Women’s Sexual Dysfunction • O-Shot
The O-Shot® is an innovative, non-surgical treatment that helps repair vaginal tissue and improves urinary and sexual functions.
The O-Shot® is an innovative, non-surgical treatment that helps repair vaginal tissue and improves urinary and sexual functions. Located in Vancouver, Washington, Dr. Jennifer Stebbing DO provides safe and effective vaginal revitalization using the O-Shot. Dr. Stebbing specializes in a number of treatments that promote healing and function throughout the body. To find out if you are a candidate for the O-Shot, book an appointment by phone or online today.
What is the O-Shot?
There are a number of life events like childbearing, aging, and hormonal changes that can impact the function of the vagina.
Issues like vaginal laxity, stress urinary incontinence, loss of vaginal lubrication, and decreased sensitivity interfere with your sexual health and ultimately lessen your quality of life.
The O-Shot is a non-surgical solution to female sexual dysfunction and stress urinary incontinence. The O-Shot is a drug-free treatment that uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to repair vaginal tissue and improve overall function and sensitivity.
What does the O-Shot treat?
The number of women affected by decreased sexual arousal or decreased pleasure are surprising. Only 30-50% of women admit to difficulty. The actual numbers are likely higher.
I was a Family Practice doctor for 8 years without a single woman bringing the subject up. Men, on the other hand, asked for Viagra by name. However, the incidence of low libido, pain with intercourse (dysparenia) and urinary incontinence is high among women, especially following pregnancy and during the pre- and post-menopausal years. At these times, women often develop a lower sense of well-being that can adversely affect their sexual relationships with unfortunate (and unnecessary!) consequences.
There are 4 types of sexual dysfunction:
- Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder- In this case, the desire for sex is low, and at odds with what a woman wants. Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder can affect both pre- and post-menopausal women, as well as women with surgical menopause (induced by hysterectomy and oopherectomy), especially in the period immediately following surgery.
- Female Sexual Arousal Disorder- This usually, but not always, accompanies Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder. Women with this Female Sexual Arousal Disorder want to have sex, and attempt to have sex, but have trouble finding pleasure in it.
- Female Orgasmic Disorder- In this disorder, women feel aroused but have difficulty with orgasm. Frustration then leads to avoidance.
- Dyspareunia- Even with the best of partners, women with Dyspareunia find the experience of having sex painful. The pain is not from lack of lubrication or vaginal spasm.
Urinary Incontinence is downright embarrassing, especially when leakage happens without warning. An estimated 35% of women over the age 60 experience at least occasional incontinence. The numbers are likely higher, as many women find the issue too embarrassing to talk about. Left untreated, urinary incontinence can lead to restrictions in activities, depression, and low self-esteem.
Incontinence can occur at any age. Typically it first occurs following pregnancy, and then worsens as women age. There are two main types of urinary incontinence: Urge Incontinence and Stress Incontinence.
Urge incontinence, or overactive bladder, occurs as a consequence of bladder muscle spasms. With urge incontinence, there is not enough time to get to the bathroom, and a large quantity of urine is released.
Stress incontinence occurs when abdominal pressure increases, with a cough or a sneeze, for example. The extra pressure is problematic when a woman’s urethra has been weakened or injured during delivery. The amount of urine leaked is less than in urge incontinence, but still significant and distressing.
Incontinence can interfere with the ability to exercise and may also lead to avoidance of social situations. However, urine incontinence is treatable. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) offers a non-surgical approach that can quickly improve, if not eliminate, the need for pads.
What are other options to augment treatment?
Additional benefits are gained when the O-shot is combined with pelvic floor physical therapy, bio-identical hormones, supplements, shock therapy and sex therapy.
Very few women, about 14%, ever talk to their physician about sex or incontinence. This is likely related to a perceived lack of treatment options. While psychotherapy and hormone replacement have been available for years, the fear of taking hormones, despite numerous long-term benefits, has limited their use. The benefit of psychosocial therapies has been proven but is not appealing or available for some women, and not enough for others.
What is the cost for the O-shot?
This amazing, low risk, painless therapy is available for $1200.
How does the O-Shot work?
The O-Shot repairs tissue damage that can affect the vagina over time. Healing vaginal tissue can help improve vaginal laxity, relieve stress incontinence, and restore sensitivity.
To perform the procedure, Dr. Stebbing takes a sample of your blood. She then runs the sample through a centrifuge, which separates the platelets from the rest of your blood. This makes platelet rich plasma (PRP).
Once she prepares the injection, Dr. Stebbing applies a topical numbing cream to the treatment area before injecting the PRP. The treatment is quick and easy and takes less than an hour.
What can I expect after the procedure?
The O-Shot gives you an effective, non-surgical option for addressing urinary incontinence and enhancing your sexual performance. Although the effects of the procedure can vary, patients frequently experience a number of improvements, including:
- Decreased urinary incontinence
- Increased sexual desire
- Stronger orgasms
- Decreased pain
- A smoother, younger-looking vulva
- Increased natural lubrication
- Tighter vaginal opening (introitus)
- Increased arousal from clitoral stimulation
- Reduced pain from vaginal scars from tears or episiotomy
After the procedure, you begin to notice results almost immediately that improve over time. Most patients tolerate the procedure well and don’t experience any pain or discomfort afterward. Follow-up treatments are required to maintain your results, typically one a year or so.
To get the benefits of non-surgical vaginal revitalization with the O-Shot, book an appointment by phone or online today with Dr Jennifer Stebbing DO.
Other Treatments You Might Be Interested In…
Dr. Stebbing offers many non-surgical treatment options. Here are some treatments you might be interested in: