Dermatology Online Journal
Genital Rejuvenation: The Next Frontier in Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
- Author(s): Cohen, Philip R.
- et al.
Genital rejuvenation encompasses not only the nonsurgical interventions but also the surgical procedures that are utilized to improve the functional aspects and/or enhance the aesthetic presentation of the genitalia of women (vaginal rejuvenation) and men (scrotal rejuvenation). Vaginal rejuvenation was introduced into the medical literature in 2007; yet, within the last decade, physician and patient interest in this field has markedly increased. In contrast, the term scrotal rejuvenation was only coined in 2018. Rejuvenation of the genitalia may be considered for hair-associated (alopecia and hypertrichosis), morphology-associated (vulvovaginal atrophy, excess clitoral or labial tissue, scrotal wrinkling, and vaginal or scrotal laxity), and vascular-associated (angiokeratomas) changes of the vagina and scrotum. As women and men gain insight into the conditions that are amendable to genital rejuvenation, the demand for vaginal rejuvenation and scrotal rejuvenation will likely increase. Genital rejuvenation may become the next frontier in medical and cosmetic dermatology and dermatologists have the opportunity to provide rejuvenation of the vagina and scrotum for their patients.