Lichen sclerosus is a chronic skin inflammatory disorder that causes white patchy skin that most commonly affects the genital and anal areas. Most postmenopausal women are at higher risk. Women often complain of significant dryness, itching, and pain with intercourse.
Special care to the tissues affected with the condition is important to help control symptoms. Many patients respond favorably to steroid ointment and modifications to hygiene habits. For recalcitrant cases, other options are available. We also offer Mona Lisa Touch laser treatments for patients suffering from lichen sclerosus.