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By Central Wyoming Skin Clinic
November 14, 2019
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Rashes   Treatment Options  

A rash is a common condition that results in red, inflamed, or discolored patches of skin. Rashes may be raised or flat, may cause itching/burning sensations, or may be localized or widespread. Given that most of us will deal with a rash at some point during our lifetimes, it’s important to know when you can treat a rash yourself and when you should turn to your dermatologists in Gillette, Laramie, and Casper, WY, Dr. Scott Bennion and Dr. Matthew Green.

There are many different kinds of rashes and causes of rashes, so let’s simplify it a bit by categorizing rashes into two types: infectious and noninfectious.

Common causes of non-infectious rashes include,

  • Contact dermatitis
  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Drug reaction
  • Hives
  • Dry skin
  • Pregnancy-related rashes
  • Detergents or certain irritants
  • Food allergies

Common causes of infectious rashes include,

  • Ringworm
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Chickenpox
  • Shingles
  • Lyme disease
  • Bacterial infections
  • Viral infections
  • Parasites
  • Herpes
  • Scabies
  • Impetigo

How can I tell what is causing my rash?

Since there are so many reasons why someone may develop a rash, it’s often difficult to figure out the cause on your own. Fortunately, your skin doctors in Gillette, Laramie, and Casper, WY, are able to diagnose the cause of your rash by looking at the symptoms, duration, and appearance of the rash, as well as with a look at your medical history.

What are the symptoms of a rash?

A rash can take on many different forms. For instance, the rash may be flat or raised, there may be plaques, blisters, or pus-filled bumps. The rash may also cause itching, burning, redness, and pain.

When should I see a doctor about my rash?

Most rashes will go away on their own; however, it’s important to call your doctor if the rash,

  • Gets worse
  • Is painful
  • Last more than a couple of days
  • Continues to spread
  • Doesn’t respond to at-home care (e.g. antihistamines)
  • Turns into open sores
  • Affects your daily routine and activities
  • Becomes infected (e.g. pus; severe swelling)
  • Is accompanied by a fever

If you have trouble breathing, if your throat feels tight, or if your tongue swells, you could be dealing with a serious allergic reaction. Call 911 or head to your nearest emergency room immediately.

Concerned? Give us a call

If you are dealing with a rash and you don’t know what is causing it, then it’s a good time to turn to the skin experts here at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic in Gillette, Laramie, and Casper, WY, to find out what’s going on and how to properly treat the issue. Call us today at (307) 234-0003.

By Central Wyoming Skin Clinic
March 26, 2019
Category: Skin Treatments

Learn more about our laser hair removal system in Casper, WY, and how it works.

Laser Hair Removal TreatmentAre you tired of constantly having to shave or schedule another waxing appointment? If so, then you may be wondering whether or not laser hair removal may be able to finally give you the permanent and smoother results you want. Our Casper, WY, cosmetic dermatologists Dr. Scott Bennion and Dr. Matthew Green and our DNP Dr. Brandon Bennion are pleased to offer laser hair removal. Find out more about this popular cosmetic treatment.

What areas of the body can laser hair removal treat?

Laser hair removal is safe to use on just about anywhere on the body. The most popular treatment areas tend to be:

  • Back
  • Chest
  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Bikini area
  • Chin
  • Upper lip

How many hair removal sessions will I need?

This will depend on the thickness and the amount of hair that we have to treat. In most cases, patients will need anywhere from 5 to 10 sessions performed over the course of several weeks in order to get the best results. Since hair grows cyclically, it’s important to give it time for hair to grow out between treatments so that the laser is able to target and permanently destroy more hair follicles.

Is laser hair removal painful?

As the laser is passed over the area you may feel a sensation similar to a rubbing band being snapped against the skin. This is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment; therefore, discomfort is minimal and well tolerated by patients. Some say that waxing is far more uncomfortable than laser hair removal.

Is laser hair removal different from electrolysis?

There are some differences between electrolysis and getting laser hair removal. For one, electrolysis takes much longer because it focuses on treating only one hair at a time, while laser hair removal can target multiple hair follicles at once. Treatment sessions can range from 10-20 minutes for smaller areas like the upper lip, chin, or underarms to one hour for larger areas like the back or legs.


Do you want to enjoy permanently smoother skin? If so, then it’s time to call Central Wyoming Skin Clinic in Casper, WY, to let us know that you are interested in getting laser hair removal treatment. We’d be happy to schedule your next appointment.

By Central Wyoming Skin Clinic
February 27, 2019
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Rashes   Allergies   Psoriasis   Rosacea   Acne  

Skin RashDo you have an issue with a rash appearing on your skin out of nowhere and for no apparent reason? You’re not alone—skin conditions like acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis all can cause rashes and affect millions of Americans according to the American Academy of Dermatology. A dermatologist at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic in Casper, Laramie, and Gillette, Wyoming can help you diagnose, treat, and manage your skin problem.

Do You Have a Rash?
A rash is an inflamed area of the skin that causes it to redden in color. It may also cause the skin surface to look bumpy and cause incessant itching. A case of inflammation is usually the body’s natural reaction to what it may assume is a threat, such as a skin infection or contact with an irritant. A rash will usually go away on its own after a short period of time, but some people struggle with them more than usual and need the help of a skin doctor.

Possible Causes of Rashes
One of the reasons why rashes can be so frustrating for patients to deal with is that they often develop at inopportune times and for unknown reasons. There are numerous possible causes for a rash including:

- An allergic reaction due to contact with chemicals or allergens in the air (skin hives or contact dermatitis).
- Psoriasis, rosacea, acne, or eczema, which have generally unknown causes.
- Contact with poison ivy.
- A skin infection (viral or fungal).

Treatments for Rashes
The way your dermatologist chooses to treat your skin rash will depend on the most likely cause. If it’s due to a skin allergy, an antihistamine cream could help ease the symptoms. For a rash that’s related to an infection, antibiotic or anti-fungal therapy is needed. Medications are available that can help patients with recurrent skin rashes due to psoriasis, rosacea, and similar conditions. Your doctor may also recommend dietary and environmental changes to rectify problems with chronic rashes.

Clearer, Healthier Skin
If you’re having problems with frequent rashes or one persistent rash, it can be treated and managed with the help of a skin doctor at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic in Laramie, Gillette, or Casper, WY. Call (307) 234-0003 today to schedule a visit with Dr. Scott Bennion or Dr. Matthew Green.

By Central Wyoming Skin Clinic
December 06, 2018
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

If you have unwanted hair and are tired of plucking, waxing, and shaving, laser hair removal is right for you! If you want state-of-the-art treatment to produce smooth skin, laser hair removal is right for you too! Drs. Scott Bennion and Matthew R. Green at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic can help you remove unwanted hair through this state-of-the-art procedure. They have several convenient office locations in Casper, Laramie, and Gillette, Wyoming, to help you and your skin.


More about Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is the permanent solution to remove unwanted hair. You’ve probably noticed that after you’ve plucked, waxed, and shaved, hair grows back quickly. If you want a permanent hair removal solution, laser hair removal is the right choice because it works by heating and destroying the hair follicle., ensuring that the hair won’t grow back.

Laser hair removal is right for you if you want to remove hair from your:

  • Upper lip and chin
  • Face and sideburns
  • Legs and underarms
  • Back and bikini line

There are many advantages of laser hair removal which can’t be matched by other hair removal methods. Consider that laser hair removal treatment is:

  • Comfortable, as it targets only the hair follicle and doesn’t damage the skin around it
  • Quick, as small areas only take between 2 and 5 minutes, underarms 5 to 15 minutes, and your bikini line about 30 minutes. Larger areas like your legs and back can require 60 to 90 minutes.
  • Effective, because unlike other hair removal methods, you can remove hair from large areas of your body, like your legs and back, in one treatment.


Interested? Call One of our Offices in Casper, Laramie, or Gillette Today!

You deserve to find out for yourself why laser hair removal is the right choice for you. Don’t put up with unwanted hair covering up your beautiful skin. It’s time to look your best, so just pick up your phone and call Drs. Scott Bennion and Matthew R. Green at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic, with offices in Casper, Laramie, and Gillette, Wyoming. The number is (307) 234-0003.

By Central Wyoming Skin Clinic
September 21, 2018
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Botox   Wrinkles  

Smooth SkinThough 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!