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James Haynes is a contributing health writer for Zwivel.

skincare

Retin-A, also know as Tretnoin cream, is one of the most widely prescribed topical anti-aging products in the world. Tretinoin is scientifically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by increasing natural collagen production in the skin. In most cases the effects are visible after 6-8 weeks of regular use. However, precautions must be taken, as overuse can cause skin…

Overbite correction

An overbite is a misalignment of the upper and lower teeth that causes the upper teeth to be forced forward. Overbites can change the overall shape of the face, making the chin smaller and the face rounder. Orthognathic surgery can provide dramatic improvements, but comes at a high cost. There are many ways to correct an overbite, although the treatment…

perfect teeth

A severe underbite can cause jaw pain, headaches, speech issues and tooth decay. Treatment options in children are non-surgical and involve orthodontic approaches. In adults, underbite correction generally requires both surgery and braces. An underbite, or prognathism as dentists call it, is one of the most noticeable of all dental problems. A severe underbite changes the overall shape of the…

wart removal

A wart is a skin growth caused by the human papilloma virus. While some strains of HPV are a risk factor for cancer, warts are not. There are many kinds of warts that grow on different parts of the body. Warts can be treated by home remedies, although modern clinical treatments are considered more reliable. What is a wart? A…

strawberry legs

Strawberry legs are extremely common, affecting millions of people every year. The term “strawberry legs” is colloquial and generally describes darkened pores or small bumps at the site of each hair follicle. Home remedies may work, but in most cases dermatologists recommend laser hair removal as the most efficient and only permanent solution. Every summer, millions of women are reluctant…

Hair Loss Pills

Common FDA-approved hair loss medications include Finasteride, Minoxidil and Ketoconazole. The most effective of these is Finasteride, which works by blocking the body’s production of DHT. Some international treatments have not yet been approved by the FDA. Many dermatologists recommend a “multi-pronged” approach to fighting hair loss which includes multiple treatments. Since the dawn of time, humans have been losing…

Laser Skin Whitening

Laser skin whitening (“laser peels”) can be used to treat a variety of skin pigmentation issues. There are two major types of laser treatment: ablative and non-ablative. Laser treatments generally take under one hour to perform, with a short recovery time and minimal side effects. What is laser skin whitening? While the thought of using lasers on one’s skin might…

Lingual Braces

“Lingual braces” are nearly invisible braces that are preferred by many adults over both traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners. Lingual braces have seen decades of improvement over their initial designs and are now an extremely effective option for orthodontic treatment. Lingual braces do have downsides including pain, potential speech issues and additional costs. For many adults, the thought of…

Mole Removal

Moles, also known as nevi, are extremely common skin growths which typically first appear in childhood and young adulthood. Most moles are not dangerous, but some are. If your mole changes in shape or color you should consult with a dermatologist. There are multiple home remedies for removing moles. Some home remedies work, but they do have risks and may…

Acrochordon

A skin tag is an extremely common skin growth affecting 25% of adults. Skin tags are not dangerous. Skin tags are easily removed by your doctor or dermatologist. About 25% of us will get a skin tag at some point in our lives. Skin tags are rare when we’re very young but become more common later in life. Some of…

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