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Advances in ablative and non-ablative lasers in gynecology: A clinician’s guide

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In a recent expansion of laser technology, dozens of manufacturers have started marketing fractional ablative and non-ablative technology for gynecologic office-based procedures. This technology has been used to treat conditions such as atrophic vaginitis, vaginal laxity, lichen sclerosus, and stress urinary incontinence. In this video, the authors describe the biophysics of fractional ablative and non-ablative lasers, provide a procedural demonstration, list outcomes from available research, and discuss ethical concerns.

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