Fractional Micro-ablative CO2 Laser as Therapy in Penile Lichen Sclerosus

J Lasers Med Sci. 2021 Oct 18:12:e61. doi: 10.34172/jlms.2021.61. eCollection 2021.


Introduction: Topical steroids remain the first-line therapy to treat lichen sclerosus (LS), but circumcision may be curative in most cases. Positive results have been obtained by using a fractional micro-ablative CO2 laser to treat genital LS. This study aims to assess the safety and efficacy of the fractional micro-ablative CO2 laser in the treatment of penile LS. Case Presentation: Five treatments with the fractional CO2 laser were performed on one 69-year-old man affected by penile LS. A significant improvement in symptomatology was noted after the first treatment session. Complete clinical remission was achieved 14 weeks after the last treatment. Conclusion: The fractional micro-ablative CO2 laser may represent a practical therapeutic approach in penile LS.

Keywords: CO2 laser; Laser; Lichen sclerosus.

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