Women's Sexual Health

Serving Greater Charlotte & Belmont

It can sometimes feel difficult or uncomfortable to talk about sexual problems, but these issues are important and can affect your self-esteem and your relationship. Decreased sexual pleasure can be caused by a low sex drive, vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse, the vaginal canal being too loose (less sensation) or too tight (discomfort), and difficulty achieving an orgasm. Some of your options can be:

Urinary Leakage

Many women lose urine when laughing, coughing, sneezing or exercising. This is called stress incontinence, and is caused by a weakening of the pelvic sphincter muscles, due to the effects of childbirth or aging.

Urge incontinence is the strong, sudden need to urinate. The bladder then squeezes, and urine is lost if a woman is not able to find a restroom quickly. Incontinence is an extremely common problem, and can cause social and hygiene issues.
Until now we did not have good solutions other than wearing a pad or having surgery. Fortunately, we now have treatments available that can help both sexual health and incontinence! For women’s sexual health, we offer two procedures:  OShot and Votiva.

VOTIVA Vaginal Rejuvenation

As women age or after childbirth, there are many changes they may notice in their vaginal health…
Vaginal Laxity: caused by aging, genetics and/or trauma not limited to just vaginal childbirth. Up to 76% of women may experience decreased sensation due to laxity during their lifetimes
Stress Urinary Incontinence: SUI is a huge unmet need with currently no pharmacological agents to remedy this condition.  It is typically treated with surgery or Kegel exercises to strengthen the surrounding structure of the bladder.
External Appearance: Dissatisfaction with the appearance of the external genitalia can lead to low self esteem, lack of confidence and reduced sexual satisfaction.
VOTIVA is a non-invasive  treatment for both the internal and external areas of the vagina. It improves symptoms quickly, safely and comfortably.

Votiva FAQ

What Does the VOTIVA Treatment Feel Like?

You can expect to feel a heating sensation during the treatment and for hours following the treatment.

Is It Painful and Is there Downtime?

Some patients may experience slight discomfort during or immediately following the treatment. There is no downtime.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Almost all patients need the package of 3 treatments and may need an additional treatment.

How Quickly Will I Notice Results?

Most patients see and feel positive results immediately. Optimal results come after the third treatment is completed.

O-Shot Treatment for Urinary Incontinence

What if you could treat your stress incontinence with….

  • Near zero risk
  • In 15 minutes
  • With no down time

That’s what O-Shot for urinary incontinence can help with. You can include the O-Shot in your own individualized wellness plan with Signature Wellness. 

Many women lose urine when laughing, coughing, sneezing or exercising.  This is called stress incontinence, and is caused by a weakening of the pelvic sphincter muscles, due to the effects of childbirth or aging.

Urge incontinence is the strong, sudden need to urinate. The bladder then squeezes, and urine is lost if a woman is not able to find a restroom quickly.

Incontinence is an extremely common problem, and can cause social and hygiene issues.

Until now we did not have good solutions other than wearing a pad or having surgery.  For women’s health, the O-Shot has been a game changer in managing incontinence – it is non-invasive, simple, fast and relatively inexpensive with virtually no risks.

The O-Shot

The O-Shot may activate cells in the localized region and these tissues are able to regenerate and improve their strength and ability to prevent urine flow.  In many cases, the incontinence may be completely resolved.

This treatment also harnesses your body’s own natural ability to heal!  Using growth factors from your own blood, tissues can be regenerated, including growth of new blood vessels, collagen fibers and nerves to help with incontinence and sexual health.
Blood is drawn from your arm, and the part containing the growth factors is separated. This is called platelet rich plasma, or PRP.  After the area is numbed, the PRP is injected to activate stem cells, which get to work to turn back the clock and help restore sexual function and prevent leakage.
Possible benefits include:
  • Decreased or resolved pain during sex
  • Greater arousal from clitoral stimulation
  • A tighter vaginal canal (if felt to be too loose prior)
  • A more elastic vaginal canal (if felt to be too tight prior, usually after menopause)
  • Younger, smoother skin externally (lips of the vagina)
  • Decreased or resolved overactive bladder and/or urinary incontinence
  • Stronger and more frequent orgasms
  • Increased vaginal lubrication

The Votiva and O-shot can be combined for maximum benefit!

Only physicians who have been trained and certified to perform the O-Shot® can perform the procedure or be involved in the clinical study. 

Dr. Matthew was trained and certified directly by Dr. Charles Runels. 

Here is a video of a lecture given by Dr. Runels about the treatment of stress incontinence using this technique.