What is it?

Women’s Intimate Wellness encompasses a whole range of treatments  which are designed to rejuvenate and restore a women’s intimate genital region.  Age, decreasing hormone levels, and previous childbirth result in many changes in this area, including loss of volume, decreased sensation, decreased sexual satisfaction, urinary stress incontinence, and darkening of the surrounding external skin.

With the increasing prevalence of waxing and laser hair removal, and an increased openess in discussing intimate issues, women have become more aware of these changes which often affect their self confidence and intimate relations.  More and more women are looking at non-invasive ways to rejuvenate the area without resorting to surgery.  The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a very popular treatment.

What conditions can be treated with PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is plasma derived from your own blood that is rich in growth factors and stem cells.  Injecting PRP into any tissue helps to rejuvenate it by stimulating various cellular pathways, one of which is for new collagen formation.

Loss of volume in the labia majora can be treated with PRP injections.

PRP can be injected into the area around the clitoris which helps to rejuvenate it so that more pleasure is experienced during sexual intercourse.  This procedure is often known as “The O Shot”.

PRP also helps to improve urinary stress incontinence.  Injecting PRP into tissue around the urethra helps rejuvenate that tissue so that there is more support for the urethra.  This leads to an improvement in urinary stress incontinence.

Who is a good candidate for treatment?

Any woman who is conscious of a loss of volume in the labia majora or has experienced decreased sensation during intercourse is a good candidate for this treatment.  An examination of the area to exclude any contra-indications to PRP injections will be done prior to treatments.

What does a treatment entail?

A small tube of blood will be drawn from your arm and centrifused down to obtain the platelet-rich plasma.  The area to be treated will be cleaned with a mild antiseptic solution.  Small injections of PRP are placed into the areas to be treated.

Is there pain and downtime?

This procedure is almost completely painless due to the use of ice to numb the area beforehand.  Mild swelling and a sensation of warmth may be felt for a few hours afterwards.

When can I expect to see results?

Increased sensation is usually evident within a week of treatment.  An increase in volume of the labia majora takes longer and usually three treatments at monthly intervals are recommended.

What about confidentiality?

You can rest assured that any consultation or treatments that you have are completely confidential and carried out in a strictly professional manner.  We understand that any concerns that you may have may be embarassing to talk about, and are committed to providing you with a safe and comfortable environment where you are able to discuss these.


Helps to rejuvenate tissue


Increase volume of labia majora


Improve intimate sensation


Improves urinary stress incontinence


3a 5th Road,

Hyde Park

Tel:  011 788 7910

Email: info@aestheticson5th.co.za