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.
Without water, your body couldn’t function. Dermatologists often advise their patients to drink more water because so many people don’t drink enough. But how can you tell if you’re dehydrated? When you watch this video, you’ll hear a skin care expert explain some of the main ways that dehydration can affect your skin.
For example, people who are dehydrated may notice that they have very puffy bags under their eyes. That’s because the body retains water when it’s dehydrated. Another way to tell if you aren’t drinking enough water is by pinching your skin. If it looks excessively papery or crinkly, you should probably try to drink more water.
For personalized dermatology care in Salt Lake City, you can turn to the team at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology. Call our office at (801) 266-8841 to request an appointment.
Skin breakouts can be one of the most frustrating dermatological issues. They often affect the facial region, which means they are highly visible. It’s often thought that acne is the only cause of skin breakouts. But actually, a dermatologist might diagnose a patient with other skin issues such as folliculitis, impetigo, or boils.
Many people who think they are suffering from an acne breakout are actually experiencing folliculitis. This common skin condition can mimic the look of acne with its small, red bumps. However, it’s actually caused by the inflammation of the hair follicles. This may be the result of a bacterial or fungal infection. The bumps tend to occur in clusters. They may be filled with pus, which might break open and then crust over. Some people report itchy, burning skin that feels tender to the touch. There are different types of folliculitis. Most cases are mild, but complications can sometimes occur. Talk to a dermatology specialist about your treatment options.
Impetigo is a very contagious skin condition that causes crusty red sores. The patients, who are usually infants and children, develop these red sores primarily around the mouth and nose. Although the appearance of the red sores is understandably alarming for parents, impetigo usually doesn’t cause severe itching or soreness. Impetigo is a bacterial infection that can spread through direct or indirect contact. For example, someone might contract the infection by touching infected objects. Rarely, complications can occur.
Boils are another type of skin infection. They can look like oversized pimples or spider bites. Boils are reddish to purplish with a white head. They are caused by staph bacteria that enter the opening around a hair follicle. Boils can be itchy and painful, and some people report experiencing fatigue.
You’ll find compassionate, patient-centered care for all of these skin issues and many others at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology. Our board-certified dermatologists in Salt Lake City are dedicated to helping each of our patients enjoy healthy, beautiful skin. You can request our next available appointment by calling our friendly office staff at (801) 266-8841.
Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment used to diminish the appearance of scarring, wrinkles, and other facial flaws. It uses tiny needles to prick the skin. This prompts the body to produce more collagen tissue, thus helping to rejuvenate your skin’s appearance.
The first step after you arrive at your dermatologist’s office will be to cleanse your skin, removing any makeup, oil, and debris. Next, a topical numbing treatment will be applied to the skin, which will reduce any feelings of discomfort during the procedure. Once the numbing treatment has taken effect, a dermaroller will be used to gently pierce the skin. Immediately after the procedure, your skin may appear red, and you should avoid wearing makeup to allow your skin time to heal.
If you’re in need of a capable and caring dermatologist in Salt Lake City, it’s time to consult the experts at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology. You can schedule an appointment at our office to discuss your skin care treatment plan by calling (801) 266-8841.
The term “skin breakout” usually brings to mind thoughts of acne. But there are plenty of other skin conditions that can cause the skin to break out in unsightly blemishes, and some of them can be serious medical issues. If you’ve noticed any unusual symptoms, consider talking to a dermatologist.
Folliculitis can mimic the appearance of an acne breakout. Initially, it may take on the appearance of small, red bumps or whiteheads. But folliculitis isn’t acne. It’s a bacterial or fungal infection of the hair follicles. Those small bumps can turn into crusty sores that refuse to heal. Patients with folliculitis often experience itching, skin tenderness, and painful burning sensations. While folliculitis often clears up with basic skin care, it’s possible for it to cause permanent scarring and hyperpigmentation. A dermatologist may prescribe antibiotics or anti-fungal medications to clear up the infection.
Cellulitis is a bacterial infection that can become life-threatening if left untreated. While it can occur anywhere, cellulitis most often affects the skin on the lower legs and feet. It can cause the following symptoms:
- An expanding area of reddened skin that looks like a rash
- Pain, swelling, and warmth
- Blisters and red spots
Without treatment, it’s possible for the bacterial infection to spread to the lymph nodes and bloodstream, where it can become life-threatening. Seek care immediately.
A boil is a large, painful bump on the skin. As the boil fills with pus, it grows larger and more painful. Eventually, it will rupture and the pus will drain away. Boils often appear on the armpits, buttocks, thighs, face, and neck—places where friction and sweat most frequently affect the skin. It’s uncommon, but possible for the bacteria in a boil to enter the bloodstream. Complications can include sepsis, endocarditis, and osteomyelitis. A dermatologist can treat boils by lancing and draining them. Antibiotics may be necessary.
At Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology, we provide comprehensive evaluations and effective treatments for cosmetic and medical skin issues. If you’re troubled by unusual symptoms or other skin issues in Salt Lake City, call our office at (801) 266-8841 and request our next available appointment. We look forward to helping you enjoy your healthy, beautiful skin once again.
Dermatologists often recommend chemical peels to people who are troubled by skin issues like areas of hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, and wrinkles. When administered by a doctor, chemical peels are safe and effective. But unfortunately, some people try to cut corners by doing chemical peels at home.
If you order a chemical peel product online, it’s possible that the product contains extremely high levels of acid. The acid burns away the tissues. In an unregulated environment, it’s possible for these strong chemical peels to result in scarring, undesirable changes in skin color, and infections. It’s even possible for a deep chemical peel that uses carbolic acid to cause heart, kidney, or liver damage. Your health should be your top priority. If you’re interested in having a chemical peel, you should plan on consulting a dermatologist.
You can get safe, effective chemical peels in Salt Lake City at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology. Call (801) 266-8841 to request an appointment with one of our experienced dermatologists.
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 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.
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.
If you are considering a chemical peel, you’ll need to think about what type of peel is right for your skin type and the issues you want to address. The depth of the peel will influence the healing time and potential side effects of the procedure, and with the Jessner’s solution peel, you should not expect a light peel.
The Jessner’s peel is not a lunchtime procedure, because it removes several of the top layers of skin. As a result of this depth, the peel is able to address a wide range of skin discoloration and scarring, including dark patches, age spots, melasma, fine lines, and acne scars.
The best way to determine if any chemical peel is right for you is by talking to your dermatologist, who can offer a personalized recommendation based on your needs. For chemical peels, anti-aging care, and a full range of clinical dermatology services in Salt Lake City, call Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology for a consultation. You can reach our office at (801) 266-884.
A chemical peel can revitalize your skin, repair damage, and even help reverse some common signs of aging. However, chemical peels do require a period of recovery, during which you might experience some itching, redness, and discomfort. Your dermatologist will discuss these effects with you and help you decide whether the recovery is worth the benefits of treatment. If you do decide that a chemical peel is the right treatment for your skin, follow these tips for taking care of your face after you have had the peel.
Stay out of the sun.
Winter is a great time to schedule a chemical peel because sun exposure is especially harmful to your skin after the peel has taken place. A chemical peel removes the outermost layers of your skin, so the layers left behind are more susceptible to UV damage. Even in the winter time, when you do go outside you should use a sunscreen designed for sensitive skin along with protective clothing on your face and neck.
Keep your skin moisturized.
Because the peel will eliminate the protective barrier from your skin, you’ll need to apply more moisturizer than you might otherwise. Choose a medium-thick moisturizer to apply in the morning and in the evening and be sure to drink plenty of water to keep your skin supple and soft.
Go light on exfoliation.
Depending on the depth of your peel, you may not need to exfoliate your skin for a few days or a few weeks. Further exfoliation can irritate your healing skin, so avoid abrasive cleansers, brushes, and scrubs.
Stick to light activity.
Sweat and increased blood circulation can amplify itching, redness, and irritation in the face, so avoid heavy workouts just after a chemical peel.
For exceptional skincare that is customized to your needs, contact Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology. Our dermatologists in Salt Lake City offer care from two state-of-the-art offices providing anti-aging care, acne treatment, and skincare products for your at-home routine.
Though genetics have a role to play in the aging process, there is a long list of controllable factors that contribute to common signs of aging like wrinkles, dark spots, and uneven skin tone. That’s why your dermatologist may talk to you about many of your daily habits if you are concerned about early signs of aging, so you can design a skincare routine and lifestyle that will promote healthier, younger-looking skin. If you want to keep the world guessing about your age, read on to get to know what contributes to premature aging.
People who live in sunnier climates tend to look older than they are. That’s no coincidence. The sun’s harsh UV rays can actively damage the skin, increasing the risk not only for skin cancer but also for wrinkles and other visible signs of age. To combat the sun’s effects, you should apply sunscreen daily on your face, hands, and other often exposed areas.
Cigarette and Alcohol Consumption
Cigarettes and alcohol both take a toll on skin. The occasional drink won’t do much damage, but regularly consuming alcohol is likely to dry out the skin and promote damage. Cigarettes (and all forms of nicotine) tend to accelerate age-related degeneration and cause a dull, uneven complexion. Smoking cigarettes is also a common cause of wrinkles around the mouth and lower face.
When it comes to skincare, you shouldn’t skimp on the products you choose, and you should always be gentle on your skin. Irritation increases the prominence of common signs of aging, so stick to gentle cleansers and light exfoliants that are recommended by your dermatologist.
Providing your skin with dedicated, specialized care can also help to fight the battle against aging. Find your dermatologist in Salt Lake City by calling Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology at (801) 266-8841.
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