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Justinas Staskevicius is a contributing health writer for Zwivel. He resides in Montreal, Canada. His stories about antifascists, eSports and benefit concerts have graced publications including Goomba Stomp and CULT MTL.

Tattoo Removal

Tattoos are becoming more common in the United States. Over 40% of people between the ages of 18 and 29 are tattooed. While tattoos have been around for over 5,000 years, effective laser removal techniques only began to surface in the 1960s. Although laser removal techniques are by far the most common removal method, alternative options like tattoo removal creams…

hair cloning

When the word “cloning” comes up, most minds jump to science fiction films, or real world larger-than-life experiments like Dolly the sheep. Few imagine a full head of cloned hair, a concept that has been in the works for decades and is inching ever closer to commercialization. Hair cloning encompasses several experimental approaches to hair loss treatment. While this includes the…

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Transgender men -- men who were assigned female at birth -- make up a significant portion of the estimated 1.4 million adults who identify as transgender in the United States. This article answers some of the most frequently asked questions on FTM surgery. As transgender men navigate the waters of their own gender identity, some choose to undergo female to…

Does Proactiv Work

From infomercials to YouTube ads, along with a list of past and present celebrity ambassadors including Justin Bieber, Krysten Ritter, and Sean Combs, few skincare products are more widely advertised than Proactiv. But what do actual skin experts think of this "miracle" acne treatment? Proactiv was devised by Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, two dermatologists that met during…

womans neck

The cartilage over the larynx is a defining characteristic of adult males, making the tracheal shave one of the most commonly requested facial feminization procedures. Puberty is awkward for most, but absolutely alienating for some, as their bodies becomes increasingly out of line with their gender identity. For trans women who benefit from hormone replacement therapy (HRT) at an early age, many…

Removing Whiteheads

Before a job interview, a first date, or an important presentation -- comedones have a way of rearing their ugly heads in the worst moments. Here's what you should and shouldn't do to get rid of whiteheads. Why Popping Whiteheads Is A Bad Idea You may be tempted to squeeze out whiteheads to deal with them fast, but as most dermotologists will tell you,…

What is folliculitis

We asked two expert dermatologists to comment on the effectiveness of at-home folliculitis remedies. Here's their advice. What Is Folliculitis? Folliculitis is a common, benign skin condition caused by the presence of inflammatory cells within the hair follicle, creating a red bump or acne-like pustule. Inflamed hair follicles, typically infected by the bacteria staphylococcus aureus, result in rashes, itchy skin, swelling, and…

elbow lipomas

Over a lifetime, it is normal to accumulate a small collection of minor annoyances with our bodies. A poorly placed freckle, a tiny chip in the tooth, or a creaky wrist are symptoms of the human condition that many will simply ignore. When it comes to their bodies, people have been hardwired to worry about unnatural lumps. Lipomas are among…

Acne Scar Treatment

We asked two beauty experts to weigh in on the effectiveness of microneedling for the treatment of acne scars. Here's their advice. Every year, 50 million Americans suffer from acne. For many, the most common skin condition in the country clears up over time. However, others are left with a lasting reminder of the predominantly teen skin disease in the form…

When most people think of liposuction, they are more than likely thinking of the procedure's traditional form known as suction-assisted liposuction or dry liposuction. However, liposuction has come a long way since its early days. Dry liposuction simply involves inserting a small tube attached to a vacuum-like machine into a 2 - 3 millimetre incision in the body. The professional…

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