Hit me with your best (O)-Shot

Fresh off the release of the cult favourite ‘Game of Thrones’ I know we are all wondering…. How do we as busy business women spice up our time between the sheets? Sexual dysfunction is on the rise with us living such stressful lives. I have the solution for you, and it’s as quick as popping out of the office in your lunch break. Yes, you heard me, you can increase your love life in your next lunch break! Introducing, the O-SHOT!

What is the O-shot?

  • Also known as an orgasm-shot
  • It is when PRP is injected into a woman’s vagina
  • It’s a non-surgical procedure with no downtime

What is PRP?

  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Blood plasma enriched with platelets.
  • PRP contains growth factors that stimulate the healing of soft tissue.

What are the benefits of this shot?

  • Rejuvenation of the vagina
  • Relief from urinary incontinence
  • Reduced pain
  • Easier arousal
  • Increased lubrication
  • Sexual enhancement
  • Better orgasms
  • G-spot orgasms


Do you need to have a sexual or medical problem to get the O-shot or will it work for anyone looking to improve their love life?

  • This shot helps to rejuvenate the vagina
  • Women who have had a natural birth and feel less sensation during sex
  • Women who struggle to orgasm during sex


What sexual or medical problems can the O-shot help treat?

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Lichen Sclerosis


Who is eligible to get the O-shot?

  • Patients need to be over the age of 18
  • Patients struggling with low libido, who struggle with vaginal dryness and who have difficulty attaining an orgasm


The procedure in a few easy steps:

The O-shot is a 30-minute procedure.

  • Dr. Kanaris will assess the patients’ genitalia and then apply a numbing cream
  • Half a tablespoon of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm, like a blood test
  • The blood is spun which isolates the PRP
  • A lidocaine injection numbs the clitoris
  • PRP is then injected into the clitoris and vagina
  • The procedure literally takes 3 minutes


How does the O-shot work?

  • PRP  stimulates the area it is injected into.
  • They lay down new blood vessels, increase the sensation of the area and build up collagen.
  • In the clitoris, they increase sensation by better blood supply to the nerves and area.
  • In the vagina, they help strengthen the tissue around the urethra (urine outlet pipe) to help with stress urinary incontinence.
  • PRP stimulates the regeneration of tissue in the g-spot region, to increase sensation and lubrication.

When will the patient feel the effects of the O-shot?

  • Some women feel it immediately, but it can take up to 3 months.


How long will you feel the effects for?

  • The average time is 1.5 years


What are the risks with getting the O-shot?

  • The risk is very low for patients
  • No serious reactions have been reported


How many injections do you get per procedure?

  • It varies based on the procedure and patient.
  • The woman will usually receive 2 local anesthetic injections and 2 RPR injections in the vaginal and clitoris


Is the O-shot painful?

  • Most women don’t feel anything


The history of the O-shot:

  • 2011 saw the first O-shot  performed in the world
  • As this is a trademark procedure, only registered doctors may use this name for the procedure,
  • Dr Nicole Kanaris is the South African trainer for the O-shot
  • Dr Nicole Kanaris performed the first live O-shot on Monday, 19 February.


Who is Dr Nicole Kanaris?

  • Dr Nicole Kanaris is a medical doctor with a special interest in Aesthetic medicine.
  • She trained for the O-shot procedure in Beverly Hills in 2016.
  • She is the only doctors’ trainer for South Africa.
  • There are currently only 9 doctors performing the o-Shot in South Africa. There are over 500 doctors worldwide.


Where can you find Dr Kanaris?

Address: Mode De Vie, Medical & Aesthetics, Eden Meadows Centre, Cnr Van Riebeeck and Modderfontein Road, Greenstone, Johannesburg

Email address: drnkanaris@gmail.com

Contact number: 0115240991


All doctors registered are found on the oshot.info website which lists all doctors worldwide.


Feeling frazzled? Here’s your summer cure for a tired body

It’s that time of the year again. You know the one: the season when it seems that no amount of coffee or concealer can hide the fact that you’re feeling (and looking) completely shattered.

The late nights (whether spent at the office or the bar), tight deadlines, and hectic schedules are all starting to show – and it’s not a pretty picture. And just in time for the slew of office parties and your summer holiday… But is it really necessary to wait until your December break to start looking and feeling human again?

Dr. P Aesthetic Lifestyle Centre can help you address both looking and feeling tired through a combination of treatments. “It’s extremely important to look after yourself when your body is feeling stressed and overwhelmed,” explains Dr. Portia Gumede of the Dr. P Aesthetic Lifestyle Centre. “By relieving pressure internally and boosting the skin externally we can help you feel and look rejuvenated, so you can truly enjoy your holiday.”

Boost Your Skin

Volume loss is easily one of the biggest contributing factors to looking tired. Various factors like ageing, excessive weight loss, sun exposure and hormonal changes can contribute to volume loss in the face. When we lose volume, our skin starts to sag, fine lines appear and the area under the eyes becomes hollowed making us look tired. The cure-all for this used to be fillers and botulinum toxin injectables and these are still good options. Today, however, we are able to subtly address volume loss and rejuvenate the skin with Skinboosters™. The result is a fresher, brighter and more rested appearance. “Skinboosters™ are wonderful because the treatment works equally well on both male and female patients. The improvement is very natural and you’ll just look like you returned from a lengthy island holiday,” explains Dr. P.

Restalyne®’s Skinbooster™ is specifically formulated to work in the deeper layers of the skin. The micro-droplets of hyaluronic acid (HA), which are specially formulated for this treatment, are meticulously injected in specific areas to boost the skin. HA has an impressive water retention ability and through this, it’s able to plump up the skin, improve the appearance of sagging and address fine lines. The results are immediate and long-term, after a Skinbooster™ treatment patients look more rested, the skin appears hydrated, smoother, brighter and over time it will also become firmer and more rejuvenated.

Address fatigue internally

It’s one thing to look like you just returned from a holiday, but it’s quite another to feel as though you’ve just returned from one. Dr. P Aesthetic Lifestyle Centre aims to give their patients both of these results– because feeling rested will also naturally translate to your skin and only further boost results. When we’re stressed, sick or regularly over indulge, we place strain on our lymphatic system and it can become less responsive. The lymphatic system plays an integral part in keeping the body healthy by detoxing and removing harmful substances. When it’s not working as it should you will feel tired, struggle with headaches, water retention, increased weight gain, and cellulite will become more apparent. Lymphatic drainage is an effective and fantastic way to rejuvenate the lymphatic system and improve the health and wellbeing of a patient.

Dr. P Aesthetic Lifestyle Centre uses the BTL Lymphastim to encourage lymphatic drainage. The Lymphastim works on the principle of pneumatic pressotherapy and replicates the way a therapist would manually do lymphatic drainage. The mechanical massaging encourages the movement of lymphatic fluids and deeply stimulates the lymph nodes. Lymphatic drainage is a natural way to encourage detoxification in the body and boost the immune system. As the body gets rid of toxins patients may feel tired, but the long-term effects far outweigh the initial drowsiness. Ultimately patients feel rejuvenated and also find that problems such as indigestion, fluid retention, cellulite and poor circulation are improved.

Turns out you don’t need a holiday just quite yet – all you need is a date at Dr. P Lifestyle Aesthetic Centre! For more information or to book a treatment, call (010) 001 8557/8 or email info@drpaesthetics.com. You can also click here to visit their website.

About Dr. Portia Gumede

Dr. Portia Gumede obtained her medical degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2002. Her interest in dermatology and aesthetics led her to complete her aesthetic training at the renowned American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. She recently attended the Oculo-Facial Aesthetic Academy in London to further her skills and training. In addition to starting her own aesthetic clinic, Dr. P as she is fondly referred to, serves as a national trainer for Galderma, a global leader in neuromodulators and dermal fillers.