Anal & Vaginal Whitening (Bleaching)
Anal and vaginal whitening is the process of lightning the pigmentation in the skin. Whilst these procedures have been around for years, they are often less spoken about and can occur for a number of reasons such as ageing and the melanin levels in the skin.
Causes of Pigmentation
It is imperative to state that the factors responsible for the condition are preventable if given attention before it escalates. Certain factors are even considered as a symptom of underlying medical conditions.
Let’s examine the causes so that we can earmark the necessary preventative measures to put in place.
The first factor to pay critical attention to is the over secretion of melanin by the body. The medical term for this condition is ‘Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation’ (PIH), and is aggravated by burns, skin infections, atopic eczema, and constant friction. In most cases, over-the-counter lightening creams do not work with Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation as the condition lies more in-depth than the others. Melanin over secretion is further pronounced in dark-skinned individuals than fair-skinned individuals.
Anal & Vaginal Lightening Laser Treatment
At City Laser Clinic we are able to lighten and brighten these intimate areas by 2 – 3 shades, in turn improving our client’s confidence. This is achieved with the use of our Q-switched laser and carbon mask. The non-invasive treatment technique is safe, non-painful, and produces visible results within a few sessions – no downtime required!
The laser treatment adopts the principle of selective photo-thermolysis that makes use of a particular wavelength to correct a specific skin condition. Compared to the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for underarm lightening, the Q-Switch laser is stronger, more effective, and highly customizable for targeted areas.
Anal & Vaginal Lightening Laser Treatment Procedure
The procedure for this a non-invasive treatment and is comfortable and mild on the skin. It begins with the removal of any sweat on the area, followed by the application of our carbon mask. Once you are comfortable and the safety goggles are secured to protect your eyes, we will use the Q-switched laser to safely remove the carbon mask whilst brightening, lightening, and rejuvenation the skin that the area is passing. It is usually a painless procedure (however some people may feel discomfort), and you may feel a warm tingling sensation during the process.
How About the Downtime?
If you are concerned about the side effects of engaging in the treatment of these areas, then you have nothing to worry about. You may experience a mild tingling sensation in the area and slight redness over the skin which can be observed for up to 2 hours after the procedure, however there is nothing else of enormous significance. You can resume your daily routine in no time when you apply our prescribed lightening products immediately after the process.
Why the Q-Switched Lightening Laser Treatment?
Some dark skin conditions are so severe that they don’t respond to even the most potent topical lightening creams. The Q-Switched Laser Treatment has a deep penetrating ability on the skin and will exert an effect on both epidermal and dermal pigmentation, with most attention on the latter.
The lightening laser treatment penetrates deep into the skin, degrading the melanin which is subsequently eliminated from the body during a few training sessions.
Treatment for Pigmentation
The first step for the treatment of pigmentation is to address any underlying factors stated earlier. For example, the regular use of moisturisers and some lubricants can effectively take care of eczema flare-ups and rejuvenate the skin. It is advisable to carry out a test patch on your skin when trying out any new skin product such as deodorant or active moisturizers.
Several topical treatments are available for pigmentation lightening procedure. These topical treatments may contain any of the wide range of lightening ingredients currently available on the market and possess depigmentation and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. Some examples of these ingredients include hydroquinone, tretinoin, kojic acid, corticosteroids, and niacinamide. It should be noted that chemical peels and topical creams have little to no effects on dermal pigmentation, although they work perfectly for pigmentation affecting the epidermal skin layer.