Hale Healthcare is now offering a new treatment, Votiva for Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS), and Stress Urine Incontinence (SUI).  These refer to the thinning vaginal tissue and the weakening muscles  which develops in many women after hormone changes.  Let's be honest ladies, the problem is vaginal dryness and discomfort.  For some women, sex can even be painful.  Life is stressful with frequent infections.  As a result, you experience a decrease in quality of life and relationships. Thankfully,  you can resolve these conditions in just a few visits to our medical office treatments with Votiva.

VotivaWhat is the Votiva?

Votiva is an FDA approved technology that has been used in surgery for years.  The treatment uses radio-frequency (RF) waves that heat and stimulate the cells of the vagina in a controlled manner.  As a result, the cells produce collagen fibers that increase moisture, blood flow, and elasticity.  Studies indicate that this is a safe and effective treatment.  Women for whom hormone replacement therapy is not appropriate, acceptable, or inadequate.  The treatment is successful.  Since 2016, over 5 million women have had successful treatments.

Votiva Procedure

For the maximum benefit,  the doctor will perform three treatments one to four weeks apart in our office. Each treatment takes approximately ten to thirty minutes with minimal discomfort, and has no downtime- in other words, you walk out and go back to work, home, exercise, or whatever else you may have planned for the day.  We recommended you have a once yearly maintenance treatment performed at the same time as your annual well-woman exam.

If you would like to schedule an appointment for the Votiva procedure, please go to our Appointment Request page. Enter your information as requested and in the notes section enter “Votiva” .  Our office will then contact you to answer any questions you may have, and if appropriate, to schedule an appointment for you.  If you are an established patient and have not been in to see us in the past year, please schedule your annual exam.  We can discuss the procedure at that time. If you are a new patient who would like to be seen only for Votiva therapy, please indicate that in the notes section and our office will contact you to determine if you are an appropriate candidate and if so, to schedule an appointment.

As we hope you know, we care deeply about our patients and are always looking for ways to improve care. We are happy to be able to offer a new, safe and effective treatment for this common problem. 

Hale Healthcare

Lá-Shaun Elliott, MD MPH,



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Dr. Lá-Shaun Elliott, MD, MPH, established Hale Healthcare in Woodstock as an optimal alternative to the typical patient encounter. When patients enter her practice, they are pleasantly surprised by the distinctive unrushed and attentive Hale Healthcare experience. More importantly, they leave feeling even more listened to and cared for than ever before.

Patients visit Hale Healthcare for many reasons, including their preventive care and total beauty needs. From annual checkups, same-day sick visits and immunizations to aesthetic services, clients benefit from a complete spectrum of healthcare services. Clients can also receive weight loss and nutrition counseling, hormone balancing, acne and skincare therapies, treatment for sexual wellness and more.