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The gynaecological laser for genital whitening

genital whitening with laser

Consultations regarding the darkening of the skin in the genital, perianal and upper thigh areas are constantly on the increase. Whilst there are no functional implications and for many women it is a matter of no importance, for other women this issue can lower levels of self-esteem and even affect their sex life, as they try to ensure that these areas are always avoided by their partner.

As we have mentioned in previous blog posts, the complete depilation of intimate areas is today a widely accepted practice, however it does leave skin, which was previously covered naturally by hair, completely exposed.

Among the reasons that can contribute to changes in skin tone are factors related to age, alterations in the levels of certain hormones such as insulin, changes associated with pregnancy, frequent use of a bicycle, sports such as horse riding, regular use of tight-fitting clothes, as well as a general individual disposition to skin pigmentation disorders where specific risk factors have not been identified.

So called genital whitening seeks to correct this excess colouring by adjusting the tone of the skin so it blends in with the rest of the body according to race.

On average around 3 sessions are required, although this can vary on a case-by-case basis, with each treatment lasting around 30 minutes, repeated at 1-month intervals until the proposed treatment cycle is complete.

The patient will first need to be evaluated to investigate possible hormonal causes which, if left untreated, would compromise the effectiveness and lasting effects of the treatment.