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.
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.
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.