10.21.2015

Lichen Simplex Chronicus

1 (2)As humans skin has various levels of meaning. Individuals go to various lengths to have beautiful looking skin and to avoid skin damage. Furthermore, skin being our outermost layer is often the part of us that gets damaged the most whether it be through cuts and bruises, or through allergies, disease and skin conditions. Often, when individuals have skin problems they are given an array of topical treatments to make it go away, unfortunately, many times without success. This could be because skin conditions can be easily misdiagnosed especially when they resemble other skin conditions.

Bumps, swelling, peeling, itching, redness- you have probably had all of these symptoms before and for various reasons. This show how common it is for skin to display health problems that are going on with our bodies, for example:

Lichen Planus Simplex is a itchy skin condition causing itchy and thickened skin at the areas of skin injured. This condition is the skin’s response to chronic physical trauma. Lichen planus affects mainly adults and can involve any portion of the body, but is often found on wrists, ankles, oral and genital tissues. Lichen Planus Simplex is experienced as a recurrent or chronic rash that with inflammation and is characterized by small, flat, polygonal bumps that sometimes grow together into rough, scaly plaques on the skin. There is also sometimes a rash in the lining of the mouth or vagina. It is often thought to look like psoriasis or eczema, which often leads to it being mistreated. Linchen Planus Simplex is due to a venous insufficiency that causes lichenification or skin thickening.

Lichen Simplex Chronicus can occur in human beings of any age, race, and sex. It is important to understand that as an individual suffering from this condition, it is not simply a skin condition but what can be described as a systematic disease with skin manifestations. This is a common condition that begins as an itchy patch of skin. With progressive scratching, this inflamed area of skin follows a cyclic pattern that leads to a severe thickened, scaly and dry patch of skin. This unsightly patch of skin can be quite irritating and frustrating which can go on for years.

Not surprisingly, the LSC lesion will not heal until the underlying cause, i.e. CVI, is treated. That’s because it is the CVI that causes the chronic itch to begin with. Ironically, this seemingly simple process is missed by most primary care doctors and dermatologists alike. The problem is that most of the medical community is not very well familiar with CVI and its complications.

Today, there are several minimally-invasive, office-based ways to treat CVI. This skin condition is often treated with simply applying cortisone creams or even injecting cortisone, which is not going to cure the lesion. However, Dr. Kaveh at Alpha Vein Clinic who specializes in the treatment of Venous diseases have been very progressive and successful in treating thousands of insufficient veins. We have had many grateful patients who finally had their LSC lesions cured. Furthermore Dr. Kaveh is the only doctor in Las Vegas, NV who knows how to properly and effectively treat this condition. If you are in need of further information, call Dr. Kaveh today at (702) 430-7661 to schedule a consultation.