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PicoWay Intimate Skin Lightening in Seattle at Well Medical Arts

Skin lightening for the nether regions and beyond.

Laser Skin Lightening is a non invasive Cosmetic Laser Procedure that aims to reverse skin darkening  around Intimate areas in as little as 3 treatments. The greatest advantage of this laser technique is that intimate skin bleaching can be achieved fairly quickly and with little effort on your part. An additional benefit of using laser as vaginal bleaching is that the new skin developed will be tighter and smoother because of the stimulated collagen regeneration. Furthermore, there are minimal side effects and generally only mild sensitivity and temporary redness resolve within a few days.

What areas can be treated?

  • vaginal lightening,
  • vulvar lightening,
  • anal (perianal) lightening,
  • buttocks lightening,
  • inner thigh lightening,
  • bikini line lightening,
  • underarm lightening,
  • knee and elbow lightening

How does Picoway Intimate lightening work?

Intimate skin whitening with the PicoWay is an advanced non-invasive ablative technology, we gently remove micro thin layers of pigmented surface tissue, as well as targeting directly the pigment in the skin with ultra fast nano and pico second pulses revealing lighter skin and stimulating fresh, less pigmented cell development.

The greatest advantage of this laser technique is that intimate skin lightening can be achieved fairly quickly and with little effort on your part as compared to traditional cream bleaching techniques.. An additional benefit of using laser as vaginal bleaching is that the new skin developed will be tighter and smoother because of the stimulated collagen regeneration. Furthermore, there are few side effects and generally only a mild sensitivity and temporary redness that will resolve within a few days.

How many PicoWay treatments will I need?

Everyone’s skin is a bit different so there is no hard and fast rule for how long it will take to lighten your skin.
An average of 3-4 sessions is what we recommend to get noticeable changes. Again, as everyone is different and reacts differently to the same treatment, the need for more sessions is possible.

How do I prepare for my laser treatment?

With any laser treatment you want to avoid sun exposure for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to treatment. Discontinue any retinols/tretinoin for one week prior to treatment and let your provider know if you are taking any antibiotics or sun sensitive medications as these may cause reaction.

Pre-treating your skin before any laser treatment is an important and necessary step. Pre-treating will help protect your skin’s overall health and promote speedy recovery after your treatment. Pre-treating can look different for every skin type so it is best to come in for a complimentary consultation to determine the what the best steps are for your skin health.

Do you offer complimentary consultations?

At Well Medical Arts we offer complimentary laser consultations where we can answer all your questions prior to starting your treatment. We believe a well informed client is always the best client. Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions.

You may schedule yourself a complimentary laser consultation online here: https://portal.mypatientnow.com/practice/963/login

Please schedule a complimentary laser consultation prior to scheduling your treatment.

To ensure you are ready for your treatments and to achieve the best results we request that all laser patients schedule a complimentary laser consultation prior to scheduling treatments. At this appointment, we will assess your skin, answer all of your questions, and make sure you are best prepared to start your treatment.

You may also call one of our patient care coordinators at 206-935-5689 and we will be happy to assist you in scheduling.

What causes intimate skin darkening?

There are many causes ranging from lifestyle to health. Discoloration of intimate areas, vulva darkening and vaginal darkening can be caused by aging, hormonal changes, pregnancy, infections and medical conditions such as contact dermatitis or STDs, and only a properly trained certified professional can help you determine the best course of action or if Intimate Skin Bleaching (ISB) is right for you.

There are a few things that you can do in the meantime to prevent the skin from further discoloration; however, they are not guaranteed. Avoiding coffee, dark sodas, and artificial colors in food can help with the discoloration of the peri-anal area, for example. Discontinued use of deodorants that contain alcohol also helps with pigmentation in the underarm area.

The use of G-strings, not only makes the rectal opening more visible, hence the need for some women to bleach the peri-anal area, but the actual use of G-strings causes the peri-anal (and vaginal) area to become darker with the rubbing of the material (usually nylon) against the skin, causing laceration or burning of the skin. So, women who are frequent users of G-strings tend to have darker peri-anal and vaginal areas.

Shaving and waxing the pubic area causes more pigmentation due to heat, inflammation and friction. In general, anything that produces heat, inflammation, laceration, and friction may cause hyperpigmentation, also known as Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH).

As with anything, you should consult a doctor if you suspect that health is the culprit. A certified personnel is able to determine if a health condition might be present and refer you to an appropriate health provider. A thorough consultation to determine the contraindications is necessary.

What are the risks with intimate skin lightening?

Possible risks or side effects include color changes to the skin such as hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation.

This treatment is not to be performed if you are Pregnant or Breastfeeding.

This treatment is not to be performed if you have a history of Genital Herpes or Genital Warts as it could exacerbate the condition and provoke a breakout. 

What are the post care instructions for intimate skin lightening?

  • Keep treated areas clean and moisturized.Use gentle products, no medicated topicals for 1 week post treatment, unless otherwise instructed by your provider.
  • Loose or disposable underwear must be worn after treatment to avoid friction.
  • Please avoid sexual intercourse for 48 hours post treatment; this applies for patients treating Vaginal or Perianal areas.
  • Avoid bathing or washing with very hot water for 48-72 hours. Use tepid water. You may feel like you have a mild to moderate sunburn.
  • You may resume your normal daily activities immediately, but avoid strenuous aerobic exercise for 48-72 hours after treatment.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning beds after your treatment for at least 2 weeks.If you do go in the sun, protect the treated area with a sunscreen of 30 SPF or higher. The use of sun protection is recommended when going outdoors in order to minimize risk of hyper-pigmentation.
  • Additional treatments may be required or recommended for desired results.
  • Since this is a customized treatment, specific post care instructions may vary from patient to patient depending on technique used during your session.

 

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