Published: Saturday 06 January, 2018

Penis Whitening Laser Treatments Becoming Very Popular Among Thai Men

Business is booming for a Bangkok hospital offering penis whitening treatments. Thai men seeking to improve their appearance are lining up for penis whitening using laser treatments despite the cost.

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A patient undergoing laser skin whitening treatment on his private parts. (Lelux Hospital/AFP)

Skin whitening is very popular in Thailand. But a recent photo of man getting such a treatment stirred a lot of interest, and business. According to the Lelux Hospital, around a hundred men go to their clinics to have groin whitening treatments. The procedure entails around six sessions which cost a total of $650. Despite the hefty price, more and more Thai men setting up appointments.

“These days a lot of people are asking about it. We get around 100 clients a month, three to four clients a day,” the manager of the skin whitening department at Lelux Hospital told Agence France Presse (AFP), adding that most clients were aged between 22 and 55 years old, with many from Thailand’s LGBTQ community.

Skin whitening is popular not only in Thailand. In many Asian countries, like the Philippines, people spend a fortune on ‘improving’ their skin color. From glutathione pills, injections and drips to laser treatments, many Asians are obsessed about having fairer complexion.

But this is the first time I have heard about actual penis whitening treatments.