Procedures for women’s sexual health are increasing in demand, and so is the desire to learn more about the specifics of those procedures. Such procedures are designed to enhance women’s sexual experiences and may help women regain confidence both in and out of the bedroom. You may hear the terms O-Shot and G-Shot used as treatments for vaginal rejuvenation. While both are effective options, they are different.
Understanding the difference between the two may help patients better select the right choice for their health. Here we will discuss the differences between the two non-surgical procedures and what patients can expect during each process.
What is an O-Shot in Plastic Surgery?
Essentially, O-Shot is a registered trademark treatment short for “Orgasm” Shot that uses the patient’s Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) taken from their blood and then injected directly into the clitoris and inside the vagina. The PRP stimulates stem cells to increase blood flow and encourage healthy tissue growth. The treatment is repeated annually for optimal results.
What to Expect During an O-Shot
The O-Shot procedure is simple. The patient begins their treatment by having their blood drawn. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge that produces the PRP. Once the PRP is successfully extracted, it is then injected into the clitoris and upper vagina.
Patients typically experience no pain because the injection sites are entirely numbed. The process is virtually painless, with only some patients experiencing a minor pinching or warm sensation at the injection site. The entire process from start to finish takes approximately 30 minutes.
O-shot side effects and complications are reported as minor. Some patients report pain, swelling, and numbness near the O-shot injection site lasting up to one week after the procedure. The majority of patients experience no side effects. However, your doctor will provide a detailed outline of what you should do if you experience any complications.
Expected O-Shot Results
Results of the O-shot vary from patient to patient. Numerous factors, including age, hormones, and other medical conditions that may influence the outcome. It is reported that nearly 50% of women will perceive instant results, while other women will notice no marked changes immediately following the treatment. Some of the most beneficial results reported include:
- More natural lubrication
- Enhanced ability to have a vaginal orgasm
- Increased sensation
- Increased arousal
- Youthful appearance of the vulva
- Improvement of urinary incontinence
Typically, it takes about three months to achieve the final results. Women may start to feel sensation changes in 3-7 days following the treatment, and new tissue will then develop about one week later. Typically, results last for approximately 14-18 months.
What is a G-Shot in Plastic Surgery
The G-Shot procedure injects hyaluronic acid into the Grafenberg spot or G-spot. The G-Spot is a sensitive area of the anterior vaginal wall that may be stimulated during sexual activity. Women who have difficulty achieving orgasm may seek out this particular treatment because the hyaluronic acid injection increases sensitivity to the area. However, it is not a treatment for sexual dysfunction or a low sex drive. It is designed simply to enhance stimulation so that orgasm is achieved easier.
What to Expect During a G-Shot
During the treatment, the patient will lie on their back with their feet in stirrups. Next, the doctor will locate the g-spot in the direction of the patient. A local anesthetic will be injected directly into the vaginal wall before the hyaluronic acid. The most common products used for G-shots are Restylane, Juvederm, and Perlane. Patients may be asked to avoid sexual and physical activity about four hours after the treatment.
G-Shot Side Effects
The side effects of G-Shots are typically mild and may include slight bleeding and minor pain. Some patients may require a day of rest, while others can resume normal activities a few hours following the treatment. Your doctor will likely suggest that patients should listen to their bodies and complete physical tasks as they are able.
As mentioned, there may be some minor pain and bleeding, but that is within the norm of typical side effects. More severe side effects and complications may include urinary retention issues, always feeling sexually aroused, hematuria, UTI, scar formation, pelvic pain, and constant vaginal wetness.
Expected G-Shot Results
Results can vary from patient-to-patient. Typically, increases in sexual sensations last for about three to four months. At that time, another shot will need to be administered for the desired results. Keep in mind, G-shots do not cure low sex drive or sexual dysfunction.
Which Treatment is Right for You?
G-Shots and O-Shots each have their advantages. G-shots are best described as enhancing the sexual experience internally on the G-Spot, and the G-Shot is injected into the clitoris and also inside of the vagina. Women who struggle with lubrication or stimulation may prefer the O-Shot, while women who struggle with penetrative orgasm may prefer the G-Shot.
As you can see, the treatments both enhance sexual health, but they are somewhat different in their treatment process and how long they last. They also vary in areas of the body that are stimulated. Women who are considering either of these treatments should discuss the specifics with their doctor. Various factors will determine which solution is right for you.
Do You Have More Women’s Sexual Health Questions?
Women’s sexual health is essential. Women are becoming more and more curious about the various treatments that can use to enhance their sexual experiences. If you have more questions regarding women’s sexual health, please reach out to us today. At Nore Health, we make it our priority to be a supportive resource for all of our patients. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment.