Treatment for Lichen Sclerosus in Charlotte, NC
Lichen Sclerosus is a Rare, But Treatable Condition
Lichen sclerosus is a rare skin condition that mostly affects post-menopausal women and manifests itself as patches on your genitals, anus, upper arms, torso, and breasts. Although the cause of lichen sclerosus is not known, some suspect that it may be due to genes, injury, hormones or an infection.
As this disease can lead to urination problems or other sexual problems if left untreated, you should seek treatment if you have it on your genitals. Although there’s no cure for lichen sclerosus, the Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health offers some of the only treatments that have proven to be successful in treating its symptoms.
Dr. Hettiarachchi is an expert in effective Lichen Sclerosus treatment. This treatment uses the MonaLisa, which requires specialized settings and protocols. He has been able get the majority of his lichen sclerosus patients off of topical steroid creams.
Symptoms of Lichens Sclerosus
- White patches on your skin that are small, shiny, and smooth
- Skin may tear easy causing bruising
- Vaginal burning
- Painful intercourse