Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment: Rekindle Your Romance

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | March 9, 2017, 8:46 a.m.

Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments became popular a few years ago when Kim Kardashian had a vampire facial. But beautifying the face is just one of the many incredible ways that PRP can be used to help stimulate the body’s healing.


The PRP treatment uses blood drawn from the patient’s arm, which is then placed in a centrifuge and propelled at a high speed to separate and concentrate the platelets. This concentration contains anywhere from two to 14 times the amount found in normal blood. This is then injected into the area of interest to generate the healing process.


PRP began began being used 20 years ago to help heal the wounds of cancer patients who needed jaw reconstruction. It went on to be used to repair injured joints, tendons and muscles and an array of other surgical procedures to promote healing.


But cosmetic surgeons have found a new use for the highly concentrated injections that is creating a whole new world for a woman’s sex life. The O shot is starting to gain traction in the mainstream market as one of the top vaginal rejuvenation treatments. The PRP is injected into the vaginal tissue, which is a nearly painless process with zero downtime.


The PRP injection will tighten the vaginal opening and smooth the skin around the vagina, increase arousal and intensity of orgasm, and stimulate natural lubrication and sexual desires. It is also proven to decrease dyspareunia (painful intercourse) and urinary incontinence.

PRP are done monthly for about 3-4 sessions and will last anywhere from 8 months to a year, depending on the skin type and age of the patient.