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Lichen Sclerosus


Lichen sclerosus is a rare condition that causes patients to develop patchy white skin that appears thinner than normal on the genital and anal areas. Anyone can develop Lichen sclerosus, but postmenopausal women are at higher risk. Lichen sclerosus can cause redness, mild to severe itching, pain, discomfort, blotches and wrinkles, painful sex and tearing or bleeding. It rarely improves without treatment and tends to recur, so follow-up treatments are common.

While there is no cure for Lichen sclerosus, treatment options are available. To improve symptoms, Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas offers patients MonaLisa Touch®. The treatment uses an advanced fractional CO2 laser to target the affected tissue (usually on the vulva — Labia minora and majora, perineum or perinanal skin). Therapy consists of four laser treatments, four weeks apart, and patients can expect to experience full benefits beginning three months after the final treatment. Because Lichen sclerosus can recur, annual maintenance is required to maintain results.
Dr. Brady’s licensed and cynosure certified Registered Nurse Practitioner performs the MonaLisa Touch procedures in our practice under Dr. Brady’s direct supervision. A board-certified specialist, Dr. Brady has spent almost two decades in practice helping patients improve their confidence, daily comfort, and experience with intimacy. Dr. Brady was one of the first physicians in Dallas to offer an in-office MonaLisa Touch system and is the only female surgeon in the city focused solely on cosmetic gynecology and sexual health.

“I was reluctant to use someone from a Google search but I am so very grateful to Dr Brady, Amy Haddad, NP, and the entire experience at the Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas! My Lichen Sclerosus is in remission now and I was finally able to stop my Clobetasol ointment. I can have intercourse with my husband again and the constant burning and itching are gone. The 4 MonaLisa treatments took about 10 minutes each and felt like mild stinging after the numbing cream kicked in. I’ll be back next summer for my annual treatment!”
– P.C. from Crested Butte, CO
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Lichen Schlerosus doesn’t have to permanently limit a woman’s enjoyment of sex and her daily comfort. Explore treatment with MonaLisa Touch by contacting Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas online or at (214) 817-2193.