Though the fountain of youth is only a myth, looking younger and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles has never been as easy as it is with today’s modern medical technology. Botox is a common and effective solution for fine lines and wrinkles and is available right in your dermatologist’s office. Find out more about Botox and how it can help you look and feel younger with Dr. Scott Bennion and Dr. Matthew Green at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic with locations in Casper, Laramie, and Gillette, WY.
What is Botox?
Botox is a cosmetic dermatology treatment which focuses on minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and even preventing them from forming at all. Botox itself is a liquid which your dermatologist injects directly into the facial muscles which lie under the skin. The substance paralyzes the muscles, preventing them from moving and wrinkling the skin on top of them. This allows the skin to smooth over the muscle and prevents the skin from moving repetitively to cause wrinkles.
What can I expect during a Botox treatment?
Before your treatment, your doctor will cleanse your skin and mark the best areas for treatment. Then, they will inject the Botox into the skin using a super-fine needle. Most treatment sessions take only about 15 minutes and sometimes provide immediate results, though many patients report maximum results in the following few days or weeks.
Am I a good candidate for Botox?
A good candidate for Botox is in good overall health and has realistic expectations for their results. Good candidates have lines and wrinkles caused by excessive movement of the facial skin but may also benefit from Botox if they experience excessive sweating or medical conditions like migraines which do not respond to other treatments.
Botox Treatments in Casper, Laramie, and Gillette, WY
For more information on Botox, please contact Dr. Scott Bennion and Dr. Matthew Green at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic with locations in Casper, Laramie, and Gillette, WY. Call (307) 234-0003 to schedule your appointment at any of these locations today!
It appears that there is a mini-epidemic of hand-foot and mouth disease in Casper. The cause of this illness is viral usually involving coxsackie or enteroviruses. It begins with tender vesicles on the tongue, gingiva and the lining of the mouth. Usually it occurs in children under 15 but it can occur in anyone. There is a mild fever and as the disease progresses small grey vesicles develop on the hands and feet. The eruption can occur on the buttocks especially in infants and small children who wear diapers. The treatment is supportive with no medication found to be curative. There have been reports of acyclovir helping but no formal studies have been done to determine if acyclovir has an effect on this disease. It is contagious and appears to be spread via the oral fecal route, wash your hands after coming in contact with an infected person.
Skin cancer is more common than any other type of cancer in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although changes in moles are an obvious sign of a potential problem, other possible skin cancer signs are more subtle. Regular skin cancer exams are often credited with detecting skin cancer in its earliest, most treatable stage. Dr. Scott Bennion and Dr. Matthew Green of Central Wyoming Skin Clinic offer skin cancer screenings in their Casper, Laramie, and Gillette, WY, offices.
Home skin cancer exams
Performing monthly self-exams can help you spot signs of potential skin cancers. If you notice any of these issues, schedule an appointment with your Casper, Laramie, or Gillette dermatologist for a skin cancer exam:
- Mole Changes: Look for moles that have changed color, ooze, itch or no longer have smooth, regular borders. New moles should be investigated, as should moles that are larger than a pencil eraser.
- Bumps and Pimples: Squamous or basal cell carcinomas can sometimes be confused with pimples or insect bites. Although pimples or bites usually go away within a few weeks, red bumps caused by skin cancer don't.
- Colored Spots and Sores: Skin color changes may be a sign of skin cancer. Your skin may turn black, pink, red, or brown as a result of a skin cancer. Open sores that never seem to heal should also be examined.
- Flaky Skin: Areas of flaky skin that never go away, no matter how much moisturizer you use, are also a cause for concern.
Professional skin exams
Yearly skin exams by a dermatologist are important, even if you perform self-exams. Your dermatologist has seen countless cases of skin cancer and can identify spots that you may have missed during your own examinations. Although skin cancer screenings are beneficial for everyone, they're particularly important if you've had one or more bad sunburns, work or play in the sun frequently, sunbathe or use tanning beds.
Should your dermatologist notice any suspicious spots, they will be biopsied to ensure that they aren't cancerous. If cancer is detected, your skin doctor can offer a variety of treatments to protect your health, including skin-sparing Mohs micrographic surgery.
Skin cancer exams offer a simple way to protect your health. Call Dr. Bennion and Dr. Green of Central Wyoming Skin Clinic at (307) 234-0003 to schedule an appointment in the Casper, Laramie, or Gillette, WY, offices.
There are many different types of skin rashes, which can stem from things like an allergic reaction to food, personal hygiene products, to even a certain type of fabric. Rashes can develop as the result of an inflammatory response in the body, or from a viral, fungal, or bacterial infection. A rash may clear up on its own after a few days depending on the underlying cause. If a rash persists and does not clear up on its own or respond to conservative treatments, schedule an appointment with a dermatologist to determine the source of the rash. Dr. Scott Bennion and Dr. Matthew Green, the dermatologist at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic in Casper, Laramie, and Gillette, WY, advise patients to regularly monitor the skin for any changes or new growths or moles, and to seek treatment for a rash that doesn't clear up on its own within a few days, or is accompanied by other symptoms.
Rash Diagnosis and Treatment in Casper, Laramie, and Gillette, WY
The treatment for your rash will depend on a number of factors such as the severity of the rash and the underlying cause. Many rashes can be itchy, but try to resist the urge to scratch. If your rash develops from contact with poison ivy or sumac, rinse and clean the affected area as quickly as possible and try to keep the skin cool, clean and moisturized.
Common skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis can usually be treated with over the counter creams and ointments, or Benadryl (antihistamine) in the case of an allergic reaction. If you are not sure what is causing the rash, see a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis.
Find a Skin Doctor in Casper, Laramie, and Gillette, WY
To learn more about rash prevention and treatment, or for information about getting healthy, youthful looking skin, contact Central Wyoming Skin Clinic by calling 307-234-0003 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bennion or Dr. Green.
Everyone wants smooth, supple skin, but that’s hard to achieve if you have a problem with thick, persistent hairs in unwanted places. Many people choose to remove these hairs using tweezers, waxing treatments, and shaving. But if you’re a good candidate, you should consider laser hair removal by a specialist instead. It’s a popular cosmetic skin treatment available at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic, which has offices in Douglas, Gillette, Laramie, Rawlins, Riverton, Thermopolis, Wheatland, and Casper, WY.
About Laser Hair Removal
It’s easy enough to remove hair by shaving or plucking it away, but the problem is that the hair reappears after just a couple of days. In many cases, the hair comes back even darker, harder, and thicker. Laser hair removal uses pulsed light energy to provide you with a longer-lasting solution. After a laser hair removal appointment, you can enjoy the feel of soft, stubble-free skin for several weeks or longer. With repeated treatments, you may achieve what seems like “permanent” results.
Best Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
If you have very dark-colored hair and light or pale skin, you are the ideal candidate for laser hair removal. This is because the heat from the laser can target the follicle of a dark hair on light skin much more accurately. Lasers are most commonly used on the chin or face, neck, underarms, and bikini area as well as the legs and arms. Your Douglas, Gillette, Laramie, Rawlins, Riverton, Thermopolis, Wheatland, and Casper, WY, skin doctor may suggest that you book a full year of monthly treatments to ensure that you get the best results.
Laser Removal: A Better Choice
The most notable benefit of laser hair removal is that your results will last much longer than traditional ways of removing unwanted hair. Also, when the hairs do grow back they are usually much finer and not as noticeable. Pulling a hair out manually causes blood to rush to the follicle, immediately stimulating new growth. Laser beams damage the follicle instead, making it harder for hair to grow back.
No More Unwanted Hair
You may not have to submit to painful, short-term solutions to unwanted hair any longer thanks to laser hair removal. Call (307) 234-0003 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott Bennion or Dr. Matthew Green at Wyoming Skin Clinic. They are proud to serve patients in Douglas, Gillette, Laramie, Rawlins, Riverton, Thermopolis, Wheatland, and Casper, WY.
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