What is the treatment?
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, O Shot, is a procedure that may help the vaginal area. The O-shot may improve a woman’s sexual experience, including arousal and ability to orgasm. It is not solely performed to improve the ability to orgasm and we prefer to discuss this further with our patients and clients in a more medical and scientific manner during consultation. This treatment may be used for the following conditions:
Lichen sclerosis (LS) – Lichen sclerosis (pronounced ‘like-en skler-oh-sus’) is a skin condition, predominantly appearing in females that makes patches of skin look white, thickened and crinkly. It most often affects the skin around the vulva or anus.
The presentation can range from mild discomfort to extreme itchiness, pain and permanent scarring. 4 in 100 women with this condition go on to developing vulvar cancer, however the condition is often overlooked by females. Platelet-rich plasma is an emerging regenerative medical therapy currently being explored as treatment for chronic inflammatory dermatoses including LS.
Lichen sclerosis affects around 1 in 80 women. It can happen at any age but is most common in middle-aged and elderly women. For most women it is a lifelong condition.
What does the treatment involve?
The procedure is performed by collecting a specific quantity of patient blood. The blood is then put through the PRP process creating highly purified Platelet Rich Plasma, rich in growth factors and nutrients through a specialized centrifuge machine. This platelet rich plasma material is then injected with a specific needle under anesthetic into targeted areas.
How many treatments will someone need?
This is highly variable depending on presentation and associated symptoms. This will determine the number of procedures needed.
Pre and/or Post care information
Further information for post procedure is discussed with clients.