It is a rare disease that creates white spots on the skin, which becomes thinner than normal. It is a chronic inflammatory skin pathology, which mainly affects women in the vulvar and perianal area. In the case of men, it is usually located in the foreskin and the glans. The age of onset is variable and may appear at any time (including children's age), although it is more frequent in older ages.
What areas does it affect?
Lichen sclerosus can affect the skin of any part of the body. However, it most often attacks the vulva, the foreskin of the penis, or the skin around the anus. It is not a contagious disease.
Its cause is not well known, it may be due to an overactive immune system or previous damage to the skin. This condition commonly occurs in postmenopausal women, although cases are also reported in men and children. In women, lichen sclerosus et atrophicus usually affects the vulva. In boys and men, who are not circumcised, the risk of suffering from this disease increases, since it generally affects the foreskin.
One of the symptoms of Lichen is pain during sexual intercourse, itching, fissures, blisters. It can produce scars that narrow the vaginal opening. It is very frequent that the patients who suffer from lichen suffer alterations of the desire and the possibility of having sexual relations.
Treatment for vulvar or perianal lichen sclerosus
He Dr Ricardo Hoogstra performs a treatment at the Caballito branch in the surgical area Carbon dioxide laser both inside the vagina and the external genital area. This treatment is associated with the application of a large quantity of plasma enriched in platelets.
The combination of the Aphrodite Laser plus rich plasma produces a repairing and rejuvenating effect of the treated area. Treatment with Carbon Dioxide Laser in conjunction with the application of platelet-enriched plasma increases vascularity, elasticity and trophism of the affected tissue.
We consider that before or at the same time of performing this treatment it is convenient to perform biopsies to confirm through histopathological studies that what we are really treating is a Scleroatrophic Lichen. This procedure is performed under sedation and the patient must carry out previous studies. It is ambulatory and effective.
Lichen Sclerosus Treatment Price
The cost of the intervention is made with prior evaluation of the Dr. Hoogstra. The query value is $30,000 pesos which are reimbursed in the total amount of the procedure.
Procedures facilities and security
In addition to having state-of-the-art medical equipment, we have a complete surgical unit and recovery and hospitalization rooms. The modern surgical room It is equipped with high-level technology and assisted by nurses and instructors specialized in this type of intervention.
The clinic has the approval of the Secretary of Public Health.
Doubts and queries
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