Action II Petit Lady is a versatile ER:YAG laser for effective and efficient results in cosmetic gynaecology – with no downtime and no surgery.
Female genital cosmetic procedures are on the rise.
In Australia, there has been a steady increase in the number of Medicare claims for labioplasty and vulvoplasty. According to a paper by Women’s Health Victoria published in February 2013, there has been speculation that this rise is linked to women who are accessing surgeries to address aesthetic concerns. International data indicates a similar trend. For example, the number of labia reduction procedures performed under the National Health System in the United Kingdom increased five-fold between 2001 and 2010.
Lutronic, a leading innovator of aesthetic and medical laser ￼technology, has released a non-invasive treatment for vaginal tightening and treating atrophic vaginitis. The Action II Petit Lady is a 360-degree solution for cosmetic gynaecology.
The Petit Lady procedure is not a laser vaginoplasty; it is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that uses Er:YAG laser for precise and controlled tissue ablation and coagulation for fast re-epithelisation of the vaginal mucosa.
When used in Dual Mode – for 360-degree vaginal tightening – the Action II Petit Lady handpiece initially delivers unique multiple micro-pulses to cause gentle ablation and a photo-thermal effect. This is followed by a non- ablative 1000ns long-pulse mode laser to stimulate collagenesis of vaginal mucosa.
The dual action results in collagen remodelling and tightening of the vaginal canal. Histology by Dr Min Seok Lee at the Sophia- Marceau Women’s Clinic in South Korea shows a thicker epithelial component of the mucosa, with higher cellularity, at two months post treatment.
Compared with baseline, the epidermal mucosal component was shown to be thicker, denser and more cellular with less keratin. The post treatment lamina proporia was also shown to be more dense with an organised arrangement of connective tissue. In short, these findings suggest a tightening and firming of the vaginal wall.
In comparison, the 90-degree handpiece is used to treat stress urinary incontinence. It is delivered through the vaginal canal and exerts a thermal and shrinkage effect on the endopelvic fascia / ligament (2 o’clock and 10 o’clock) and mucosal tissue (12 o’clock) of the anterior vaginal canal to improve urinary incontinence.
Action II Petit Lady can also be used to rejuvenate the appearance of a pigmented vulva, and the labia majora and minora can also be rejuvenated with the Fractional handpiece.
A series of treatments is often recommended, depending on the patient and their concerns. Typically, three treatment sessions, performed two weeks apart, are required to achieve the best result. However, the patient can usually feel the difference after the initial treatment. AMP
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Influence of laser on the vaginal wall
The Action II is a 2940nm Er:YAG laser system with excellent absorption in water. As the vaginal mucosa has a high water content, this makes it an ideal and safe target for this laser wavelength.
Collagen remodelling of the vaginal mucosa tissue is encouraged by the photothermal effect of the Action II laser, which rejuvenates the vagina through collagen regeneration and thickening of the walls of the vaginal canal.
• Post-delivery vaginal alterations