The O-Shot is an injection that is made from platelet-rich plasma that is directly taken from the patient’s blood and spun together. Due to its properties and yellow hue, doctors are calling the plasma, "liquid gold". Our technician starts by drawing blood from the patient’s arm and placing it in a centrifuge. After time, the centrifuge separates the red blood cells from the plasma.
The plasma produced is rich with growth factors that promote cells to increase their production of elastin–a protein found in the dermis of the skin–collagen. The plasma then helps to regenerate and stimulate new tissue which in turn, treats stress incontinence.
Once this process is completed, the doctor administers a topical numbing cream and injects four - five cc’s of the "liquid gold" into the vaginal wall and the remaining 1 cc into the clitoris.
A data bank maintained by the O-Shot’s founder Dr. Charles Runels has shown that there is a 65% success rate within three months of the injection. If there are still no signs of improvement within the three months, doctors recommend that the patient receive a second shot. The data bank notes an 85% success rate for those who were administered a second shot.
For women who have experienced reduced incontinence symptoms in the O-Shot treatment, it is recommended to receive yearly injections. Currently, the national average of a single treatment of the O-Shot is $1,200 - $1,500 and is not covered by insurance.