March 12, 2016

O-Shot®: How the “Orgasm Shot” is revolutionizing the treatment of sexual function and urinary incontinence

As the leader in offering the most innovative and effective aesthetic treatments, Serenity MedSpa is proud to empower our female clients with the O-Shot procedure.*image00





The O-Shot was recently featured on the Doctor’s Show:        image02

image01Sexual dysfunction, which includes the inability to orgasm, is common and more prevalent for women (up to 50%) than men (31%). That is a whopping 75 million American women that report some level of physical sexual dysfunction, with 10% of them never experiencing orgasm. There are many more women who suffer in silence, out of embarrassment or hopelessness.

Many women experience painful intercourse, loss of sexual function and urinary incontinence, resulting from pregnancy, menopause, medical conditions, trauma or simply aging. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports that sexual dysfunction can lead to a lowered sense of well-being. This can negatively affect the relationships with our sex partners and can contribute to the disintegration of the family. On the flip side, better sex can lead to greater energy, more creativity, increased confidence, less depression and improved overall health.






What are the Woman’s 4 “Sex-Pleasure Problems”?

  1. Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) or Low Desire: This is not counted as a disorder unless it disrupts the woman’s life. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 26.7% of premenopausal women and 52.4% of naturally menopausal women and about 12.5% of women who enter surgically induced menopause experience HSDD.
  2. Female Sexual Arousal Disorder: This affects about 1 in 20 women. This usually but not always accompanies HSDD. Women who experience this may want to have sex, but have difficulty finding the pleasure of arousal.
  3. Female Orgasmic Disorder: About 1 in 20 (or 5%) women can become aroused, but have difficulty orgasming. This can become so frustrating that some women who experience orgasmic disorder will choose to avoid sex altogether.
  4. Dyspareunia: Up to 10% of women suffer real physical pain with sex. This is pain not caused by decreased lubrication or vaginal spasm.

Despite the immense prevalence of sexual dysfunction among women, a recent study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology revealed that only 14% of women ever have a conversation about sex with their physician, even though 40-60% of them have problems that seriously bother them. Why is this? Research shows physicians often avoid the subject because of the lack of proven treatment options – generally limited to hormone replacement therapy, in the form of vaginal estrogen or topical testosterone, or psychotherapy. There’s no doubt that sex education and counseling can be beneficial, but if a woman’s body isn’t physically responding as it should, knowledge alone will not help.

New Treatment Options

For several years, blood-derived growth factors have been used to regenerate the skin on the face in a procedure called the Vampire Facelift. Designer, investigator, and inventor, Charles Runels, MD, first introduced the Vampire Facelift to the world on April 20, 2011. Now, using that same technology, he brings you the Orgasm Shot (O Shot). The long-term effects can be life changing, and can enhance your ability to enjoy life.

image03What is the O-Shot?  



The O-Shot is a safe, painless, effective and simple non-surgical procedure where the Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) derived from your own blood is injected into the clitoris and the O-Spot (upper vaginal area). The growth factors that are released from the platelets help stimulate vaginal and clitoral rejuvenation and make orgasm more accessible.

The O-Shot rejuvenates and revitalizes vaginal and clitoral function, giving you dramatically improved sensitivity and significantly enhancing your sex drive. It can also help resolve urinary incontinence, putting an end to embarrassing leaks and mad dashes to the bathroom.


What is urinary incontinence?

image06Urinary incontinence can affect women of all ages, but the issue is most prevalent among older women. Up to 35 percent of women over the age of 60 are estimated to have bladder control issues. Urinary incontinence can negatively affect sexual pleasure, because of the potential embarrassment, as well as daily life—sneezing, jumping, coughing or physical activity can all cause accidental leakage.

Urinary incontinence is classified as either stress incontinence or urge incontinence.

Stress Incontinence: Stress incontinence is caused by activities such as sneezing, laughing, lifting or coughing. In many cases, stress incontinence is a result of loss of support from the urethra which commonly occurs from damage to pelvic support structures during childbirth or trauma.

Urge Incontinence: Urge incontinence (also known as overactive bladder) is caused by uninhibited muscle contractions. When these contractions occur, the bladder leaks large amounts of urine and often does not give you sufficient warning to get to the bathroom in time.

The O-Shot procedure can treat both types of urinary incontinence effectively in 90% of women.

Why seek treatment for urinary Incontinence?

Symptoms of urinary incontinence will worsen over time unless treated. Incontinence can contribute to decreased self-confidence, depression and a lower quality of life. You may even find that you avoid activities, exercise, social settings—and even sex—to avoid the risk of embarrassment. Studies have shown a clear link between incontinence in women and depression. A 2005 study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology surveyed nearly 6,000 women between the ages of 30 and 90 and found that women with incontinence were three times more likely to suffer from depression.

Maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly and routine pelvic therapy have been shown to positively impact bladder control. Combined with PRP treatments, you can resolve your struggles with urinary incontinence for good.


Am I a good candidate for the O-Shot?

If you’d like to improve your sexual responses or suffer from urinary incontinence, the O-Shot is a safe and effective option.

What are the benefits?

  • Increased sensitivity and sexual desire
  • Enhance clitoral orgasm (increase frequency, strength and ability to achieve orgasm faster)  
  • Increased arousal from “G-Spot” stimulation and ability to achieve “vaginal orgasm”
  • Elimination of pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse
  • Decreased vaginal dryness
  • Increase in vaginal tightness
  • More youthful and smoother looking vulva (lips of the vagina)
  • Resolve urinary incontinence

How does the O-Shot work?

After the PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) is injected into the clitoris and “O-Spot,” the growth factors activate your own stem stem cells located in the vaginal and clitoral tissues to regenerate and create healthier and more responsive tissue in and around the vagina, including the G-Spot, O-Spot, Skene’s Glands, urethra and vaginal wall.


Biopsy studies published in the Advances in Skin & Wound Care and Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, demonstrate that when platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is injected, stem cells multiply and grow new tissue. In the same way PRP regenerates the skin of the face, PRP also regenerates healthy vaginal tissue.

How Does the O-Shot help treat urinary incontinence?

Charles Runels, MD, discusses the effects of the O-Shot on incontinence:

The O-Shot has helped treat and even reverse incontinence for thousands of women. PRP injected into the space around the urethra (the tube from which the urine flows out of the body) triggers platelets to release several different growth factors, activating stem cells to regenerate and repair damaged tissues. Most women experience relief from urinary incontinence in a week or two following the O-Shot with continued improvement over several weeks, including eliminating the need for medications and in many cases, a complete resolution of the condition.

Who can perform the O-Shot?

Only physicians who have been trained and certified can administer the O-Shot. Those physicians are listed on the official O-Shot website. Dr. Lisa Kang at Serenity MedSpa is a member of the O-Shot provider group and is licensed to use the name and perform the O-Shot.

How is the O-Shot performed?

First, a numbing cream is applied to the vaginal area. Then blood is drawn from the client’s arm in the same way as with any blood test. Using a centrifuge and a special FDA-approved method, platelet rich plasma is isolated. Using a very thin needle, the clitoris is numbed further with a quick lidocaine injection.


PRP is injected into the clitoris and the O-Spot in the upper vagina. The entire process takes about 30 minutes.

Is the O-Shot painful?

No. The injection areas are numbed with a strong topical anesthetic cream. The clitoris is numbed further with a lidocaine injection using a very fine needle prior to the procedure.

Is the O-Shot safe?

Yes. A group of about 500 certified physicians in 17 countries have performed the O-Shot procedure over 10,000 times in the past six years. There are no known serious reactions to PRP injections.

When will I notice results?

Women often enjoy some immediate effects, as the growth factors begin to rejuvenate and enhance sexual response. Women receiving the O-Shot have reported increase in their sexual response within days or weeks of the treatment – and for many, the increase is dramatic.

How long do the effects of the O-Shot last?

The effects of one O-Shot procedure vary from person to person. For most they last about 1 year. Without additional procedures, you will eventually return to your baseline.

What is the Thermi-O Procedure?

Thermi-O procedure combines ThermiVa™ and the O-Shot. ThermiVa is a noninvasive treatment that uses radiofrequency to tighten and rejuvenation the external and internal vagina. ThermiVa was designed by Dr. Red Alinsod, a board certified gynecologist and urogynecologist. Dr. Alinsod is also a certified O-Shot instructor who trained with O-Shot inventor, Dr. Charles Runels. Dr. Alinsod has taught hundreds of surgeons innovative techniques for the surgical treatment of incontinence and uterine prolapse over the past 10 years and is considered one of the luminary leaders in the field.

Combining the ThermiVa with the O-Shot is a powerful combination treatment to  improve orgasm, help dyspareunia (painful sex), stop both urge and stress incontinence, relieve lichen sclerosus, increase libido, and improve sensation even further than doing the ThermiVa or O-Shot alone.

image07, featured on Dr. Oz and included in the 2015 Oscars A-list celebrity goodie bags, is now available at Serenity MedSpa. We also offer the combination Thermi-O procedure to further enhance sexual and urinary function.

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To find out if you’re a good candidate for the O-Shot or Thermi-O, schedule your consultation with Dr. Lisa Kang today. Call 415-781-9200 or email



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