“I’M STRUG­GLING WITH URI­NARY IN­CON­TI­NENCE. IS THERE SOME­THING I CAN DO TO STOP IT OR AM I DOOMED TO NEVER BE­ING ABLE TO LAUGH OR SNEEZE STRESS-FREE AGAIN?”

Women's Health (South Africa) - - OUR VERDICT -

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“The are many new med­i­cal ad­vances and we can be thank­ful for the growth of re­gen­er­a­tive medicine. A new non-sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure, called the O-shot, is now avail­able. It’s a trade­marked treat­ment with only a cou­ple of highly trained doc­tors who are legally able to per­form it in South Africa. So how does it work? First, blood is drawn and spun in a cen­trifuge, then platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is ex­tracted. This is in­jected into the vag­ina. PRP has high con­cen­tra­tions of blood platelets, which re­lease growth fac­tors to the treat­ment site and stim­u­late new cell growth and re­gen­er­a­tion. This helps to tighten and strengthen the tis­sue, im­prov­ing the symp­toms of stress uri­nary in­con­ti­nence. The pro­ce­dure takes one hour, is not painful and re­quires no down­time. Re­sults can be seen be­tween six and 12 weeks later. The O-shot also as­sists with low li­bido, de­creased abil­ity to or­gasm, lichen scle­ro­sus (a con­di­tion that causes thin, white patches of skin, of­ten in the gen­i­tal area), vagi­nal tight­ness im­prove­ment, painful sex and lu­bri­ca­tion.” – Dr Ni­cole Ka­naris, aes­thetic doc­tor and founder of MedAes­the­tique

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