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Sam’s Story – Results of Her Lichen Sclerosus Treatment

The O Shot is a non-surgical treatment designed to rejuvenate the vagina to improve conditions including Lichen Sclerosus.

Sam’s Lichen Sclerosus Treatment Results Success

Lichen Sclerosus is an incredibly frustrating and life-impacting skin condition that affects the skin of the genitals. It appears as white spots and results in itching, burning pain and scarring. There is no known cause for this condition, but an overactive immune system or an imbalance of hormones usually plays a role.

It affects both men and women, but is more common in women. It is very distressing for those suffering from it and the symptoms can damage your self-confidence and affect your mental health, putting a strain on your relationship with yourself and others.

Treatments for Lichen Sclerosus are very limited, but the O Shot at Elite Aesthetics by Dr Shirin Lakhani has been transforming lives and helping women to break free from this debilitating condition.

Lichen Sclerorsus Treatment

Sam’s Story

Sam has been affected by this condition for over 30 years. She was so fed up that she often referred to her vagina as ‘broken’. Sam suffered ongoing pain, soreness and vaginal dryness since she was 14 years old.

It affected her throughout her teenage years, becoming particularly bad during her GCSEs. She couldn’t wear tampons, thongs or jeans as the pain increased if she did, and once she began embarking on relationships, she quickly learnt that having sex was extremely painful too.

Sam has sought several treatment options over the years, but nothing was successful. She began to think that nothing would relieve the pain and that she’d just have to live with it. 

Every sexual health clinic she visited wrongly diagnosed her with thrush, they advised vaginal creams such as Canesten, but it wasn’t enough. After experiencing an extremely painful vaginal spilt, Sam feared that sex would always be painful. 

A doctor ended up prescribing lidocaine to numb the area so that she could have pain-free sex, but this and the steroid creams only made things worse, especially as they became less effective over time. 

Sam even had surgery to remove excess skin from her genitals in the hope that they would heal back stronger, but even this extreme step didn’t work.

At age 34, a gynaecologist finally diagnosed Lichen Sclerosus, and she was put forward for a fat transplant therapy where fat was taken from her legs and injected into her vagina. She had it done twice and although it helped for a short while. She had to take significant time off work for recovery and Sam found the whole procedure very invasive.

As a last resort, she appeared on the latest series of Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies where she was referred to Dr Shirin for the revolutionary O Shot treatment for Lichen Sclerosus.

What Sam Says

“I couldn’t be happier with the results. I did experience a little pain and swelling afterwards, but this didn’t last long and I soon felt great! 

I can wear jeans again, I wasn’t sore or itchy, and best of all, sex was no longer so agonising I had to avoid it. Previously there would have been long periods of time when I was unable to have sex because of the extreme pain. 

The O Shot has improved my mental health significantly, day-to-day life is much easier, and my relationship improved too. 

After so many years of thinking that there was nothing that could help me, I had almost given up. That is why I’m keen to tell my story. So other LS sufferers to know that there is help out there.” 

You don’t have to suffer in silence, you can take control of your body, your sex life and feel comfortable in your skin.  

The Treatment

Sam was advised to undergo a platelet-rich plasma treatment, known as the O Shot. This treatment is known to treat conditions like Lichen Sclerosus as well as invigorate sexual health and improve orgasms. 

At Elite Aesthetics, we use a specific FDA Approved centrifuge, to give the best possible results, and we’re the only clinic in the UK to use this centrifuge for the O Shot.

The science behind it is very clever, it uses the incredible healing ability of your immune system to heal another area. And what’s even better is it’s a non-invasive procedure that requires little to no downtime.  

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatments are proven to help to heal the area, reducing the need for treatment such as topical steroid creams, especially where you may have built up a resistance to steroids.

How Does It Work?

PRP contains essential cell-regenerating growth factors that are essential for treatment. 

First, they took a small amount of Sam’s blood which was then spun at a high frequency within a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma. 

The PRP was then injected inside and outside of Sam’s vagina. This might sound uncomfortable, but the whole procedure was done under local anaesthetic so it was a comfortable experience. 

The way it works is by stimulating the body’s stem cells to produce new tissue including collagen and adipose (fatty) tissue, nerve endings and blood vessels. Treatment areas such as vaginal tissue become rejuvenated and thicker and the sensitivity is heightened to increase blood flow to the erogenous zones.

The Results

Most women who have had the injection have reduced Lichen Sclerosus symptoms, enjoy an increase in sexual responses, including stronger and more frequent orgasms, and less painful intercourse.

The benefits that you can expect post-treatment are:

  • Alleviation from the symptoms of Lichen Sclerosus
  • Decrease of pain during and after sex due to dryness or scarring
  • Increased natural lubrication
  • Improved appearance of the labia
  • Alleviation from stress incontinence 
  • Enhanced arousal
  • Stronger and more frequent orgasms

Next Steps

If you’re struggling with Lichen Sclerosus and would like to find out if this treatment would be suitable for you then the first thing you need to do is book a telephone consultation.

There are only a few qualified practitioners in the UK able to carry out this treatment and Dr Shirin at Elite Aesthetics is one of them.

All consultations at Elite Aesthetics are held in our award-winning clinic based in Greenhithe, Kent which is just 20 minutes away by train from St. Pancras, London. 

During your consultation, you will speak to Dr Shirin, an accredited non-surgical cosmetic practitioner with over 20 years of experience, including several years as a practising GP.

Here you’ll be able to ask any questions you might have and discuss in greater detail what you want to achieve with your O Shot treatment. 

Click here to book your discreet consultation with our O Shot Doctor today… 

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Dr. Shirin is a fully-trained and highly-experienced aesthetic physician, who works diligently to ensure a 5 star quality service, and brings an honest and ethical approach to every one of our clients. With over 20 years of experience in the medical field, including several years as a GP and a sub-speciality in anaesthetics, Dr. Shirin is fascinated by the harmony between medicine and aesthetics, and with her expertise, Elite Aesthetics is able to offer effective, doctor-led treatments to vastly improve the lives of our clients.

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Had a consultation with Elite yesterday, I must say I was a bit nervous, but Dr Shirin was so friendly and helpful.
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A few weeks after the P Shot I've really started to see a difference and have gained my confidence back.

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Elite is an outstanding professional clinic with high standard treatments. All the staff members are friendly and offer you honest opinions when it comes to products and treatments. This is a welcoming clinic that I can 100% recommend. Treatments are spoken through and explained in detail, also aftercare. I have been going nearly a year now and am happy with all the treatments I’ve had, wouldn't go anywhere else. The Bocox treatment started to work within a few days, which I was surprised about. So glad I went to Elite for treatment.



Thank you Dr Shirin, the O Shot has really helped me with my Lichen Sclerosus. I'd heard about the treatment on the LS Facebook Groups and message a few people that had treatment with Dr Shirin. I was like many in the group who had run out of treatment options and using creams on a daily basis. I have to say a few months after treatment, I can see a real positive change and I'm hoping my LS will continue to improve. Dr Shirin did say that I might have to have a second treatment given how severe my case is.




A great discovery in the neighbourhood ! There is no need to go up to London for a beauty treatment of any kind. You'll find a whole range of different treatments suiting all age groups and concerns. Welcoming, reassuring, friendly, professional, high tech. I shall be back for more. I love the results of the Thread Lift I had.


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17:16 05 Jun 23
Hi, Alex here,Just had my Lichen treatment today with Dr Shirin,The whole team at elite are very friendly, comforting and understanding, and did everything they could to give me a wonderful and welcoming experience. They are all so kind, friendly and knowledgeable, world experts at what they do. I am lucky to have them near London. They are also super responsive on the phone and email, so I know they care about thier patients, and I'm very well taken care of, (as with other clinics I have been to, its often difficult to get them to respond to questions), but this clinic is the most responsive I have ever seen!This is a beautiful and wonderful place and I highly recommend it, and I will be recommending it to all my friends as well. They definitely deserve the super high reviews they are getting, so I'm happy to add another one! A Big thank you from me and my family for all you have done for us during this journey!

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19:44 11 Apr 23
Great team, friendly and professional. Made me feel very comfortable. They explain everything in detail.very welcoming upon arrival too.I've been going now for a number f weeks and the attitude and cleanliness is consistent. The reception area is always spotless no matter the weather.The staff attitude is always friendly and they put me at great ease

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09:34 30 Mar 23
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Valerie LambValerie Lamb

08:40 15 Mar 23
Yesterday I had a 'body sculpt' session, to help lymphatic drainage. I was zipped into a suit up to my waist. This massaged and lightly squeezed my feet, ankles, calves, thighs and abdomen. I was breathing oxygen rich air via nasal tubes. It was very relaxing and I slept really well last night. Thank you Elite Aesthetics.

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20:11 09 Mar 23
Today was the first time I visited Elite. The staff were all so friendly and accommodating. Dr. Shirin is so knowledgeable and really helped me understand all the concerns I had. I will definitely be returning. I highly recommend Elite to everyone, especially those concerned with the menopause !


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