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FtM SRS: Vaginectomy procedure in transgender men

The vaginectomy, also known as vaginal colpectomy, is one the of the surgical procedures performed in female to male (FtM) sex reassignment surgery (SRS). The surgery consists of two steps: Colpectomy, which is the excision and removal of the vaginal lining Colpocleisis, which is the surgical closure of the vagina by applying sutures throughout the

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Facial Masculinization Surgery for FtM transgender patients

Face masculinization surgery is a set of surgical procedures with the goal of modifying the facial features of the patient and make them more masculine; these procedures are requested both by FtM transgender patients and by cisgender men who desire stronger male facial features. Biological males and females express a different facial anatomy in particular

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Masculinizing Hormone Replacement Therapy guide for the FtM transgender patient

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a medical treatment for the transgender, transsexual or non-binary gender patients with a diagnosis of gender dysphoria. Its goal is to relieve the dysphoria and lead to psychological well-being by minimizing the secondary sexual characteristics of the gender assigned at birth (biological gender) and by inducing the development of the

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Permanent hair removal: laser and intense pulsed light (IPL)

Permanent hair removal with the use of laser or intense pulsed light devices is a technique that evolved greatly since its introduction in the late 1980s and its approval by the FDA in 1996. Nowadays, such devices are widely used in dermatology and aesthetic medicine practices with an increased demand for permanent hair removal procedures.

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Sclerotherapy and laser treatment for varicose and spider veins

Venous disease is a widespread problem that affects 40% to 55% of the population. Varicose veins, reticular veins and spider veins (telangiectasia) are the most common vascular disorders of the lower extremities and their incidence increases with age.  Varicose veins are caused by venous insufficiency, a vascular problem due to the failing of venous valves

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Prevention and Treatment of the Aging Skin with Cosmeceuticals: Phenolic Skin Lightening Agents

Hyperpigmentation disorders are among the most common findings in dermatology practices. The majority of these pigmentation disorders are: Melasma Chloasma (Melasma affecting pregnant women) Solar Lentigines Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation While individuals of all ages and skin hues can be affected, some groups have an increased incidence of such diseases, like women of reproductive age and darker

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Prevention and Treatment of the Aging Skin: Botanicals

    Botanicals are a large and diverse group of chemicals, which are extracted from leaves, seeds, bark, roots, and flowers of plants. They have been used in medicine / traditional medicine since human history and there is trace of their cosmetic use since ancient Egypt. Recently they have been brought to fame again by

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Prevention and Treatment of the Aging Skin with Cosmeceuticals: Hydroxy Acids

The benefits of Hydroxy Acids (HA) were discovered almost 5 decades ago, during the 1970s, by two researchers looking for treatment for a family of rare genetic disorders (ichthyosis) in which dead skin cells, instead of shedding, accumulate in thick dry scales. After discovering the exfoliating effects of alpha-hydroxyacids, further research proved also the anti-aging

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