• Breaking Down the Causes of Wrinkles

    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) 266-8841.

  • How Do Chemical Peels Improve Your Skin?

    Cosmetician Applying Facial Mask On Face Of Woman

    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) 266-8841 to schedule a consultation and skin exam.