When it comes to cosmetic treatments and we hear the word “laser”, consumers or patients haven’t really tended to ask what type of laser or are even aware there is more than one sort of laser. However, with all the latest technology available in the cosmetic laser treatments being offered through various devices, perhaps we should be more aware of what it is that we are signing up for. After all, it’s our bodies that are the recipient of this laser treatment.

Laser technology can be used for a number of applications such as hair removal, vein removal, stimulation of collagen, smoothing out of fine lines, removal of growths such as warts and acne scarring among other things. Traditionally, the type of laser used was the CO2 laser and this has been effective for a number of years for a variety of treatments, albeit with known possible side effects. The other type of laser we want to talk about today is the Erbium YAG laser.

The particular device we have researched and are talking about is the Petit Lady. The Petit Lady uses the ‘Erbium YAG’ laser type. In particular, the Petit Lady is targeted towards treating some of those women’s issues that were previously tricky to treat or even left untreated. Vaginal wall relaxation, especially after children, is an extremely common phenomena among women. Urinary stress incontinence affects more of us than what we admit, and vaginal tightening is something all of us have thought about at some point in our lives. Any of these women’s issues can be treated with the Petit Lady.

The main reason this device is so successful is because it uses the Erbium YAG laser, which basically heats up or uses photo thermal wavelengths to stimulate the collagen, effectively tightening the vaginal walls and stimulating the collagen so the vagina has a more “youthful” and plumper appearance (and feeling!). The Petit Lady has the ability to adjust its settings to precisely reach the target area. And guess what? There is virtually no downtime. This is exciting!

So, if you are considering laser, you really want to do your research. You want to be sure that the practitioner you have chosen knows what they are doing and has the right device for the job. You also want to make sure that the device you will have for your treatment has the right capabilities for the job. Different practitioners prefer different devices, but each of them do have slight variations with regards to results, and are often better suited to different skin types and issues.

So, if you think you may need a bit of help (you are not alone!) check out the Petit Lady.


Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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