Advice from Doctor Bennion

Posts for: June, 2016

By contactus@wyoskindoc.com
June 17, 2016
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The total number of Americans that have at least one tattoo exceeds 45 million. What seemed to be a good idea at one time in one's life often later becomes a real burden. In the past tattoo removal was tedious, painful and left significant scars. Recent technology advances in lasers have made them much more effective in tattoo removal. The physicians at Medical Skin Care are excited to offer an effective laser therapy for tattoo removal. The Q-switched laser delivers a microsecond burst of energy that literally explodes the tattoo pigment particles without damaging the surrounding tissue thus minimizing scarring. Then the tiny fragments are absorbed by the cells of the body's immune system, effectively removing an array of tattoo ink colors. Most tattoos are treatable with this technology. Usually several sessions are necessary for optimal tattoo removal. Call for more information call 265-2100.

 


By contactus@wyoskindoc.com
June 10, 2016
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Here's MUST know advice about sunscreens, sun sensitivity, and the most common errors in using sunscreens. The first mistake is applying sunscreen incorrectly.  Our expert advice is to apply sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes prior to heading out and reapply it every 2 hours. Most people use about half the amount needed for full protection which means you only get half the SPF.  Use a teaspoon on each body part or area exposed and use the highest SPF sunscreen you can find.  The second mistake is going without additional protection.  No sunscreen keeps out 100% of UV rays, so seeking shade is a good move.  Also going out before 10:00 AM or after 4:00 PM when the sunrays are not as strong is useful in UV protection.  Dressing right is important as well.  Clothing made of tightly woven cotton or a polyester-spandex blend provide a ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) above 100. In Wyoming the climate is cool enough to wear long sleeve shirts the majority of the year.  Add a broad 2” brimmed hat and sunglasses that block 99 to 100% of UV rays. The third most common mistake is not knowing which medications make you sun sensitive.  Those drugs include antibiotics, diuretics, pain relievers, antidepressants, and statins. The same holds true for anti-aging products such as retinoids and glycolic and salicylic acids. The worst day is the longest which is June 21st. However April and May are just as sunny as June, July and August. In the cool days of late spring it feels good to be out in the sun but you can get burned just as easily as in the hotter months. Snow is actually the best reflector of light, it reflects 85% of the UV rays back to you while water reflects only 4%. Have a happy and non-sunburned summer!!
 


By contactus@wyoskindoc.com
June 03, 2016
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Beau Pelle is developed by Dermatologists in conjunction with Chemists, it is clinically tested anti-aging cream that contains two short chain peptides. These peptides have been lab tested and proven to decrease wrinkles and stimulate collagen and other skin matrix molecules. One peptide acts by relaxing the muscle tissue in the skin to smooth and decrease wrinkles. This effect is prolonged with continued use of the cream. The other peptide promotes repair of damaged collagen and elastin, two major components of the dermis which supports the upper layers of the skin and give it a youthful appearance. Studies on crow's feet with this peptide demonstrated that after using it for 2 months, there was a 33% decrease in wrinkles. Similar results after using the peptide cream on the forehead were found. The two peptides in Beau Pelle have an additive or synergistic effect  in producing youthful skin. Beau Pelle has undergone clinical trials with patients in our office and the results have been AMAZING!!! All patients using Beau Pelle cream have seen great improvement in their skin and are extremely happy with the positive anti-aging effects with Beau Pelle. For a limited introductory period we will be offering Beau Pelle at a reduced price of $45, normally selling for $65!! Call NOW to order 265-2100