Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology
801.266.8841
We provide a full spectrum of medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services including treatments of skin cancer, Botox, fillers, intense pulsed light therapy, laser hair removal, and more.

Spotlight on EltaMD Renewing Eye Gel

The eyes can betray us when it comes to age. This area is usually one of the first to begin showing signs of fine lines and wrinkles. While you have many options for repairing and reversing the damage, such as chemical peels and Botox, prevention with a high quality skincare product is always the easiest option.

EltaMD renewing eye gel is packed with natural extracts and peptides that encourage collagen production and slows the effects of aging in this delicate area. Reduce fine lines, wrinkles, dark under-eye circles, and puffiness by using this skincare product as instructed by your dermatologist.

At Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology, we offer an amazing line of quality skincare products to address all of your anti-aging and skin health needs. Visit us out online or give us a call at (801) 657-3779 for more information about our products and services.


Exploring the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments of Shingles

Shingles is a painful viral infection, as anyone who has ever had it will quickly attest. If you think you may have shingles, or if you're having skin symptoms, you should always seek out the counsel of a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Even so, it's important to understand shingles so that you'll be able to recognize it if it ever happens to you.

Cause

Shingles is actually caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox: the varicella-zoster virus. If you had chicken pox as a child, then you are at risk for developing shingles later in life. The virus never completely clears your system, and shingles is what happens when the latent virus is suddenly reactivated. This typically occurs in approximately 20 percent of people who carry the virus.

Symptoms

Shingles are most common in people over the age of 60, but younger people can experience it. Pain or incredibly sensitive skin that is localized to one side of the body in a broad area is typically the first symptom. This can manifest in a variety of ways, from intense itching to deep shooting pain. There may also be headaches or fever and chills. About three days later, a raised rash appears, then pustules or blisters form in the area of pain.

Treatments

Your dermatologist can give you an anti-viral medication to lessen the symptoms if shingles is caught early. Beyond that, it simply has to run its course. You can try taking antihistamines with your dermatologist's approval. Try not to scratch, keep the area clean, and apply cool compresses until the blisters dry up to help with the pain and swelling. Be sure to properly dispose of any dressings or cloths as the virus is highly contagious during the weeping stage.

If you think you have shingles, or any other skin problem, contact us at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology. We offer medical services, cosmetic services, and skincare products in the Salt Lake City area. Visit our website to learn more about our practice, or call (801) 657-3779 to schedule an appointment.


Get the Facts About Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer with multiple variations. It is most common in those who spend a great deal of time in the sun, in people who are light-eyed and fair-skinned, and in men. Check out this informative video for more valuable information.

As you'll see, the many variants of basal cell carcinoma makes it difficult to know exactly what to look when it comes to changes in the skin. For this reason, it's so important that you make regular checkups with a dermatologist part of your medical routine.

At Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology, we offer skin cancer treatment and medical services to patients in the Salt Lake City area. We also provide a variety of quality skincare products and treatments for common skin problems. Learn more at our website or call (801) 657-3779 to set up your appointment.


Common Skin Conditions in the Elderly













As we age, our skin ages right along with us. However, like most things with the body, the skin is more prone to problems among the elderly than it is among the youth. Some skin problems , such as wrinkles, laugh lines, and dry skin, are normal and can be helped with some relatively simple tricks from your dermatologist. Other problems, such as skin cancer, are much more serious and require specialized medical services from a qualified dermatologist.

Itchy or Dry Skin—Skin that feels dried out or constantly itches is a very common complaint among the elderly. This skin problem is usually simply due to the aging process and the loss of oil glands that accompanies it. With less oil production, the skin is no longer able to adequately moisturize itself, and may need specialized skincare products for the nourishment it needs. Dry or itchy skin is also commonly associated with other health problems common in the elderly, such as diabetes or problems with the liver or kidneys.

Skin Cancer—The more sun exposure the skin has, the more likely it is to develop cancer, so it's not surprising that people who have been alive longer have a greater risk of skin cancer. Unfortunately, age spots are also common, so many elderly people ignore changes in the skin that could indicate cancer by dismissing them as age spots. You should be examined by a dermatologist whenever you notice strange changes on the skin.

Bedsores—Decreased mobility often forces the elderly to lie in the same position for long periods of time. This constant pressure from body weight, combined with a natural decline in circulatory function, makes the skin vulnerable to the painful ulcers known as bed sores.

At Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology, we provide compassionate skin and medical care for all of our patients, including the elderly. From skin cancer treatment to premium skincare products, we can help you stay comfortable in your own skin. Visit our website to learn more about our practice and medical services in the Salt Lake City area, or call (801) 657-3779 for an appointment.


Understanding Common Eczema Triggers

Cold!

Eczema is a chronic skin condition characterized by outbreaks of red, itchy patches of skin. There is no cure for eczema, but with the help of your dermatologist, your symptoms can be controlled. One of the most important parts of any sufferer’s treatment plan is to identify what triggers his or her outbreaks so that those offenders can be avoided. You will need to keep track of your outbreaks to identify your personal triggers, but there are some things that frequently inflame eczema symptoms in many patients. Continue reading to find out more about them.

Cold Temperatures

Extreme cold dries skin, which is always bad news for people with eczema. When temperatures dip, you should avoid spending more time outside in the elements than you have to. Upgrade your moisturizer to an ointment to give your skin extra protection. Consider using a humidifier in your home to keep the air from being too dry. A good target level for indoor humidity for eczema sufferers is 45 to 55 percent.

Clothing Fabrics

If you have eczema, check the tags before you buy new clothes. Wool and synthetic fibers can be irritating to the skin and lead to eczema flare-ups. Instead, choose cotton clothing, which is less likely to trigger your eczema. Always opt for loose-fitting clothing that doesn’t rub your skin, and cut out the tags. Before wearing new clothes, wash them to remove irritating residues that could be left on the surface.

Stress

Stress causes eczema outbreaks in many people. Although it’s impossible to completely avoid stress, you can change the way you handle it. Try stress management techniques like meditation, yoga, walking, or just giving a friend a call. Controlling your stress may help minimize your eczema flare-ups.

If you have eczema, work with your Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology doctor to identify your triggers and control your symptoms. Our dermatologists provide a variety of skin care treatments for conditions ranging from acne to skin cancer. Find out how we can help you manage your skin complaints by calling our Salt Lake City office at (801) 266-8841.  


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