Break free from the itch/scratch cycle of Lichen Sclerosus with ThermiVa radiofrequency and PRP

In the spirit of rejuvenation, we at Modern Gynecology & Skin are excited to highlight a regenerative treatment that’s been the subject of much interest and success in our practice: ThermiVa vaginal rejuvenation, particularly in conjunction with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy for the management of lichen sclerosus.

Understanding Lichen Sclerosus

Lichen sclerosus is a chronic skin condition that often affects the genital and anal areas. It’s characterized by white, patchy skin that can be thin and crinkly, causing discomfort, itching, and pain. This condition can impact anyone but is most commonly seen in postmenopausal women and even prepubertal girls.

The exact cause of lichen sclerosus is not well understood, but several factors are thought to play a role:

– Autoimmune Reactions: The body’s immune system may mistakenly attack healthy skin cells.
– Genetic Predisposition: There may be a genetic component, as it sometimes runs in families.
– Hormonal Imbalances:  A lack of estrogen might contribute to its development, especially in postmenopausal women.
– Previous Skin Damage: Areas previously damaged or scarred may be more susceptible to developing lichen sclerosus.

If left untreated, lichen sclerosus can lead to several complications:

– Severe Itching and Discomfort: These symptoms can disrupt daily activities and sleep.
– Painful Sexual Intercourse: In women, it can lead to pain during sex, affecting intimate relationships.
– Blistering and Ulceration: Severe cases may lead to skin blistering and ulceration.
– Increased Cancer Risk: There is a small increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma in the affected skin.
– Topical Corticosteroids are the first-line treatment to reduce inflammation and itching.

Let’s dispel a rumor: Long-term topical steroid use does not thin the skin. Women with lichen sclerosus often stop their steroid treatment because they are told that it thins the skin. News flash, the skin is already thin- that is due to Lichen Sclerosus. Steroid use is the only treatment thus far that reduces the risk of progression to skin cancer in this area.

The Power of PRP in Lichen Sclerosus

PRP therapy, a revolutionary approach in regenerative medicine, has shown promising results in alleviating the symptoms of lichen sclerosus. PRP involves using a concentration of your own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tissues. By injecting PRP directly into the affected areas, it can help regenerate tissue, reduce inflammation, and relieve symptoms associated with lichen sclerosus.

ThermiVa: A Synergistic Approach

Adding to the benefits of PRP, ThermiVa offers a non-surgical option for vaginal rejuvenation. This treatment uses controlled radiofrequency energy to gently heat tissue, promoting collagen synthesis and improving tissue elasticity. For those with lichen sclerosus, ThermiVa can be an excellent adjunct therapy, enhancing the regenerative effects of PRP and improving overall vaginal health.

Why Consider ThermiVa and PRP Therapy?

1. Non-Surgical Solution: Both ThermiVa and PRP injections are minimally invasive, offering a non-surgical alternative to traditional treatments.
2. Symptom Relief: Experience relief from itching, discomfort, and pain associated with lichen sclerosus.
3. Improved Intimate Health: These treatments can improve vaginal tightness, lubrication, and aesthetic appearance.
4. Quick and Comfortable: Sessions are quick, require no downtime, and are virtually painless.
5. Boosted Self-Confidence: Rejuvenate your intimate area, enhancing your self-esteem and intimate experiences.

If you have been diagnosed with Lichen Sclerosus, schedule an evaluation with me. Proper and continued management of Lichen Sclerosus is crucial to preserving the architecture of your genital area and preventing chronic pain and progression of the disease. Whether you’re a current patient or new to our practice, our team is dedicated to providing personalized and comprehensive care in a comfortable and spa-like environment. Contact Modern Gynecology & Skin to schedule a consultation at 907-339-0363 or email

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