Thailand — Penis whitening laser treatment for male genitalia goes viral on social media. A hospital staff posted information through Facebook regarding laser techniques to reduce the pigmentation of the penis to whiten the skin.
The original Facebook post from the clinic offering the treatment, which uses lasers to break down melanin in the skin, was shared more than 19,000 times within two days.
The video uploaded with the post showed a man lying on a clinic’s table as the doctor seemingly performed the laser procedure and had been viewed more than 4 million times by Thursday. The post detailed before and after the procedure taken from the treatment room.
Thailand Department of Health raises warning in penis whitening laser procedure as dangerous. Health officials to investigate reports that it provides and advertises whitening services for male genitalia.
Dr. Thongchai Kirati, deputy director-general of the Health Service Support Department said in a statement issued by the Ministry of Public Health. “It is not worth the pain band the money,”
The use of laser to whiten the skin if applied to the penis, it may affect the recipient. Dermatitis Scarring And may affect the reproductive system. And have sex, the laser does not work permanently.
“If discontinued the skin around the penis will return to black or dark spots may look ugly. And the area is already fragile. Whitening laser makes the skin inflammation and it may cause allergic reaction to dry skin which is more dangerous.” The ministry warned about possible side effects.
According to AFP, Lelux Hospital’s genitalia whitening services have attracted about 100 men a month and they cost around $650 for five sessions.
Urologist Dr Kampanat Pornyoskrai said that whitening laser treatment on genitalia might have different results depending on each particular person.
“Usually, the male genitalia is darker than other parts of the body because of androgen,” he said. “No other medicines can change that.” / AFP PHOTO / LELUX HOSPITAL