Intimate Lightening

by CO2 Laser

Treatment By

Laser Specialist/Doctor

Treatment Type

CO2 Laser Monalisa Touch



Treatment Time

15 – 30 Minutes

Results Seen

Few months after each session



Intimate lightening of the skin is a popular treatment and is our signature procedure at our Leamington Spa clinic. We use the CO2 laser to carefully remove the layer of darker skin to restore your normal skin tone. Many individuals experience darkening of the skin surrounding their intimate area as they age or due to a hormonal imbalance and luckily our non-surgical, non-invasive procedure can reverse this with minimal downtime and excellent cosmetic results. You’ll be attended to by a female practitioner and be at ease throughout the entire treatment process.

Treatment Areas

  • Intimate areas: labia majora, perianal

Treatment Benefits

  • Resurfaces discoloured skin

  • Suitable for all skin types

  • Performed by a female laser specialist/doctor

  • Excellent cosmetic results

Intimate lightening is a procedure carried out at our Leamington Spa clinic to rejuvenate unattractive and unwanted skin that has darkened over time. Lightening of the skin creates a more even skin tone and eliminates dark patches. There are many causes of this darkening effect, including, but not limited to, the natural ageing process, hormones, bacterial infections, genetics, childbirth, repeated shaving, waxing and repeated bleaching. Some also report experiencing darkening of the skin following choosing a wrong laser hair removal treatment close to the intimate area.

It is important to note that this is a natural effect of the ageing process. However, many feel uncomfortable because of this darkening. Dark tissue can appear unsightly and lead to insecurities and relationship problems. Dark patches around the intimate area may lead you to avoid sexual intercourse. Our skin lightening treatment is suitable for the anus, the skin around the anus, and vaginal area. Unfortunately the laser can’t be used on the inner thighs, underarms, elbow, and knees – for those areas we have different protocols to help you.

The CO2 laser works to enhance the skin’s overall appearance on the intimate and sensitive areas by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, promoting new tissue to form. All skin types are suitable for treatment with the number of sessions required depending on this. Skin types 3-6 require around 3 sessions and skin types 1-3 sometimes only require 1 or 2 sessions. Although how large the area is does not affect the treatment time. Following your treatment course, you’ll have healthier, younger looking skin. The procedure not only lightens the labia majora but works to tighten along with skin resurfacing.

Non-surgical skin lightening offers excellent cosmetic results with minimal downtime and discomfort. During treatment the laser works to repair damaged skin and remove the darker patches. The laser targets pigmentation by destroying the outer layers of the skin and stimulating cell turnover. The recovery time for a CO2 laser treatment is generally about 1 week for total skin resurfacing. Due to the intimate treatment, we have to take extra care to avoid infection or discomfort so use the very best medical grade lasers. The CO2 laser is very suitable for the intimate area.

Initially, all patients will attend a medical consultation and assessment with our female laser practitioner or doctor. During your appointment, we will take a full medical history, provide a patch test and assess the area of concern. We’ll be able to answer any questions you have and put you at ease. Our laser practitioner will also be able to provide an accurate quote and suggest the number of sessions required for optimal results. A patch test is always provided to ensure you respond well to the laser and vastly minimises the chance of hyperpigmentation.

Your first visit is extremely important as we can let you know after your assessment if you are a good candidate or not for this procedure and if it is worth carrying on the treatment using the laser.

Very stubborn pigmentation needs to be treated with injectables by our doctor.

Once we begin treatment, a lidocaine numbing cream will be applied to the area to ensure your comfort. The procedure is mildly painful and feels like elastic bands on the skin. The treatment time is approximately 20 minutes. We’ll need to allow up to 30 minutes prior to proceeding with the laser for the numbing cream to take effect. As the laser glides across your skin, collagen production is stimulated. Because the laser sterilises the skin, you will not see any blood.

Following treatment, your skin will appear red and a little sore. We’ll give you the best aftercare advice and suggest the best cream to use. Typically the redness will subside after a few days and you’ll start to heal. You may experience some itching as the skin heals too.

There are many intimate lightening creams and lotions on the market but we advise you to avoid these. Our intimate lightening treatment offers long term results with few risks involved. Some of the creams can actually cause further damage to your skin or discomfort. We only use the very best equipment provided by DEKA. The medical laser company is backed by decades of research and clinical studies. They are very well known for enhanced patient safety and satisfaction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Skin types 3-6 require around 3-5 sessions and skin types 1-3 sometimes only require 1 or 2 sessions. Your laser specialist will suggest the exact number of sessions required to treat your individual concern.

In darker skin types, because of the increased risks of pigmentation, we need to use lighter laser energy which is why we may advise more sessions. Also, the nature of the pigmentation may be different than skin type 1-3.

After the intimate lightening treatment, you’ll notice your skin is a red and a little sore. This will subside in the days following treatment. To help, you should apply a cold compress, aloe vera, Savlone. We can also offer a choice of Eve Clinics specialist skincare.

After a couple of days, you will see small brownish dots on the area treated, these are the micro punctures of the laser and has to be left to peel off naturally, it can take up to one week.

The area can become darker after treatment for a couple of weeks before the colour starts to improve.

Treatments are very simple and quick so you do not need to prepare for the procedure. Please ensure you have had a patch test prior to the procedure and you are shaved in the area a few days prior to the procedure.

Please reschedule the treatment if your appointment is during your period or you are due straight after the procedure.

Wear loose cotton underwear and clothes. The last thing you need is something tight on the area freshly treated.

After the intimate lightening treatment, please do not touch or engage in sexual intercourse for at least the first week. You should not wash the area on the same day of the procedure. But you can have normal shower next morning.

Please avoid hot baths, swimming pools and hot tubs for up to 1 week. You should use Savlon for up to one week in the morning and evening. Antibiotic ointment can be provided if need be.

Please do not have any laser hair removal or waxing treatments for 4-6 weeks on the area treated. You can shave after 2 weeks.

Avoid direct contact with sun or sun tanning machines for up to one month.

Please take it easy for a couple of days. You can exercise after 3-4 days but not cardio or running for up to one week.

Men and women who are experiencing a discoloured intimate area are suitable for treatment.

Prior to treatment we advise you to book a consultation and patch test with our specialist. Here we will advise you on the number of sessions required to see the best results.

The best results are shown 2-3 months after each treatment but many times, patients are happy that the results continue to improve after 6 months.

Please wait 8-10 weeks in between sessions. I know most patients would like quicker results but the skin needs time to improve the collagen and fibroblasts.

Please apply melanin inhibitors ideally twice/day but at least once/day. This will help to enhance the results and we can see a difference in results when patients are using the cream or not.

Product can be bought online or in the clinic and has a generous quantity:

The Body whitening milk can be used all over the body, special on the dark areas like elbows, knees, or inner thighs. It will not make miracles over night but after couple of months of using it, you can see improvement.

There is no guarantee with this treatment as results vary from person to person. We have seen very pleasing cosmetic results following treatment in the vast majority of cases. Many factors influence the result, so please follow the aftercare advice carefully.

We don’t offer life time results, only long term results. This can change in time, especially during pregnancy or menopause.

Firstly, we would advise you to have permanent laser hair removal, so you don’t need to shave or wax anymore; this can be stressful for the skin. Please do your research and choose a laser recommended in your skin type. We at Eve Clinics use Candela laser with more than 20 years of experience in all skin types. Alex laser for skin type 1-3 and Nd-Yag laser for skin type 4-6.

Hydrate the area daily. Our Body whitening milk is very good to maintain the results and prevent pigmentation. Use a gentle intimate area shower gel.

Avoid tight clothes if possible and use cotton underwear.

As with any aesthetic, surgical or laser procedure, there is a small risk of hyperpigmentation, where the skin appears darker in the area being treated. There is also a risk of hypopigmentation in all skin types. Scarring is also possible but rare. Risks are minimised by using appropriate and high quality medical equipment and patch test.

Our skin lightening treatment is suitable for the skin around the anus and labia majora. We can’t treat labia minora or inner things with laser.

Please have the labiaplasty first, wait 3-6 months and start after that our laser treatment.

We can always try melanin inhibitor injections. This is a completely different approach and is used when the pigmentation is patches.

Generally 3 sessions is our protocol and we would not advise more than this. Occasionally in special circumstances we may need to do more than 3 sessions but we would advise a 6 months gap in between your 3rd and 4th session.

Patients who suffer with infections, genital warts, burns after laser or waxing, birthmarks, eczema, pregnant or breastfeeding patients, or people who suffer with pigment disorders.

Melanin inhibitors can be an answer if the laser is not advised or not enough to give you the optimum results.

Yes, the skin resurfacing will improve the scars. However if you have areas infected, please reschedule your appointment. Also, consider laser hair removal to prevent another ingrowing hair.

Yes, we use private area whitening peel but the results are not long lasting, this is the reason why it is not our number one recommendation.

No, we don’t offer skin bleaching.

No, we don’t offer or advise full body whitening. We only treat pigmentation on targeted areas of the body or face.

If the labia majora is loose, we can help you with dermal filler to boost the volume and keep the area hydrated. The result shows after a few days and lasts 12-18 months. It is performed by our doctor and should be done after laser treatment.

We specialise in intimate treatments for females here in Leamington Spa. Our laser practitioners have decades of combined experience in aesthetic and skin procedures and specialise in skin resurfacing procedures. Our CO2 Laser Specialist Lead, Florina is an accomplished trainer and one of Deka’s CO2 Laser specialist experts in the UK; she has trained a wide variety of Doctors and Laser Specialists including highly reputable Harley Street Specialists.

We only use the best medical equipment on the market that provides the best cosmetic results. Patient safety is also at the forefront of everything we do. We will provide you with our honest expert opinion and only progress with treatment if you are suitable and will be able to benefit.

Intimate lightening is our signature procedure and we have one of the most competitive prices in the UK.

I would highly recommend Eve Clinics. They offer a bespoke service and offer a personal service. Florina and Dasher were so welcoming. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back for repeated treatments. It’s lovely to have not only a professional service but also a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Miss R,

Other treatments you may be interested in


Stretch Mark Removal


Laser Skin Resurfacing