Posts By Justinas Staskevicius

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Justinas Staskevicius is a contributing health writer for Zwivel. He resides in Montreal, Canada.

Hypopigmentation

Hypopigmentation can occur in people of all races but is most noticeable in individuals with darker skin Hypopigmentation can be caused by numerous factors, but it is most common after damage to the skin. Two of the most drastic forms of hypopigmentation are albinism and vitiligo In popular culture, several people with hypopigmentation have been an inspiration and a voice…

elbow lipomas

Lipomas are among the most common lumps on the human body.  Although they might be responsible for the short term worries of some, they often become just another benign part of life for man What is a lipoma? Lipomas are benign tumors consisting largely of fat cells and, in some cases, blood vessels. The growths generally occur just below the…

What is folliculitis

Folliculitis is a common benign skin condition caused by the presence of inflammatory cells within the hair follicle While not life threatening to most, folliculitis can cause discomfort, and be aesthetically unappealing. Certain at-home remedies can be helpful in treating folliculitis Simple actions like regular bathing, particularly after exercising, significantly reduce the chances of acquiring folliculitis What is folliculitis? Folliculitis is…

Penile Lengthening

The average penis is roughly 3.5 inches flaccid and 5 inches erect, with a circumference of approximately 4.8 inches erect. A 2015 study found that heterosexual women prefer long term partners with penises 6.3 inches in length. For one time sexual encounters, slightly larger penises were preferred at 6.4 inches in length and 5 inches in girth. Held by many as…

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, alternative options like tattoo removal creams are gaining…

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…

lgbt flag

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. Can I pop a whitehead? You may be tempted to squeeze out whiteheads to deal with them fast, but as most dermotologists will tell you, this could…

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