PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma): New Treatment for Lichen Sclerosus
At Better U Med Spa in Englewood, NJ, many patients visit us in search of relief from the chronic inflammatory skin disease known as Lichen Sclerosus. Affecting men, women, and children regardless of age, Lichen Sclerosus primarily affects the skin of the genitals and the area surrounding the anus. Women who have already gone through menopause are of the highest risk for developing Lichen Sclerosus, which is often painful and prone to relapses.
Untreated Lichen Sclerosus can result in scarring and, if allowed to progress, even loss of genital features. Men and women suffering from Lichen Sclerosus also face a small risk of genital cancer.
Unfortunately, Lichen Sclerosus is currently without a definitive cure. The good news, however, is that at our Englewood, NJ area medical spa, we offer a simple and highly effective means of both calming the condition’s symptoms and delaying its progression.
Thanks to recent advancements in natural healing and regenerative medicine, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections have emerged as a promising treatment for long term relief of Lichen Sclerosus.
What is PRP & How It Helps Lichen Sclerosus
Recent advancements in medical technology have led to the development of Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP Therapy. At Better U Med Spa in Englewood, NJ, we use this form of regenerative medicine to treat Lichen Sclerosus. PRP works by harnessing the body’s natural ability to heal, using the natural growth factors the body produces to repair its own tissue.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has been used for over a decade in sports medicine to help the body regenerate injured joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Now PRP is being applied to other areas of the human body – such as areas suffering from skin conditions like Lichen Sclerosus.
How PRP Treats Lichen Sclerosus
At Better U Med Spa in Englewood, NJ, we start the PRP Therapy process by extracting blood from our Lichen Sclerosus patient. Then, after isolating plasma from the blood via centrifuge, the extracted platelets are re-injected back into the patient’s body, activating its own natural healing system. In doing so, growth factors are released that are responsible for stimulating and increasing the number of reparative cells produced by the body. By restoring and regenerating the tissue and skin of the treatment area, PRP Therapy provides relief for Lichen Sclerosus.
Lichen Sclerosus patients who visit our Englewood, NJ area practice for PRP Therapy are met with a number of unique health advantages. When used to treat Lichen Sclerosus, PRP Therapy can help reduce (or even eliminate entirely) the need for medications like corticosteroids or other anti-inflammatories. Additionally, since the injections are comprised only of the patient’s own blood, PRP Therapy patients face no side effects or risk of negative reaction.
Recent Study on PRP for Lichen Sclerosus
To better understand the effectiveness of PRP for treating Lichen Sclerosus, the treatment was recently the subject of a clinical study. The study consisted of observing patients who were diagnosed with active vulvar Lichen Sclerosus over two screening periods: one lasting 2 weeks and one lasting 12 weeks. Of the patients observed, more than half demonstrated decreased inflammation of their Lichen Sclerosus.
PRP for Lichen Sclerosus – Englewood, NJ
Dr. Hetal Gor is one of the few physicians offering innovative PRP treatment for Lichen Sclerosus in the Englewood, Hackensack, and Fort Lee, NJ area.
More than just a cosmetic medical spa, Better U is owned and operated by board certified gynecologist and women’s sexual health expert Dr. Hetal Gor. She will help you explore the most innovative and advanced treatments for any genital or sexual problems or issues you may have.
If you are suffering from the discomfort, inconvenience and uncertainty of Lichen Sclerosus, schedule an appointment with Dr. Hetal Gor in Englewood, NJ Med Spa and see if PRP is right for you.
Lichen Sclerosus Treatment, Englewood NJ: 212-405-8202