The O-Shot Is like Viagra for Women — Only Better

By Dr. Emilia A. Ripoll, M.D.

Since the dawn of time, the desire for sexual pleasure has been the magnetic attraction that pulls couples together. This desire fuses virility and fertility to create families, clans, communities — and hold them together.

'The Kiss' PRP for women - help vaginal dryness, incontinenceThe decline of this desire, however, has led to the demise of untold billions of relationships, marriages, and families. The question about what to do when the body’s ability to give and receive sexual pleasure interrupts the physical intimacy between two people is one that has been with us for millennia.

Since the invention of Viagra in 1994, millions of men with erectile dysfunction have regained their ability to have and maintain an erection (and their sex lives), and that’s a great thing.

But what about the woman?

Most men are ready to rock ‘n roll after taking or , but if the woman is “of a certain age” (or there are other issues), she might also need a little something in the romantic intimacy department too. And “Viagra for women” does not exist.

Thankfully, Dr. Charles Runels, M.D. has pioneered an ingenious application of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy called the O-Shot™ — which is even better than Viagra for women.

Dr. Runels and other O-Shot™ trained physicians have helped thousands of women achieve renewed levels of sexual pleasure and intimacy — not to mention curing stress incontinence in more than 90 percent of women.

As a urologist and urologic oncologist, I have been doing vaginal injections for over 25 years, so I have a high level of confidence and expertise with this procedure. Couple that with women in Boulder County being some of the healthiest the country, and I suspect we will soon see amazing results.

Gathering PRP for the O-Shot™ 

As with all PRP procedures, the O-Shot™ begins with a couple of vials of blood being drawn. The plasma that contains the PRP is then separated from the red and white blood cells by a centrifuge. The platelets, which contain highly active glycoproteins known as growth factors (also called “chemokines” and “cytokines”), are then injected with an extremely thin needle (27 gauge) directly into the anterior wall (roof) of the vagina and into the clitoris and the surrounding tissue. (Before you blanch at the prospects of vaginal and/or clitoral injections, the entire vaginal area is numbed with a topical cream before the injections, so the patient feels no pain.)

The chemokines and cytokines within the PRP stimulate the local “uni-potent” stem cells (stem cells that only produce new cells in the adjacent tissue), which in turn initiates the production of new tissue in and around the injection locations. The growth factors within PRP stimulate the productions of new cells, enhance the migration of these cells in and around the injection sites, repair damaged cells, and extend the life of existing cells — all of which contribute to tissue rejuvenation.

PRP injections also enhance the proliferation of fibroblast growth factors (FGF) that direct the formation of new blood vessels and capillaries (angiogenesis) and wound healing.

As with wound healing, the rejuvenation of the roof of the vagina and the clitoris involves numerous tissue types (blood vessels, nerves, smooth muscle fibers, lymph vessels, connective tissues, endothelium and so on). So when the body, in this case the vagina and the clitoris, receive a concentrated pulse of bioactive glycoproteins and FGF from a PRP injection, they immediately begin the process of generating new tissue.

“It is this rejuvenated tissue that is responsible for the female sexual response,” Dr. Kevin Aister, M.D. of Scottsdale, Arizona told Fox News in January 2013.

The O-Shot

The O-Shot™ regenerates vaginal tissue and rejuvenates the female sexual response. It also eliminates female stress urinary incontinence in more than 90 percent of cases. In addition, the only reported side effect of this treatment is some occasional spotting right after the injections, which goes away completely in 12 hours.

Here are just a few of the benefits regularly reported by women who have had the O-Shot™:

  • Increased sexual arousal and desire
  • Improved natural vaginal lubrication
  • Reawakened feelings of bonding with their partner
  • More frequent orgasms
  • Stronger orgasms
  • Virtually eliminates stress incontinence (in more then 90% of cases)
  • Decreased pain during intercourse (if there was any before)
  • Minimal, if any, side effects
  • Takes one-three weeks to see results; full effects achieved within three months
  • Effects last a year or longer
  • Compared to other treatment options for stress incontinence and female sexual dysfunction, this non-surgical procedure is relatively inexpensive (approximately $1,500).

When it comes to the safety of the procedure, a 2012 article in the journal Arthritis Research & Therapy sums up the current thinking about PRP therapy: “To date, there is no compelling evidence of any systemic effect of local PRP injections.”

According to Dr. Runels, “What’s amazing to me is that approximately 40 percent of women in this country have stress urinary incontinence problems, but no one is willing to talk openly about it… How many physicians can say to their patients, ‘Come to my office on your lunch break, and you’ll walk out with zero stress incontinence?”

The combination of feeling sexually awakened and free of any worries about leaking urine is truly liberating. And it all comes from a simple series of injections.

As a final point, I should add the targeted injection sites for the O-Shot require expert precision. If the physician misses the target injection sites, the desired results will not occur. Because of the high level of skill involved, this is not a medical procedure that should be left in inexperienced hands. With more than 25 year of experience in urology, I know exactly where to go, and I would be delighted to discuss whether the O-Shot™ is right for you.

For additional information about the O-Shot™, please contact Choices in Health at 303-444-0840.  And be sure to look for the February edition Harper’s Magazine for an article about the O-Shot™.