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Private: What Is The Best Way To Treat A Blister?

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014, 4:20 pm

Blisters are usually due to the application of repetitive shearing forces on the skin. This can occur on your feet, hands, fingers or toes. These shearing forces cause fluid to leak between the layers of the skin, resulting in the loss of the “glue” that hold the skin cells together. [...]

What shampoo should I use to thicken my hair?

Sunday, November 16th, 2014, 11:07 pm

A: Hair thickness is basically the combined diameter of the individual hair shafts. Hair is only about .09 mm thick, so slightly increasing this diameter on all the hair follicles can greatly increase the perceived density and thickness. In addition, men are born with about 100,000 hairs on their head. [...]

What’s a Normal Number of Moles?

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014, 2:51 pm

Moles are formed by the pigment producing cells in the skin called melanocytes. When the melanocytes form groups or “nests”, they produce brown bumps and dots called moles. Although there is no ideal number of moles to have, the more moles a man has the higher the risk of melanoma [...]

What’s the best way to shave?

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014, 7:44 pm

A: Shaving for men is a necessary evil in life. On the one hand, it looks good—who doesn’t want a close, smooth shave. On the other hand, you have to scrape steel blades across the curvatures of your facial skin, all without causing irritation, gashes and cuts. What’s more, men [...]

Do I need to use lip balms? Are there different kinds?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014, 6:44 pm

File this to the “under the radar” category: lip cancer is a frequent and overlooked site for skin cancer. What’s more, lip cancer occurs most frequently in Caucasian men over the age of 45. Studies have shown that males are 3-13 times more likely to develop lip cancers compared to [...]

I Am Interested in a Laser Resurfacing Procedure for the Sun Damage on My Face. What Should I Expect?

Friday, August 1st, 2014, 7:54 pm

Sun damage is the number one cause of skin aging in men. In fact, 90% of the features of aged skin is attributable to the sun’s harmful UVA rays. When UVA rays hit the skin, a sequence of cellular reactions leads to breakdown of collagen, elastin and other skin proteins. [...]

I Have a Huge Zit on My Face. What is the Fastest Way to Clear it Up?

Monday, July 14th, 2014, 7:19 pm

Acne, and the zits it produces, is caused by a combination of 4 things: clogged pores, bacteria, inflammation and excessive oil. It turns out that men produce five times more oil than women, mostly from increased amounts testosterone in their blood. A giant pimple the day before a big event [...]

6 Strategies for Combating Hair Loss

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014, 3:03 pm

When a man starts losing his hair, it’s not just the follicles you see going down the drain. Often, a man’s confidence and identity go with it. A man’s head of hair is tied to his masculinity and function in life, which is why keeping it is such a high [...]

What are the benefits of the strip method of hair transplantation versus the robotic surgery?

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014, 7:35 pm

Hair transplantation is a very popular procedure in the United States, with over 88,000 procedures being performed last year. At Vorteil, guys frequently ask about the differences and pros/cons between robotic surgery (Artas, Neograft) and traditional “strip” surgery. Let’s look at each of these two topics and discuss the relevant [...]

I get cold sores. Does Abreva work?

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014, 6:21 am

Cold sores, also known as fever blisters and herpes simplex labialis, are common among men. In fact, one in 5 men have frequent cold sores and up to 90% of the population in the US tests positive for the virus that causes them. The virus itself, herpes simplex virus, is [...]

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