Does going to the beach help with acne?

Friday, July 5th, 2013, 3:00 am

Acne vulgaris is an inflammatory disease of the skin that tends to be worse in men, primarily because of higher levels of testosterone and other androgens. Besides male hormones, inflammation and bacteria on the skin contribute to the red nodules and pus bumps that are seen. One often hears about [...]

I have dark pigmentation on my face. What is the best treatment these days?

Friday, June 21st, 2013, 3:00 am

Dark pigmentation on the face is a common concern in men. Dark spots are usually one of three non-cancerous skin conditions: sun spots, melasma or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).   Sun spots, or solar lentigo in dermatology jargon, are flat brown spots that occur on sun-exposed surfaces (face, arms, upper back). [...]

I have a new scar on my face. What should I do and will Mederma help?

Friday, June 7th, 2013, 3:00 am

This is a question that a lot of men have on their minds, considering that almost all guys have had a scrape, burn or surgery that has left a scar on their skin. Scars are the result of the normal wound healing process the body uses to repair trauma to [...]

What do I need to know about sunscreen? What men should know

Friday, May 31st, 2013, 8:24 pm

Sunscreens are an important component of man’s fight against skin aging and skin cancer. There are plenty of misconceptions and misinformation about sunscreen that are passed along from one person to the next.   Considering that 90% of skin aging and cancer is due to cumulative sunlight exposure, protecting the [...]

What guy dermatologists tell their male friends: 8 essential tips from a board-certified dermatologist

Friday, May 17th, 2013, 3:00 am

What guy dermatologists tell their male friends: When you’re in a pinch, having an attorney as your buddy has a lot of perks. But when it comes to aging skin and skin cancer, nothing beats having a board-certified dermatologist as a friend. These elite skin doctors know the best methods [...]

Vorteil Shares Best Sun Protection Strategies for Men

Friday, May 10th, 2013, 3:00 am

In this recent article, Dr. Ryan Goerig, a board-certified dermatologist, specializing in aesthetic dermatology at Vorteil Dermatology in Dana Point, CA shares sun protection strategies for men in an interview with   The full article can be read here:   LIKE what you are reading? Join Vorteil on [...]

Do collagen supplements boost collagen in the skin?

Friday, May 3rd, 2013, 3:00 am

Collagen is the major structural protein in human skin, accounting for three-fourths of its mass. The strength of collagen fibers is what gives skin its firm, smooth and non-wrinkled appearance. Collagen is made and released by cells in the second layer of the skin called fibroblasts. Unlike women, men’s collagen [...]

What is the “UV Index” and why should I care?

Friday, April 26th, 2013, 3:00 am

The Ultraviolet (UV) Index, developed by the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is a forecast of the amount of ultraviolet radiation expected to reach the Earth’s surface when the sun is highest in the sky. Meausured on a scale of 1-10, the higher the index, [...]

What is a dysplastic nevus?

Friday, April 19th, 2013, 3:00 am

A dysplastic nevus (also called an atypical nevus) is a benign growth of melanocytes (pigment producing cells in the skin) that may share some of the clinical or microscopic features of melanoma, but it is not melanoma or any other form of skin cancer. In fact, Dr. Goerig of Vorteil [...]

What can Botox do for me? Botox injections for men

Friday, April 12th, 2013, 9:41 pm

Neuromodulators (BOTOX® Cosmetic) are used to smooth lines and wrinkles on the face that result from contraction of muscles of facial expression. BOTOX® relaxes these muscles and can smooth hyperfunctional lines that can lead to an angry, tired or sad appearance.   Areas of the face commonly treated in men [...]

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