• How to Choose a Sunscreen

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    When you take good care of your skin, you can help minimize the outward signs of aging and decrease your risk for skin cancer. One of the most important things you can do for your skin on a daily basis is to wear a sunscreen. With so many different choices on the market, it can be hard to decide which sunblock is right for you.

    The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that you choose a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher that is water-resistant for at least 40 minutes. You should look for sunscreens that are broad spectrum, meaning that they will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays. About one ounce of sunscreen should be enough to cover the exposed areas of your body, and remember to reapply every so often for the most effective protection.

    The skin care experts at Swinyer – Woseth Dermatology can help you create a skin care regimen so your skin will stay healthy for a long time to come. Call our Salt Lake City office at (801) 266-8841 to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified dermatologists.

  • What to Expect from Your Visit to the Dermatologist

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    Visiting the dermatologist is an important part of maintaining your overall health. Your dermatologist can diagnose and evaluate a range of skin conditions, including skin cancer. If you’ve just scheduled your first dermatology appointment, you may be wondering what to expect. Here’s an overview of what will happen during your visit to your Salt Lake City dermatologist .

    Beforehand

    During your dermatology appointment, you’ll want to make sure that your dermatologist can easily examine all of your skin—including the skin beneath your nails! Remove any fingernail and toenail polish, and check over your skin yourself before your appointment. This will allow you to discuss any changes in your skin with the doctor.

    During the Visit

    When you arrive at your dermatologist’s office, you will be directed to a private exam room. If you will be undergoing a skin cancer evaluation, you will be asked to change into a gown. Your dermatologist will ask you a series of questions and discuss your concerns with you, and then she will look over your skin. The exam itself should only take about 10 minutes. During this time, your dermatologist will evaluate any moles, discoloration, and other skin issues on your body. If anything abnormal or concerning is found, your dermatologist may recommend a biopsy.

    Afterwards

    Depending on your skin issues, your dermatologist may recommend specific treatments or medications. If you will be undergoing a treatment to address a skin problem, you’ll be able to schedule your next appointment after your exam. If your dermatologist has prescribed any medications, you will receive an explanation of how to use those medications. It will then be up to you to follow your dermatologist’s instructions for medication use and daily skincare techniques.

    Are you ready to schedule a dermatology appointment? If so, contact Swinyer – Woseth Dermatology online or at (801) 266-8841. Our dermatology center in Salt Lake City offers treatment services for a range of skin issues, along with cosmetic services and skincare products. You can learn more about what we have to offer by exploring our website and blog.

  • What Are the Advantages of Laser Hair Removal?

    If you have unwanted hair on your body, laser hair removal may be the perfect solution for you. This form of hair removal offers several advantages over shaving, plucking, and even waxing. Watch this video to find out more.

    In this clip, you’ll discover how laser hair removal can save you time and money. Remember, with laser hair removal, you’ll no longer have to worry about buying expensive razor blades and shaving cream or scheduling waxing appointments.

    At Swinyer – Woseth Dermatology , we offer a range of cosmetic services, including laser hair removal, Botox, and chemical peels. You can make an appointment for laser hair removal or another cosmetic treatment at our Salt Lake City dermatology office by calling (801) 266-8841 today.

  • The Causes and Treatment of Adult Acne

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    Many people associate acne with puberty. However, for many people, acne continues to be a problem or only begins to be an issue well into adulthood. If you suffer from adult acne, a dermatologist can offer solutions to minimize your acne and prevent future breakouts . Continue reading to learn more about adult acne and how it can be treated.

    Causes of Adult Acne

    Acne can be caused by a number of factors. In adults, hormone levels, stress, medication use, and skincare products are often to blame for breakouts. Hormone levels can fluctuate for a number of reasons, but hormone changes due to menopause frequently cause acne in adults. Women also tend to experience hormone fluctuations due to menstruation, pregnancy, and changes in birth control use. Another cause of changing hormones is stress, which is why chronic stress is often associated with adult acne. The skincare products you use can also lead to acne, so be sure any products you purchase are non-acnegenic, oil-free, or non-comedogenic. Certain medications can cause acne as a side effect, and adult acne can also be a symptom of an underlying health condition.

    Treatment of Adult Acne

    Your dermatologist can recommend an acne treatment that will address your skin issues. The specific treatment your dermatologist recommends will depend on the cause of your acne. Your dermatologist may prescribe medications or topical treatments to help clear up your acne. Chemical peels can also offer relief from adult acne. Another effective treatment option for adult acne is BLU-U photodynamic therapy. During this treatment, light is used to kill the bacteria that cause acne to develop.

    If you are suffering from acne as an adult, Swinyer – Woseth Dermatology can help. We provide a variety of dermatology services, including BLU-U light treatment and chemical peels. We also offer skincare products that can help you prevent and treat acne. For more information, please call our Salt Lake City dermatology office at (801) 266-8841.

  • Get to Know Dr. Angela Brimhall

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    Angela Brimhall, D.O., FAOCD, is a valued member of the Swinyer – Woseth Dermatology team. Dr. Brimhall completed her undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University and then went on to medical school at the University of North Texas. While receiving her D.O., she also completed a Masters in clinical research.

    After medical school, Dr. Brimhall performed her residency work at Case Western University. There, she completed a residency in dermatology and an internship in internal medicine. She was respected by her peers and was chosen to be administrative Chief Resident during her final year. Dr. Brimhall, who grew up in Idaho, is thrilled to be back in the Rocky Mountain region. She spends her time running, hiking, and enjoying life with her husband and three children.

    To make an appointment with Dr. Brimhall or any of our doctors at Swinyer – Woseth Dermatology , call our Salt Lake City office at (801) 266-8841. We provide cosmetic and medical dermatologic care in a compassionate, friendly environment. Schedule your appointment today.