Lichen Sclerosus Treatment Timeline

Experience with the Stem Cell Lift® Procedure

from Nathan Newman, MD

As a doctor and a pioneer in the field of Stem cell therapy, I am committed to empowering patients through education. I believe in exchange of ideas and knowledge, openness and sharing. Therefore I have written many articles detailing the Stem Cell Lift® procedure, and its current applications for cosmetic, reconstructive and therapeutic purposes. I continue to write updated information on stem cell therapy as it is a fast changing field in medicine with many new advances and uses.

During the past 3 years, I have learned much about the difficulties women with vulvar Lichen Sclerosus symptoms have in getting a correct diagnosis. To date, the medical literature on Lichen Sclerosus is incomplete and confusing. This problem is compounded by the low level of awareness and understanding amongst doctors about this debilitating condition, which limits their ability to recognize and properly treat Lichen Sclerosus.
As is the case with most other autoimmune skin conditions, even when diagnosed, the treatment options are limited and often not very effective. Unfortunately many women continue to suffer greatly from their Lichen Sclerosus symptoms despite their prescribed treatments. Therefore, Lichen Sclerosus sufferers have sought stem cell therapy at my clinic in hopes of finding relief.

Fortunately, I have found the clinical response to the application of the Stem Cell Lift® procedure for Lichen Sclerosus treatment to be very helpful and encouraging.
Please see below, a recap of our experience in treating Lichen Sclerosus with the Stem Cell Lift® procedure and our efforts to raise awareness, to dispel misconceptions, and to educate patients and doctors about the disease and its promising treatment with stem cell therapy.

April 2011
I treated the first Lichen Sclerosus patient with the Stem Cell Lift® procedure

Mid 2011
I wrote and published on line a comprehensive article on Lichen Sclerosus, the treatment options available, and a detailed description of the Stem Cell Lift® procedure

2011 to present
Started to follow the clinical course of our Lichen Sclerosus patients after having the Stem Cell Lift® procedure.
My staff and I created questionnaires to study Lichen Sclerosus, Lichen Sclerosus treatments, and the effectiveness of the Stem Cell Lift® procedure for Lichen Sclerosus
We continue to follow and monitor the long term effects of the Stem Cell Lift® procedure in our Lichen Sclerosus patients

August 2012
Based on our initial experience, we modified our protocol to improve the procedure

September 2013
My staff and I met with Fabia Brackenbury, the founder of Worldwide Lichen Sclerosus and Vulvar Health Awareness Campaign (VHAC), presented our work and toured our facilities. Fabia and I agreed to improve patient education on stem cell therapy for Lichen Sclerosus

October 2013
At the request of my Lichen Sclerosus patients, we established the “Lichen Sclerosus-Treatments, Signs & Symptoms” Facebook group. For the privacy of the members of this group, this page is not visible to the public. The purpose of this group is to have a place where members may share their experiences about Lichen Sclerosus treatments and be able to receive direct feedback from me as a doctor.

Anyone with Lichen Sclerosus who wishes to join the “Lichen Sclerosus-Treatments, Signs & Symptoms” Facebook group may email my office at info@nathannewmanmd.com with a request to join this Facebook group

November 2013
The Stem Cell Lift® procedure for Lichen Sclerosus was featured on Television on “The Doctors Show”.

January 2014
I wrote an article entitled Lichen Sclerosus treatment with the stem cell lift® procedure: An Update on This New, Promising and Natural Treatment.
Please read and share this article on our website at Stem-Cell-Lift.com

February 2014
Review of our clinical results with the Stem Cell Lift® procedure for Lichen Sclerosus

  • To date, we have treated a total of 65 patient with Lichen Sclerosus
  • We have done a total of 121 treatments
    • So far, most patients have received 2 treatments
    • Number of treatments per patient has ranged from 1 to 4 treatments
  • We have noted remarkable clinical results with the Stem Cell Lift® procedure and as reported by patients on the questionnaires
    • All of our patients reported symptomatic relief from their Lichen Sclerosis symptoms after having undergone the Stem Cell Lift® procedure
    • Most patients improved significantly (51% of patients reported 76-100% improvement)
    • We have found a direct correlation between hormonal imbalances or medical stressors and worsening of Lichen Sclerosus symptoms

February 2014
Based on my review of our clinical experience with the Stem Cell Lift® procedure in helping Lichen Sclerosus treatment seekers find relief from their disease symptoms, we have begun the implementation of an updated procedure protocol. We recognize the fact that Lichen Sclerosus, as an autoimmune skin disease, presents and responds to treatments differently in each patient. The number of procedures needed to achieve the desired results varies from patient to patient. Therefore, we have modified our Stem Cell Lift® procedure protocol to better tailor to the needs of each individual in an effort to optimize the benefits, minimize the discomfort and make each procedure more affordable to all Lichen Sclerosus sufferers

May 2014

Dr. Newman attended a conference at the North American Chapter of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases

Jun 2014

Discovered a hormone compounding company to make alcohol and glycerin free ointments for estrace and testosterone

July 2014

Found a compounding company to make a strong numbing ointment that does not irritate sensitive skin and implemented this into our new protocol

Jan 2015

Updated protocol, added the use of a q-tip to help facilitate unfusing

April 2015

Treated our 100th patient

July 2015

Dr. Newman’s LS data was presented at the World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease

Aug 2015

Our paper, titled “Signs and Symptoms of Genital Lichen Sclerosus in Women Seeking Autologous Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Treatment” was published in the Medical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology on August 19, 2015, if you would like to read it, click Here

Dec 2015

Dr. Newman presented Stem Cell Lift® treatment results in Israel

March 2016

Dr. Newman has carried out more than 250 Stem Cell Lift® procedures for LS

We hope to have another paper regarding our treatment results published this year.

 

Graphs are data collected from April 2011-April 2016

 

 

 

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I personally extend my gratitude and appreciation for your support, cooperation, time and trust. The input you give us, from your first-hand experience, allows my staff and I to learn, improve our procedures and to ease the discomfort associated with Lichen Sclerosus. Together, in this meaningful cause, I hope we will be able to bring the much needed awareness and effective treatments to help Lichen Sclerosus sufferers.

Sincerely yours,
Nathan Newman, MD
Innovator of the Stem Cell Lift®