 30-40% of the time. If the woman has had an orgasms and continues to have orgasms, but they're not as potent or as strong or as satisfying as they once were, this is a different matter. In this case, our O-Shot seems to help around 80% of the time.
Here again, the full effect appears to be around 8-12 weeks, so if you're not feeling much at two weeks, it's really too soon for the new nerve or the new blood flow or the new collagen to have even grown, so it does not mean that you will not have a satisfying result. Also, the procedure seems to be cumulative, just like it is with hair growth and treating the scar tissue in the face, which has been shown to help with acne scarring. Then, in those cases, the treatment is usually two to three treatments, about 6-12 weeks apart. Again, with our procedures, it also seems to be cumulative with the O-Shot for the various causes.
I recommend that you give the procedure at least eight weeks before you have it repeated, maybe even twelve depending on the severity and the strain on the relationship, etc., that might make you want to go sooner.
The wonderful thing about platelet-rich plasma, again, after over 9,000 papers published in PubMed, there's never been an incidence of a serious side effect, as in a serous infection, never been a documented causing cancer, there's never been a documentation of any serious granuloma, none of those things, unlike, say, for example, midurethral slings, which we know can interfere with the nerves of sexual pleasure. Midurethral slings are a good procedure when they work, and I'm not saying they shouldn't be done, but it's perfectly reasonable to try a nonsurgical option first, especially when we know that the symptoms and side effects when a sling goes wrong are much more severe than what's ever been documented with platelet-rich plasma.
For stress incontinence, what can happen is that when that platelet-rich plasma turns to a fibrin matrix, sometimes, the woman can experience relief of her stress incontinence that day, but then the matrix gets replaced by normal tissue, and it could be that her incontinence starts to come back over the next week or two, and then, as the new tissue grows from three weeks to three months, it improves again. If it's not completely relieved, she should consider having it repeated at eight to twelve weeks. There does seem to be some synergy with stress incontinence if she has radiofrequency or laser treatment or a electromagnetic pelvic floor treatment prior to the O-Shot.
Urge incontinence surprisingly also works very well with the O-Shot. That most likely is from the nerves growing, and there are multiple papers showing that PRP causes new nerves to generate, so this can happen, but nerves grow very slowly, so if you're treated mixed incontinence, where's there a component of urge incontinence, then plan on at least eight to twelve weeks before you see the effects of it, and you most likely will want to have a repeat treatment done and then decide after the second treatment whether it was effective or not.
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Biopsy studies show that when platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is injected, then stem cells multiply and grow new younger tissue. In the same way PRP regenerates the skin of the face, it appears PRP regenerates healthy vaginal tissue. So, using this same technology, the O-Shot ® procedure works by using PRP to stimulate stem cells to grow healthier vaginal tissue. And, the whole procedure for processing the blood and injecting the growth factors takes less than 10 minutes in the doctor's office!
First the doctor or nurse applies a numbing cream to the vagina and the arm. Then blood is drawn from the arm in the same was as with any blood test. Then, using a centrifuge and a special method, platelet rich plasma is isolated the resultant growth factors. The whole process takes about 10 minutes and can be done there in the room with the patient. Then, using a very thin needle, the growth factors are injected the clitoris and into the upper vagina into an area most important for the sexual response, the O-Spot. Because these areas have been numbed with the anesthetic cream, the woman feels little or no pain.
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