While having a dark groin area or inner thighs is not a serious medical issue, it can make people self-conscious. If this is true for you, it is likely that you may want to eliminate or lighten the discoloration down there. This is also a common concern among many women, which can be due to several factors, including friction and hormonal imbalance.
What causes darkening in the inner thighs?
Your inner thighs or groin area can darken due to a number of reasons. Here are the most common ones:
This commonly occurs when your thighs frequently rub against each other (like when walking or working out). It can then cause friction, which can irritate the areas and lead to intimate area darkening. Even minimal friction can be an issue, as the skin on the bikini area is thinner and more sensitive compared to other parts of the body.
Chafing can also occur when clothing rubs against the skin. This is particularly common with tight undies, as they cause more friction and pressure that can lead to darkening. The same is also true for underwear made from synthetic fabrics. They trap heat and moisture that can invite bacteria and lead to skin irritation.
During pregnancy, menopause, or menstruation, women experience changes in estrogen levels, which can sometimes cause skin darkening or hyperpigmentation. This discoloration tends to be more common along the inner thighs, neck, and underneath the breasts.
There is also a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) that can have the same effect. PCOS is a hormonal disorder that causes the ovaries to produce excess androgens or male hormones. This can contribute to irregular periods, excess facial and body hair, and darkening of the skin (in the groin, armpits, and back of the neck).
Certain medications and disorders
Some medications, particularly those that increase your insulin levels, can cause darkening in different areas of the body. This may also happen with oral contraception, which can lead to increased melanin production. You might want to talk to your healthcare provider to determine if your medications cause skin darkening
There is also a skin pigmentation disorder called Acanthosis Nigricans (AN). This is characterized by darkened or thickened skin in the folds around the neck, armpits, and groin area. AN commonly affects those with obesity, insulin resistance, and hormonal disorders. It can also be hereditary or developed during childhood or adulthood.
What’s worth considering for dark inner thighs
At Cutis Medical Laser Clinics Singapore, we have the Pink Intimate System, which is a non-invasive lightening solution for delicate areas. It uses a topical solution with clinically formulated ingredients that can lighten unsightly blemishes and discoloration in the inner thighs and other intimate areas.
Treatment areas include:
- Inner thighs
- Areola or the skin surrounding the nipples
- The skin above the pubic area (mons venus)
- The area around the anus (perianal region)
- The area of the crotch (inguinal region)
What are the benefits of the Pink Intimate System?
This non-invasive solution can do more than lighten darkened or discolored areas. It can also make you feel more confident about your skin or body.
- Safe and non-invasive – The solution is specifically formulated, CE marked, and HSA Singapore registered. It also doesn’t require special precautions or downtime.
- Feel better – With a rejuvenated and lightened intimate area, you’ll likely feel more secure in your own skin.
- Vulva rejuvenation – The Pink Intimate System safely rejuvenates delicate areas, making you feel more invigorated or youthful.
- Enhanced intimacy – Feeling more secure in your skin can lead to improved intimacy or sexual confidence during intercourse.
What does the procedure involve?
The Pink Intimate System can lift, whiten, and rejuvenate intimate areas without side effects or downtime. The procedure starts with the deep purification of the skin, followed by the application of the topical solution. It takes between 45 and 60 minutes and you’ll need about 4 to 6 treatments to see optimal results.
It is good to know that you may be able to see improvements after the initial application. Just be sure to follow the recommended protocol, which is 6 sessions, 7 to 10 days apart. Be reminded that you can only undergo the procedure 10 to 14 days after the last day of your menstruation.
Schedule a consultation today
If darker intimate areas make you self-conscious, don’t hesitate to consider the Pink Intimate System. Contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore today and schedule a consultation with one of our aesthetic doctors to find out if it’s suitable for you or learn more about our non-invasive intimate area rejuvenation treatments.
- If you would like to be an informed patient, please contact us at +65-6801-4000 or
- Cutis Medical Laser Clinics, 9 Scotts Road Pacific Plaza, Scotts Medical Center #08-07, Singapore – 228210