• Spotlight on our Cosmetic Skincare Services

    In addition to treatment for conditions like skin cancer, Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology provides a variety of cosmetic services. Our licensed cosmetic service providers offer treatment that helps you look your best and feel confident about the impression you’re making on the world. Here’s a list of options:

    • If your teenaged years were plagued with acne, we can help reduce the appearance of acne scars. We offer Bellafill, an in-office treatment that requires no downtime and leaves you with much smoother skin.
    • We provide many different treatments to help you achieve a more youthful look. Belotero can rid you of wrinkles and lines for almost a year, and Botox helps get rid of eye, brow, and forehead wrinkles. Radiesse is considered a mini-lift, and we offer two different varieties of JUVÉDERM. JUVÉDERM XC uses gel to fill in the area around the nose and mouth and provide a youthful, natural-looking appearance, while JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is a treatment that’s most effective for older women, and is injected solely into the cheeks. Chemical Peels provide amazing results for your skin, getting rid of not just wrinkles but also acne.
    • If acne is your primary concern, there are treatments for that, too. In addition to Chemical Peels, we offer IPL Photorejuvenation Therapy with Lumenis One®, a laser treatment that removes blemishes from your face, neck, hands, and upper chest. VBeam Perfecta Pulsed Dye Laser is another option for ridding your skin of blemishes, and it can also be used to treat warts and psoriasis.
    • We can take care of your stubborn double chin. If you’ve tried exercise and dieting, but still can’t seem to get the sculpted chin you desire, we offer Kybella, a treatment that ruptures fat cells to firm up your chin.
    • Unsightly spider veins on your legs are no problem for us. We provide Sclerotherapy, a quick treatment for spider veins that causes minimal discomfort.
    • If you’re embarrassed by unwanted hair, we can help. Laser Hair Removal will give you the smooth, hairless skin you’ve always wanted.
    • Ask us about your other cosmetic concerns. We can treat many conditions, including skin tags, brown spots, fine blood vessels on the face, and more.

    If you’d like more detailed information, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have. At Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology, we’re committed to providing superior, professional skincare in a manner that’s practical and efficient, yet compassionate. With more than 30 years of experience providing dermatological services in Salt Lake City, we provide a wide range of services, from cosmetic skincare to treatment for skin cancer. Our team of board-certified dermatologists and licensed cosmetic service providers, along with our friendly staff, are here to provide you the care you need in a comfortable and professional atmosphere. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us through our website or call (801) 682-4715 today.

  • How to Transition Your Skin-Care Routine for Cold Weather

    As the weather gets cooler and you begin breaking out your cold-weather wardrobe, have you thought about cold weather skincare? Cooler weather and lower humidity, combined with the dry heat from indoor heating, can wreak havoc on your skin, often causing problems like eczema and dry, itchy skin. How should your skincare routine change in fall and winter? We have some tips.

    • Thicken up the moisturizer. While you may have loved your lightweight, oil-free moisturizer in the summer, it’s not going to provide the right hydration for dry, cold, winter days. Look for a heavier moisturizer, preferably a cream made with ceramides, healthy, naturally occurring fatty acids that occur naturally in the skin but need a boost in colder weather.
    • Use body lotion liberally. Hydrate from head to toe, slathering on body lotion as soon as you step out of the shower. The best body lotions contain moisturizing ingredients like glycerin, shea butter, cocoa butter, and ceramides, along with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, dimethicone, colloidal oatmeal, petrolatum, and urea, designed to lock in that moisture. Choose a body lotion that you enjoy, because if the texture, feel, or fragrance don’t appeal to you, you’ll be less likely to use it.
    • Knock off the exfoliation. Things like retinoids and glycolics can be too harsh for cold weather months, so it’s smart to cut back on these rough ingredients. If you’re concerned about skin discoloration leftover from summer, try glycolic treatment pads or a mask once a week.
    • Keep hydrated. To keep your skin hydrated from the inside out, make sure you’re drinking plenty of water every day.
    • Boost the hydration in your environment. You won’t be able to do much about the dry air in your office and out at the mall, but you can invest in a humidifier to add moisture to the air in your home.

    If you can’t seem to keep dry, itchy, winter skin at bay, it may be time to consult with a dermatologist. At Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology, we’re committed to providing superior, professional skincare in a manner that’s practical and efficient, yet compassionate. With more than 30 years of experience providing dermatological services in Salt Lake City, we provide a wide range of services, from cosmetic skincare to treatment for skin cancer. Our team of board-certified dermatologists and licensed cosmetic service providers, along with our friendly staff, are here to provide you the care you need in a comfortable and professional atmosphere. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us through our website or call (801) 682-4715 today.

  • The 10 Best Foods for Healthy Skin

    If you have a nutritional imbalance, your skin is often the first area to show signs of damage. As a result, what you eat has a significant impact on the health and appearance of your skin. Here are the best foods to include in your diet if you’re looking to promote healthy skin. 

    1. Fish: Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, and herring are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are critical for keeping your skin thick, supple, and moist. Omega-3s also reduce inflammation that can cause skin redness and acne. 
    1. Avocados: The healthy fats found in avocados help make your skin flexible and springy, thus reducing the onset of wrinkles. Avocados are even thought to contain compounds that help protect your skin from sun damage. 
    1. Nuts and seeds: In general, nuts and seeds are excellent sources of nutrients that benefit your skin. Walnuts, in particular, are a good source of omega-3s. They also contain a small amount of vitamin E, as do sunflower seeds, an important antioxidant for the skin. 
    1. Sweet potatoes: Orange vegetables, such as sweet potatoes and carrots, are high in beta-carotene, a carotenoid that protects your skin when exposed to the sun. This may help prevent sunburn, along with the dryness, cell death, and wrinkles that come with it. 
    1. Bell peppers: Again, beta-carotene is what gives red and yellow peppers their signature color. Bell peppers also contain vitamin C, a compound your body needs to create collagen, which helps prevent wrinkles. 
    1. Broccoli: This vegetable is packed with several vitamins and minerals for healthy skin, including vitamins A and C and lutein, which protects your skin from oxidative damage. Most importantly, broccoli contains sulforaphane, an antimicrobial compound with cancer-fighting qualities that may help prevent skin cancer. 
    1. Tomatoes: Another excellent source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, and lutein, tomatoes also contain lycopene, another carotenoid that protects the skin from sun damage. 
    1. Soy products: Soy is famous for its isoflavone content, a plant compound that can either mimic or block estrogen in the body. In postmenopausal women, eating soy every day may reduce skin dryness and improve elasticity. 
    1. Dark chocolate: If you need an excuse to eat chocolate, choose a dark variety that contains at least 70% cocoa. This delivers a high amount of antioxidants that protect the skin while keeping the added sugar to a minimum. 
    1. Green tea: As with other foods high in antioxidants, green tea protects your skin from sun damage. It also contains catechins, compounds that improve the health of your skin by reducing redness and roughness while increasing hydration and elasticity. 

    In addition to eating a healthy diet, accessing the skin care products and dermatological services at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology can help you maintain healthy skin. We remove unwanted molesprovide care for conditions like eczema, and diagnose and treat skin cancer. To schedule a consultation at our Salt Lake City office, please call 801-682-4715 today. 

  • Summer Skincare Tips

    When summer arrives, all you want to do is spend your days outside soaking up the sun and enjoying the warm temperatures. However, the dry heat and high elevation here in Salt Lake City make spending time outside particularly damaging to your skin. Maintain a young and healthy look with these summer skincare tips. 

    Exfoliate Your Skin 

    Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells and other debris to prevent clogging your pores and improve the effectiveness of toner and moisturizer. We recommend exfoliating in the morning a few times a week before applying any makeup.  

    Hydrate Your Skin 

    After you exfoliate, and even on the mornings when you skip this step, apply a hydrating cream to seal in moisture. Use an oil-free product designed for use on the face. You might also layer a booster or toner underneath your moisturizer to refresh your skin even more. Then, up your hydration game with an intensive masque once or twice a week. 

    Drink More Water 

    Summer means higher temperatures and more outdoor activities, both of which can lead to dehydration if you’re not careful. Your skin is often the first thing to be sapped of moisture when you get dehydrated, leading to saggy, wrinkly skin. Keep these symptoms at bay by drinking at least eight cups of water per day—more if you spend a lot of time outside. 

    Wear Sunscreen 

    Everyone knows sunscreen is an important part of sun protection, but most people don’t apply enough. You should use about a teaspoon of sunscreen for your face, and cover the rest of your body with enough sunscreen to fill a shot glass. Then, reapply every two hours or any time you towel off. For the best results, stay indoors or hang out in the shade from about 10:00 am to 2:00 pm when the sun is at its most intense. 

    Soothe Sunburned Skin 

    If you forget to apply sunscreen, or you miss a spot, you could end up with sunburned skin. Unfortunately, the damage is done, but you can soothe the burn and reduce peeling by applying aloe vera and other cooling balms liberally and frequently. 

    Repair Sun-Damaged Skin 

    One blistering sunburn doubles your risk for melanoma, so prevention is definitely the best option. However, you can treat brown spots, wrinkles, and leathery skin caused by UV light with age-fight skincare ingredients. Specialized products can promote healthy cell growth and stimulate collagen production to help undo common signs of aging and slow future damage. 

    Get More Summer Skincare Advice 

    At Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology in Salt Lake City, we offer beneficial cosmetic services and can recommend skincare products designed to protect your skin from the sun and prevent premature aging. You can also turn to us for dermatology services to treat everything from acne and warts to hair loss and skin cancer. 

    To learn more about our skincare services, or to schedule an appointment, please contact our dermatologists today at 801-682-4715. 

  • Understanding How Diabetes Affects Your Skin

    Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and if you have diabetes, it is often one of the first parts of the body in which complications appear. People with diabetes can benefit from working with a dermatologist to keep their diabetes-related skin issues under control.  

    Watch this video to learn about some of the skin issues people experienced by people with diabetes. When left untreated, diabetic skin conditions can lead to serious infections and even amputations. Therefore, it’s important to consult a dermatologist if you are experiencing complications.  

    For more information about skin issues in people with diabetes, contact Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology. You can make an appointment with a dermatologist in Salt Lake City by calling (801) 266-8841. 

  • A Look at Our Skin Care Products

    Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology is known for providing personalized skin care assessments and recommendations to our patients. We only recommend products that we are confident are effective, safe, and skin-friendly. At our dermatology office in Salt Lake City, you’ll find EltaMD AM Therapy, PM therapy, and the foaming facial cleanser skin care products available for purchase. 

    EltaMD has a strong lineup of skin-friendly sunscreen products, including SPF lip balm with broad-spectrum protection and hydrating ingredients. Our dermatologists also recommend EltaMD’s foaming facial cleanser, which is ideal for all skin types, and the eye gel to minimize under-eye puffiness.  

    If you have any questions about our skin care products or services, you can call Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology in Salt Lake City at (801) 266-8841. Our board-certified dermatologists provide effective treatments for all skin issues, including acne, eczema, and moles. 

  • Ingredients to Avoid in Your Anti-Aging Skin Care Products

    There are dozens upon dozens of anti-aging skin care products to choose from, and it’s often difficult to determine the right product for your skin type. When making your decision, it’s best to ignore any fancy packaging and instead focus on the ingredients list. Dermatologists recommend avoiding certain ingredients, such as sodium lauryl sulfate and parabens. 

    Sodium Lauryl Sulfate 

    Sodium lauryl sulfate is a surfactant found in many personal care and beauty products, including anti-aging facial cleansers and foundations. Sodium lauryl sulfate is considered safe by the U.S. FDA, as long as it’s used briefly and then rinsed from the skin. But what about beauty products intended to stay on the skin, like foundation? Skin irritation is one possible side effect of prolonged exposure to this chemical. It’s also thought to be linked to acne, especially cystic acne.  

    Parabens 

    Parabens are a preservative commonly used in beauty products such as moisturizers and makeup. Some studies link exposure to parabens to an increased risk of breast cancer and skin cancer, although the FDA has not ruled that parabens are harmful. The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Products state that certain parabens may adversely affect the endocrine system, and increase the risk of reproductive and developmental disorders. Because of these risks, some dermatologists recommend looking for paraben-free anti-aging skin care products. 

    Unspecified Fragrances 

    Fragrances aren’t automatically harmful to you or your skin. However, dermatologists recommend avoiding products with them because fragrances are considered to be a trade secret. This means that anti-aging product companies don’t need to disclose the exact components of a fragrance. It’s possible that those unspecified ingredients may be harmful for you or your skin. In some cases, unspecified ingredients may even cause an allergic reaction. 

    Get skin care products you can trust at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology. Our dermatologist-recommended anti-aging skin care products are available in Salt Lake City. If you’d like to schedule an appointment for a skin evaluation and personalized recommendations, you can call our office at (801) 266-8841. 

  • Protecting Your Skin from Winter Damage

    In the wintertime, it’s common for skin to suffer, especially in frequently exposed areas like the face and hands. As this video explains, the hands may become cracked and cut due to dryness, which makes them more susceptible to infections and irritation. Applying a thick moisturizer several times daily—once every few hours—can help keep the hands from winter damage.  

    If your skincare routine needs a winter boost or you are experiencing skin irritation from seasonal dryness, call Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology for an appointment. Our Salt Lake City area offices can provide you with care for breakouts, eczema, and all other types of winter irritation. To get started, call us today at (801) 266-8841.

  • How Does Winter Weather Affect Your Skin?

    It’s time to put away your sandals and summer dresses and break out the scarves and sweaters. It’s also time to start thinking about how the winter weather will affect your skin. If you do develop skin problems from the low humidity and dry heat, consider visiting a board-certified dermatologist to discuss changing your skincare routine. 

    How Sudden Temperature Changes Affect Your Skin 

    It’s common to experience skin redness or flushing during the winter. It’s the result of the sudden temperature changes. When you’re outdoors in the cold and you walk into a warm building, the abrupt fluctuation in temperature causes the capillaries in your face to suddenly expand. If you’re walking out into the cold from a warm building, the capillaries suddenly contract. These fluctuations can result in broken blood vessels and inflammation. 

    How Dry Heat Affects Your Skin 

    As soon as you turn on the heat in your home, your skin is subjected to harsh, dry air. Your home might be warm and cozy, but the humidity levels will drop. This causes your skin to dry out, flake, crack and become irritated. You may notice that your skin becomes itchy and dull. 

    How Hot Showers Affect Your Skin 

    After being outdoors in the cold, there are few things more relaxing than a nice hot bath or shower. Unfortunately, the hot water strips the skin of its natural oils. Just like the dry heat in your home, this will cause your skin to dry out and become irritated. 

    How You Can Care for Your Skin this Winter 

    There are a few things you can do to take extra care of your skin during the winter months. Dermatologists strongly recommend using a humidifier, especially in your bedroom. Be sure to clean it and change the filter as recommended by the manufacturer. Otherwise, you’ll be pumping germs into the air. You can also switch moisturizers. During the winter, your skin will benefit from a thicker, richer moisturizer. 

    Treat your skin to extra care this winter by shopping the EltaMD and CeraVe skin care products available at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology. Our team also provides treatments for cold sores, eczema, and psoriasis. Call (801) 266-8841 to schedule a visit with a board-certified dermatologist in Salt Lake City. 

  • Easy Things You Can Do to Reduce Premature Skin Aging

    There are many anti-aging treatments that your dermatologist can provide to dramatically reduce the signs of aging, but when it comes to premature skin aging, prevention is even better. Although you can’t stop the march of time, you can take steps to reduce the chances of premature aging and slow down the progression of fine lines and wrinkles. Try these easy skin care strategies to preserve your youthful complexion.  

    Wear Sunscreen Every Day 

    The sun is the biggest culprit behind premature skin aging. It can damage the collagen and elastin in your skin, which in turn causes fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging to occur. It can also cause discolorations that make your skin look dull and sallow. Wearing sunscreen every day, no matter the season or how much time you think you will be spending outside is one of the best ways to reduce skin aging. As an added benefit, wearing sunscreen will also help to reduce your risk of skin cancer.  

    Eat a Healthy Diet 

    Eating a healthy diet will give you the nutrients necessary to maintain healthy, youthful skin. Get plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet, and avoid excessive sugar and processed foods. Cutting back on alcohol and staying hydrated with adequate amounts of water will also support your skin health.  

    Follow a Healthy Skin Care Regimen 

    Wash your skin daily with a gentle cleaner that is appropriate for your skin type. Avoid harsh scrubbing, which will irritate your skin. Choose a moisturizer that is right for your skin type and use it daily. Don’t use any products that burn when you apply them. Your dermatologist can help you devise a skin care regimen that is that right for your needs.  

    Find out more about skin care by making an appointment at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology. We can help you make the best choices for skin care for your specific skin type and offer anti-aging treatments to help you look and feel your best. Call (801) 266-8841 to make an appointment with a dermatologist in Salt Lake City.