• Common Triggers for Rosacea

    Rosacea is characterized by excessive redness on the face, which can become worse over time. With proper skin care by a dermatologist and avoidance of certain triggers, however, you can effectively manage your condition. To figure out your rosacea triggers, your dermatologist may ask that you keep a journal of your activities, diet, and the local weather, along with your symptoms. For some people, rosacea flares up with exposure to hot or cold temperatures, humid weather, sunlight, or wind.

    Common foods and beverages can also trigger a rosacea flare-up. These include spicy foods, hot beverages, hot foods, and alcohol. Some people experience a worsening of symptoms after exercising, using a sauna, or taking a hot bath. For others, stress, anxiety, or a sudden change in emotion can trigger a flare-up.

    Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology offers comprehensive dermatology services in Salt Lake City, including the VBeam Perfecta laser for the treatment of rosacea. To discuss your skin issues with a dermatologist, call our office at (801) 266-8841 and schedule a one-on-one consult.

  • The Link Between Your Lifestyle Choices and Skin Aging

    Growing older is a natural part of life, but some people seem to age better than others. In part, this may be attributable to their lifestyle choices as well as their skin care routines. Many lifestyle choices have a direct effect on how well—or poorly—one’s skin ages. Fortunately, the same lifestyle choices that promote overall physical wellness are also beneficial for the skin.

    Sun Exposure

    Unprotected sun exposure is among the biggest accelerants of premature skin aging. Regardless of what your skin type is, you’re at a higher risk of developing premature wrinkles and age spots if you have a habit of going outdoors without applying sunscreen. Sunscreen use is important year-round, regardless of whether it’s sunny or cloudy, hot or cold. Choose sunscreen labeled for broad-spectrum protection, which guards against both UVA and UVB rays. Dermatologists usually recommend sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. In addition to reapplying sunscreen every two hours, you can protect your skin from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat while outdoors.

    Tobacco

    Another common culprit of premature skin aging is smoking. The longer you smoke and the more cigarettes per day that you smoke, the more likely you are to notice fine lines and wrinkles at a young age. This is because nicotine constricts blood vessels, which inhibits blood flow to all parts of your body, including your skin. When the skin doesn’t get as much blood as normal, it becomes deprived of oxygen and critical nutrients. Additionally, some of the chemicals in cigarettes damage collagen and elastin. All of these problems contribute to premature skin sagging and wrinkling. Skin wrinkling is further exacerbated by the repeated motions of smoking, including pursing the lips and squinting the eyes.

    Sleep

    Sleep is more important for your skin health than you might think. While you’re asleep, your body repairs the damage inflicted during the daytime hours. Getting seven to eight hours of sleep each night helps to stave off premature wrinkle formation.

    A dermatologist at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology is available to discuss your skin issues and recommend an appropriate anti-aging plan. Our dermatology specialists in Salt Lake City offer a full range of cosmetic services to help you look your best. Call us at (801) 266-8841 today or visit us on the Web for further information.

  • Treating Acne Scarring with Bellafill

    One common skin issue dermatologists see in patients is acne scarring. The inflammation caused by acne can promote the loss of collagen in the area. This results in a pitted scar, also known as an atrophic scar. Acne scars detract from one’s appearance and can be challenging to conceal with makeup. Fortunately, there is an FDA-approved solution available: Bellafill.

    Watch this video to find out how Bellafill works to instantly restore volume to the sunken area of skin. Bellafill has been approved to treat moderate to severe acne scars on the cheeks of patients who are at least 21 years of age.

    For effective acne treatments in Salt Lake City, including Bellafill, you can turn to Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology. Schedule an appointment with a dermatologist today by calling (801) 266-8841 or visit us online to view our full menu of cosmetic services .

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  • Get the Facts About Adult Acne

    The teen years are an emotionally turbulent time and the onset of acne certainly doesn’t help. But when acne persists long past one’s adolescence, it can be especially frustrating. Adult acne is quite common, although it isn’t necessarily treated in the same way as teen acne. To find the most effective acne treatment regimen for your skin, you’ll need to work with a dermatologist.

    Types

    There are different types of acne lesions. A clogged pore that stays under the skin forms a whitehead, whereas a clogged pore that opens up above the skin’s surface is a blackhead. The dark color of blackheads occurs as the oil interacts with the air. Pustules contain pus. They have a reddened base. More serious types of acne lesions are nodules and cysts, which are deeper in the skin, tend to be painful, and tend to cause scarring. Adults who get acne have a tendency to get the deeper, inflamed pimples and cysts. They may also get acne rosacea, which is characterized by facial redness, flushing, pimples, and visible blood vessels.

    Causes

    There are many factors that can contribute to adult acne . Women tend to get acne more than men because of fluctuating hormone levels, including the hormonal changes of menstruation, pregnancy, birth control pills, perimenopause, and menopause. Some medications can even contribute to acne formation, including medicines used to treat depression and epilepsy. Certain makeup and skin care products can also make the problem worse.

    Treatments

    When you visit a dermatologist, he or she will ask you some questions about your typical skin care routine and history of acne formation. Then, your dermatologist will recommend a personalized acne treatment plan, which may include oral antibiotics or topical medications. Your dermatologist can also help you develop a good skin care routine by recommending cleansers, lotions, and sunscreen products that won’t clog your pores.

    Residents of the Salt Lake City area can find personalized acne treatments at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology . Our dermatologists are dedicated to working closely with each patient to help him or her achieve cosmetic goals. Contact us today at (801) 266-8841 and let us know how we can help you.