If you’ve ever been to Thailand, you may have noticed that shops sell skin whitening cream, the trend for white skin within the Asian country has taken a strange twist as we learn that The Lelux Hospital in Bangkok treats up to 100 men a month in order to have their groin area whitened with their new cosmetic laser procedure.
The procedure gained media attention after Thai television aired images of a man undergoing the procedure, that uses laser whitening to lighten the penis and genital areas skin tone.
“These days a lot of people are asking about it. We get around 100 clients a month, three to four clients a day,” Bunthita Wattanasiri, a manager for the Skin and Laser department at Lelux Hospital told AFP.
“We have to be careful because it’s a sensitive part of the body,” Bunthita said, adding most clients were aged between 22 and 55-years-old with many from Thailand’s LGBT community.
She said they use a very small laser.