PRP for Sexual Wellness, (commonly known as the “O-Shot” or the “orgasm shot”) is a rising non-surgical procedure designed to increase sexual desire and function using PRP. Known at Donaldson Plastic Surgery as PRP for Sexual Wellness, it is a simple, effective vaginal rejuvenation solution with incredible benefits. Enter Stacie Isler, our plastic surgery PA who performs PRP for Sexual Wellness and other PRP-related treatments. We asked Stacie about PRP for Sexual Wellness and how the treatment is helping Columbus, OH individuals lead more satisfying and fulfilling lives.
Essentially, PRP for Sexual Wellness (commonly referred to as the “O-Shot”) is your ticket to naturally experiencing longer, stronger, and more frequent orgasms. The platelets extracted from your blood stimulate cell growth and increase blood flow back to the areas we want to reinvigorate. This leads to greater sensitivity and an increased ability to reach (and maintain) arousal and lubrication.
If you are seeking more fulfilling sexual encounters, then the PRP for Sexual Wellness treatment will definitely be worth the trip. Our patients (and even members of staff) who have received the treatment describe it as very effective. They are surprised that such a quick treatment can have such a powerful outcome and the speed at which they began to notice the onset of results.
Better sex can result in more restful sleep, lowered stress levels, better overall mood, increased personal confidence, and deepened relationships with the ones you love. That said, sexuality and desire are complicated concepts, also informed by elements of social, emotional, psychological, environmental, and biological factors. Stronger, faster orgasms are possible outcomes with the “O-Shot”, but overall sexual satisfaction depends on your unique situation.
We don’t just focus on a single part. We treat all of you. As clinicians and individuals, we value your sexual health and wellness, just as we value the mental, physical, and emotional health of all of our patients. We understand that health and happiness are intimately tied; if you are feeling your best, it reflects in all areas of your life. That’s why we focus on result-driven solutions like PRP for Sexual Wellness, as well as diVa, diVaTyte, and labiaplasty, as a part of our mission to improve overall confidence.
Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of PRP for Sexual Wellness? Meet with me, Stacie, to discuss how we can help you!
When the warm weather rolls around, our patients know it’s usually time to schedule an appointment for the things that are front of mind: lasering off unwanted hair and freezing away stubborn fat. However, we are seeing a demand for new in-office treatments that are growing in popularity this season — and we bet there may be one or two that you didn’t know you could benefit from!
Here are the treatment and procedures — that don’t require surgery or downtime — that are going to be big this spring.
We believe in treating the whole person — not just a part. Your sexual wellness is important to us, which is why we proudly champion diVa vaginal laser therapy, a quick in-office procedure that is in high demand this spring.
They way diVa works is the inside length of the vaginal canal is resurfaced with a fractional laser to promote cell-turnover and make your tissue produce more collagen. The benefits after treatment include an increased ability to produce moisture, heightened sexual sensation, and even improved symptoms from mild stress urinary incontinence. diVa is quick and painless, and has very minimal downtime.
We are seeing the interest in diVa vaginal laser therapy surge this spring, and those who have it done are almost always recommending it to their friends and family, too. Summer happens fast, and we don’t want you to miss a moment of fun because of an intimate challenge you’re experiencing! diVa is a gamechanger that will help you feel like your most vital self.
Spring is a busy time, and many are looking for quick ways to tone up before summer (your DPS providers, included!). For those wanting to get in better shape or see more results from their spring training regimen, CoolTone is a secret fitness weapon that is is huge right now.
CoolTone is a new noninvasive technology that quickly strengthens and tones your muscles; it works by safely delivering rapid supramaximal contractions straight to the muscle layer, reaching every muscle fiber. It is truly beneficial for all fitness levels, ages, and lifestyles!
It’s important to know that CoolTone treats muscle, while CoolSculpting freezes away fat. When you CoolSculpt at this time of year, you’ll be enjoying a slimmer look in around 4-8 weeks, loving the way you look and feel. Both treatments are non-invasive and have absolutely no downtime.
Trending up, microblading is an excellent semi-permanent makeup solution that makes it possible to maintain perfect, effortless brows — and right now, Tatjana’s microblading is more popular than ever.
Brow makeup is time-consuming when you are on-the-go, and excess moisture in the summer makes brows prone to smudging. Microblading results can last up to 2 years, which means you are sure to enjoy them all summer long. Tatjana creates each hair-like stroke with the utmost care, safety, precision, and attention to placement.
Soaking through your shirts and sweating off makeup is probably not how you want to spend your summer. More patients are looking into hyperhidrosis treatments than ever before, and we expect that number to keep growing this spring.
During a hyperhidrosis treatment, Botox is injected into the skin of the hands, feet, forehead, and underarm. Sweat glands in that area are no longer able to produce sweat, keeping you dry even on the warmest days. If you are prone to experiencing hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), you might consider looking into treatment with us!
Finally, we are seeing a huge surge in interest in sclerotherapy, a treatment we offer for removing spider veins. If you feel self-conscious of spider veins on the legs and feet, sclerotherapy is an extremely satisfying and minimally-invasive solution. We carefully inject a special solution into the top of the spider veins, causing them to literally disappear right before your very eyes!
Interested in trying on of these popular non-surgical procedures this spring? Our clinically-trained, compassionate providers would love to help you explore the aesthetic options that are going to make you feel good this spring.
Beauty is an advancing industry always on the cutting edge — and the providers at Donaldson Plastic Surgery know it. We combine the latest concepts from the realms of plastic surgery and medical aesthetics to provide you with the key innovative treatments that best address a full range of diverse concerns.
Call us or submit a request for a consultation when you are ready to meet us. We can’t wait to help you be your very best version of you!
While the principles of vaginal rejuvenation were integrated into my surgical training, my years in residency did not present me with many opportunities for exposure. It wasn’t until I started in private practice with Dr. Donaldson that I had the opportunity to observe his technique and integrate vaginal rejuvenation into my own practice. It was only then that I really understood the positive impact a labiaplasty can have on a woman’s life.
Vaginal rejuvenation is not a topic frequently or openly discussed, and I can’t blame anyone for that! Vaginal rejuvenation can be broken down into external procedures (those performed on the labia), and internal procedures (those performed on the vagina itself). Here we will be talking about procedures performed externally on the labia majora and minora, a collection of procedures commonly referred to as “labiaplasty”. Labiaplasty is performed more commonly than most would imagine, with about 12,000 procedures being performed each year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons1. Given that both Plastic Surgeons and Gynecologists perform labiaplasty, this is likely an underestimate of the total number performed nationwide.
A labiaplasty is a plastic surgical procedure that alters the appearance of the labia majora or minora. The most common procedure reduces the length of the inner “lips” (labia minora) to sit within the outer “lips” (labia majora) to create a tucked in appearance. As a popular form of vaginal rejuvenation, labiaplasty can correct cosmetic concerns as well as provide relief of symptoms associated with labial hypertrophy.
As awareness of these procedures grows, more women are seeking vaginal rejuvenation with an increase of 20% in the number of labiaplasty procedures performed annually by plastic surgeons between 2015 and 20191.
I encounter women of all ages who struggle with discomfort during intimacy, exercise, or while using tampons. They also report difficulty wearing specific clothing, embarrassment about their appearance, and questions like, “Can anything be done to help me?”, and “Is this normal?”.
First, let me say, YES! “Normal” spans a wide range of appearances, including having extra skin “down there.” It is very commonplace and doesn’t suggest that there is anything wrong with your anatomy. Second, labiaplasty is a very straightforward in-office procedure that not only alters appearance but also diminishes the symptoms associated with labial hypertrophy. Some ladies with labia minora hypertrophy don’t notice or aren’t bothered by the appearance or the presence of symptoms, while others may experience daily disturbances of their activities or desire a rejuvenated appearance.
The choice to have a labiaplasty is an incredibly personal one – and the first step to deciding if it’s right for you is to get educated!
The labia minora can become enlarged for many reasons, but most often it’s just “the way you’re made”. Most common in my practice, a labiaplasty of the labia minora removes extra tissue using a specialized “wedge” or “edge trim” technique, both of which have excellent and consistent results. I choose the best technique during a consultation with my patients, taking into account their specific anatomy, personal desires, and expected incisional recovery.
The procedure is performed comfortably in our office procedure room under local anesthesia, which includes a topical numbing gel (left on for 30 minutes, completely removes feeling in the area) and a series of painless injections to ensure your complete comfort. The procedure takes approximately an hour, and you can drive home immediately after. The numbing medicines last 4-6 hours, and a prescription of mild pain relievers is used in the first 24-48 hours to maintain comfort. I ask my patients to refrain from intimacy, tampon use, tight clothing, and strenuous exercise for 4 weeks, but you can otherwise return to normal activity within 2-3 days of your procedure. Routine incision care is performed 3-4x/day and is straightforward. Having surgery while awake may seem intimidating or painful, but almost universally women say, “That was WAY easier than I expected,” and, “I didn’t feel anything!”. I take special care to ensure my patients are totally satisfied with their comfort during the procedure, the ease of recovery, and their results.
While labiaplasty of the labia minora is the most common, changes of the labia majora can also be corrected with labiaplasty, including loss of fullness of the labia majora due to weight loss or aging. When the volume loss is severe, the labia majora can appear like a deflated balloon, and a removal procedure similar in nature to the “edge trim” technique for the labia minora is performed to remove excess skin. When the volume loss is mild, the labia majora lose fullness and their youthful appearance. In this case fat can be grafted from the lower abdomen or inner thighs to the labia majora to restore its youthful fullness. These procedures can also be combined in severe cases. Depending on the procedure recommended for you, labiaplasty on the labia majora can be performed in the operating room under twilight sedation, or in our procedure room under local anesthesia with topical numbing cream and a series of numbing injections.
Recovery includes four weeks refraining from strenuous activity, tight clothing wear, intimacy, and tampon use and may have slightly more associated post-operative discomfort. While somewhat more involved than labia minora surgery, labia majora surgery also leaves women very satisfied with the experience and their results!
While we haven’t gone into every detail of vaginal rejuvenation, I hope that this brief look into my experience with the life-changing labiaplasty procedure gives you the confidence to take the next step in your journey. During your consultation, I will take the time to discuss more intricate points and, of course, answer any questions that you have. No two women are exactly the same and the techniques used in our practice ensure that you receive beautiful results in our comfortable and safe environment.
Until Next Time!
1. Plastic Surgery Statistics Report. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2019. Available at: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2019/plastic-surgery-statistics-full-report-2019.pdf. [Accessed 12 July 2020].
According to a survey from the National Women’s Health Resource Center, 56 percent of women age 40 to 84 have experienced vaginal dryness after menopause. Women may also experience sexual changes as a result of childbirth or the natural effects of aging. Their lives can be impacted by decreased sexual sensation, lowered sexual function, and urinary incontinence.
While these changes can be frustrating, there are treatment options available. diVa laser vaginal rejuvenation effectively treats these symptoms by stimulating blood flow and collagen production. Here are the most common questions patients have about the diVa treatment.
As women age, decreased estrogen production leads to thinning of the vaginal walls, decreased lubrication, and even tissue inflammation — all of which contribute to uncomfortable symptoms. While menopause is the most common reason for these changes, they can also occur with childbirth, breastfeeding, chemotherapy, and certain medical procedures such as a hysterectomy.
The diVa procedure uses Hybrid Fractional Laser (HFL) technology, which allows the surgeon to individually target the treatment for each patient. When applied to the vaginal walls, the laser resurfaces the tissue and replaces it with healthy, new tissue. The lasers also stimulate the production of collagen, a vital substance for strong, healthy tissue.
The diVa treatment can alleviate a range of symptoms, such as:
This is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia. Each treatment takes just three to five minutes. During the procedure, most patients experience minimal discomfort and only a slight pressure in the treatment area. While some women experience noticeable relief from symptoms right away, others need one or more additional treatments a few weeks apart to receive the full benefit.
After the procedure, regular activities can be resumed immediately. It’s normal for patients to experience minor cramps or spotting. Women should avoid sexual intercourse for 48 hours following the treatment. As an added precaution, it’s also recommended to avoid swimming pools or bathtubs during the first 48 hours.
In the Columbus area, women considering vaginal rejuvenation can trust our team at Donaldson Plastic Surgery. As a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Donaldson completes ongoing education to offer the most innovative and safe treatments available. Call us at 614-442-7610 to schedule a consultation at our comfortable, spa-like office and learn about reducing sexual symptoms of aging without invasive surgery or hormone treatments.