• Answers to Your Questions about Botox

    Botox - Age and beauty

    Botox is one of the world’s most popular cosmetic treatments. In the U.S. alone, 2.95 million people get Botox each year, according to statistics from Allergen.  The reason why Botox is so popular is that it is so effective. Men and women alike return to their skin care specialists to have the treatment again and again. If you’re considering having Botox, it’s natural to have a few questions about what to expect. Here is what you need to know:

    What Is Botox?

    Botox is an injectable medication. It has a few different applications, but it is best known for its ability to fight wrinkles. Botox is injected directly into muscles in the treatment area and works by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles. As a result, muscle activity is decreased and wrinkles are diminished. Results are seen within days and continue to improve for about 30 days after treatment. Results last about three to four months.

    What Kind of Wrinkles Will Botox Treat?

    Botox works on dynamic wrinkles. These are wrinkles that are created by muscle movement. In other words, dynamic wrinkles are not visible when the muscles are not in use but instead appear when you make an expression, such as scrunching your face. Botox is most often used on the so-called “11s”—the lines that appear between the eyebrows. Botox isn’t effective on static wrinkles. Static wrinkles are visible even when the underlying muscles are at rest.

    What Can I Expect During Treatment?

    Botox treatment is very fast and is completed within 10 minutes. No anesthesia is required, though your dermatologist can use a numbing cream if needed. Most patients find any discomfort at the injection site minimal and short-lived. Minor swelling, bruising, and tenderness are possible, but no downtime is required.

    If you’re interested in what Botox can do for you, schedule a consultation at Swinyer – Woseth Dermatology in Salt Lake City. We provide a range of cosmetic dermatology treatments to help you look your best, including Botox, dermal fillers, and chemical peels. Make your appointment today by calling (801) 266-8841.

  • How to Apply Sunscreen

    Sunscreen protects your skin from sun damage, but only if you apply it correctly. If you aren’t diligent about following the rules of applying sunscreen, you could be left with dangerous sunburn.

    Watch this video to learn the right way to apply sunscreen. You should put on your sunscreen about 15 minutes before you actually go out into the sun and reapply it every two hours and after swimming or working out. Adults needs about an ounce of sunscreen for complete protection, or about the amount that will fit in your palm. Don’t forget to coat all exposed skin with sunscreen, including the tops of your feet.

    If your skin is sun-damaged, Swinyer – Woseth Dermatology can help. At our Salt Lake City dermatology practice, we offer skin cancer screenings and cosmetic dermatology treatments to reverse the signs of sun damage. To make an appointment, call (801) 266-8841.

  • The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

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    If you have excess body hair that you’re tired of plucking, waxing, and shaving, then laser hair removal could be right for you. Although you will likely need a series of several treatments to achieve your desired outcome, in the end, you’ll enjoy permanent, stunning results. Is laser hair removal right for you? Consider these benefits:

    Precision Treatment

    Part of the trouble with shaving, plucking, and waxing is that these hair removal methods don’t just target the hair. The surrounding skin often becomes irritated. Redness, bumps, ingrown hairs, and small cuts are common. With laser hair removal, the surrounding skin isn’t damaged. The laser targets hair exclusively, leaving the skin around the treatment area unharmed.

    Fast Results

    Laser hair removal delivers results quickly. Each laser pulse targets several hairs and lasts for only a fraction of a second. Each second, an area the size of a quarter is treated. The exact length of your treatment depends on the area being targeted. If you’re having hair on your upper lip removed, for instance, the whole process can take less than a minute. Larger areas, like your back or both legs, could take approximately an hour.

    Predictable Outcomes

    Laser hair removal is a very reliable treatment . Approximately 90% of patients achieve permanent hair removal in as little as three to five treatment sessions. Your dermatologist can help you understand what results you should expect based on the amount of hair you have and its texture.

    If you’re planning to have laser hair removal, remember to only trust services provided under the supervision of a dermatologist. At Swinyer – Woseth Dermatology , you can rely on the safety of our laser hair removal services. At our Salt Lake City dermatology practice, you’ll find a comprehensive offering of medical and cosmetic dermatology services. Schedule your consultation today by calling (801) 266-8841.