by Dr Cindy Kerbel
Intimate wellness is a term that encompasses a holistic view of the contributing factors that can lead to a satisfying sexual experience for an individual. For some, a satisfying sexual experience does not come naturally, and some professional intervention (such as intimate wellness PRP treatments) is requested to help them regain their sexual confidence.
Let’s talk about what intimate wellness really is, and explore the PRP treatments available to help boost sexual and intimate confidence.
Table of contents
- WHAT IS INTIMATE AND SEXUAL WELLNESS?
- WHY IS INTIMATE WELLNESS IMPORTANT?
- WHAT ARE PRP (PLATELET-RICH PLASMA) TREATMENTS?
- FOR WHAT CAN PRP TREATMENTS BE USED?
- HOW DO PRP TREATMENTS IMPROVE INTIMATE WELLNESS?
- WHICH PRP TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR INTIMATE WELLNESS?
- WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF PRP INJECTIONS FOR INTIMATE WELLNESS?
- WHAT RESULTS CAN YOU EXPECT FROM PRP TREATMENTS FOR INTIMATE WELLNESS?
- ARE THERE ANY RISKS TO INTIMATE PRP TREATMENTS?
- WHO TO TALK TO ABOUT INTIMATE WELLNESS TREATMENTS
- WHERE CAN I GET PRP TREATMENTS FOR SEXUAL AND INTIMATE WELLNESS?
WHAT IS INTIMATE AND SEXUAL WELLNESS?
It includes all aspects related to intimate wellness, such as our physical health, emotional well-being, the social climate we find ourselves in, and the ability to feel safe. For one to be sexually healthy we look at physical safety and healthy boundaries amongst sexual partners, the practice of safe sex, knowing one’s sexual and STD history, and what plans are in place to protect against future STDs as well as family planning.
For true intimate and sexual wellness, we need to delve even deeper into the intimate connections we make. We are human beings and, as such, need both healthy physical contact and the ability to experience intimacy in a manner that leads to enhanced self-confidence and sexual pleasure or gratification. When it comes to the latter, intimate wellness PRP treatments can be of great assistance!
WHY IS INTIMATE WELLNESS IMPORTANT?
Intimate wellness is an important and integral part of life. By prioritizing and looking after our sexual health we can significantly improve our physical and emotional well-being, as well as enhance our intimate relationships. Too often in life, we let the routine and stress of daily living get in the way and forget to look after ourselves.
By allowing ourselves to look after our bodies and rejuvenate the vaginal and vulval tissue (that experience changes with age, pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause) with treatments such as PRP injections designed specifically to improve intimate wellness, we can improve the experience of pleasure, comfort, intimacy, and greater self-confidence.
WHAT ARE PRP (PLATELET-RICH PLASMA) TREATMENTS?
Platelet-rich plasma is a component of blood that is used for its growth factors, which promote tissue repair and regeneration. Blood is drawn from a healthy patient and is placed in a centrifuge to spin down. This process separates the red blood cells (which are not used) from the platelet-rich plasma (which is a beautiful golden colour and, as such, is often called ‘liquid gold’).
This platelet-rich plasma contains our body’s very own growth factors, and it is the magic of these growth factors that we are after for regenerative treatments that aim to rejuvenate tissue. The PRP is injected back into the patient in the areas that require treatment to stimulate regeneration for better functioning of the tissue.
FOR WHAT CAN PRP TREATMENTS BE USED?
Platelet-rich plasma can be used in a variety of different bodily tissues (such as skin, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints) and regions and can be used to treat several different conditions.
In orthopaedics, PRP injections are used in the treatment of various musculoskeletal conditions (like arthritis) and injuries. In the world of aesthetic and regenerative medicine, it too has a wide scope of use. When injected into the skin of the face, neck, décolleté, and hands it can be used to improve the quality and functioning of the skin itself by stimulating collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. It is also widely used in the treatment of scalp and hair wellness, with patients noticing happy, healthy new hair growth after just a few treatments.
What we are here to discuss today though is the important role intimate wellness PRP treatments can play in improved intimate tissue functioning, aesthetics, and overall wellness.
HOW DO PRP TREATMENTS IMPROVE INTIMATE WELLNESS?
There are many factors that can affect intimate and sexual wellness such as childbirth, menopause, and the natural ageing process itself. Many women experience thinning of the vaginal mucosa, dryness, pain, and/or diminished sensation in the region.
The use of PRP injections directly into the vaginal tissue can help to improve intimate wellness by rejuvenating the vulval and vaginal tissues thereby improving lubrication and mild urinary stress incontinence as well as increasing sensation which may lead to more potent orgasms for the patient.
As I am sure you can imagine this improvement in the quality and functioning of the tissues results in an improvement in the experience of sexual pleasure for the patient, as well as a boost in self-confidence.
WHICH PRP TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR INTIMATE WELLNESS?
THE PRP O-SHOT / ORGASM SHOT
The PRP O-shot (‘orgasm’ shot) for women involves the use of platelet-rich plasma that is injected directly into the clitoris to harness the power of our body’s own growth factors for regeneration and tissue repair. This process stimulates fibroblasts to produce more collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. There is also stimulation of the nervous tissue of the clitoris which in turn improves sexual arousal and orgasm.
The G-Shot for women follows the same principle of using PRP and injecting it directly into the vaginal tissue. In this case, the platelet-rich plasma is injected into the Grafenberg spot (G-Spot) to further optimize vaginal rejuvenation, sensitivity, and sexual arousal.
THE NANO FAT O-SHOT
An alternative to the use of growth factors from PRP is the Nano fat Regenerative O-Shot. Nano fat contains stem cells which are incredibly potent for tissue repair and regeneration. This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves harvesting fat cells from areas of the body that are known to be rich in stem cells, such as the abdomen, flank, or inner thighs. Once the fat has been harvested it immediately undergoes a process to refine it into nano fat.
This nano fat can then be injected into the vaginal tissue to stimulate and regenerate the tissues in the region. It can also be used to volumize deflated tissue or augment the labia majora or labia minora. The nano fat O-shot can also be combined with other treatments aimed at intimate wellness such as the CO2RE Intima laser as well as with surgical labiaplasty.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF PRP INJECTIONS FOR INTIMATE WELLNESS?
The advantage of the PRP O-Shot and G-Shots is that they are quick, comfortable, minimally invasive, non-surgical treatments that require little to no downtime.
These treatments can be done as isolated, single treatments but generally work best as a series of three treatments, spaced one month apart for maximum rejuvenation.
The added bonus? The effects of PRP treatments for intimate wellness can last up to 12 months!
WHAT RESULTS CAN YOU EXPECT FROM PRP TREATMENTS FOR INTIMATE WELLNESS?
Results one can expect from our intimate PRP treatments include:
- increased sexual sensitivity
- stronger orgasms
- rejuvenated vaginal tissue
- decreased urinary stress incontinence
- increased lubrication
- improvement in painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
ARE THERE ANY RISKS TO INTIMATE PRP TREATMENTS?
PRP injections are generally safe. Patients may experience some mild burning, discomfort, or swelling in the area injected directly post-treatment but this subsides quickly.
Infection is also a potential risk as the platelet-rich plasma component of the blood needs to be kept sterile as it is reinjected into the patient. It is therefore essential to choose an experienced healthcare professional who has been trained in these procedures and who truly has your best interests and health at heart.
Because PRP relies on healthy growth factors to rejuvenate the tissue it is not done on patients with autoimmune conditions or if there are associated health or gynaecological concerns.
WHO TO TALK TO ABOUT INTIMATE WELLNESS TREATMENTS
It is always important to talk to a qualified and experienced medical aesthetic doctor! There are a number of treatment options available and therefore an in-depth consultation with this specialist will help to identify which are the correct treatments for you.
A detailed intimate wellness consultation is also a great opportunity to see if the Doctor is the right fit in terms of experience and understanding of your concerns and desired goals as well as to establish rapport.
WHERE CAN I GET PRP TREATMENTS FOR SEXUAL AND INTIMATE WELLNESS?
Vaginal aesthetics and sexual wellness procedures are all about feeling comfortable and confident, so at our clinic, this will always be the main goal in mind! The team of doctors and nurses here at Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates are all females and can assist and guide you in our, luxurious, friendly, and relaxed environment during your Intimate Wellness consultation and procedures.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.