Did you know that the color of the skin in your intimate areas can change as you age? This process is gradual, but one day you may notice that the skin in your pubic area and around your anus is darker than it was before. In your upper body, your armpits and nipples may develop a darker hue.
This darkening of the skin is known as hyperpigmentation. While it is perfectly natural and generally harmless, many people are bothered by it. It can cause these areas to appear constantly dirty or hairy. Some women refrain from being intimate with a partner in the light because they are embarrassed by it, and others refrain from wearing certain styles of bathing suits that show their groin area. Even after shaving, the armpits may not look hair-free and clean, which prevents some women from lifting their arms to participate in sports and other activities. The simple act of hugging someone may make them self-conscious of others seeing their underarms.
HOW TO TREAT HYPERPIGMENTATION
Older treatment methods used bleach and other harsh chemicals to lighten the skin. Unfortunately, these came with increased skin sensitivity and irritation in the treated areas. If not appropriately administered or unapproved products are used, infections, permanent discoloration and skin damage can occur. At-home lightening remedies may help a bit, but they typically aren’t highly effective at treating hyperpigmentation.
At California Dermatology Care, Dr. Ting and our providers offer the innovative Pink Intimate System for non-invasive vaginal and skin folds lightening to improve the appearance of the vulva and other intimate areas.
WHAT IS THE PINK INTIMATE SYSTEM?
The Pink Intimate System is a vaginal and skin folds bleaching alternative that allows women to feel more positive and confident about their bodies. This gentle in-office exfoliating treatment lightens intimate areas to restore brighter, more youthful skin. It also has the benefit of reducing hair growth and firming and tightening the skin in the treatment areas.
When used for vaginal or skin folds rejuvenation, this system enhances skin clarity and contributes to the overall beauty of the vulva.
WHAT DOES THE PINK INTIMATE SYSTEM DO?
- Lightens hyperpigmentation of the skin
- Firms and tones loose, wrinkled tissues
If you are interested in the Pink Intimate System, give us a call or text at 925-328-0255.
WHAT AREAS CAN THE PINK INTIMATE SYSTEM TREAT?
- Mons pubis
- Labia majora (outer vaginal lips)
- Perianal region (around the anus)
- Inguinal area (groin/bikini line)
- Nipples and areolas
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED WITH THE PINK INTIMATE SYSTEM?
We recommend four to six weekly treatments and will start conservatively with each subsequent week depending on skin tolerance.
HOW OFTEN IS THIS TREATMENT ADMINISTERED?
Patients visit our office once per week for a session of this treatment series. Each treatment takes approximately 30 minutes and is pain-free. You can go about your day as usual after treatment without needing any downtime.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PINK INTIMATE SYSTEM
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR THE PINK INTIMATE SYSTEM?
If you are bothered by hyperpigmentation, hair and laxity in your intimate or skin fold areas, the Pink Intimate System may be right for you. Patients should undergo this treatment for their own personal reasons rather than because of the influence of someone else.
During your consultation, our expert providers can evaluate your needs and determine if you are an ideal candidate for the Pink Intimate System treatment.
WHAT CAUSES SKIN DARKENING (HYPERPIGMENTATION)?
Hyperpigmentation develops when your body produces excess melanin, the natural brown or black pigment that creates your natural skin color. The melanin in your sensitive areas is more susceptible to hormone changes than the melanin in other areas. Because of this, these areas tend to become darker with hormone fluctuations. Your body may also produce a surplus of melanin as a response to sun exposure, consistent friction (rubbing) and inflammation.
CAN I BUY THE PINK INTIMATE SYSTEM TO USE AT HOME?
While an at-home remedy by this name is promoted by some online, our in-office Pink Intimate System treatment is different and offers increased effectiveness. We combine topical tranexamic acid with the topical glutathione associated with the Pink System to escalate its potency, and we must monitor for skin irritation due to this. While this procedure may seem fairly simple to some, it is most effective and safe when performed by a trained specialist.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR TREATMENT?
Before your treatment, do not shave, use any hair-removal products or use any exfoliating products or devices for three days. On the day of your treatment, gently cleanse the treatment areas before coming into the office.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THE PINK INTIMATE SYSTEM?
This system is made from a delicate mixture of ingredients containing:
- Stabilized monochloroacetic acid (MCA)
- Enhanced kojic acid
- Glycyrrhetinic acid
These effective ingredients work together to lighten and rejuvenate sensitive areas.
IS THE PINK INTIMATE SYSTEM SAFE?
When performed by a trained, experienced provider, this treatment is considered extremely safe. The ingredients in the system can safely penetrate the skin’s barrier without damaging the outer layer or surrounding tissues. There can be skin irritation associated, so the treated area will be evaluated by our staff prior to each treatment.
ARE THERE OTHER TYPES OF VAGINAL REJUVENATION?
The Pink Intimate System offers one type of vaginal rejuvenation, but there are other ways to rejuvenate your intimate areas and other conditions you might want to treat. Some women suffer from vulvovaginal atrophy that causes dryness and itching. Vaginal tightening with V-Lase nonablative CO2 laser can address these issues and vaginal laxity. EmSella treatment can strengthen the pelvic floor to treat urinary incontinence.
LEARN MORE ABOUT VAGINAL REJUVENATION WITH THE PINK INTIMATE SYSTEM
At California Dermatology Care in San Ramon, Hercules and Livermore, Dr. Ting and our certified providers are here to help. With enhanced skin clarity and firmness in your intimate areas, you can feel more beautiful and confident.
To learn how the skin lightening, tightening and rejuvenation of the Pink Intimate System can benefit you, or schedule an appointment online. For more information, you can also call or text us at 925-328-0255.