To diagnose Lichen Sclerosus, the gynecologist first makes a general examination. The gynecologist may also take samples of the skin affected by Lichen Sclerosus to perform a skin biopsy.
The treatment options for Lichen Sclerosus vary as per the condition of the patient. Ointments named Corticosteroids can be used to treat the skin of the affected area. The cream is supposed to be applied daily to minimize the discomforts caused like itching and burning sensation. It can also help reduce the white spots and cure the affected area. But, using the ointment daily in the same amount may cause side-effects. So, the gynecologist may suggest the patient to reduce the usage after some time to prevent any negative side-effects or complications.
Other treatment options such as “Therapy” can also be suggested by the gynecologist along with the ointments for better recovery.
Immune Modulating Medications like tacrolimus, pimecrolimus or topical sex hormones can also be used to treat this skin condition.
The easy and permanent cure for Lichen Sclerosus is the Laser Treatment. Fractional CO2 Laser can be used to treat the symptoms of genital Lichen Sclerosus. CO2 laser lights is a highly successful and effective treatment option to cure Lichen Sclerosus. The laser is used by removing the dead or white skin from the genital areas.