Vaginal rejuvenation: whose turf?

AESTHETIC CONSIDERATIONS IN WOMEN’S HEALTH

Vaginal rejuvenation: whose turf?

Dec
2018
Vol. 37. No. 4
Laura Schilling, MD | Nazanin Saedi, MD

Many medical conditions can cross over the territories of various specialties. These conditions may benefit from, or even require, a multidisciplinary approach. While ideally this leads to a collaborative and coveted patient-centered care model, it can also give rise to competitive “turf wars.” A popular topic that has entered the “turf wars” is vaginal rejuvenation. Vaginal rejuvenation through light- and energy-based devices is a rapidly expanding field, quickly gaining the attention of dermatologists and gynecologists alike. Dermatology has the most experience and expertise with lasers and energy-based devices for rejuvenation, whereas gynecology has the advanced knowledge of the vaginal anatomy, tissue structure, and function. We herein argue that a collaborative effort between dermatology and gynecology is most appropriate for proper care of our patients and for the advancement of this growing niche.

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