Last updated 5 days ago
When it comes to wrinkles, the breakdown of collagen and elastin are to blame. When these substances deteriorate, skin becomes thinner and looser, and tends to fold. What causes collagen and elastin to break down in the first place? This video explains.
The sun is one of the top culprits when it comes to damaging collagen and elastin. This process, called photoaging, can rapidly lead to wrinkles. Repetitive movements are another cause of collagen and elastin breakdown. When you smile, frown, or make other facial motions, the skin creases. Over time, these repetitive motions take a toll on collagen and elastin.
Are your wrinkles making you look older than you feel? Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology can help. Our Salt Lake City dermatologists offer cosmetic services to help you reclaim your youthful complexion. To make an appointment, call (801) 657-3779.
Last updated 13 days ago
If you have acne, skin discoloration, or fine lines and wrinkles, chemical peels can help restore a smooth, clear complexion. There are many different types of peels, and the results you get depend on the type of peel you choose. At Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology, we offer a variety of chemical peels to help you get the look you want.
Chemical peels improve your skin by causing the top, damaged layers of skin to peel away, revealing healthier skin underneath. The two chemical peels we perform that provide the most dramatic results are trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and Jessner’s solution peels. These peels can treat everything from liver spots and sun damage to acne scarring. TCA and Jessner’s solution peels are both deeply penetrating and cause significant peeling, which is why they produce such dramatic results. However, because of their strength, they are not considered “lunchtime procedures” and do require some recovery time. We also offer gentler peels if you’re looking for a brighter complexion without the downtime.
Which chemical peel is right for you? Make an appointment at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology to find out. Call our Salt Lake City office today at (801) 657-3779 to schedule a consultation and skin exam.
Last updated 1 month ago
Acne and rosacea are two of the most common dermatological conditions in the United States. They share many of the same symptoms, but getting an accurate diagnosis from your dermatologist is key to getting the right treatments. Although acne can strike anyone of any age, it is most common in teenagers. It’s marked by blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples that appear on the face, as well as on the arms and trunk. Rosacea is most likely to appear after age 30. Some people with rosacea get pimples—which is why it is sometimes called adult acne—but this condition is also characterized by red skin and broken blood vessels, particularly in the middle of the face. The doctors at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology explain acne and rosacea in this Infographic. Make an appointment at our Salt Lake City dermatology practice if you’re suffering from acne or rosacea, and please share this information with your family and friends.
Last updated 1 month ago
When you drink water, it provides essential nutrients to the cells in your body—including those in your skin. If you suffer from chronically dry skin, one of the reasons may be that you are not drinking enough water. There is no known direct connection between drinking water and improving your skin tone, but staying hydrated is essential to keeping a healthy physique and feeling good.
Keeping adequately hydrated can be difficult during the summer months, so it’s important to carry a water bottle and drink fluids throughout the day. According to the Institute of Medicine, men should drink at least 3 liters of fluids per day, while women should drink at least 2.2 liters. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables will also help to ward off dehydration.
Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology provides a wide range of dermatology services, including skin care products, to the Salt Lake City area. Visit us at our website to find out more about the medical services and products we offer, and call (801) 657-3779 to make an appointment.
Last updated 1 month ago
Are your lashes looking thin? If so, you’re not alone. Not having enough lashes is a medical condition called eyelash hypotrichosis. The exact cause is not known, but it can occur at any time. In the majority of cases, eyelash hypotrichosis is not harmful but does cause cosmetic concerns. Latisse can help.
Latisse is the only FDA-approved treatment for eyelash hypotrichosis. The treatment is applied to the base of the upper lashes to stimulate hair growth. It is not designed for use on bottom lashes. Initially, patients may experience a darkening of the eyelid skin, which is usually reversible. Latisse may also increase brown pigmentation of the iris, which is permanent. With continued use, Latisse can help your lashes grow longer and darker so you can have the thick, dramatic lashes you’ve always wanted.
If you’re concerned about your eyelashes, talk to the doctors at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology to see if Latisse is right for you. To learn more about all of our dermatology services, call our Salt Lake City office today at (801) 657-3779.