14 Jun Can Lichen Sclerosus Go Away on Its Own??
Lichen sclerosus is an uncommon chronic skin condition that causes patchy whiteness to develop on the skin, making the affected area appear thinner than normal. The condition usually affects the genital and anal areas and is more common in women, especially postmenopausal ones.
There are several causes of lichen sclerosus, and they range from autoimmune diseases, trauma, infections, or genetics, and sometimes, it’s difficult to decipher the exact cause of the infection. The best way to know about this condition is to call (844) GET-STEM.
Symptoms of lichen sclerosus
For patients with mild lichen sclerosus, there are barely any major symptoms aside from the white patches on the affected areas. However, those with a more severe condition may experience some of the following symptoms;
- rashes and redness,
- severe itching,
- tearing and bruises,
- bleeding and blistering,
- discomfort and pain,
- painful sex.
Diagnosis of lichen sclerosus
A diagnosis of lichen sclerosis is best done by a doctor, and it’ll typically be based on;
- physical examination
- removal of biopsy for examination
Other times, a general doctor may refer a patient to a skin specialist for an adequate diagnosis, or a gynecologist if it’s involving the female reproductive or genital area.
Treatment of lichen sclerosus
For severe levels of lichen sclerosus, it’s quite rare that it’ll get better on its own. It’s important to get treatments that’ll reduce the itching and rashes, improve the redness and appearance, and reduce the chances of further scaring. It’s also very common for patients to re-experience lichen sclerosus if it isn’t properly treated the first time.
Treatments of lichen sclerosus have different ranges, and it’s usually determined by the severity of the condition. Moisturizers may be efficient for those who are experiencing it on an extremely mild level. Steroids take treatment to the next level, and it’s efficient for more serious infections.
Corticosteroids are creams and ointments that are made up of topical cortisone which are commonly used to treat skin like lichen sclerosus. Typically, the use of corticosteroids will be twice a day in the affected area. With time, it’ll advance to a few times a week to avoid a case of recurrence.
However, it’s important to point out that this treatment should be done under the prescription and monitoring of a medical professional, especially regarding the side effects such as immunosuppression that can occur if there’s long use of the topical corticosteroids.
Stem Cell Therapy for Lichen Sclerosus
Stem Cell therapy doctors can treat the lichen sclerosis condition with SVF stem cell therapy via an injection deployment or IV. Once the stem cells have been harvested and absorbed into the system, they immediately begin to heal the damaged tissue in the skin. The stem cells in the skin work just like other areas of the body to repair damaged tissues during injuries or conditions.
Stem cell therapy regenerates the cells in the body to heal tissue and consequently heal the skin and prevent the recurrence of the disease. The R3 Phoenix stem cell treatment centers offer stem cell therapy for the treatment of different medical conditions. If you have been seeking different treatments for your condition to no avail, or it is a new one that you want to treat immediately, our qualified stem cell doctors are prepared to help.