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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
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
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
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.