Vaginal rejuvenation: whose turf?

Laura Schilling, Nazanin Saedi
Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery 2018, 37 (4): 236-237
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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