Men’s Health

4 Ways to Deal with Psuedofolliculitis Barbae (a.k.a. “Razor Bumps”)

Psuedofolliculitis Barbae (sometimes called “razor bumps”) refers to ingrown beard hairs that become inflamed when the hairs penetrate the skin. It affects those who shave, and reinfection is common–especially if contaminated shaving equipment is used. It occurs near the skin surface, in the topmost portion of hair follicles, resulting in papules or pustules (pimples) that can ultimately lead to permanent Continue reading

The Role Of A Dermatology Physician Assistant (PA)

Physician assistants (PAs) are becoming more prevalent in many areas of healthcare. These highly qualified medical providers work with physicians, and they receive education and training in all major specialities, including dermatology. While physicians receive a doctorate degree in medicine, most PAs have a master’s degree in medicine. “PAs who work in dermatology receive a great deal of additional training from the Continue reading

You’re Faithful About Using Sunscreen — But Are You Using it Correctly?

Much has been written over the past few decades about the dangers of exposing your skin to the sun’s rays without protecting it with sunscreen. We’re urged over and over again to make sunscreen part of our daily skin care regimen, and with good reason. “The rate of new melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, among adults in the Continue reading

How are Scarring and Non-Scarring Hair Loss Different?

Hair loss is all too common a concern. For men and women alike, hair loss can be an indication of a health problem, a side effect of a medical treatment or medication, or something we consider genetically programmed and part of the natural aging process. Regardless of the reasons, hair loss is much more than an aesthetic concern. As such, there Continue reading

Don’t Let Runner’s Toe Slow You Down

Running is a great way to stay fit and it’s one of the most popular forms of exercise. But even though running brings heart-healthy benefits, all of that pounding on the feet can cause visible problems in the skin and toenails. Many long distance runners have toenails that turn black. “The repetitive pressure on the toe from running can cause Continue reading

What is Qilib for Hair Loss?

“Qilib is being heralded as a revolutionary hair regrowth product,” shares Dr. Miriam Hanson, a board certified Dermatologist in Austin, Texas. The product addresses not only the problem of hair loss, but also thinning hair. A dual action system, Qilib is made up of the active ingredient Minoxidil and a blend of botanicals, such as Vitamin C, proteins, lipids, and antioxidants, Continue reading

How Does Rogaine/Minoxidil Work For Hair Loss?

Men and women alike can suffer from the distressing effects of hair loss, from thinning of the hair to pattern baldness. “Several causes for hair loss exist,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. This includes androgenetic alopecia, a heritable form of thinning that often affects people around age 40, and alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that Continue reading

Top 3 Treatments for Male Pattern Baldness

Known by its medical name, androgenic alopecia, male pattern baldness is one of the more common forms of alopecia that affect most men at some point in their life. The United States National Library of Medicine notes that about half of all men will have some manifestation of male pattern baldness by the time they are 50 years old. There Continue reading

Which Supplements Should be Avoided Before Surgery or Cosmetic Procedures?

Do you know which supplements should be avoided before surgery or cosmetic procedures? We all know we need to tell our doctors about the prescriptions we’re taking, and even the over-the-counter drugs we’re on. But how often do you consider the potential risks supplements have to the safety of a medical procedure? “It’s a little ironic,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board-certified Continue reading

Razor Bumps: Why Shaving Technique is Key to Avoiding Skin Irritation of Pseudofolliculitis Barbae

Men who shave with a blade know the risks of irritating the skin. But even careful shaving runs the risk of causing more serious “razor bumps” – a condition in which the curved hairs grow back into the skin and cause a reaction, such as inflammation. “The medical term for the condition is pseudofolliculitis barbae,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board Continue reading

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