Are Zinc Oxide Nanoparticle Sunscreens Safe to Use?

Sunday, April 13th, 2014, 6:12 pm

Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles are defined as particles less than 1,000 nm in diameter and are developed using a relatively new technique called nanotechnology. ZnO nanoparticles are a proven ingredient in many sunscreens, effectively shielding out and deflecting cancer causing UVB rays and age inducing UVA rays.   The controversy [...]

Does Aloe Help Burns Heal Faster?

Friday, March 14th, 2014, 6:21 pm

Aloe Vera is a tropical plant grown in hot climates throughout the world. The active gel, found in the pulpy flesh of an aloe vera plant leaf, has been used since the Roman times to speed up wound healing, including sunburn. Since men’s skin has significantly more blood flow than [...]

At night I itch like crazy. Is this normal?

Friday, February 14th, 2014, 7:45 pm

Itching, or pruritus in dermatology jargon, can be caused by a plethora of skin conditions, not just one. This is a very common symptom and sometimes doesn’t have a rash associated with it. A key player in itch is a molecule called histamine. Mast cells, which permanently occupy the skin, [...]

Does tattoo removal work? Will it leave me a scar?

Friday, February 7th, 2014, 7:42 pm

Tattoo removal in men has steadily risen over the last 20 years. In fact, according to recent statistics published in the journal Archives of Dermatology, 28% of men with tattoos regret getting inked within 1 year after having it done and as many as 50% of men choose to undergo [...]

My Back is Covered With Hair What Are My Options?

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013, 8:59 pm

Back hair, as well as excessive hair on the chest and neck, is a common concern for men and a condition we treat frequently at Vorteil. According to the latest statistics, 193,000 men had hair removal treatment last year in the US. In addition to the aesthetic appearance and inconvenience [...]

I Have a Greasy, Shiny Forehead What Should I Do?

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013, 8:16 pm

A greasy, shiny forehead can interfere with a man’s daily activities and decrease his function in life, such as meeting clients and giving business presentations.   At Vorteil, we also see these types of skin conditions hamper a man’s confidence when going out with significant others, leading to a less [...]

Can Manscaping Increase the Chances of an STD?

Friday, November 15th, 2013, 7:08 pm

Shaving pubic hair is pretty common among men and does present health concerns from a male dermatology viewpoint. Besides the danger of shaving in that area (according to a 2010 study in the journal Urology, men had over 750 emergency room visits related to using razors in the pubic region), [...]

Can Certain Foods Influence Acne Breakouts?

Thursday, November 7th, 2013, 3:53 am

This is a question that has been debated among dermatologists for decades and is still controversial to this day. However, there is some new research that deserves mention. According to a recent article in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, high glycemic index foods, such as sugary cakes, [...]

Can Drinking Alcohol Beverages Accelerate Skin Aging in Men?

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013, 9:24 pm

Although cumulative sun exposure causes 90% of skin aging in men, the other 10% comes from a number of different sources. It turns out alcohol (along with smoking and environmental pollutants) is a major culprit. A recent study published in the Journal of Pharmacological and Biophysical Research showed that consuming [...]

5 Tips – Sunscreen Rules Decoded for Men

Friday, October 18th, 2013, 3:00 am

Sunscreen Rules Decoded   At Vorteil, we hear all the guy complaints about sunscreen—“it’s too greasy”, “it breaks me out” and “it stings my eyes when I swim” are the common ones. We also keep up to date on media news stories about sunscreen. From reports of cancer causing substances, [...]

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