Lichen sclerosus is a skin condition that occurs in women, men and even children but most frequently seen in post-menopausal women. The skin around the genitals and anus can turn shiny and smooth and spots grow into patches. The skin over the spots turns thin and crinkled and can tear easily and become scarred. Itching, changes in skin color, pain, bleeding, and blisters can also occur. Causes of lichen sclerosus may be autoimmune or hormonal but overall the exact cause is poorly understood. Other areas of the body can be affected but those usually resolve without intervention. Lichen sclerosus is not contagious. Diagnosis can be confirmed by skin biopsy. Without medical care, patches on the genitals can lead to scarring and pain or become cancerous. Lichen sclerosus can cause scars that narrow the vagina interfering with sexual intercourse. Traditionally, surgical excision (not always possible especially in women) and powerful topical steroids which can help mitigate itching and scarring are used to treat the condition. Optimization of estrogen levels is also helpful. More advanced therapies include retinoids (vitamin A like compounds), UV light therapy, or Tacrolimus (immune suppressant).
Lichen Sclerosus – Gulf Coast Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center
Our Cell Surgical Network(CSN) has developed a specific SVF deployment protocol that attempts to utilize the potential immune-modulatory and regenerative properties of SVF (rich in mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors) to mitigate symptoms of MG. SVF is deployed systemically and may require repeat dosing. This is done as an outpatient at the time of SVF harvesting and procurement. The entire cellular surgical procedure takes approximately three hours.
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