Q & A “YES! Shot”
How long will my results last? Does the procedure need to be repeated?
The injection of platelet rich plasma will stimulate fibroblasts, collagen production resulting in more youthful and responsive tissues. The results will be evident in as little as 2 weeks, but peak results will take 2 months. Most patients will notice an excellent improvement in their symptoms for at least 6 months, and some as long as 12 months. Dr. Jill recommends repeating the procedure every 6-9 months, depending on age and hormonal status.
Does insurance cover the “YES! Shot”?
No, this procedure is not covered by your medical insurance, but many times Health Savings Account dollars can be used. We also have financing available under Care Credit.
How long will my appointment be?
Please plan on being her for 1 hour.
What is the procedure for the “YES! Shot”?
The first step in the procedure is drawing your blood – a trained nurse will take about 14cc of blood using typical blood drawing techniques. While your blood is spinning, a topical cream will be applied to the 2 areas to be injected. The numbing cream is a combination of 3 local anesthetics – lidocaine, tetracaine and benzocaine. The injections will take place after about 30 minutes of numbing. Dr. Jill prepares the plasma and also performs the injection. One injection will be placed in the clitorus. Afterward you may feel some mild pressure in the areas injected, but no pain.
Is there any down time?
Dr. Jill recommends 24 hours of “vaginal rest” – so nothing in the vagina and no sexual stimulation. All other activities can be resumed immediately after the procedure.
Are there any risks or side effects?
The risks to the procedure are minimal, but they would include infection, bleeding and infection or the PRP into a blood vessel. Dr. Jill has been a practicing gynecologist for 25 years. Her knowledge of pelvic anatomy is excellent. So if you are “shopping around” for this procedure, please make sure you know who is injecting and what their training and background is!! Side effects are relatively rare – please let us know if you have any allergies – lidocaine, tetracaine or benzocaine (the topical anesthetics used) or betadine (the washing solution).