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If you have red or purplish bumps that develop on the wrists, lower back, ankles, genitals or mouth, you could have lichen planus. This autoimmune condition can affect men or women and the cause is unknown. While lichen planus often can go away on its own, some people may have irritating symptoms or reoccurring outbreaks. Our dermatology team at LM Medical NYC offers lichen planus treatment at our state-of-the-art medical facility in Manhattan.

Symptoms and Types of Lichen Planus

There are a variety of different types and formations of lichen planus. While red or purplish bumps on the skin that itch are the most common symptom, there are different types of lichen planus that impact different areas. Wrists, ankles, lower back, scalp and other body skin can have red bumps, itching and thicker or scaly skin form. Other types of lichen planus include:

  • Oral – This includes white lines or dots on the gums with peeling or painful sores
  • Genital – Patches of red bumps or painful sores can appear on the penis or outer female genitals
  • Nails – Fingernails or toenails will form ridges and become thin or split
  • Scalp – Red bumps with itching on the scalp, sometimes accompanied by hair loss

Lichen planus can clear up on its own or have recurring outbreaks. The skin condition can be uncomfortable, and genital lichen planus can make sexual intercourse very painful. Plus, many patients with this disease are unhappy with the aesthetic issues involving hair loss, skin rashes and unhealthy nails.

If you have symptoms of lichen planus, you can receive a diagnosis and treatment at LM Medical NYC. Lichen planus can mimic many other skin conditions and requires a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis. Treatment can include antihistamines, oral medications and topical creams that can help relieve symptoms and heal the skin.

To schedule a skin consultation with our top-rated dermatologist, Dr. Morgan Rabach, contact us at LM Medical NYC in Greenwich Village. We can book your appointment for lichen planus diagnosis or treatment.

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Taylor L.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is incredible at what she does, she recommends small adjustments that look so natural but also give a noticeable result. Beyond that, she's absolutely lovely to be around and the entire energy of her office is so pleasant! I'll be turning to her for her recommendations go forward, it's SO important to find a plastic surgeon you can really trust. She is it! Thank you!

Shane V.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is simply outstanding! She has a wonderfully warm and caring bedside manner and always takes the time to listen. She is highly regarded as an expert in her field and it shows through her superb clinical acumen. Her office staff are kind, professional, and responsive. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Rabach!

Kathleen P.

I’ve been visiting LM medical for 4 years. The staff is always welcoming. The location is beautiful and modern. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Lesley are amazing physicians. They are very personable and genuine. They are open to questions and addressed all of my concerns. I have been more then pleased with my experience with LM Medical and I highly recommend this office.

Chris B.

Dr. Morgan Rabach and her staff provide top tier care and excellent service. Dr. Rabach is well-versed in the latest research. She made lots of time to discuss my dermatological history (what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, what hasn’t been tried) and all the available treatments to find the best path forward. She didn’t settle - pushing to make sure I got the best results possible. Would recommend without any reservations!

Toni D.

I have been seeing both Dr. Lesley & Dr. Morgan now for almost about three years now. Each time is better than the last. I trust them for natural results & they always deliver. What I value most is that they are never pushy! Always open, honest, and they are just overall good people.

Xavier M.

Dr Morgan and her staff are very warm and efficient professionals. She provided me with straightforward answers on three different concerns and more importantly, found the adequate treatment for me right away. A well staffed and organized team! Highly recommended.

Emily B.

The staff are incredibly friendly and so helpful. The wait times are very short, the space is clean and modern, and they're very quick to respond to questions over the phone or email. I needed a detailed receipt for my insurance and they gave me two different versions until my insurance was satisfied. The doctors are friendly, laid back, and really listen which is awesome. Would highly recommend!!

Stacy A.

Fun, safe and the results were perfect. Can’t wait for my next procedure!

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