Advice from Doctor Bennion
By Central Wyoming Skin Clinic
March 01, 2021
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Botox  

Is Botox the best way to get younger-looking skin?

You’re tired of those deep forehead wrinkles and laugh lines and you want to do something about them…but what? You could get cosmetic surgery, but if you’re looking for something a lot less invasive that doesn’t require surgery then you may want to consider turning to our Casper, WY, dermatologists Dr. Scott Bennion and Dr. Matthew Green for Botox. Botox is a safe, effective, and non-invasive way to smooth away these dynamic lines and wrinkles that always seem to “pop” when smiling or making facial expressions.

How does Botox work?

Your brain sends signals to the muscles telling them to contract; however, when Botox is injected into certain muscle groups of the face this scrambles these nerve signals, preventing the muscles from contracting. This instantly smooths away and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is FDA-approved to treat mild to severe dynamic wrinkles of the face.

What are the benefits of Botox treatment?

There are many reasons to consider getting Botox from our team of qualified skincare professionals in Casper, WY. Some of the top benefits of this cosmetic injectable include,

A virtually pain-free experience: Most people don’t consider anti-aging skin treatments because they worry about incisions, cutting, and anesthesia. With Botox, you don’t have to worry about that at all. The needles are incredibly thin and are easily tolerated by our patients. If you’re extra nervous, we can even numb the area with topical anesthesia first.

No downtime: You lead a busy life, and you might not have the time to skip out on work for cosmetic treatment. We get it! Botox can offer you amazing results without having to take time from work or hide out at home while your skin heals. There is very minimal redness and swelling at the injection sites and you can easily return to work or your normal routine immediately after (just no heavy lifting for 24 hours).

A fast treatment: Again, we know that you have things to do and that you don’t have time to sit in our office forever. That’s what makes Botox great. In just a couple of minutes, Botox is administered by a qualified medical professional. Plus, when you turn to a doctor for Botox, you know you are getting treated by a trained, knowledgeable professional. You’re in safe hands with us!

Results you can maintain: Botox only lasts six months, but if you do decide that you love your look and want to keep it, you can work with your dermatologist to decide how often you should come in for maintenance treatments. These sessions will require fewer injections to maintain your results.

The dermatology team at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic provides Botox and other cosmetic treatments to patients living in and around Casper, Gillette, and Laramie, WY. To find out if you’re the ideal candidate for this popular cosmetic treatment, simply call Dr. Scott Bennion and Dr. Matthew Green at (307) 234-0003 to schedule your no-risk consultation.

By Central Wyoming Skin Clinic
January 06, 2021
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Melanoma  

How your dermatologists in Casper, Wyoming can help if you have a melanoma

Skin cancer can be scary, but there are many types of skin cancer, some more aggressive than others. Melanoma is one of the more aggressive types of skin cancer, and it can be disfiguring or fatal. Early diagnosis and treatment of melanoma are critical to providing the best outcome.

The dermatologists at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic offer a wide range of skincare services, including diagnosis and treatment of melanoma. They have several convenient office locations across Wyoming in Casper, Douglas, Gillette, Rawlins, Laramie, Wheatland, Thermopolis, and Riverton, Wyoming.

Melanoma is caused by cancer developing in the melanocytes, the cells that produce skin color. Malignant or cancerous melanoma is frequently caused by excessive sun exposure. You may be at higher risk if you have pale skin.

You can do a lot to prevent melanoma by always applying sunscreen before you go outside. You should use sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15, and at least an SPF of 30 if you plan to be outside for a long period of time.

You should also regularly check any moles you have and look for:

  • Irregular borders
  • A diameter larger than 6 millimeters
  • An asymmetrical shape
  • A change in color, size, or height
  • A mole that has recurred after a previous removal
  • A mole that itches or is painful

Your dermatologist will recommend a biopsy of suspicious moles to diagnose precancerous or cancerous tissue, and what type of skin cancer you have.

If you have melanoma, aggressive treatment is often recommended, which can include:

  • Surgical excision of the cancerous tissue
  • Radiation treatment to kill the cancerous cells
  • Chemotherapy to kill the cancerous cells
  • Mohs micrographic surgery to remove the cancer layer-by-layer
  • Medicated lotions or creams to help your body fight the skin cancer

Melanoma can be a scary diagnosis, and it’s comforting to know your dermatologist is available to help you heal and feel better. To find out more about skin cancers including melanoma, talk with the dermatologists of Central Wyoming Skin Clinic in Casper Wyoming, at (307) 234-0003. Call now!

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.

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