Lichen sclerosus is a long-term problem of the skin that is characteristic of having patches of skin look white, thickened and crinkly. It mostly affects the genital and anal areas. Whilst it is unclear what causes this condition, lichen sclerosus can be itchy, painful and cause permanent scarring. It affects around 1 in 80 women [and] it can happen at any age but is most common in middle-aged and elderly women.
The FBW Gynaecology Plus research team have had their latest research published in the journal “Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Global 2016”. The paper, “Use of Platelet-rich Plasma for Vulvovaginal Autoimmune Conditions Like Lichen Sclerosus”, looks at new treatment options for lichen sclerosus.