Do you prefer to leave the lights off? For some women, this has become a normal request in the bedroom due to self-consciousness about cellulite, wrinkles, droopy breasts and not so-taut tummies. Yet there’s one area of insecurity that many women don’t mention: embarrassing dark or discolored areas down there. While discoloration in these intimate areas is natural, many find it not-so-desirable.
What is Intimate Lightening?
This brightening procedure is a safe and easy way to lighten your skin and bring that sexy back into your bedroom. Intimate areas are often covered by layers of clothes throughout the year and are less likely to be exposed to environmental elements. In addition, they often come in close contact with other areas of the body, and that trapped heat can cause them to darken over time. Therefore, a larger concentration of melanin forms, which is the primary ingredient of human skin tone. Hormones, aging and weight gain are also other contributing factors to darkening of the genital areas.
The result? Darker skin in these private areas. Although it is completely natural, some men and women don’t like the appearance because it disrupts the flow of their skin tone. Even if these areas are moisturized well, the skin tone will still be darker.
What is the Intimate Lightening Treatment?
Intimate lightening is a combination process of using a state of the art laser and skin creams. By treating the hyperpigmented skin, or darker areas of skin, such as the genital and anal areas, the skin will appear more even and cohesive with the rest of the body. Just a few whitening treatments can help remove this hyperpigmentation from the penile, vaginal and anal areas.
How Does It Work?
At Focal Point we utilize the latest technology in order to achieve true intimate lightening. The laser selection depends on the skin type and for Fitzpatrick Skin Types 1-4. At Focal Point, we utilize an IPL laser to accomplish and help diminish the darker color of the skin. An IPL laser 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 3 – 6 treatment sessions with the IPL to accomplish your desired results.
What Areas Can Be Lightened?
These treatments can lighten any intimate areas including: vaginal, anal, penile and underarms. In addition, they can also be used to lighten dark spots, scars or burn marks anywhere on the body.
Are the Ingredients and Procedure Safe?
The treatment process and ingredients used are completely safe. In the past, harsh and sometimes toxic ingredients were often used because that was all that was available and effective. Now, with the advancement of technology and medical grade skin care, the treatment is safe and effective in the most sensitive areas of the body.
Is Intimate Lightening for Me?
Men and women who are unhappy with the appearance of their skin, whether it’s because of scars, burn marks, or discoloration in intimate areas are perfect candidates for intimate lightening. This treatment is great for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin. Most patients will see results after the first visit, with their skin appearing one to two shades lighter. That progress will continue with consecutive visits. This treatment also helps in the prevention and relief of blemishes, ingrown hairs and the overall look and feel of your skin.
Is It Just for Women?
The answer is “no”. Any person, male or female, who is unhappy with the look of his or her skin is a candidate for an intimate lightening procedure.
What You Should Know Before a Treatment
Every treatment requires a thorough consultation with the medical provider. For optimal results, we would start with a consultation and may prescribe a take home skin lightening cream to start prior to treatment with the laser. Three to six treatments are recommended for ideal results and rejuvenation of intimate skin areas.
What Can I Expect from Intimate Lightening?
- Most individuals require three to six treatments for the best outcome.
- Most patients will immediately notice results of skin one to two shades lighter after the first treatment. That progress will improve with additional treatments.
- One treatment is usually not enough. For best results, remain on a consistent regimen and wear sunscreen on non-intimate areas that may be exposed to sun.
- Results will vary over time depending on the melanin and your individual skin tone since everyone lightens at different speeds.