Advice from Doctor Bennion

Posts for: March, 2019

By contactus@wyoskindoc.com
March 28, 2019
Category: Uncategorized
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Recently there has been a surge of anti-screen rants on the internet.  Multiple websites suggest that sunscreens can cause cancer, affect your hormonal balance and even kill coral reefs. Here are some facts: 

  1. Broad spectrum sunscreens prevent premature skin aging and cancer caused by the ultraviolet rays (UVR) of the sun.  There are literally hundreds of scientific studies demonstrating the protective effects of sunscreens.

  2. There are many studies suggesting that UV sunscreens are very safe but the ultimate test of safety for any product is the widespread use without ill effects in the general population.  When drugs and medical products safety studies are evaluated by the FDA, there typically are thousands of study test subjects.  Even though the drugs are determined “safe” by the FDA, the ultimate test of the drug occurs when it is released to the public and tens of thousands of patients start using it.  Only then can doctors determine the real safety of a drug.  The safety of sunscreens is a case in point.  Sun screens have been used by millions of individuals over decades without evidence of their use causing any serious problems such as cancer or other diseases.

  3. Recently Hawaii has banned oxybenzone, a very effective sun screen component, because of lab studies demonstrating it is toxic to coral and may cause “coral bleaching." Recent studies of the actual concentrations of this sunscreen in beaches where it is used demonstrate very low concentrations incapable of causing coral damage.


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.