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How weight loss affects your skin

File under “Physical Changes That Are Totally Normal”: If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, you may have noticed that some areas of skin appear looser on your smaller body than they used to. Some people view loose or sagging skin as a fierce symbol of strength; others may find themselves frustrated by excess […]

20 Questions With a Guy Who Got the SWAG Procedure to Enlarge His Penis

“I feel like someone who went from earning 50 grand a year to being a millionaire overnight.” Editor’s note: Men’s Health does not endorse the SWAG procedure—or any penis-enlargement technique—without first consulting a physician. NSFW warning: the following post contains a digital rendering of the patient’s penis before and after the procedure. Penis size doesn’t […]

These Are the 10 Best Supplements for Males

Remember when we were kids and the only supplements we heard about were either Flintstones chewables or Centrum Silver? Times have certainly changed, and nowadays, depending on your lifestyle and fitness goals, 10 minutes on Instagram could expose you to 10 different health supplements—from protein to creatine to adaptogen powders. Another thing that’s survived from […]

7 Treatments For Stressed-Out Skin

The pandemic has led to higher levels of stress for many people. According to the American Psychological Association’s “Stress in America” survey, nearly 78 percent of adults report that the pandemic is a significant source of stress in their life. In addition, nearly half of adults report that their health and behavior has been negatively […]

The Best Treatments For Stressed-Out Skin

The pandemic has led to higher levels of stress for many people. According to the American Psychological Association’s “Stress in America” survey, nearly 78 percent of adults report that the pandemic is a significant source of stress in their life. In addition, nearly half of adults report that their health and behavior has been negatively […]

Is Caffeine the Jolt Your Skin Needs?

Some people swear they can’t live without caffeine, a.k.a. the morning cup of joe. But could it be a “must” in your skincare as much as your coffee mug? N.Y.C.-based board-certified dermatologists Dr. Marie Hayag, founder of Fifth Avenue Aesthetics and Dr. David Shafer of the Shafer Clinic, help explain what the buzz is all […]

Doctors warn against dangerous at-home lip filler trend

Medical procedures should never be performed at home, period. Not even if you found a lip injection kit on the internet. Especially in that instance, actually. Some people are attempting it anyway, though. Videos of YouTube and TikTok users experimenting with hyaluron pens or hyaluronic pens have become increasingly popular. The self-injecting pens force filler […]

Officials Warn Parents Of Dangerous Trend On TikTok

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery is warning parents that kids are using hyaluron pens to inject filler into their lips. Watch video here. Video Transcript MEGHAN SCHILLER: There is a new dangerous trend making the rounds on TikTok. And now the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association is warning parents. They say kids are […]

13 Ways to Treat the Appearance of Jowls, According to Dermatologists

As we age, our face and body change. It’s just a natural part of life, and it’s nothing you should ever feel ashamed about. After all, so much of aging is dependent upon factors we can’t control, like genetics and body shape. With that being said, just as there’s no shame in the natural aging […]

Here’s The Scoop On Botox Microdosing With AquaGold

The buzzword is coming for your neurotoxin — and experts say that’s a good thing. Microbotulinum goes by many names — including microbotox, intradermal Botox, and Botox microdosing — and, chances are, you’re about to hear a lot more of all of them. This microneedling-like method of administering neurotoxin via microchannels has been gaining fans […]

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