A chemical peel aimed at improving the external appearance of the vagina has been launched into the UK, called the Pink Intimate System.
The peel is distributed exclusively by aesthetic product and equipment company Trimedica. The company explains that the system is designed to restore a more youthful, healthy appearance to the vaginal and sensitive-area tissues, as well as tighten, lift and whiten skin.
The formula includes ingredients such as vitamin B12, bisabolol, ionic acid, amongst others. According to the company, it can be used on the monsvenus, labia majora, perianal region and the inguinal region, as well as other areas of the body including the underarms, elbows, knees, glutes and areola.
A 2017 study saw 40 female subjects aged 40-71 apply the topical to an intimate area for one 10-15 minute session per week for four to five weeks. All subjects returned to their normal daily activities immediately after sessions without any discomfort. No case of intolerability was recorded. According to the subjective self-evaluation, the appearance of the intimate areas of the body showed significant improvement in all 40 subjects.
Aesthetic practitioner Dr Kannan Athreya, who has been using the product said, “The Pink Intimate treatment may be used to help condition and treat other body areas where skin rejuvenation and/or pigment lightening may be desired and as such, the versatility, cost effectiveness and demonstrable outcomes make the Pink Intimate a compelling product to add to your treatment skillset.”