The O Shot - female genital rejuvenation treatment
How does the treatment work?
When platelet-rich plasma (commonly known as PRP) is removed then re-injected into any part of the body - in this case the vaginal tissue - it encourages stem cells to multiply. These new stem cells then grow new, younger tissue which helps to regenerates that area.
Before the procedure, the doctor will apply a numbing cream to the skin and, when this has had effect, draw out the required amount of blood in the same way as would be done in a blood test.
The blood is then placed into a centrifuge, which spins it around and separates out the red blood cells and growth factors that are then injected into the vaginal tissue.
The procedure for processing the blood and re-injecting the growth factors takes less than 20 minutes.
Is the treatment painful?
Before we start the procedure, we use a numbing cream to make sure the treatment is more comfortable for you.
Will it work for me?
With all procedures like this we can never guarantee that it will work for everyone.
How long does it take to start working?
To some extent, the time taken for the procedure to start working depends on the lifestyle of the patient.
However, we normally expect it to take between 2 and 3 months to see the full results of the treatment.
How long will the treatment last?
For most women, the results of the treatment usually last for up to 12 months. But this can vary with each individual, and for some women the results last up to three years.
Some patients ask us whether, because they have found the results so successful, it's best to repeat the procedure every year. If you are considering this, we will need to have a full consultation with you each time, to make sure the PRP treatment continues to be the best and most suitable treatment for you.
Will I have any bad reactions to this treatment?
There shouldn’t be any reason for a negative response to this treatment, especially as the procedure involves removing and re-injecting the body's own naturally-occurring fluid. Therefore a bad reaction is unlikely and we have not had any reports of bad reactions from all the procedures undertaken.