Intimate Lightening or Bleaching
A.K.A. Vaginal Bleaching
Intimate bleaching or lightening is the process of lightening the color of the skin around the desired areas (vaginal bleaching or anal bleaching, specifically) using a laser. Forget about using messy creams as your clothing and sheets are more porous than your skin. The majority of those creams end up all over your clothing and bedding reducing their effectiveness.
Causes of pigmentation in this area are:
- Ingrown hairs from waxing, shaving or laser hair removal
- Genetic predisposition to darkening
- Pregnancy, hemorrhoids, etc.
IPL Vagina / Anal
At FemCare Health and Beauty we utilize the latest technology in order to achieve true anal bleaching. The laser selection depends on the skin type and for Fitzpatrick Skin Types 1-4. We would utilize our <a href=”https://www.ageless-md.com/m22-ipl/”>IPL </a>device (IPL = intense pulse light) to accomplish this task. An IPL device sends out pulsed light on the skin to seek out the dark pigment of the skin. Afterwards, most patients will experience a slight darkening of the pigmented areas immediately following treatment. Over the next several days or weeks, the pigment will begin to fade, ultimately leaving the affected area clear of any pigment. You are left with a uniform skin tone throughout the entire area. We generally recommend 5 treatment sessions with the IPL to accomplish your desired results.
For those individuals with Fitzpatrick skin type 5 or 6, the IPL would not be the best modality and hence we would utilize a Qswitch 1064 nm ND:Yag laser to slowly decrease the pigment and discoloration around the anus and perineal area. This laser does take more sessions since Skin types 5 and 6 are more prone to hyperpigmention and hence requires a different laser modality. The end results are the same utilizing either of these two lasers but a consultation and skin assessment would be required to determine which laser is best. Both laser treatments are combined with a skin lightening cream to maximize results.
Regardless of which laser is determined to be the best treatment, the patient is recommended to not get waxed or even undergo a complete laser hair removal to completely remove the hair in that area. The reason is that excessive hair in the perineal area and around the anus as well as recurrent waxing treatments can cause excessive and unwanted hyperpigmentation. Removing the unwanted hair is ideal prior to beginning the bleaching regimen. Feel free to call the office to discuss with a professional regarding this procedure and include a formal skin assessment to determine which treatment modality is best for your skin type.
We can make the color of your intimate areas more uniform to the surrounding skin.
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