Labiaplasty is a surgery that aims to reduce the size of the labia minora or the flaps of the skin on either side of the vaginal opening. Most women get a labiaplasty because they are experiencing discomfort in the vaginal region or they do not like the appearance of their labia. Having labiaplasty may be… Continue reading A Guide to Labiaplasty
Understanding vitiligo: main treatment options available
Premature whitening of the hair, depigmentation on various areas of the body including face, hands and feet, change in color of the retina all represent signs of vitiligo, a skin disorder that certainly does not discriminate, taking into account that it can affect all individuals across the globe, regardless of the age, language, religion, culture or gender. Everyone can recognize a person suffering from vitiligo due to the visible white patches on the skin, but most people do not actually know the causes leading to such an unforgiving skin disorder. These include heredity, meaning that sometimes it runs in the family, a virus, exposure to certain toxic chemicals, sunburn, which people can avoid easily, a stressful life event or an autoimmune disorder that forces the immune system, the body‘s natural defense, to destroy the melanocytes, skin cells that produce melanin, a skin-darkening pigment. Even though some people might have the tendency to stay away from those affected by vitiligo because it changes their physical appearance, the medical condition is harmless meaning that it is not contagious.