If you’ve noticed changes in your vaginal health over time, treatments can help restore a healthy and happy sex life. John Scaffidi, MD, FABOM, FACOG, at Lehigh Valley Weight Loss in Allentown and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, offers vaginal restoration to help you get back on track. Book a one-on-one consultation online or by phone today to learn more.
Your vaginal tissues go through changes over time, just like the tissues in the rest of your body. The aging process can cause vaginal walls to thin, which can make sex uncomfortable.
Hormonal fluctuations can decrease your natural vaginal lubrication, which can also lead to discomfort. Many women notice a steep drop in their sex life as they navigate through menopause and beyond.
Women who’ve gone through pregnancy and childbirth often experience vaginal laxity, the medical term used to describe a loss of tightness in the vagina. Having more than one child increases the risk of changes, many of which can make sex less enjoyable.
Vaginal restoration is treatment focused on restoring optimal vaginal function. One of the most powerful treatment options is called the O-Shot® and uses your own blood to improve sexual function.
The first step in the process is creating platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a powerful solution made from a small sample of your blood. A medical device called a centrifuge spins the blood until the solids separate from the liquids.
Platelets are filled with special proteins called growth factors, which prompt your body to create new tissue. PRP also promotes new blood vessel development, which improves circulation and sensation in the treatment area.
Once the PRP is ready, it’s injected into your vaginal tissues to begin working to restore healthy sexual function.
All this talk of blood and injections might lead you to believe that vaginal restoration is a painful process. In reality, the O-Shot is not a painful procedure. It does not require much in the way of advance preparation and no extensive recovery time.
You rest comfortably while Dr. Scaffidi draws your blood and creates the PRP solution. There is no discomfort other than a slight pinch as the needle enters your skin. When the solution is ready, a numbing cream prevents discomfort in the injection area. PRP can be injected into your labia, clitoris, or vaginal tissues.
It takes time for your body to create new cells and tissues, so be patient after your initial visit. Depending on your needs, a series of injections may be needed, but many women notice improvements in vaginal function after their initial treatment.
Get started today by calling the office to book a visit, or spend a few moments online to find a time that fits your schedule.