Advice from Doctor Bennion
By Central Wyoming Skin Clinic
October 08, 2020
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Rash  

The dermatology staff at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic is happy to offer you professional, compassionate care as you heal from your condition. Serving the Laramie, Gillette, and Casper, WY, area, we can assist with your challenges with cellulitis, dermatitis, and other skin problems.

Various cutaneous symptoms like skin rashes often point to another condition like poison ivy, eczema, or an allergy of some sort.

A few things you can do to treat your rash are:

Use calamine lotion. This lotion is well known for insect bites and rashes associated with poison oak and poison ivy. Apply liberally to affected areas, taking care to not scratch.

Products with aloe are great for patients that can tolerate and like aloe. Aloe assists with the speedy recovery from broken skin and itchiness. Some skincare products mix aloe and oats in their formulas.

Wear soft clothing. Loose clothing made from natural fibers like cotton and silk allows the skin to breathe, reduces itchiness, scratching, and discomfort.

Use a cold compress. If the area is swollen and red, cold compresses may relieve the itching and hot sensations.

Monitor the color of your skin. If your skin turns a darker color than usual or the rash spreads rapidly, especially after applying a cream or some other medication, make an appointment with your physician as soon as possible.

Contact Central Wyoming Skin Clinic in Laramie, Gillette, or Casper, WY, at (307) 234-0003 to schedule a consultation today.

By Central Wyoming Skin Clinic
October 06, 2020
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Skin Doctor  

How your dermatologists in Casper, Wyoming can help you.

If you have skin problems, it’s only natural to wonder if you should see a skin doctor. The truth is, your dermatologist can help protect your skin by treating skin problems while they are small and easily treatable.

The dermatologists at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic offer a wide selection of skincare services to help you look and feel your best. They have multiple locations including Casper, Gillette, Rawlins, and Laramie, Wyoming to help you and your skin.

Your skin serves a lot of functions. It helps protect your vital organs and vulnerable parts of your body. It also helps you look your best, increasing your self-esteem and self-confidence.

So, when should you see a skin doctor? These are just a few of the common reasons why and when you should see your dermatologist. You should make an appointment if:

You have a rash that doesn’t go away on its own. A persistent rash could be a sign of an allergy, or eczema, which needs to be treated by your dermatologist. If you have a rash that itches, your dermatologist can prescribe topical and oral cortisone to stop the itch.

You have persistent acne that doesn’t resolve when you use over-the-counter treatments. Your dermatologist can offer effective treatment solutions including tretinoin or benzoyl peroxide products, laser treatment, antibiotics, and other services to get rid of acne for good.

Your skin is showing the early signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin doctor has a wide variety of anti-aging treatments including dermal fillers, chemical peels, Botox, rejuvenating facials, and other treatments to reveal younger-looking skin.

Your skin doctor can help with aesthetic issues, and also protect you and your skin from skin cancer. Your dermatologist can do a thorough skin examination and if necessary, take a skin biopsy of suspicious moles to determine if they are abnormal, precancerous, or cancerous. Skin cancer can be deadly, so a regular skin examination is one of the most important services your skin doctor can provide.

Don’t take a chance with the health of your skin. If you are having skin issues, your skin doctor is an expert and can help protect the health of your skin. To find out more about how a dermatologist can help you, call the dermatologists of Central Wyoming Skin Clinic in Laramie, Gillette, or Casper, WY at (307) 234-0003. Call today.

By Central Wyoming Skin Clinic
July 07, 2020
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Many times, hair removal is time-consuming and leaves nicks and cuts. Laser hair removal is a very common, long-lasting procedure that offers an alternative to shaving, waxing and using depilatories. Central Wyoming Skin Clinic is a great choice in the Laramie, Gillette, or Casper, WY area for your hair removal needs.

What can I expect?

When you arrive at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic, expect professional service and education on caring for skin before, during, and after treatment.

Who can receive this treatment?

For a long time, this procedure has worked best on hair that grows dark against fair skin, as the laser is able to determine where the hair is easier.

This is because the machine often can not determine the difference between pigment in the skin and pigment in the hair follicle. However, if you have dark skin, new developments in laser technology have allowed for a more accurate determination of hair follicles, thereby allowing for a safer removal session.

Some considerations about laser hair removal are:

  • If you are accustomed to daily shaving or plucking, you will need to stop while receiving treatment.
  • Avoid heat and heat-inducing activities after the procedure.
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight or going out without SPF.
  • Most patients require two to six treatments.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions about which lasers are used and why.

How long does it last?

Laser hair removal can last for months or even years at a time.

As the hair grows, there will be less of it following this quick procedure. Because it prevents future growth, there will be no more embarrassing hair to groom.

To discuss your options for laser hair removal in Laramie, Gillette, or Casper, WY, call Central Wyoming Skin Clinic at (307) 234-0003 to schedule a consultation.

Wrinkles and fine lines can make even the most beautiful individual look older than they actually are and dampen their self-confidence. Thankfully, there are various solutions that can restore your appearance. We offer various treatments for fine lines and wrinkles here at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic. So whether you need laser resurfacing, dermal fillers, or Botox, Dr. Scott Bennion or Dr. Mathew Green can determine the best treatments based on your needs either in our Laramie, Gillette, or Casper, WY, office.

Treatments for Wrinkles and Fine Lines

During your consultation with one of our dermatologists, your skin will be thoroughly examined to determine the extent of damage and the results you want to achieve. You’ll also talk about your lifestyle and health history to pinpoint the most effective combination of treatments to address your specific concerns. These can include the following:

  • Topical treatments: These include both prescription and OTC lotions, creams, or gels that usually contain retinoids. These can help minimize the look of wrinkles.
  • Injectables: These include dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Kybella, and Voluma XC as well as Botox injections to restore volume and smoothen the skin to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, free of any downtime. Accordingly, you can come to our Gillette, Laramie, or Casper, WY, office even during your lunch break and go back to your office right after the procedure.
  • Skin resurfacing: These treatments include chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, and microdermabrasion to get rid of the skin’s outermost layer. Done right and under the care of an expert dermatologist, this will reveal a healthier, smoother, and younger-looking skin.

Fine Lines and Wrinkles Prevention

To prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming and ensure overall skin health, do the following:

  • Always wear sun protection. Apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher when going out, wear the right clothes and headwear, and restrict the time you spend under the sun even when wearing sunscreen.
  • Practice healthy lifestyle habits. Always keep yourself hydrated, stop smoking, and eat lots of veggies, fruits, and whole grains to make certain that your skin obtains the proper nutrients it needs to effectively fight the negative effects of aging.
  • Always moisturize. Although this step does not particularly prevent wrinkles, it helps keep the skin moist and hydrated, making your skin bouncy and smooth.

Bid Farewell to Wrinkles and Fine Lines Today

To learn more about our treatments for wrinkles and fine lines, including laser resurfacing, topical products, and injectables like Botox, schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott Bennion or Dr. Mathew Green of Central Wyoming Skin Clinic. You can reach our Gillette, Laramie, and Casper, WY, offices by calling (307) 234-0003.

By Central Wyoming Skin Clinic
March 25, 2020
Category: Treatments
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Laser hair removal is one of the most effective and gentlest methods used for permanently reducing unwanted hair from practically any part of your body. Here at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic, our dermatologists, Dr. Scott Bennion and Dr. Mathew Green, offer this treatment at each of our offices in Gillette, Laramie, and Casper, WY. Read on to learn more!

What to Expect During Your Laser Hair Removal Session

You will need to shave the hair off of the area to be treated several days before your first appointment. During the day of the treatment, you may or may not be given a topical anesthetic depending on your pain tolerance. Likewise, a cool gel, spray, or laser tip may be utilized to make the session more comfortable for you, depending on what kind of laser will be used for the procedure.

The laser will be adjusted and tested on the treatment site. This is done to make certain that the laser’s power, pulse frequency, and size is optimized for maximum results and your comfort. Once the laser device has been properly calibrated, the laser energy will be targeted on each hair follicle on the treatment site by utilizing a handheld laser device. Most patients say that there’s little to no pain and discomfort during each laser hair removal session, which varies in length according to the treatment area’s size.

What to Expect After Your Laser Hair Removal Session

While patients can go about their normal daily activities right after the procedure, expect to experience some redness and swelling during the first 24 hours after your laser hair removal session. According to patients, this discomfort is similar to a mild sunburn. You can easily ease these symptoms by applying ice, aloe lotions/gels, or anti-inflammatory creams. Approximately four-to-six weeks following your first laser hair removal session, you’ll return to one of our offices in Laramie, Gillette, or Casper, WY, for your second session, and so on, until you’ve completed all the recommended number of sessions.

Expect to experience some hair growth until the laser hair removal treatment does its magic. However, you will begin to see significant hair reduction after your first session. Likewise, most patients report up to 90% of hair growth reduction. Take note though that while you’ll definitely enjoy permanent results with laser hair removal, some people may require occasional touchup treatments for stubborn, individual hairs.

Want to Learn More about Laser Hair Removal?

Contact Central Wyoming Skin Clinic to schedule your consultation with either Dr. Scott Bennion or Dr. Mathew Green. You can call our offices in Gillette, Laramie, and Casper, WY, at (307) 234-0003.

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