It was estimated in 2019-2020, that 18 million men over the age of 40 suffer with erectile dysfunction and 15 million women suffer from stress urinary incontinence. Additionally, many older men and women report that sexual health and performance has declined and achieving orgasm is difficult. You may have heard of treatments to address this known as the O-Shot and P-Shot. These procedures using platelet rich plasma (PRP) are pioneered and trademarked by Dr. Charles Runels, who has trained thousands of doctors in his techniques. At Wellspring Clinic, Dr. Andrea Minesaki NMD offers treatments for males and females to restore sexual function and improve your quality of life. Dr. Minesaki blends what she learned from the Runels technique with her unique training from a board certified gynecologist and urologist, to perform the female and male version of this shot with excellent results. Schedule an appointment to learn more about these revolutionary procedures.
What is the treatment for female incontinence or sexual dysfunction?
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is acquired from your own blood plasma via a simple blood draw and then injected to stimulate enhanced circulation in vaginal tissue. The procedure can treat urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction without any pain, surgery, or downtime. Because treatment is done using your own blood, it’s a drug-free, natural treatment with minimal risks. About 95% of women experience improvements in urinary incontinence after the procedure.
What are the benefits of treatment?
Some of the many benefits can include:
Dr. Andrea will determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure after reviewing your symptoms, talking about your medical history, and completing a physical exam – including a pelvic exam and pap smear. Additional blood tests or imaging procedures might be needed to rule out certain medical problems.
To prepare, follow all pre-treatment instructions provided prior to your appointment. A simple blood draw is performed to acquire a sample of blood from your arm to isolate PRP for use in the shot. The treatment area is numbed for 20-30 minutes while you relax in a treatment room. A nerve block may also be used to eliminate discomfort. The actual procedure is complete in about 5 minutes and it is virtually painless.
There’s no downtime after getting the treatment, so you can resume normal activities right away, including sexual relations and exercise. Dr. Andrea might recommend 3 treatments to help you achieve the best outcome. Results often appear in 1-3 weeks and can last a year or longer. Follow up treatments are best done on a yearly basis to maintain results.
The male version treats sexual dysfunction in men. The male version of this procedure also uses PRP to activate growth factors and stimulate circulation and new tissue growth. It involves just a few simple injections of PRP into the numbed area. Results are seen between 1-3 weeks. Improvements can include increased size, enhanced sensitivity, improved blood flow for stronger erections, and better overall sexual performance. This is best achieved with a series of 3 treatments spaced out between 4 to 6 weeks, along with additional at home recommendations. Hormone optimization is also an important foundation for male function and Dr.Minesaki will optimize your hormonal levels according to your unique needs to maximize the end result.
Sexual dysfunction or urinary incontinence can be addressed with minimally invasive procedures discussed above. If you are struggling with these conditions, please schedule an appointment with Wellspring Clinic today.