The appearance of patchy white skin can be a cause for alarm among some people, particularly when these patches are concentrated around the genital region. This condition, known as lichen sclerosus, is fairly uncommon but quite disheartening when it arises. Additionally, it can cause complications such as painful sex, urinary retention, constipation, and an inability to retract the foreskin. If you’ve discovered white patches on your skin, we want you to know that we’re here to help. Our professional staff at Turner Medical Arts is happy to offer a range of treatments for addressing lichen sclerosus and related issues.
What Is Lichen Sclerosus?
Lichen sclerosus is an uncommon condition that creates patchy, white skin that appears thinner than normal. Usually affecting the genital region, the cause of lichen sclerosus is unknown. However, some believe that an overactive immune system or hormonal imbalance may be the issue. Previous skin damage may increase the likelihood of developing lichen sclerosus and postmenopausal women, as well as uncircumcised men, are at a higher risk of developing the disease. Besides the white spots, you may also feel discomfort or pain and notice redness or bleeding at the affected site as well.
Treatment Options Offered
A standard treatment is corticosteroid ointment. However, if this treatment proves ineffective, we are ready to provide you with some alternatives that may give you the results you seek. These treatments are all outpatient procedures and can be done without the need for downtime.
- P-Shot – This minimally invasive procedure involves the injection of personal growth factors into the penile tissue to help regenerate cells and improve penile function.
- Hormone Replacement Therapy – BHRT treatments can be used to restore hormonal balance and promote proper sexual health, safely and naturally.
Lichen Sclerosus Treatments in Santa Barbara, California
If you are experiencing pain or irritation due to the appearance of white spots on your skin, you may be suffering from lichen sclerosus. Turner Medical Arts is here to provide you with the treatment you seek and get you back to feeling like your old self again. For more information about our services, please request an appointment by calling (805) 962-1957 or filling out the form below. We look forward to your visit!