In our last video, I discussed ablative laser and addressed the question of whether it was an effective treatment for lichen sclerosus. I noted, in that video, that there are different types of laser, so, for today's video, we are going to look at non-ablative laser for lichen sclerosus and whether they are an effective treatment option for LS.
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Timestamps for Non-Ablative Laser for Lichen Sclerosus: Does it Work Better Than Ablative Laser?
0:00 – Introduction
2:42 – What is a non-ablative laser?
3:57 – What does non-ablative laser for lichen sclerosus involve?
13:07 – How often do you need non-ablative laser for lichen sclerosus?
14:08 – What does the science say?
15:59 – Study #1
18:07 – Breaking down study #1 and its results
21:39 – What's the verdict? Is non-ablative laser an effective treatment for lichen sclerosus
In sum, the research shows laser therapy is ineffective as a primary treatment but may have its place as an add-on therapy in conjunction with steroids or calcineurin inhibitors. Always consider cost and lifestyle when deciding to pursue laser or not. At the end of the day, it is your individual decision on how you treat your LS. We at LSSN strive to share evidence-based information so you can make informed decisions about what is best for you and your body.
Let us know in the comment section if you have done laser and if you found it helpful.
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