Bleaching has become more popular in the twenty-first century as people pursue seemingly impossible beauty standards. Traditionally, bleaching as a skin lightening procedure mainly targeted the face and neck regions, but with time, it has been extended to other more sensitive areas of the body. One of the latest trends in bleaching is anal lightening. It may sound outrightly outrageous, but the fact is more and more people are finding it necessary to bleach their anal regions.
Safety is, however, a major concern for many people seeking to lighten their anal regions. Just how safe is anal bleaching bearing in mind that most of the bleaching agents in the market are acidic and the anus is a very sensitive area?
Safety of anal bleaching depends on how it is done
The answer to the question above is very simple; safety solely depends on how you go about the anal bleaching procedure. It is safe if properly done and it can have grave health effects if not properly done. It is important to note that the type of cream used in the procedure substantially determines how safe the procedure will be as well as the outcome regarding quality. Conventional bleaching agents meant for normal skin areas use hydroquinone as the main active ingredient.
Hydroquinone is highly acidic and extremely harsh on the skin. Safety of its use is surrounded by a lot of controversies, and for this reason, it has been banned in several European countries. With increasing research evidence associating the use of hydroquinone to greater risk of various forms of cancer, its use is currently being debated in the United States, with a high probability of its use being banned.
Experts have advised people to steer clear of Hydroquinone-containing bleaching agents if they have intentions of bleaching intimate areas such as the anus, nipples, or the vulva. These agents come with increased risks of irritation, scarring, burning and irritation in these highly sensitive intimate areas. Instead, go for bleaching agents containing Kojik acid as the main bleaching agent. Kojik acid is believed to be natural and less harmful. For better results seek expert advice and assistance on how to go about the process.
Who is the best shot, a Salonist or a dermatologist?
It is unlikely that you will go about bleaching your anus by yourself for the area is hard to reach. Most people are seeking to bleach their anal areas opt to have it done in a salon that offers bleaching services. It may sound professional, but it has its share of drawbacks. The salonist may have limited knowledge about how the various bleaching agents work and which agent is best for what type of skin.
There is a risk that the salonist may in good faith get the agent wrong leading to dire consequences such as a burnt anus. We thus recommend that you seek help from a certified dermatologist. The dermatologist will professionally assess your anal skin type and recommend the best cream for you.
Is it safe to bleach the anus?
I believe after reading through the article you now have the answer. Safety solely depends on how you go about it. Do not opt for cheap procedures that will leave you regretting. Talk to a dermatologist first for the best outcome. You can learn more by reading this.