Anal bleaching combines our intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment and the laser hair removal treatment in order to remove pigmentation. It started in the adult film industry, but has since spread to well-known Hollywood stars and women all around the world. Anal bleaching is a process to remove the normally darker color of the skin surrounding the anus to provide a more uniform skin tone. Many people find this process increases their self-confidence and enables them to feel more comfortable with themselves.
An IPL laser device sends out pulsed light on the skin to seek out the dark pigment of the skin. Afterwards, most patients will experience a slight darkening of the pigmented areas immediately following treatment. Over the next several days or weeks, the pigment will begin to fade ultimately leaving the affected area clear of any pigment. You are left with a uniform skin tone throughout the entire area.
At Ageless MD, we utilize the Alma Soprano XL machine. It is FDA cleared for all skin types (Fitz I-VI) and tanned skin, safe all year long, and uses the 810 nm diode laser that is the gold standard for laser hair removal. Our experienced laser operators Dr. Tsay and Dr. Shinobu are extremely skilled and have years of experience. They will give you the most comfortable and relaxing experience.
The process can be fairly quick which minimizes any time lost out of your busy schedule. You will see results very quickly and not have to worry about using harsh chemicals that can permanently damage your skin. Many chemical solutions, including bleaching agents, can cause burning, scarring, or incontinence. For this reason, we recommend the IPL laser treatment paired with the laser hair removal. This is a safer and more ideal option that ensures optimal results.
The discomfort level does vary depending on the individual. The first session generally hurts the most and then subsides with further visits. A numbing cream is applied to help with any pain or discomfort. This will not affect the laser’s ability to target the pigment in the area.
Multiple treatments may be needed to achieve better results, but this is a long-term solution with only minor touch-ups required in the future to maintain your desired look.