Renew MediSpa is the premier provider of Intimate Wellness Services in New Hampshire. Dr. Vuich is a Key Opinion Leader for Viveve by Genevieve, and Chief Physician Liason for Bridging Biosciences- a group which is working to develop new technologies for quality control and outcomes measurements for cell therapies such as platelet-rich plasma Dr. Vuich has participated in the design of the Transcend Customized PRP protocol- first of its kind in the nation, this protocol ensures that the dose of growth factors (platelet rich plasma) delivered meets the highest standards in the industry. She is directing clinical research in the field of sexual wellness procedures in partnership with Bridging Biosciences.
Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a skin disorder that causes the skin to become thin, whitened, and wrinkled, and often causes itching and pain. LS usually occurs in postmenopausal women, although men, children, and premenopausal women may be affected. It can develop on any skin surface, but in women it most commonly occurs near the clitoris, on the labia (the inner and outer genital lips), and in the anal region.
In 15 to 20 percent of patients, LS lesions develop on other skin surfaces, such as the thighs, breasts, wrists, shoulders, neck, and even inside the mouth. It is not clear exactly how many people have LS. Estimates for LS involving the female genitals vary from 1 in 30 older adult women seen in general gynecology offices to 1 in 300 to 1,000 patients referred to dermatologists.
The cause of lichen sclerosus (LS) is not clear. It is thought that genetic factors and autoimmune factors may contribute. An infectious organism has thus far not been identified, and LS is not contagious.
Features of genital LS in women — Some women with genital LS feel dull, painful discomfort in the vulva, while other women have no symptoms. The most common symptoms include:
To confirm a suspected diagnosis of LS, a biopsy is recommended. A small piece of the affected skin will be removed and sent
Topical steroid ointments such as clobetasol have previously been the mainstay of treatment, but require daily application and have significant side effects. In many women, there is only partial symptom control.
At Renew MediSpa, we utilize platelet rich plasma (PRP) to treat LS effectively. We have been able to get patients off of steroid creams, symptom free, and even reduce scarring.
Consider Also: ThermiVa Vaginal Rejuvenation
The Science of Heat- ThermiVa treatments use radiofrequency energy to gently heat both the internal and external vaginal structures, generating tissue rejuvenation including new collagen, without discomfort or downtime. Non-invasive, Non-surgical, No anesthesia required! Dr. Vuich is proud to have been the first physician in New Hampshire to offer ThermiVa.
If your Lichen symptoms are accompanied by symptoms of vaginal atrophy, we will recommend that you combine ThermiVa with PRP therapy/O Shot.
While we cannot guarantee a particular outcome, we find these procedures extremely helpful for the vast majority of women we treat. Lichen Sclerosus is a chronic condition and it is expected that maintenance sessions will usually be required.
The determination of which service(s) are recommended will be based on the initial exam and consultation. We are not able to bill your insurance company. We can provide documentation should you wish to pursue possible reimbursement from a Flex Spending Account or Health Savings Account.