Genital & Anal Bleaching
What's It For?
Genital and anal bleaching is a treatment that works to lighten the color of the skin around the genitals (vagina, penis, scrotum) and anus for aesthetic and cosmetic purposes.
How Does It Work?
Melanocytes are the cells that make pigment throughout your body. We have the highest levels of these cells in the genital and anal region. Pigmentation varies by person, but friction in the genital and anal area in addtion to other enviornmental and hormal factors can lead to increased pigmentation in the area. By utilizing various peels and creams, we can customize your genital and anal lightening experience to deliver results that you will love. In addition, we provide you with all the education and post-treatment care to help maintain your genital and anal bleaching results at home over time.
Before Your Visit:
No waxing, shaving, or chemical hair removal (ex. Nair) for 2 days
No open sores or lesions
If you have a medical history of herpes infections then you must begin antivirals 3 days prior to the procedure and continue for 5 days post procedure
After Your Visit:
No waxing or laser hair removal for at least two weeks
Avoid friction and excessive heat to the treated area for at least 8 hours
Refrain from receptive anal play of any kind (bottoming, rimming, etc…) for 5-7 days
Do not exfoliate your skin or use products that may cause irritation
Resume moisturizing the treated area as needed
Genital & Anal Bleaching FAQ's
I love the idea of anal bleaching, but is possible to bleach my scrotum and penis?
Yes, it’s possible. The skin on the penis doesn’t lift as easily as the skin around the anus and scrotum, but it does work. It’s important to have realistic expectations knowing this area isn’t going to lift 4-5 shades, but we’ve seen it lift 1-2 shades nicely and patients have been very satisfied.
Is there any non-aesthetic related reason why someone would bleach their genitals and/or hole?
Genital and/or anal bleaching is mostly for aesthetic purposes. However, if you’re doing laser hair removal in the anal or geneital area where you also have darker pigmentation, we may recommend genital and/or anal bleaching to lighten the skin so the laser can be set at a higher setting to deliver optimal results.
How long do the results from genital and/or anal bleaching last?
This varies. Patients who lift several shades (usually more than 3 shades) rarely return to their baseline darkness, but will gradually darken over the course of time. In patients where they only lifted 1-2 shades they may see themselves returning to baseline in one to two years.
Can I do genital and/or anal bleaching at home?Does bleaching hurt the hole or genitals? Can it burn?
Our medical grade peel has been described as comfortable in comparison to other peels patients have experienced. We haven’t experienced any patients reporting a burning sensation with this peel, and we’ve also personally tested these peels to confirm the experience. In terms of “hurting” the anus or genitals, no, we only use products that are safe and effective. Occasionally some patients may report very mild itching or dryness 1-3 days post peel. But it can be easily relieved by applying moisturizer to the area. The peel makes the skin temporarily more sensitive (usually 5-7 days).
Can I have sex after bleaching?
We recommend patients wait 5-7 days before engaging in sexual play (whether with a partner or a toy). This is because the skin will be more sensitive and excessive friction can be irritating. But we definitely want you to show off your new goodies once you’re healed!
How much does genital and/or anal bleaching cost?
Our genital and/or anal bleaching service is $800 per area and includes 2 treatments.
How many treatments do you need for genital and/or anal bleaching?
Thus far all of our patients have been satisfied with the 2 treatments included in the $800 package. If a patient wants to possibly go lighter, we can assess to determine the next best steps.
How far apart are the two sessions?
The two sessions are 2-3 weeks apart.
How much lighter can I expect my genitals or hole to get?
While our peel has consistently provided great results, we do find that a great portion of the result varies on the patient. Being consistent with the pre and post-treatment regimen is crucial to receiving optimal results. Some patients with extensive hyperpigmentation may see substantial results,while others with minimal hyperpigmentation may only see 1-2 shades lifted. If you schedule a free consultation we can assess your area(s) of concern to give you some insight of what results you can expect.
Does genital and/or anal bleaching lighten up the hair around the genitals and/or hole?
There are various products on the market that are sold directly to consumers. We have done a full market review to try the most popular products out there and found no success with them. The bleaching protocol we use in our office includes a prescribed pre and post-treatment cream and a medical grade peel for optimal results.
Is there anyway to extend my genital and/or anal bleaching results?
Yes! Continuing your post-treatment as prescribed is important to maintain results. We also highly recommend laser hair removal, as the friction from shaving, waxing, etc… can darken skin.
Does Lushful Aesthetics see female patients for vaginal bleaching?
Yes! We see many female patients (and trans men) for vaginal bleaching. The peel can be applied anywhere externally in the vaginal region to brighten up the skin and give you a more even toned look. Our patients have loved combining this with anal bleaching for a complete refresh to their intimate parts. The process is similar across the board in terms of recovery, it’s fairly easy and the most only side effect patients mention is dryness with some mild itching. This is easily relieved with over the counter cortisone cream and moisturizing.
Genital & Anal Bleaching Pricing
Save $200 when combining two or more treatment areas!
Anal Bleaching – $800
Genital Bleaching - $800
Inner Leg Bleaching - $800
Bleaching Booster - $100
Pricing includes two sessions of our medical grade peel designed to lift hyperpigmentation for one area only (genital, anal or inner legs). The first session is done in the office and is 45 minutes. The second session you will do at home 2 weeks later. There will be prescription strength creams you will be provided with to utilize in combination with the peel for optimal results. If a patient chooses to treat 2 or more areas they will receive $200 off the second and/or third areas. A Bleaching Booster is an additional option that may be recommended at your visit if you have more moderate to severe hyperpigmentation. It’s often highly recommended for patients doing inner leg bleaching, as this area is more stubborn.