Skin Aesthetics

Intimate Area Hyper pigmentation

Hyperpigmentation in sensitive, intimate areas can be challenging to tackle on your own. Fortunately, our therapists at Continental Skin Clinic London are qualified to help you achieve even, glowing skin from head to toe!

What is intimate area hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is common in intimate areas. Our skin has certain cells, called melanocytes, which form melanin. When damage, inflammation, or even constant friction occurs, this can lead to intimate area pigmentation.

Causes of Intimate Area Hyperpigmentation

Lifestyle Factors:

Friction and Rubbing:

  • Constant friction from clothing or during physical activity can contribute to darkening in intimate areas.

Shaving and Hair Removal Methods:

  • Irritation from shaving or certain hair removal techniques can lead to hyperpigmentation.

Poor Skincare Routine:

  • If you are not properly removing dead skin cells on the skin, this could lead to hyperpigmentation in intimate areas.

Medical Factors:

Hormonal Changes:

  • Hormonal fluctuations, especially during pregnancy or menopause, can affect skin pigmentation.

Inflammation and Irritation:

  • Skin conditions like dermatitis or infections can cause inflammation, leading to darkened skin.

Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation:

  • Healing from wounds, ingrown hairs, or irritation can result in persistent pigmentation.

How we can help

Here at Continental Skin Clinic we offer a range of treatments to help target intimate area pigmentation, such as:

Dermamelan Intimate Peel

  • This peel has been specially formulated for the intimate ares to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, resulting in brighter more even skin.

Chemical Peels

  • This peel helps to exfoliate the skin by removing the dead skin cells to reveal an intensely renewed and overall smoother, younger-looking complexion.

However, we recommend having a consultation prior to the treatment, where our experts will assess the areas you wish to treat and generate a bespoke treatment plan for you.

How to prevent intimate area pigmentation

  1. Gentle Hygiene Practices:
    • Use mild, fragrance-free cleansers and avoid harsh soaps that can strip the skin of its natural oils.
    • Keeping skin exfoliated and moisturised will help prevent hyperpigmentation in intimate areas.
  2. Proper Hair Removal Techniques:
    • Opt for gentle hair removal methods and avoid excessive friction or irritation.
  3. Clothing Choices:
    • Wear loose-fitting, breathable underwear to minimise friction and allow the skin to breathe.
  4. Hydration:
    • Keep the skin well-moisturised to prevent dryness and irritation.

Furthermore, you should use products that contain safe brightening agents to keep skin even toned and brightened, most especially after treatment at Continental Skin Clinic.

Treatments for Intimate Area Hyperpigmentation

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Chemical Peels

A chemical peel uses an acidic solution that breaks down the top layer of skin and exfoliates the skin by removing the dead skin cells.

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Dermamelan Intimate Peel

This chemical peel treatment creates effective results in the short and long term, correcting discolouration of the intimate areas. The areas that can be treated include underarms, inner thighs, the mons pubis, the perianal zone, and the groin.

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Laser Toning

SPECTRA XT is the only Laser on the market FDA cleared to treat melasma. This treatment offers many benefits over traditional resurfacing methods.

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Skin Boosters

For intense skin hydration, skin laxity, all-round glow and suppleness, look no further than our injectable skin boosters (mesotherapy).

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Here at Continental Skin Clinic, we offer various treatments to help with pigmentation in intimate areas. When you come in, a qualified therapist will put you through a consultation to determine the best treatment for your concerns.

Pigmentation on private and intimate areas is usually caused by friction and inflammation. However hormones can sometimes lead to a change of pigment as well.

After your consultation and treatment, we will provide a home care kit to maintain long term results.