• Acne and Rosacea: A Patient’s Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

    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.


  • Hydration and Your Skin

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    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) 266-8841 to make an appointment.

  • Can Latisse Help You Get Lush Lashes?

    Woman eye

    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) 266-8841.

  • Busting Common Myths About Acne

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    Acne is a very common complaint heard by dermatologists . It can strike at any age and cause self-esteem issues. Despite how common acne is, it is often misunderstood. There are many myths about the causes and treatments for acne that could end up compromising your efforts to overcome it. Here is a look at some of the most common myths about acne and the real story behind them.

    Myth: Acne Happens When Your Skin Is Dirty

    Having dirt on your skin doesn’t cause acne . It’s a complex condition that involves overproduction of oil and clogged pores, but having dirt on your face is not a trigger. Keeping your skin clean will help wash away some of the oils that contribute to acne, but scrubbing your skin too much will only exacerbate the condition. Talk to your dermatologist about a good cleaning routine that won’t inflame your acne.

    Myth: Acne Goes Away on Its Own

    Individual blemishes may eventually clear when they’re left alone, but overall, breakouts will continue without treatment. In fact, ignoring your acne can actually make it get worse. If you’re experiencing acne breakouts, make an appointment with a dermatologist sooner rather than later.  Early treatment is most effective in battling acne breakouts.

    Myth: Acne Is an Adolescent Condition

    One of the biggest myths about acne is that it only affects teenagers. Although teenagers are particularly vulnerable to the condition thanks to a sudden uptick in oil production that occurs during puberty, acne can happen at any age. Many women experience acne during pregnancy, and it’s not uncommon to experience breakouts during middle age.

    If you’re living with acne, see a dermatologist at Swinyer – Woseth Dermatology right away. We can treat acne with a variety of topical treatments, oral antibiotics, and Blu-U Light treatment. We can also help resolve acne scarring with chemical peels and laser treatments. Call our Salt Lake City dermatology office today at (801) 266-8841 to make an appointment and learn more about our medical and cosmetic dermatology care.