• What Causes Athlete’s Foot?

    Athlete’s foot is an unpleasant foot infection that becomes more common during the summer months, as more people are walking barefoot in pools, locker rooms, and other public places. If you suspect you could have athlete’s foot, it is important to see your dermatologist as soon as possible for treatment.

    Tinea fungus causes athlete’s foot. The fungus is extremely contagious and can cause an infection if your skin comes into contact with it. It grows in warm, moist environments, such as swimming pools and locker rooms. If you catch athlete’s foot, you may notice itching, stinging, dry and raw skin, blisters, and peeling. Report these symptoms to your dermatologist and avoid walking barefoot in places in which you could spread your infection to others.

    Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology is here to help with all of your summer skin woes, including fungal infections like athlete’s foot . To make an appointment with one of our Salt Lake City dermatologists, please call (801) 266-8841.

  • Make Latisse Part of Your Anti-Aging Routine

    The eyes are one of the first parts of your face to show your age, but with products like Latisse , you can reclaim your youthful appearance. While other treatments, like Botox, address the wrinkles around your eyes, Latisse is the only approved treatment for an often-overlooked sign of aging: lash thinning. Your dermatologist can help you decide if Latisse should be part of your anti-aging routine. Here is what you need to know about getting a more youthful look with Latisse.

    What is Latisse?

    Latisse is an FDA-approved treatment for thinning lashes. It is applied topically to the base of the eyelashes daily, and within weeks, new lash growth can be seen. With Latisse treatment, lashes grow longer, fuller, and darker, and with few side effects, the treatment is safe for the majority of patients. Latisse is only available by prescription, so you will need to visit your dermatologist if you are interested in starting treatment.

    How can Latisse help with my anti-aging routine?

    If you are treating your eyes for fine lines and wrinkles, then Latisse is a natural addition to your anti-aging regime. Lashes tend to get finer as you age, and most people tend to lose a large number of lashes as they get older. Having thinner lashes makes you look more tired and older. By boosting the fullness and length of your lashes, you will instantly look younger. Combined with Botox, chemical peels, topical treatments, and other anti-aging strategies recommended by your dermatologist, Latisse can put the finishing touches on your refreshed look.

    How long do I have to use Latisse?

    Results for Latisse are usually seen within just a few weeks. A full course of treatment takes 16 weeks, and you may need maintenance treatments to keep your results looking their best.

    Build an anti-aging plan in Salt Lake City that works for you at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology. Our dermatologists can create a personalized plan that takes into account your skin type and treatment goals. Call our office today at (801) 266-8841 to make an appointment.

  • Effective Remedies for Acne Scars

    Even after acne breakouts have ended, scars can remain for years to come. Fortunately, your dermatologist can offer a range of remedies for acne scars that can leave your skin looking smoother.

    Watch this video for insight into some of the treatments available to address acne scarring. Chemical peels, microdermabrasions, saline injections, and laser skin resurfacing treatments can reduce the appearance of scars. Your dermatologist can help you choose the right treatments for your needs.

    At Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology , our doctors offer both acne treatment and treatment of acne scarring using the very latest technology. Make an appointment with one of our dermatologists in Salt Lake City today by calling (801) 266-8841.

  • FAQs and Answers About Jessner’s Peels

    If you have acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, or other types of skin damage, your dermatologist might recommend a Jessner’s peel. Jessner’s peels are a type of chemical peel that can help to reverse the signs of many different kinds of skin damage. If your dermatologist recommends that you get a Jessner’s peel, here are the answers to some of the questions that are likely to be on your mind.

    What chemicals are used in a Jessner’s peel?

    Jessner’s peels contain salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol. There is also a glycolic acid cleaners used at the start of the treatment to cleanse the skin and remove the top layer. The chemicals can create a mild burning sensation, but your dermatologist may relieve this sensation with a fan and a calming mask. Your comfort during a peel is important to your doctor.

    What conditions can be addressed by a Jessner’s peel?

    As a medium-depth chemical peel, Jessner’s peels are effective at treating a number of stubborn skin condition, including acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. They can also be used as an acne treatment. Some people get Jessner’s peels to simply refresh their complexions and get a more youthful appearance. Your dermatologist may recommend a Jessner’s peel on its own or in conjunction with other treatments to achieve your desired results.

    What should I expect after my peel?

    After your Jessner’s peel is complete, your face will peel for approximately seven days, as the healthier skin is revealed. Your skin may also turn from pink to brown as new skin appears. If necessary, the chemical peel can be repeated in four weeks, but most people get their desired results in just one session.

    Are you a candidate for a Jessner’s peel? Make an appointment at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology to find out. We offer a range of cosmetic treatments to help you look and feel your best. To make an appointment for a chemical peel in Salt Lake City or to schedule a visit with a dermatologist, please dial (801) 266-8841.