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Who Needs a Skin Cancer Screening? Oct 13th, 2021

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US.  Over 100,000 Americans received a skin cancer diagnosis in 2020. Of those patients diagnosed, 7000 will likely die. Skin cancer can spread rapidly throughout the body via lymph nodes and blood vessels. It can grow fast and can quickly metastasize...

How Platelet-Rich Plasma Enhances Your Microneedling Treatment Sep 8th, 2021

Microneedling is an increasingly popular treatment option if you’re dealing with rough, dull, or scarred skin. This cosmetic procedure is effective against wrinkles, stretch marks, scars, acne, and large pores. Microneedling combined with regenerative medicine may be able to give you the clear, smooth, and healthy skin you've always wanted. ...

Am I a Good Candidate for a Clinical Research Study? Aug 15th, 2021

You’ve probably heard of people taking part in clinical trials for a new medication or treatment therapy. Have you ever wondered if you’re a good candidate for a clinical research study? You just might be.  We conduct our own clinical research studies at Jordan Valley Dermatology Center to benefit our...

5 Common Eczema Triggers Jul 15th, 2021

Eczema can be a significant burden for those affected. First, it’s a very visible skin condition, and second, it’s itchy and sometimes painful. The most effective therapy is a fast treatment that gets you feeling better quickly.  The dermatology specialists at Jordan Valley Dermatology know how to treat this problematic...

Why Do I Keep Getting Acne? Jun 27th, 2021

Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, acne can cause distress. In fact, acne can actually be psychologically traumatizing as well as physically painful. Although acne is a challenging problem, the experts at Jordan Valley Dermatology know how to treat this distressing issue. Professional dermatologist Douglass Forsha, MD, at At...

Skin Cancer Types and Treatments May 23rd, 2021

Skin cancer is the most common cancer, with over 100,000 Americans diagnosed in 2020 alone. Of those diagnosed, 7000 are expected to die. Your skin defends your body from external influences and pathogens. It protects you from sunlight, heat, infection, and injury. It also stores vitamin D, water, and fat....

What Causes Excessive Sweating? Apr 13th, 2021

With summer around the corner, now is the time to learn about excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and understand what to do if it becomes a problem. When your body heats up from being in the sun, during strenuous physical activity, or spending time in a sauna, your body releases excessive heat...

Treatment for Your Warts Mar 15th, 2021

Warts are usually harmless and often go away on their own.  Unfortunately, sometimes it can take months or even years for warts to disappear. Plus, without proper treatment, warts can return. Many patients seek treatment for warts to stop their spreading or for cosmetic reasons. At Jordan Valley Dermatology Center...

Understanding the Different Types of Psoriasis Feb 16th, 2021

Psoriasis is a skin condition that can occur anywhere on your body. It occurs when the life cycle of your skin accelerates, forming lots of dead skin cells. That’s why psoriasis can break out anywhere and everywhere on your body. Depending on where it appears on your body, each type...

Help for Your Eczema Jan 19th, 2021

Eczema is an incredibly common skin condition. It’s so common, in fact, that approximately 15 million Americans have eczema. From senior citizens to infants, no one is immune to this irritating skin problem.  Dr. Forsha and his team of professionals understand how difficult eczema is to treat and manage on...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

What It’s Like to Get Screened for Skin Cancer Dec 13th, 2020

The American Academy of Dermatology Association indicates that 20% of all Americans develop skin cancer in their lifetime. That is a staggering number considering that one in five people you know is likely to get skin cancer. While this statistic is frightening, there are ways to protect yourself and your...

How We Treat Your Acne Nov 10th, 2020

Acne occurs when the sebum (oil) glands are clogged due to the overproduction of sebum. Hormonal but also genetic factors trigger this. When more testosterone is produced during puberty, the sebum glands also produce more sebum, and the skin becomes oilier. But diet, diseases, cosmetics, or psychological reactions such as...

Learn About Our Hyperhidrosis Solutions (MiraDry® ) Oct 15th, 2020

Have you ever had to take a shower in the middle of the day because of excessive sweating? Are your dry cleaning bills out of control? If antiperspirants aren’t strong enough to prevent underarm stains on your clothing, you may have hyperhidrosis. This condition can lead to mental and emotional...

Incorporating Botox Into Your Regular Beauty Routine Sep 23rd, 2020

There’s a good reason why Botox and its counterparts continually hold the number one spot for nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in the United States — it’s one of the most effective anti-aging tools available. Millions of people turn to these quick and easy injections to combat the lines and wrinkles that...

Hate Stretch Marks? Try Microneedling Aug 31st, 2020

Stretch marks are bands of parallel lines of scar tissue running along your skin, of a different color and texture than your normal skin. They can range from bright pink and purple when new to light grey or silver as they fade somewhat. When you touch them, you might be...

Steps to Prevent Skin Cancer May 7th, 2020

Skin cancer screenings and treatments from your dermatologist, Dr. Douglass Forsha of Jordan Valley Dermatology in West Jordan, UT, help protect both your skin and your overall health. Reducing your risk of skin cancer can be as simple as taking a few of these steps: Use sunscreen every day Do...

Signs That You May Have Skin Cancer Apr 9th, 2020

Skin cancer develops primarily in areas where the skin is exposed to the sun, which includes the scalp, face, ears, legs, neck, hands, arms, chest, and lips. However, it can likewise develop on areas that don’t receive sun exposure, including the palms, genital area, toenails, and fingernails. This is why...

What are the Benefits of Microneedling? Feb 21st, 2020

Find out what this cosmetic skincare treatment from our West Jordan office could do for your appearance.  A few years again you probably never heard anyone mention the word “microneedling,” but today, it is fast becoming one of the most popular cosmetic treatments offered by your West Jordan, UT, dermatologist,...

Acne and small blemishes can leave permanent facial scars Jan 16th, 2020

In my 25+ years of dermatology practice in West Jordan, Utah, I have treated thousands of teenagers for acne. Acne, as you might expect, is the most common condition treated by dermatologists. It is more likely than not that any given teenager will have to deal with acne. Unfortunately, many...

Welcome to Our Blog! Jan 16th, 2020

Jordan Valley Dermatology would like to welcome you to our blog. Here you will find informative and useful postings about dermatology care and our practice. At Jordan Valley Dermatology we believe that educated patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their skin health and wellbeing.  Our blog was designed...