Lichen Sclerosus (LIE-kun skluh-ROW-sus) is one of the chronic skin diseases which may affect the vulva, foreskin of the penis and skin around the anus. In this disease, one may see the sign of thin patchy skin and anyone can be affected with the same. Some women may get the recovery by own but some have to undergo treatment. Being the chronic disease, it is assumed to be associated with the auto-immune disorder and postmenopausal women are most likely to affect with the Lichen Sclerosis.
Lichen Sclerosus is taken as the inflammation of the Vulvar and peri-anal skin which become white, with frequently present bruises and anatomic changes. Apart from the topical treatments, Laser Treatments for Lichen Sclerosus is quite popular due to its safety & result-oriented features.
Sometimes no possible symptoms can be seen although some of the common symptoms or signs are given below:-
The discoloration may affect the entire vulvar and peri-anal area in the form of 8 and can be spread to other parts of the body like an allergic problem. Scarring may hide the labia minor and may also cover the clitoris.
One single cause is not responsible for the Lichen Sclerosus and exact causes are still unknown. The possible causes can be:
There are some myths related to spreads of the disease but it is not true. Lichen Sclerosus is not contagious and can not be spread through sexual intercourse.
Menopausal women are most likely to get affected with the same disease although Lichen Sclerosus can be found in men and children also. In males, it is found on the top of the penis whereas, in women, it is found on the vulvar skin. Males are supposed to be in more risk as the condition affects the foreskin. In children, the symptoms may improve at puberty.
|SURGICAL (OPEN PROCEDURE)||NON SURGICAL (LASER)|
|Cuts and wounds||No Cuts and Wounds|
|Highly painful||Completely Painless|
|Diet Restrictions||No Diet restrictions|
|1 Month-2 Months rest||Resume your work from next day|
|Risk of infection is high||Reduced risk of infection|
|More bleeding due to cuts and stitches||Very less bleeding|
|Uncomfortable and time taking post-operative recovery||Easy and comfortable post-operative recovery|
|Low success rate||High success rate|
Your gynecologist may ask for your medical history and symptoms you are facing. Apart from this, following diagnostics can be utilized:-
Treatment of Lichen Sclerosus is required if you see the symptoms of the same. Although there are many topical creams and medicine are available to treat the diseases, still, they are useful for the long-term effects. better to consult the nearest gynecologist in Gurgaon.
Usually, Lichen Sclerosus affects the genital areas or anus. It may also spread to other body parts but it happens in rare cases. Right treatment will surely help to reduce the itching, improving skin quality and reducing the scar marks.
Various treatments for Lichen Sclerosus are mentioned below:-
Women looking for the effective laser treatment of Lichen Sclerosus must consult the Pristyn care Laser Clinic in Gurgaon as the clinic is equipped with the modern treatment tools and expert cosmetic gynecologist. For a better consultation, Book an appointment now and do not delay the Lichen Sclerosus otherwise it may take the chronic form.