• The ABCDEs of Melanoma

    Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. The tumors grow in the melanocytes found in the deepest layer of your skin. If the signs of melanoma are recognized early, it is often treatable. Continue reading to learn about the early warning signs of melanoma, and contact your dermatologist immediately if you think that you notice any of the following signs.

    Asymmetry

    If you notice an irregular mole on your skin, draw an imaginary line through the center of the mole. If the two

    sides match, then the mole is symmetrical. If the two sides are different, the mole is asymmetrical, which can be a symptom of melanoma. You should visit your dermatologist if you have an asymmetrical mole.

    Border

    Benign moles generally have smooth, even borders. Moles that are possibly cancerous can have irregular and uneven borders. Check your skin for moles and other irregularities that have edges which look wavy or notched.

    Color

    A non-cancerous mole is typically an even, uniform shade of brown or tan. If you notice a mole on your skin that is multiple colors, visit your dermatologist. Melanomas may be more than one shade of brown, black, or tan. This type of skin cancer can even be red, white, or blue.

    Diameter

    A mole that is benign is typically small in size and diameter. You can use a ruler or measuring tape to evaluate the size of any moles on your skin. Melanomas are often larger than ¼ inch in diameter, which is about the size of a pencil eraser.

    Evolving

    Monitor moles on your skin to see if they change in size, color, or appearance. A mole that begins to evolve is a sign of concern. If you notice a mole changing shape, size, or color, contact your dermatologist right away.

    If you’re looking for a Salt Lake City dermatologist because you’re concerned that you may be showing signs of melanoma, contact Swinyer – Woseth Dermatology today. Our dermatologists specialize in the treatment of precancerous skin conditions, as well as skin cancer. We can evaluate any areas of concern you may have on your skin. Call us today at (801) 266-8841 to set up an appointment.

  • Get the Most from Your Skin Care Products

    With the right skin care routine and skin care products, you can avoid many skin problems. Anti-aging treatments and acne treatments can greatly improve the look of your skin, helping you feel more confident and radiant. If you have skin issues like dermatitis, rosacea, or psoriasis, your dermatologist can recommend skin care products that can help relieve many of your symptoms.

    Watch this video to learn more about how to get the most from your skin care products. If you’re interested in visiting a dermatologist in Salt Lake City , schedule an appointment at Swinyer – Woseth Dermatology today. We provide skin care products, as well as surgical, medical, and cosmetic dermatology services to the Salt Lake City area. Visit our website or call us today at (801) 266-8841 to find out more.

  • Different Types of Dermal Fillers

    Dermal fillers are injectable fillers that are used to smooth wrinkles, plump lips, and restore youthfulness and fullness to your face. Aging causes a loss of the subcutaneous fat that keeps your face plump and firm. This causes wrinkles and sagging of the skin. A dermatologist can use dermal fillers like Belotero, Radiesse, and Juvéderm XC. Continue reading to find out more about these treatment options for skin wrinkles.

    Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

    These fillers are the most commonly used in cosmetic dermatology. Hyaluronic acid fillers are made from a substance that is naturally found in the skin and can stimulate the body’s production of collagen when used over time. In some cases, your dermatologist may be able to use less of this filler than other injectables to achieve the same look. Hyaluronic acid fillers include Belotero and Juvéderm XC .

    Synthetic Fillers

    Synthetic fillers use substances created in a lab. The effects of these fillers typically last longer than the effects of other options. Your dermatologist may offer a synthetic filler such as Radiesse, which is commonly used to treat deep lines around the nose and mouth.

    Collagen Fillers

    Synthetic collagen fillers are safer and last longer than natural collagen fillers. While the results may not last as long as with other fillers, many people find that you can achieve a more natural look using collagen fillers.

    If you’re interested in visiting a dermatologist in Salt Lake City to investigate anti-aging treatments that may be right for you, contact us at Swinyer – Woseth Dermatology. Our dermatologists offer Belotero, Radiesse, and Juvéderm XC, as well as Dysport and Xeomin. Dr. Woseth, Dr. Brimhall, Laurie Ellis N.P and Alisa Seeberger, N.P. have vast experience in the field of cosmetic dermatology, and our office provides a variety of nail, hair, and skin care services. Call us today at (801) 266-8841 to schedule an appointment.