Intimate Bleaching in Austin, Texas

what is intimate

Intimate bleaching is the process of applying chemicals to the skin around areas often associated with intimacy (such as the anus, vulva/”vaginal lips,” areola, scrotum, perineum/”taint,” or underarm) in order to lighten the naturally deeper pigmentation. Skin in these areas may be naturally darker than the surrounding skin or may darken with age and may make people feel self-conscious that it looks “dirty,” or that their hygiene is subpar. Intimate bleaching is a cosmetic procedure that involves the in-office and at-home use of medical grade skin lightening products to lighten the skin to match the surrounding tissue.

What to expect

  • ~30-minute treatment time
  • May require multiple sessions
  • Little to no discomfort

Area It Treats

  • Anal
  • Labia
  • Armpits

Who It’s For

  • Men
  • Women
Look and feel confident during intimacy.

is intimate bleaching safe?

If done without medical supervision, any product that would give results could be unsafe, which is why you should seek a physician-led team for this process rather than purchasing products over the internet. If unsupervised, the use of kojic acid and hydroquinone could cause topical burns or anal strictures (scars that cause constipation). Bleaching agents should be titrated up very slowly under the guidance of a physician who can monitor for any abnormalities, but they are generally regarded as safe. All agents are for external use only, and should not be applied to any wet surfaces such as inside the vagina. Also note that dark skin on the back of the neck or underarms could be a condition called acanthosis nigricans, a marker for underlying diabetes or cancer, and this is why an examination by a physician is of utmost importance.


Our board certified physicians have a passion for enhancing the sexual wellness of the Austin community. With non-surgical procedures, innovative technology, and a compassionate and experienced staff, we hope to help our patients feel valued and comfortable with their treatments as they take steps toward better sexual health. Rest assured—we’ve heard and seen it all—and our goal is to restore your confidence without adding any stress.




What’s the process like?


It starts with an examination of the areas in question and a review of your medical history. We then apply an in-office chemical peel followed by a nourishing mask. Results are seen after use of an at-home cream for a few weeks.

It depends on the person. Since darker pigmentation in these areas is natural, and because skin cells constantly refresh, results aren’t permanent without a maintenance cream.

How long does it last?


What is the downtime?


For genital bleaching, you should abstain from intercourse or oral sex immediately afterward. You should also avoid saunas, baths, hot tubs and shaving for the next 72 hours. Be sure to wash off any at-home cream before becoming intimate. And if you show no signs of irritation after three days, it’s game on with your lover.

Improve your health & lifestyle

Learn more about how intimacy bleaching in Austin, Texas may be able to improve your overall wellness and help you reclaim your sexual health.

Complete your own personalized consultation online now or request a callback from Austin Love Doctor.