The process of lightening the skin in intimate areas such as the vagina is commonly called vaginal lightening or genital bleaching. This process of improving intimate beauty among women is becoming popular as it is helping them increase their self-confidence.
Bleaching is a common procedure among women that is used for lightening the hair on their arms, lower back, or the lips. In genital bleaching, the darkened area of the skin is bleached to make it lighter in colour. In this process, the area around inner thighs, the labia majora and the portion around the rectum or anus are treated.
Women chose this method when their intimate areas get darkened due to hyperpigmentation. The common causes of this condition are pregnancy and age. Perhaps the oldest method for skin lightening is chemical peel.
Chemical peel process -
Before the process takes place, the doctor might ask you to stop taking certain drugs to prepare your skin for medications like mendelic acid and lactic acid which are used as peels in intimal areas. You may be prescribed antiviral medicines and antibiotics.
At first, the doctor will clean the skin where you wish to lighten very thoroughly. Then a nontoxic chemical is applied to the skin of the intimate area. The doctor might apply one or more chemicals such as trichloroacetic acid, and lactic acid. This makes the top layer of the skin blister, and then peel off eventually.
As a result, when the outer layer of the skin is removed, the skin cells below it are rejuvenated. Once the new skin cells get stimulated, the layer of skin now will look much younger and smoother.
After the treatment, you might feel a mild burning sensation and a stinging sensation for about 10 minutes.
The advantages of the process are:
Even skin tone all throughout the body including the intimate areas
Improved sex lives
Better self-confidence and increased happiness
The skin darkening issues can be cured in a few sessions
Side effects -
The possible side effects of the procedure include:
Temporary dryness and redness
A slight stinging sensation
After the first two days of the treatment, the skin may show some crusting
The precautions to take are as follows:
Patients are advised not to have sex for a week after undergoing the procedure
Avoid going for a chemical peel if you are menstruating
Do not wax the area or shave days before undergoing the procedure to prevent irritation
Consult a doctor if you want to opt for this procedure.