Posts By William Payton

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William Payton has nearly two decades of experience developing consumer-targeted information in various elective healthcare specialties, including plastic surgery, dermatology, bariatrics, and ophthalmology. His work has also been published in medical trade publications such as Plastic Surgery Practice and Ophthalmology Times.

Retinol

Retinol is an effective OTC treatment for lines and some types of wrinkles Comparatively, it's not as effective for treating acne Side effects of retinol include skin dryness, redness and irritation If ineffective, a dermatologist can prescribe a stronger treatment Retinol is an ingredient added to skin creams and serums to treat wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and other skin problems. It attaches…

Lactic Acid Peel

Lactic acid is a naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that is milder than other AHAs Lactic acid peels exfoliate the outermost layers of skin and stimulate the production of collagen Both professional and at-home creams and exfoliants are available Lactic acid is a naturally occurring acid in our skin that also happens to be found in milk. It is…

Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment

Benzoyl peroxide kills the bacteria that causes acne Over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide products come in concentrations of 2.5%, 5%, and 10% for different severities of acne Effective treatment, particularly when used in combination with antibiotics See a board-certified dermatologist if you haven't noticed an improvement after three months’- use of an over-the-counter acne treatment containing benzoyl peroxide If you suffer from…

Juvederm Ultra Lip Fillers

Juvederm Ultra refers to a suite of injectable facial fillers used to add volume to the lips and other facial areas, as well as smooth out facial lines, wrinkles, and folds. There are five Ultra lines currently on the market: Juvederm Ultra Juvederm Ultra 2 Juvederm Ultra 3 Juvederm Ultra 4 Juvederm Ultra XC Why Are There so Many Versions…

Hymen Restoration

Hymenoplasty recreates the thin vaginal membrane called the hymen. This controversial procedure is intended to restore the appearance of virginity. Some experts see hymen reconstruction as a manifestation of female subjugation. Others view the procedure as acceptable and even necessary or life-saving, in some situations. Named for Hymenaeus, the Greek God of marriage, the hymen is a thin vaginal membrane…

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