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O-Shot and Priapus Shot Increase Vitality: The body's own growth factors can be used to treat sexual dysfunction without requiring surgery, says Dr. Carmen Mora.

Nov 24, 2015 08:01AM ● By By Dr. Carmen Mora

The O-Shot and Priapus Shot are revolutionary, non-surgical ways of treating sexual dysfunction in women and men utilizing the body’s own growth factors. The O-Shot is done on women with issues of urinary stress incontinence (90 percent success rate), vaginal dryness and reduced sexual responsiveness. For men, the Priapus Shot is used to treat erectile dysfunction. Benefits of this procedure include increased sensation and pleasure, increased penis girth and length and zero downtime.

Both of these procedures utilize platelet rich plasma (PRP) or a fibrin matrix. PRP is becoming very popular in regenerative medicine to treat a variety of conditions ranging from anti-aging facial rejuvenation, dentistry, sports injuries to medical aesthetics and is now being utilized with good results to treat sexual dysfunction in women and men.

PRP is obtained from the patient’s drawn blood. PRP-specific tubes are used and then placed in a centrifuge to spin and separate the PRP from the red blood cells and platelet-poor plasma. This process yields high-quality PRP that can be activated and used for injection.

Depending on what treatment is being performed, different forms of injection techniques are utilized. For example, if PRP is being used for facial rejuvenation, the solution is injected via a micro-cannula, or blunt tip without a sharp end, making it less likely to penetrate a blood vessel and reducing the risk of bruising. Most patients also find less discomfort with micro-cannulas. Another form for facial rejuvenation is to use a micro-needling procedure to apply the PRP topically, allowing the full penetration of PRP deep down into the dermis and epidermis layers of the skin.

For women, the O-Shot procedure is performed by injecting into an area near the clitoris and into the area of the upper vagina that is most important for sexual response. These areas are numbed with a local anesthetic cream before injection and patients experience little or no discomfort during the procedure. For men, the Priapus Shot is a painless procedure performed by applying a topical anesthetic to numb the area where injections are made with a very small-gauge needle.

PRP is specifically utilized for rejuvenation of tissues because PRP contains growth factors IGF-1 and CD34+ cells, among others. The physician can strategically inject PRP into tissue to stimulate the stem cells that reside in the area. This speeds up the stimulation and creation of new tissue, new nerve cells and new vascular tissue in the area. These treatments have no side effects because the person’s own cells are utilized.

Dr. Carmen MoraDr. Carmen Mora, medical director at Natural Medicine and Detox Center, in Phoenix, is a naturopathic physician who specializes in regenerative medicine. For more information, visit See Dr. Mora's YouTube interview on teh Natural Medicine and Detox Channel.

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