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Lichen Sclerosus Treatment


Lichen Sclerosus Treatment

Lichen Sclerosus Treatment

Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a long term skin condition which usually affects the skin of the genitals which can result in itching, burning, pain and scarring. Appearing in both men and women, it can be a life affecting condition, which distresses sufferers as it can cause both itching around the genitals, and also manifests as white patches in the area. These symptoms can damage confidence, and affect the quality of life for those who suffer with the symptoms of LS.

However, Elite Aesthetics are now able to offer those who suffer with Lichen Sclerosus a long term solution that is administered in just one treatment.

The O-Shot for women and the P-Shot for men offer significant improvement in the symptoms of LS, reducing the need to take topical treatments in many cases.

The O-Shot and the P-Shot use the body’s own platelet rich plasma (PRP) to help to heal the area, reducing the need for treatments such as topical steroid creams and helping in cases that are resistant to steroids.

Get in touch with Elite Aesthetics today, to find out how we are revolutionising treatment of lichen sclerosus in the UK, with the O-Shot and P-Shot.

What Causes Lichen Sclerosus?

Although it’s not actually clear what causes lichen sclerosus, the medical professional understand that it is likely to be related to over activity within the immune system. While it is not an infection, and therefore not contagious, it does cause those who suffer with LS much discomfort, and for some, embarrassment. Lichen Sclerosis is usually a long term condition, and current treatments are usually steroid creams which generally just control symptoms, rather than treat the cause.

However, new studies show that the use of PRP injections, such as the O-Shot and the P-Shot have had some great results with those who have taken part no longer needing to take topical creams, and symptoms greatly reducing. Injection of PRP into the affected areas has been reported to result in the regeneration of normal skin.

Lichen Sclerosus Treatment Results

Our wonderful and brave patient Sam talks about her results.


How to Get In Touch

Want to find out more or to book in with Dr Shirin for a consultation, either call us on 01322381205 or book online here.

Understanding Lichen Sclerosus: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

Lichen sclerosus is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that primarily affects the genital area. Its exact cause is unknown, but researchers believe it may be related to an abnormal immune response or hormonal imbalances. This condition can occur in both women and men, although it is more common in women.

The symptoms of lichen sclerosus vary from person to person but often include intense itching, pain during sexual intercourse or urination, white patches on the skin that appear thin and crinkled, and tearing or bleeding of the affected area. If left untreated, lichen sclerosus can lead to scarring and narrowing of the genital tissues.

To diagnosis lichen sclerosus, a healthcare provider will typically examine the affected area visually and may perform a biopsy to confirm the presence of this condition. They may also inquire about your medical history and any genetic or environmental factors that could contribute to its development.

By understanding what causes lichen sclerosus along with its distinctive symptoms and diagnostic methods you can gain insight into this complex disease before exploring advanced treatments for optimal relief.

Exploring Traditional Treatment Options: Topical Steroids and Moisturizers

Topical Steroids

  • Topical steroids are a commonly prescribed treatment for lichen sclerosus.
  • These medications work by reducing inflammation and itching, which are common symptoms of the condition.
  • They come in various forms, such as creams, ointments, or gels, and should be applied to the affected area according to your doctor’s instructions.
  • It is important to follow the recommended dosage and duration of use to avoid potential side effects.
  • While topical steroids can provide relief from symptoms, they do not cure lichen sclerosus.


  • Using moisturizers on a regular basis can help alleviate dryness associated with lichen sclerosus.
  • Look for moisturizers that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid or ceramides to hydrate the skin effectively.
  • Applying moisturizer after bathing or showering when your skin is still damp can enhance its effectiveness.
  • In addition to relieving dryness, moisturizers can also help reduce itching and irritation caused by lichen sclerosus.

Advancements in Topical Medications: Beyond Steroids

Advancements in Topical Medications

Newer topical medications have emerged as effective alternatives to steroids for treating lichen sclerosus. These advancements offer hope for individuals seeking relief from the discomfort and symptoms associated with this condition.

One promising option is calcineurin inhibitors, such as tacrolimus and pimecrolimus. These medications work by suppressing the immune response that contributes to the inflammation and itching characteristic of lichen sclerosus. Studies have shown them to be highly effective, with improvements in symptoms reported by many patients.

Another breakthrough in topical treatment involves drug delivery systems that enhance the absorption and efficacy of medications. One such system is called nanotechnology-based creams or gels, which allow targeted delivery of drugs directly to affected areas. This approach may result in improved therapeutic outcomes while minimizing side effects commonly associated with systemic treatments like oral steroids.

Overall, these advancements provide a glimmer of hope for those suffering from lichen sclerosus, offering new possibilities for optimal relief beyond traditional steroid treatments.

Cutting-Edge Research: Investigational Drugs and Clinical Trials

With ongoing advancements in medical research, numerous investigational drugs are being developed to treat lichen sclerosus. These drugs aim to provide relief from symptoms and improve the overall quality of life for patients. In addition to exploring new medications, researchers are also conducting clinical trials to evaluate their safety and effectiveness.

Clinical trials play a crucial role in the development of advanced treatments for lichen sclerosus. By enrolling participants who meet specific criteria, these trials allow scientists to gather data on how the investigational drug performs in real-world scenarios. The results obtained from these trials help inform healthcare providers about potential benefits and risks associated with using the new treatment options.

It is important to note that not all investigational drugs or clinical trials may be suitable for every individual with lichen sclerosus. Before participating in a trial or starting any new medication, it is essential to consult with your healthcare provider first. They will assess your specific needs and determine whether you may benefit from any cutting-edge treatments currently under investigation.

Surgical Interventions for Lichen Sclerosus: An Overview


Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping and reducing the size of the labia minora. It can be an effective treatment option for individuals with lichen sclerosus experiencing discomfort or pain in the genital area. During the procedure, excess tissue is removed to alleviate symptoms and improve overall quality of life.

Vulvar Reconstruction

Vulvar reconstruction surgery may be recommended for those with severe cases of lichen sclerosus that have caused significant scarring or disfigurement. This surgical intervention aims to restore form and function to the affected area, improving both physical appearance and functionality.

Skin Grafting

In situations where damage from lichen sclerosus has resulted in extensive tissue loss, skin grafting may be necessary. This procedure involves obtaining healthy skin from one part of the body (donor site) and transplanting it onto areas affected by lichen sclerosus. Skin grafts provide new, healthy tissue that helps enhance healing and minimize complications associated with this condition.

Remember, surgical interventions should always be considered as a last resort after other non-surgical options have been explored under professional guidance.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment for Lichen Sclerosus

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment offers promising relief for those suffering from lichen sclerosus.

  • PRP involves extracting a small amount of the patient’s own blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate platelets and growth factors.
  • The resulting platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the affected area, stimulating healing and rejuvenation.
  • This treatment has shown success in reducing itching, pain, and inflammation associated with lichen sclerosus.
  • PRP therapy also promotes tissue regeneration, improving the appearance of scarring caused by the condition.

While PRP can provide significant relief for individuals with lichen sclerosus, it is important to note that results may vary. It is recommended to consult with a medical professional experienced in this treatment approach before pursuing it as an option.

Psychological Support: Coping Strategies and Mental Health Resources

Coping Strategies for Psychological Support

  • Engage in stress-reducing activities such as deep breathing exercises, meditation, or yoga to help manage anxiety and improve overall mental well-being.
  • Seek social support by confiding in a trusted friend or family member about your feelings and experiences with lichen sclerosus. Talking openly can relieve emotional burdens and provide a sense of validation and understanding.
  • Implement relaxation techniques like progressive muscle relaxation or guided imagery to ease tension and promote relaxation during times of distress.
  • Practice self-care regularly by engaging in activities that bring you joy, such as hobbies, spending time outdoors, or taking soothing baths. Taking care of yourself physically can have a positive impact on your mental health as well.

Mental Health Resources

If coping strategies alone do not seem sufficient to manage the psychological impact of lichen sclerosus, it may be beneficial to seek professional mental health support. Here are some potential resources:

  1. Therapy: Consider engaging in individual therapy sessions with a licensed therapist who specializes in chronic illness or sexual health concerns.
  2. Support Groups: Joining an online or local support group for individuals living with lichen sclerosus might provide opportunities for sharing experiences, receiving advice from others who understand what you’re going through, and fostering connections with people who are facing similar challenges.

Remember that psychological well-being is just as significant as physical relief when seeking comprehensive treatment for advanced lichen sclerosus. Don’t hesitate to reach out for the help you deserve!

Supportive Care: Addressing Sexual Health and Intimacy Issues

Addressing Sexual Health and Intimacy Issues

Importance of addressing sexual health: Managing lichen sclerosus with advanced treatments is crucial to ensure optimal relief. However, it’s equally important to address the impact of this condition on a person’s sexual health and intimacy.

Normalizing communication: It may be uncomfortable at first, but open communication about sexual health is necessary for both patients and their partners. Discussing concerns openly can help create an understanding atmosphere that promotes healthy relationships.

Special considerations for treatment options: When choosing advanced treatment options for lichen sclerosus, it’s essential to consider how they could potentially affect sexual function and intimacy. Consulting with healthcare professionals who are knowledgeable in this area can provide guidance tailored to individual needs.

Tips for maintaining sexual wellbeing:

  • Engage in gentle stretching exercises regularly.
  • Utilize lubricants or moisturizers recommended by your healthcare provider.
  • Experimentation with different positions during intercourse can alleviate discomfort.
  • Seek professional therapy or counseling if needed, as mental health plays a significant role in overall well-being.

By addressing sexual health properly through open communication and considering its impact when choosing advanced treatment options, individuals living with lichen sclerosus can improve their quality of life while managing the condition effectively.

How to Get In Touch

Want to find out more or to book in with Dr Shirin for a consultation, either call us on 01322381205 or book online here.

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Corticosteroid ointments or creams are commonly prescribed for lichen sclerosus. However these will treat flare ups, but will not always help with long term symptoms.

Lichen sclerosus when to see a doctor?

When to see a doctor. See your doctor if you have signs and symptoms common to lichen sclerosus.

Can lichen sclerosus be treated naturally?

Except in cases involving children, which sometimes resolve on their own, lichen sclerosus can't be cured. However, it can be treated. Treatment options include: topical corticosteroids, which are often applied daily.

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The O-Shot £ 1350
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the O-Shot and P-Shot are completely safe. There are no recorded major side effects as a result of the treatments. As they are administered by a needle, in few patients some swelling, bruising or slight blood spotting may appear.

What Does The Lichen Sclerosus Treatment Involve?

The P-Shot and O-Shot are non surgical procedures which use the growth factors (PRP) within the body to stimulate regeneration of the area. A small amount of blood is taken from the arm, and then placed in a centrifuge where the plasma is then harvested. This is then injected into the site to regenerate and rejuvenate the area.

For sufferers of lichen sclerosus, the symptoms should ease over a short period of time.

Is There Any Downtime With The Treatment?

Not at all! You can go back to your usual day, straight afterwards, and yes, that includes sexual activity.

Am I Suitable For The P-Shot Or O-Shot To Treat Lichen Scelrosus?

Our medical professional will talk you through the procedure and your medical history to ascertain whether you are suitable for the treatment. In the majority of cases, most people are fine for the O-Shot or P-Shot treatment.

How Long Will The Procedure Take?

You can have the P-Shot or O-Shot done on your lunch break! The treatment will usually take around 45 minutes, and you can then get back to your normal day.

Is The Treatment Painful?

For both the P-Shot and the O-Shot the site of the injection will be numbed prior to the treatment, meaning that you should feel minimal discomfort.

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Lichen Sclerosus Treatment in Women – The O Shot

The O Shot is the revolutionary method of injecting the vagina with your body’s own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), which helps to improve the health and vitality. PRP injections are commonly used as rejuvenating treatments for a range of medical issues. It’s a quick and simple procedure which offers life changing results. In studies, PRP treatment for lichen sclerosus has shown great improvements for women suffering with LS, with symptoms disappearing in many patients, and hugely reduced symptoms in others.

Other benefits of the O-Shot include increased orgasms, increased sexual desire, and the O-shot can also treat urinary incontinence.

Lichen Sclerosus Treatment in Men -The P Shot

The P Shot is a pioneering treatment which is helping men to gain sexual confidence. By injecting the penis with the body’s own Platelet Rich Plasma the area is rejuvenated, increasing stamina, size and performance. In studies, PRP treatment for penile lichen sclerosus for men has showed excellent results, with a recent study showing significant improvements after treatment. PRP treatment in penile LS regenerates scarring and reduces symptoms, which hugely improves confidence and quality of life.

Why You Should Choose Elite Aesthetics
Why You Should Choose Elite Aesthetics

At Elite Aesthetics we are experts in the field of aesthetic treatments. Dr Shirin is the 1st female doctor in the UK to perform the procedure. Dr Shirin has over 18 years experience, and is a leading provider of the P-Shot and the O-Shot within the UK as well as the UK Trainer. Our aim is to give our clients confidence with our range of treatments. We will talk you through the procedure, and answer any questions you have. Our well located, comfortable clinic is located in Kent, and is just a 20 minute journey from Central London. All treatments can be administered by a male or female doctor for your comfort.

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We have extensive knowledge and experience in the medical and aesthetics industries, but we know that above all, the results matter! All of our treatments are vigorously tested in-house before we offer them to our clients to ensure they are safe, effective and will give you, our wonderful clients, the results you want. Your happiness, well-being and satisfaction are at the very core of everything we do here at Elite Aesthetics, and as a result we will never over-treat or carry out a procedure that Dr. Shirin, deems inappropriate or unsafe. Ethical treatment guides our practice, and we aim to become an industry leader in this respect. This means you can always feel confident that you are in safe hands when you choose Elite Aesthetics.

Our practice is led by our founder, Dr. Shirin Lakhani, who is an advocate for greater regulation in the aesthetics industry. Dr. Shirin and Elite Aesthetics believe greater regulation is vital to the development of aesthetics industry as a whole, and as such, our clinic’s philosophy is based on providing doctor-led care to the highest, medically approved standards. We adhere to stringent ethical and medical principles ensuring all the procedures we offer are safe and effective. Dr. Shirin is also fully registered with the GMC (reference number 4634863), and Elite Aesthetics is Save Face accredited, an endorsement recognised by the UK Government, The Department of Health, NHS England and the CQC (Care Quality Commission).

Elite Aesthetics has been awarded Thread Lift Certification by MINT Threads.

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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!

Margaret QuirkeMargaret Quirke

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

Salima CharifSalima Charif

09:34 30 Mar 23
Good service, honesty and excellent customer service as always 👍

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.

Izzy ChaplinIzzy Chaplin

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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