WHAT IS LICHEN SCLEROSUS
Lichen sclerosus is a rare disorder that makes sketchy, white skin, that seems thinner than normal. It significantly affects the genital and anal areas. Anyone can suffer from this disease but women are more prone to having lichen sclerosus. Most instances of lichen sclerosus happen in women who have experienced menopause, however, men and kids can also be affected. Some people might experience no symptoms of this disease while some may feel discomfort, itchiness, etc in the affected area. If not treated timely it can cause permanent scars.
Lichen sclerosus can also spread on the upper body like breasts and upper arms. Though this disease doesn’t cause skin cancer, it can increase your risk of having skin cancer. Lichen sclerosus doesn’t go away on its own, however, through early identification and treatment doctors can help to make the skin appear normal. The condition tends to repeat, so long follow-up care might be required. The condition can perfectly be managed with the right treatment.
WHAT ARE THE PROMINENT CAUSES OF LICHEN SCLEROSUS
Scientists are not yet sure about what causes this disease, different theories have interpreted different causes:
- Past harm to that region of your skin
- Hormonal imbalance
- An Autoimmune disorder
- A few people do have a higher hazard for catching lichen sclerosus, including:
- Postmenopausal females
- Uncircumcised males, as the condition frequently influences the foreskin
- Youngsters who haven’t yet experienced adolescence
When to Consult a Doctor
Lichen sclerosus affects genital areas of the body, the area around the anus. Some cases of lichen sclerosus have shown no sign or symptoms apart from visible skin patches, shiny skin. One of the prime reasons is that the affected areas are the genital parts that easily get unnoticed unless more severe symptoms occur like:
- Frequent itching in the affected area
- Shiny white spot
- Painful sexual intercourse
Lichen sclerosus with frequent itching and intense pain can also cause burning, bleeding, tearing and blistering. Lichen sclerosus scars can cause difficulty with urination, defection and even intercourse.
TREATMENT FOR LICHEN SCLEROSUS DISORDER
Various traditional methods have been used to treat Lichen sclerosis but they are not found to be very effective. Some of these treatments can give a little relief from the pain but it takes several months for the skin to appear normal. But the PRP-based therapies are more prominent for treating lichen sclerosus. For years these PRP-based therapies have been used to cure and rebuild chronically damaged tissues. PRP containing growth factors and cytokines has a calming impact and is powerful in mending the unusual patches of skin related to lichen sclerosus.
WHY CHOOSE US
Patients from all around the globe treated through PRP-based therapies have shown a significant improvement.
Dr. Solt is viewed as a pioneer of this field, she has knowledge as well as experience using PRP-based therapies. She has improved the lives of many patients through this treatment. If you are suffering from lichen sclerosus, you should contact and book an appointment with us.