Eliminate the intimate effects of aging—without risky hormone therapy
As a woman ages, her delicate vaginal tissues respond to hormonal changes with uncomfortable symptoms like vaginal dryness and decreased elasticity. Recurring infections and bladder leakage become more common. But oral or topical hormone creams carry a cancer risk. And surgical options are painful, with a long recovery time.
These uncomfortable symptoms, which interfere with daily life and reduce sexual pleasure, are fully treatable—without surgery or hormones—in Dr. Kaltreider’s Charlottesville office. V-Lase® is a safe, non-painful photothermal treatment that is comfortable during and after treatment. In fact, there is no downtime.
The procedure is ideal for breast cancer survivors who cannot take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and for any woman who does not want to use oral hormones or vaginal creams because of cancer risk and the associated hot flashes.
Some women feel improvement immediately after V-Lase®, and most women notice improvement within two weeks. The full benefits of treatment occur within four to six months.
What to expect. V-Lase® is pain-free and does not require anesthetic or pain medications. During treatment, you may be aware of a warming sensation. You can immediately return to your usual activities including sexual activity on the same day.