Treatment for vulvar lichen sclerosus typically begins with topical steroids or other types of topical creams. Creams may provide immediate relief from itching and irritation, but it can take a long course of treatment for the skin to return to normal. Depending on the severity of the case, physicians may also recommend calcipotriol cream, topical and systemic retinoids, or systemic steroids.
Lichen sclerosus is one area where Coyle Institute is leading research and treatment using the new TULIP™ (PATENT PENDING) procedure. The TULIP™ (PATENT PENDING) is a procedure invented by Dr. Coyle and is a continuation of his original research on Lichen Sclerosus combined with the healing benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP.
With just one TULIP™ (PATENT PENDING) treatment, women can be relieved of all signs and symptoms of lichen sclerosus. Dr. Coyle has invented this single-treatment protocol to make treatment easier for every woman, but especially to make treatment more accessible to medical travel patients from around the world who can only make one trip to the U.S.
For lichen sclerosus treatment, Dr. Coyle recommends a three-day stay in Pensacola, beginning on either Monday or Wednesday. On the first day, patients have a full exam and evaluation and a biopsy, if needed. Within 24 hours, Dr. Coyle then has the information he needs to customize treatment using the unique adjustable depth features of the ProFractional™ laser. On the third day, the patient is treated and is then cleared to return home.
Dr. Coyle’s patients have reported 100 percent recovery from all lichen sclerosus symptoms following a single TULIP™ (PATENT PENDING) procedure, including new, healed vulvar skin and tissues. These women can then return to pain-free lives and resume their intimate relationships.
Even if they aren’t painful or itchy, patches on the genital skin should be treated to prevent scarring, which can interfere with normal urination and with sexual intercourse. In cases where deep scarring has already occurred, surgery may be necessary to allow for normal urination and sexual intercourse.
The condition does tend to recur, so long-term follow-up care may be needed. However, lichen sclerosus on upper body and arms may disappear over time without treatment. Although lichen sclerosus is an uncommon issue, our team at Coyle Institute has experience in successfully treating and managing its symptoms. With vigilance and care, women can get relief from the painful and potentially dangerous symptoms of lichen sclerosus and return to a healthier, happier life.
If you suspect you have lichen sclerosus, early treatment is urgent to help prevent scarring and its associated risks. Call our compassionate, expert team today and schedule your consultation.
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