The O-Shot® Shines Where The Sun Doesn’t
By Brian J. Shiple, D.O. & Kelly P. Shiple, PA-C
Although urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction affect over 50% of women, many find these topics far too embarrassing to ever bring up to a healthcare professional. With limited treatments available for both conditions, there is not much practitioners can offer their patients if they do decide to start this conversation. Treatments currently available for symptoms from mild urinary leakage to uncontrollable wetting involve conservative therapy with adult diapers and extreme therapy such as surgery – neither of which are cures. Female sexual dysfunction is often treated with antidepressants and antianxiety medications while male sexual dysfunction can be treated with penis pumps, medications like Viagra, implants, and other surgeries. Isn’t it about time women had a chance to rejuvenate their reproductive system, restore their sexual health, help control urinary incontinence, and stop letting the aging process rule their lives?
There is now a treatment that is safe, simple, nearly painless, effective, and does not involve risking complications of surgery or wearing diapers as an adult. This procedure is called the O-Shot®. The first person in the world to use blood-derived growth factors to rejuvenate the vagina to improve sex and stop urinary incontinence was Dr. Charles Runels of Fairhope, Alabama in 2011. He now teaches practitioners from all over the country to perform this life altering procedure.
The O-Shot® involves specific injections of your own concentrated blood platelets. We start the process by drawing your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. This creates a substance called platelet rich plasma (PRP). The PRP is then activated to release growth factors that are part of the body’s wound-healing cascade when it is injected into the clitoris and vagina. Pain is minimized with topical numbing cream, a nerve block, and small needles.
Over the next year, the growth factors and stem cells from your PRP help to enhance vaginal rejuvenation by creating new blood vessels, increasing blood flow, and enhancing the collagen content of the anterior vaginal wall in this area. The results of this procedure are many and include greater arousal from clitoral stimulation, younger, smoother skin of the vaginal lips, tighter vaginal opening, stronger orgasm, more frequent orgasm, increased sexual desire, increased ability to have a vaginal orgasm, decreased pain for those with painful intercourse, increased natural lubrication, and decreased or elimination of urinary incontinence.
Dr. Brian Shiple is a highly accomplished sports medicine and family practice board certified physician. Dr. Shiple is one of the leading interventional regenerative medicine physicians on the east coast and uses platelet rich plasma and adult stem cells for the healing of musculoskeletal conditions. He has been practicing age management wellness and aesthetic medicine for over 8 years. He has been in practice for 22 years and is a highly sought after speaker, educator, and author.
Kelly Shiple is a certified physician assistant who practices aesthetic medicine under the supervision of Dr. Brian Shiple. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology. Kelly attended Nova Southeastern University in Orlando, FL where she received her master’s degree of medical science and physician assistant studies. She is trained to perform neurotoxin, dermal filler, and aesthetic PRP injections.
As a young, new mom it’s hard to juggle everyday life, let alone being a wife and wanting a sex life. Mentally and physically wanting and maintaining a sex life has always been difficult for me and even more difficult for me to admit. The idea of the O-Shot scared me when I read about it, but after talking to Kelly at Chadds Ford Wellness she made me feel very comfortable with the process and it wound up being nearly pain free. Since having the O-Shot I have experienced an increased sex drive and increased sensation with orgasm. After having a baby I never thought this would be possible, but thanks to Chadds Ford Wellness I am experiencing a new piece of myself. – J. G. Springfield, PA