Treatment Lichen Sclerosus

Lichen sclerosus is a benign skin condition in which white, hardened spots develop on the genitals. The skin slowly loses its elasticity, making it feel tight and firm.

Lichen Sclerosus laser treatment at Huid & Laser Utrecht

At Huid & Laser Utrecht, we at Lichen Sclerosus see improvement in complaints with the Shelase laser treatment. The labia and, if necessary, the perineum and anus are treated during the treatment. The laser combines the Erbium-Glass and the Co2 laser in 1 pulse. The laser creates many tiny holes in the skin, triggering the natural skin healing process. The tissue is replaced by new tissue, so that the skin becomes more elastic and resilient.

This treatment is only performed if the doctor has diagnosed Lichen Sclerosus.

How many laser treatments are needed?

On average, 3-6 treatments are required for the desired result with an interval of 6 weeks. Maintenance treatments may be required.

Laser treatment results for lichen sclerosus

The results of the treatment depend on the severity of the complaints. After the laser treatments, the white, hardened spots decrease and the blood circulation of the skin improves. The skin of the vagina is more flexible, which reduces the risk of tearing and irritation. There are cases where the clitoris is also less encapsulated and the inner labia are partly visible again. The result is not immediately noticeable after the first treatment. This often requires multiple treatments.

In the treatment of lichen sclerosus, the labia, the perineum and possibly the anus, are treated. Beforehand, the skin is numbed with Emla ointment. A heat sensation may be felt during the laser treatment. This can persist for up to several hours after treatment. The treatment is generally not experienced as painful.

Prices of the laser treatment for lichen sclerosus

The costs below are per treatment. The treatment is not reimbursed by your health insurance.

Consultation with the skin therapist €35,-
Treatment Lichen sclerosus € 150,- per treatment